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IPHONE IS KILLING MOVIES, SAYS NY FILM CRITIC

October 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Post‘s Sunday edition, the newspaper’s film critic Kyle Smith made the case that the iPhone is quickly destroying the experience of going to the movies. Smith commented that until the advent of the device, “a trip to the movies … was just about the last […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CONAN THE BARBARIAN

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The new Conan the Barbarian is getting the same sort of reviews that Arnold Schwarzenegger did when he … left office as governor of California: pretty awful. “Conan the Barbarian is a brutal, crude, witless high-tech CGI contrivance, in which no artificial technique has been overlooked, including 3-D,” comments Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FRIGHT NIGHT

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fright Night is one of those rare horror flicks that actually attracts — horrors! — several decent reviews. In the case of A.O. Scott’s in the New York Times, it’s even a jarringly cerebral one. He writes that “sociological and psychosexual implications hover around the edges of the frame and between the lines of the […]

REPORT: BOX OFFICE HEADING FOR SUMMER RECORD

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the third-worst attendance figures of the century at theaters from January through April, a slew of movies that took a critical drubbing, plummeting interest in 3D, and the overall recession, the box office appears likely to set a record when total revenue from ticket sales for summer releases is tallied at the end of […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 30 MINUTES OR LESS

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

You’ve got to figure that the filmmakers behind 30 Minutes or Less were just asking for it when they came up with that title. Critics have pounced on it with glee (that’s another movie they’ve pounced on; see Glee: The 3D Concert). For example, Ann Horniday in the Washington Post: “Would that 30 Minutes or […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FINAL DESTINATION 5

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Horror movies rarely receive positive reviews, and the fifth Final Destination movie is no exception. (The previous four didn’t fare much better.) Mike Hale refers to a line in the movie in which a character remarks, “It’s just that I’ve seen this before.” Hale calls the line “too depressingly true to be funny.” Likewise Betsy […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fans of the TV series will come down hard on movie critics who have come down hard on Glee: The 3D Cconcert Movie. Kyle Smith of the New York Post is prepared for the abuse. Commenting on a line in the movie in which one Glee cast member tells the audience, “Stand up for what […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HELP

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For a film with such a charged subject matter — how African-American maids living in Mississippi during the 1960s viewed their employers — it seems odd that many critics focus their attention not on the plot of The Help but on the performances of the lead actors, in particular Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who […]

WARNER BROS. MOVIES MAY SOON GO ONLINE

August 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes, a hold-out when it comes to putting Warner Bros. movies and TV shows online, said on Wednesday that he is now ready to discuss licensing them to video sites. “We’re already selling some product to Netflix, and we have ongoing discussions with all of the digital outlets,” Bewkes said during […]

PHOTOS OF MILEY CYRUS SMOKING HIT THE WEB

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone involved in the business that is Miley Cyrus were no doubt attempting to determine how it would be affected by photos of the onetime Hannah Montana star smoking cigarettes that appeared online Monday. The photos, reportedly taken in Orchard Lake, MI, and showing Cyrus wearing a bikini and playing with two puppies while smoking, […]

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