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OLYMPICS: GREAT FOR NBC; LOUSY FOR MOVIES

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London may have drawn record ratings for a non-U.S. Olympics, but clearly some of that audience opted to stay home on Sunday rather than go to movie theaters. Universal had figured that ticket sales for The Bourne Legacy on Sunday would fall, but the actual plunge that […]

DARK KNIGHT FALLS, TOPPLED BY BOURNE (Updated)

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After three weeks at the top of the box office, The Dark Knight Rises fell to third place over the weekend, brought down by two newcomers that performed in line with most analysts’ forecasts. Universal’s The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, opened with an estimated $40.3 million to become the new box-office champ, while Warner […]

THE DARK KNIGHT WILL FALL

August 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Three movies take on the final weekend of the Olympics and Batman over the weekend, and tracking studies and pundits’ analyses indicate that at least one of them will do so successfully. That one would be The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, who is replacing Matt Damon in the franchise’s lead role. It’s expected to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOPE SPRINGS

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hope Springs is as much about a marriage between two masterful acting talents, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, as it is about the unraveling marriage of the principal characters. “The characters aren’t fabulously dimensional, but the actors are,” writes Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. Moreover, he concludes, “it’s gratifying to see a movie […]