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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE BIG YEAR

October 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you think you have seen a movie about every sport that has ever existed, think again. The Big Year is a movie about competitive bird watching and stars Owen Wilson as the champion — a man who has spotted more than 700 bird species in a single year — and Steve Martin and Jack […]

WOODY’S CANNES OPENER DELIGHTS CROWD

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Unlike his contribution to last year’s Cannes Film Festival, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris received a mostly enthusiastic reception from the press when it was screened this morning (Wednesday) in advance of tonight’s official premiere. It could not have been more appropriately tailored for the French festival — […]

ANOTHER DOWN WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE LIKELY

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected high viewer interest in this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday is likely to take a bite out of box-office revenue on that day, some analysts are warning. Moreover, on Friday and Saturday, many moviegoers may pass up the latest releases in order to catch some of the Oscar contenders that they missed, like The […]

WOODY ALLEN FILM TO OPEN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

February 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Calling it “a wonderful love letter to Paris,” Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux announced today (Wednesday) that Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will open the 64th edition of the festival on May 11. The romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, and Carla Bruni, the wife of French […]

HEFTY SALARIES MAY DEPRIVE FOCKERS OF PROFIT

January 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Although Universal’s Little Fockers has taken in more than $110 million after two weeks in release, it has a long way to go to recoup an enormous budget that ballooned because of enormous salaries paid to its actors, the New York Post observed today (Wednesday). According to the newspaper, which cited unnamed sources, nearly $70 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOW DO YOU KNOW

December 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

There’s a lot of impressive talent on display in How Do You Know which returns James L. Brooks, famous for such movies as Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets and the TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Simpsons, to his place behind the cameras again. It’s the […]