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MOVIE REVIEWS: NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New Year’s Eve boasts a skillful comedy director, Garry Marshal, and an imposing cluster of stars, including Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cary Elwes, James Belushi, Penny Marshall, Matthew BroderickBon Jovi, Zac Efron, Ludacris, Abigail Breslin, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher, and more. (Oh, and […]

WARNERS PUTTING UP MORE FILMS ON FACEBOOK

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Raising the question, who needs Netflix when you’ve got Facebook? Warner Bros. on Sunday added five more films that can be rented via their Facebook pages using $3-4 worth of Facebook Credits (which can be purchased not only via credit cards and PayPal but also via mobile phone accounts). Significantly, one of the films, Yogi […]

ANOTHER CROWDED WEEKEND AT THE CINEPLEX

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films make their debut this weekend, but box-office forecasters suggest that none is likely to earn more than $20 million. Given the best chance of doing so is Warner Bros.’ Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It will be competing against Disney’s Secretariat, which is expected to take […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about the nicest words among the critics for Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, come from Peter Howell of the Toronto Star, who calls the movie a “clunker,” but then adds: “Just like the clunker you end up buying and liking in spite of everything, Life As We Know […]

“KILLERS” TO CLOSE SHANGHAI FILM FESTIVAL

June 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Lionsgate’s Killers, starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, may have been roundly panned by critics when it opened two weeks ago (The New York Times‘s Janet Catsoulis called it “a brain-deadening collision of high concept and low standards”), and it may have failed to sell many tickets (only $32-million worth so far), and it hardly […]

MARK CUBAN THROWS IN WITH CARL ICAHN

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Carl Icahn’s effort to gain control of Lions Gate Entertainment received a big boost Thursday from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban. In interviews with CNBC and the New York Post Cuban, the owner of HDNet, Landmark Theaters, and the Dallas Mavericks, said that he will sell his 5.4 percent stake in the company to Icahn for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “KILLERS”

June 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Killers, starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, wasn’t screened in advance for critics. Lionsgate set up late screenings on Friday morning for them instead. (Jason Anderson in the Toronto Star remarked: “Killers arrived in theaters this weekend sporting the kind of anti-buzz that can only be created by minimal marketing, no press screenings and poisonous […]

“KILLERS” WON’T BE SCREENED FOR CRITICS

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate, which ordinarily does not screen its Saw horror flicks and Tyler Perry movies in advance for critics, has no intention of doing so for next weekend’s comedy thriller Killers, featuring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. “In today’s socially connected marketplace, we all have the ability to share feedback […]