Wednesday, October 16, 2019

CAMERON CROWE: AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER IN EMBARGO FEUD

December 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Director Cameron Crowe, who once earned his livelihood as a journalist — when he was a teenaged writer for Rolling Stone, his celebrity interviews were a regular feature of the magazine — and who still occasionally writes for the print media, doesn’t know what to make of New Yorker critic David Denby’s defense for breaking […]

WEEKEND SUPER FOR FOOTBALL, NOT SO FOR MOVIES

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to fewer viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The Roommate, debuted with just $15 million, and the No. 2 film, Sanctum, opened with just $9.4 million, despite having 3D […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: NO STRINGS ATTACHED

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It is being used as either a scornful epithet or a positive compliment, but the adjective “cute” pops up a lot in reviews for the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, from veteran director Ivan Reitman. For the most part, the reviews aren’t all that bad, but they’re not all that good, either. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: VAMPIRES SUCK

August 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The critics verdict of Vampires Suck, a spoof of the Twilight movies: it sucks. “Painfully unfunny,” is the way Jen Chaney describes it in the Washington Post. A “limp lampoon,” comments Jeannette Catsoulis in the New York Times. Bruce DeMara in the Toronto Star calls it “drearily pointless.” And Joe Leydon in Daily Variety remarks: […]