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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 […]

BOX OFFICE TUMBLES AGAIN

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could have used a few more Facebook friends over the weekend as it fell 15 percent below the total for the comparable week last year. As it was, The Social Network, the movie about the founding of Facebook, produced just about the only solid result — $15.5 million, down just 31 percent […]

WIN: NETWORK; PLACE: LIFE; SHOW: SECRETARIAT

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s The Social Network got more “Like” votes than any other movie over the weekend as it held on to the box-office lead in its second week with an estimated $15.5 million in ticket sales. Combined with strong mid-week business, the film about the origins of Facebook has now earned about $46.1 million after ten […]

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 […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK WANTS TO BE FRIENDS

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers are expected to friend The Social Network bigtime this weekend. Box-office gurus are predicting that the controversial movie about the founding of Facebook will likely take in $25-30 million, probably exceeding the combined take of three debuting competitors, Case 39, Let Me In, and Chain Letter. (On Saturday it will also be competing against […]