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MOVIE REVIEWS: MIRROR MIRROR

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The verdict of most critics on Mirror Mirror: fair. No poison apples but plenty of daggers. We take it back — there are a few bad apples. Kyle Smith’s review in the New York Post is utterly lethal (and probably funnier than the movie itself, judging from the other critics’ remarks). “As garish-looking as Versailles […]

ARE STUDIOS PAYING FOR PHONY PUBLIC MOVIE REVIEWS?

November 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Many younger moviegoers often proclaim with pride that they never read critics’ reviews and that they decide what to see after watching movie trailers and checking out what “ordinary” people have to say about them. Now, that strategy faces its own predicament after suspect messages praising the upcoming Julia Roberts starrer Mirror Mirror began appearing […]

HANKS AND ROBERTS STAR IN FLOP

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would have thought that a movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts would flop right out of the gate? But that’s what appears to have happened in the case of Larry Crowne. The movie earned $16.1 million over the July 4th weekend, landing in fourth place, and today’s Hollywood Reporter, citing figures from CinemaScore, […]

TRANSFORMERS HOTTER THAN FIREWORKS

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget all of those Decepticons transformed into movie critics! They were destined to be defeated — and they were, in spades, as moviegoers cold-shouldered them to make Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon the third-biggest three-day opener of all time. The Michael Bay-directed movie, excoriated by an overwhelming number of critics for what they said […]

PARAMOUNT OVER THE MOON ABOUT TRANSFORMERS‘ DEBUT

July 1, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Moviegoers are not going to transform Transformers: Dark of the Moon into a bigger hit than 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but the latest sequel appears to be on track to open with the highest-grossing debut of the year, probably around $150 million for the six-day Independence Day holiday, according to box-office forecasters. The […]

JULIA ROBERTS PAID $1.4 MILLION TO DO COFFEE COMMERCIAL

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Julia Roberts, who in the 1990s was regarded as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, may be aiming for a similar record for TV commercials. Reports out of Italy on Monday indicated that Roberts was paid about $1.4 million to appear in a 45-second commercial that will only be seen outside of North America. The Italian commercial for […]

JULIA ROBERTS MOVIE RISES SLOWLY TO TOP OVERSEAS

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What with its numerous foreign locales, Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, would seem like a natural for strong overseas ticket sales, but the Hollywood Reporter noted today (Monday) that it has taken nearly two months for the drama to rise to the top of foreign box office. It did so this week, as it […]

STALLONE MAKES YET ANOTHER COMEBACK

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s going to be a weekend to inspire Old Guys Who Work Out. That’s the prediction of box-office gurus, who figure that The Expendables, starring a group of expended action stars who still sport awesome biceps, will bash all other comers this weekend (and no doubt prompt an online campaign urging that its director and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: EAT PRAY LOVE

August 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics are giving Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, an even tougher going-over than they are to The Expendables. Even Roberts, who generally receives fine notices from them, can’t escape their darts. “Twenty years ago, even 10 years ago, the role of Liz would have been played by Meryl Streep, who has the rare […]

SONY FILMS AND HSN TEAM UP

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its first foray into entertainment, HSN, formerly called the Home Shopping Network, is developing a marketing campaign with Sony Pictures to promote the studio’s August 13 release of Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts among adult women, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Thursday). HSN will be selling mostly fashion items from countries that […]

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