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CRUNCH TIME FOR ROBERT PATTINSON

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Echoing Jon Stewart’s offer of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to loosen Robert Pattison’s lips about his breakup with Kristen Stewart, ABC’s Good Morning America attempted to entice him with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal this morning (Wednesday). That failed to work, too. Pattinson, making his second stop on his current publicity tour to promote his […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DREAM HOUSE

October 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s always a bad sign when a studio fails to screen a movie for critics in advance of its release. But how bad could a film starring the likes of Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, and directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, In America, Brothers) really […]

FAIR GAME, 127 HOURS OPEN STRONG

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening in limited release, Doug Liman’s Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, performed reasonably well, averaging about $15,200 in each of the 46 theaters where it was screened. The political drama, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last May, is being rolled out cautiously by the studio, in the hope […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FAIR GAME

November 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Thus far virtually every film that has had the Iraq war as its backdrop has struggled at the box office — and that includes the one that won the Academy Award as last year’s best motion picture. Fair Game, which was the only U.S. film selected for the competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

WOODY: IT’S CHEAPER TO FILM OVERSEAS

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen made the case for “run away production” at a news conference in Madrid Tuesday. He told reporters that he has made nearly all of his movies abroad in recent years because he could no longer afford to make them in New York. Moreover, he said, European actors and film crews have a creative […]

“FAIR GAME” OUTED AT CANNES

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fair Game, the latest Hollywood film to deal with the Iraq war, was greeted with prolonged applause when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) as the only U.S. entry in the competition for the festival’s top Palme d’Or award. Starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, it tells the story of the illegal […]

NEW U.K. FILM ADDED TO CANNES LINE-UP

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A 19th film has been added to the list of competitors for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or this year. The festival announced Monday that it is adding British director Ken Loach’s Route Irish, about a couple of soldiers-turned-independent-contractors who fall in love with the same woman in Iraq. Although it is rare for a […]