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WRITER ARGUES PLATFORM RELEASES ANGER MOVIEGOERS IN SMALL CITIES

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The arts and entertainment editor of the Springfield, IL State Journal-Register has blasted Hollywood studios’ frequent policy of slowly “platforming” the release of high-profile end-of-year movies like The Descendants. The result, said Brian Mackey, is that while The Descendants “has been receiving great reviews … Springfield (population 118,000) residents could not yet see the movie.” […]

HALLOWEEN BOX OFFICE FRIGHTENING

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe the box office will just have to wait until next week when it won’t have to deal with the distractions of inclement weather, the final game of the World Series, and Halloween. All of those factors and others — the growing dissatisfaction with 3D (only about 51 percent of moviegoers were willing to pay […]

PUSS IN BOOTS SET TO CLAW ITS WAY TO THE TOP

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A swashbuckling cat is likely to lay waste to a host of rivals this weekend, and analysts are expecting it to be rewarded with $35-40 million. DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots, with Antonio Banderas providing the cat’s meow, appears to have little competition for family audiences. (Paramount, which is distributing the film, moved it up […]