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BAGGINS & CREW BAG $36 MILLION AS THE HOBBIT STAYS NO. 1 (Updated)

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two of the box office’s biggest stars, Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand, came crashing to Earth — well, Middle Earth — over the weekend as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey overwhelmed all of its competition with an estimated $36 million, to bring its domestic tally to just under $150 million. It brought in […]

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. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JACK REACHER

December 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

You’d think that there would be a built-in fan base for Jack Reacher. Not just among Tom Cruise loyalists, but also among the followers of Lee Child’s best-selling crime novels. But while many moviegoers have been willing to forgive Cruise for the couch jumping and Scientology preaching, the Reacher fans have not been willing to […]

JACK REACHER FANS DECRY CASTING TOM CRUISE AS THEIR HERO

August 17, 2011 by · 9 Comments 

British author Jim Grant, who has churned out the action-adventure Jack Reacher novels under the pen name Lee Child, has defended the casting of Tom Cruise in the role of Reacher in the first movie based on his series. Much of the criticism has to do with the fact that Cruise looks very little like […]