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PUSS IN BOOTS GETS SECOND LIFE AT NO. 1

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots dueled its way back to the top of the video sales chart last week, winning the lead for the second consecutive week. The home-video debut of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo had to settle for second place on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. Home Media magazine reported that it sold just […]

JOURNEY 2 HOLDS ON TO FOREIGN LEAD

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island held on to the top position for the fourth consecutive weekend. But the fact that it earned only $14.7 million reflected the poor performance of the overall foreign box office. The No. 2 film was 20th Century Fox’s romantic comedy This Means War, which earned $14.1 million. Universal’s Safe […]

RADCLIFFE — MIFFED ABOUT ACADEMY SNUB OF HARRY

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel Radcliffe says that he felt disheartened when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 was not nominated for a best picture Oscar. In an interview with the BBC’s Radio Times magazine, Radcliffe said, “I never thought I’d care. But it would’ve been nice to have some recognition.” The 22-year-old actor attributed the […]

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS TO GET A SECOND CHANCE

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The major studios are hoping to capitalize on Oscar nominations this weekend by expanding nominated films that have not yet been released on DVD. “The Oscar spotlight could boost several contenders at the box office,” Daily Variety observed, then commented, “It better: The class of 2011 consists of some comparative underachievers.” Only one film in […]

AND THE NOMINEES ARE …

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics described Martin Scorsese’s Hugo as his valentine to the movie business. This morning the movie business sent Scorsese one in return in the form of 11 Oscar nominations, the most for any film of the past year, including best picture and best director. Hugo edged out the apparent favorite, The Artist, which had […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

MUPPETS FAIL TO BREAK BREAKING DAWN‘S HOLD ON FIRST PLACE (Updated)

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Where’s Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney’s The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. After all, they reasoned, Disney’s Tangled brought the last Harry Potter movie down over the same weekend […]

NO NEW MOVIES TO OPEN WIDE THIS WEEKEND

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Given that the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday is notoriously lame at the box office, studios this year have tossed in the towel: not one of them is opening a movie wide. Some have elected to widen a few films already in release and bring back a few Oscar contenders that were originally released earlier […]

HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need […]

SLOW HUGO ROLLOUT “UNUSUAL,” ANALYSTS SAY

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer/financier Graham King is making a risky move by rolling out his $150-170-million 3D production Hugo in a limited number of theaters, the Los Angeles Times observed today, noting that while such a strategy has proved successful for such relatively low-budget movies as The King’s Speech, it is “highly unusual” for a big-budget one. “I […]

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