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ANOTHER VIOLENT WEEKEND ON MOVIE SCREENS

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There will be no let-up in the mayhem on the silver screen over the weekend. The Warner Bros. mobster movie Gangster Squad is expected to debut at the top of the box office with around $20-25 million, while Zero Dark Thirty, which ignited a fierce controversy over its depiction of torture, goes into wide release […]

WILL LEATHERFACE CUT DOWN THE HOBBIT?

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Only one new movie will be opening this weekend, and that one, Texas Chainsaw 3D, was not screened for critics. Although the movie is expected to perform well — despite all of the recent condemnation of violent films — most forecasters do not expect it to unseat The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the top […]

BOX OFFICE JUMPING POST XMAS

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Boxing Day — the day after Christmas — is not celebrated in the U.S., but it certainly seemed as if a lot of people had taken the day off from work on Wednesday as the top three films each posted grosses in excess of $10 million. Leading the pack was Universal’s Les Miserables, which posted […]

SPIKE LEE RESUMES FEUD WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO

December 26, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Spike Lee has resumed his feud with Quentin Tarantino after learning about the content of Tarantino’s Django Unchained. “It’s disrespectful to my ancestors,” Tarantino told Vibe magazine. He added that his opinion was his own. “I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.” In fact, far from receiving criticism, the film has evoked widespread praise […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DJANGO UNCHAINED

December 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Brilliant but excessive — that would sum up the mixed reaction of most critics to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained — as it would sum up their reaction to most of Tarantino’s previous films. Brilliant trumps the excessive in some reviews; in others, it’s the reverse. Take Ann Hornaday’s in the Washington Post, which praises the […]

EIGHT NEW FILMS — COUNT ‘EM EIGHT! — TO OPEN OVER HOLIDAY

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pity the poor studio scheduler. Each one of them knew that if they had opened a movie a couple of weeks before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released — never mind the same weekend that it was — their movie would be killed. Their only alternative was to release theirs after The Hobbit‘s opening. […]

WITH 7 GOLDEN GLOBE NODS, LINCOLN BECOMES OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln continued to pile up the awards nominations today (Thursday), picking up seven Golden Globes nods — more than any other film of 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Ben Affleck’s Argo tied for second place with five nominations each. All three films received best film nominations in the drama category as did […]