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MOVIEGOERS GO BACK TO THE MOVIES

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers along the East Coast, after battling Hurricane Sandy a week earlier, returned to theaters in droves over the weekend, pushing the box office up 53 percent above the previous week. It was up 20 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago, when Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots led with $33.1 million. Heading the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FLIGHT

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While virtually every review of Flight, starring Denzel Washington, is positive, those reviews are mostly tempered by some hard-edged criticism. Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle spends the first 90 percent of his review praising the performances, Robert Zemeckis’s direction, and the taut script by John Gatins. “Now for the bad news,” he writes […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SAFE HOUSE

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics are drubbing the script for Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, but they’re missing the point, other critics argue. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times suggests that the “business-as-usual” script is offset by “expert direction” by Daniel Espinosa. The Swedish director, says Turan, has given Safe House “an unmistakably stylish […]

BOX OFFICE SLUMPS

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie attendance on Sunday was significantly lower than most studios had estimated, with virtually all of the top attractions winding up with less than the anticipated results. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday and an educated guess for sales on Sunday.) Topping the list was Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, which […]

MEGAMIND IS UNSTOPPABLE IN SECOND WEEK

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind held off stiff competition from 20th Century Fox’s Unstoppable over the weekend as it drew an estimated $30.1 million, representing a 35-percent drop from the previous week, bringing its ten-day total to $89.8 million. Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, pulled up with $23.5 million, in line with forecasts. […]

MEGAMIND LIKELY TO PREVAIL AT BOX OFFICE

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters are predicting that last week’s top film, DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind will outsell three rivals that are rolling out in wide release this weekend. The challengers are 20th Century Fox’s Unstoppable, Paramount’s Morning Glory, and Universal’s Skyline. Of the three, Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine and directed by Tony Scott, appears […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: UNSTOPPABLE

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Most critics have no intention of applying the brakes to the run-away-train thriller Unstoppable, which for the fifth time teams director Tony Scott with star Denzel Washington. The movie may not break any cinematic new ground, but it’s likely to sell a lot of popcorn, they suggest. As Scott Bowles puts it in USA Today, […]