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CONTRABAND: A LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Contraband, starring Mark Wahlburg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Most box-office pundits had figured it would earn around $20 million. Disney’s 3D digital re-release of Beauty and the Beast […]

WILL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETURN AT #1?

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a strong possibility that the belle of the box-office ball over the Martin Luther King holiday will be Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — all decked out in digital 3D stateliness. The 3D conversion is said to have cost the studio about $10 million, and box-office pundits are conservatively forecasting that it should […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JOYFUL NOISE

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviews for Joyful Noise are decidedly negative. It is, writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times, “a flimsy movie musical whose parts are pasted together with chewing gum and Scotch tape.” Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concludes. ‘In trying so awkwardly to include a little something for everyone. Joyful Noise succeeds in finding […]