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MOTHERS DAY WAS BUSY AT BOX OFFICE

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Far more families went to the movies on Sunday — Mothers Day — than the studios had estimated. That was particularly good news for two romantic comedies which forecasters last week thought would have a hard time cracking $10 million. Jumping the Broom, which surprised Hollywood gurus when the studio estimated on Sunday that it […]

THOR: THE SOUND OF DISTANT THUNDER

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Marvel’s Thor may not have been among the most popular superheroes to grace the pages of the publisher’s comic books, but as a movie character, portrayed by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, he certainly has held his own. With an estimated $66-million opening, he beat out the original X-Men ($54.5 million), The Fantastic Four ($58.1 million), […]

THOR LIKELY TO THUNDER AT THE BOX OFFICE

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

So, can a 3D superhero flick directed by a man generally associated with movie versions of Shakespeare’s plays attract an audience as big as last week’s for a heist thriller spun off from a street racing franchise? Most forecasters doubt that Thor will be able to do so, but, then again, last week they underestimated […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JUMPING THE BROOM

May 6, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Jumping the Broom is another one of those movies about a couple from different social strata whose upcoming marriage is regarded with no enthusiasm by their parents. The difference in this film is that the two families are African-American. Indeed the phrase “jumping the broom” dates back to wedding rites during the days of slavery. […]