Tuesday, October 15, 2019

24 MINUTES TO BE RESTORED TO U.K. VERSION OF THE SHINING

August 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time, all 144 minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson, will be shown in Britain, beginning on Halloween. It will be 24 minutes longer than the version that has been shown in U.K. theaters and available on home video since 1980, when the movie was originally released. The restored film […]

CRITIC CRITIQUES CRITICS ON CABIN THE WOODS REVIEWS

April 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The Cabin in the Woods is one of those rare horror flicks that received a handful of enthusiastic reviews from some of the nation’s leading newspaper critics. But now comes British writer and TV producer David Cox not only to mercilessly deprecate the movie, but also to critique the critics’ reviews of it. Cox calls […]

SAW 3D CARVES $24M OUT OF BOX OFFICE

October 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Saw franchise seemed to get a new lease on death over the weekend (even though the studio had been touting the seventh film in the franchise as the final one), reinvigorated, it would appear, by 3D. Saw 3D took in $24.2 million according to studio estimates, $10 million more than the last installment of […]

IMAX HELPS PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SET HORROR RECORD

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 2 did not suffer the sequel blues of most horror flicks. In fact it became the biggest horror-flick earner ever over the weekend, raking in $40,678,424, and taking the record set by last year’s Friday the 13th redo. Surprisingly what might have pushed the film over the top was its appearance on IMAX […]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SETS HORROR FILM RECORD

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 scared up an astounding $41.5 million at the box office over the weekend, according to the studio’s estimates, far exceeding analysts’ predictions and setting a weekend record for a horror film. The previous record was held by last year’s relaunch of the Friday the 13th franchise, which earned $40.5 million. That […]

ANOTHER CROWDED WEEKEND AT THE CINEPLEX

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films make their debut this weekend, but box-office forecasters suggest that none is likely to earn more than $20 million. Given the best chance of doing so is Warner Bros.’ Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It will be competing against Disney’s Secretariat, which is expected to take […]