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FOR WARNER BROS.: FIRST THE HANGOVER, THEN THE PARTY

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TTalk about nursing a hangover! Moviegoers were doing just that in spades over the Memorial Day holiday as they spent $137.4 million between Thursday and Monday on The Hangover Part II, according to an estimate by Warner Bros. It marked the biggest gross for the debut of any R-rated comedy ever. While the film had […]

HANGOVER II: CURE FOR INDUSTRY’S HEADACHE?

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The principal complaint from many critics about The Hangover II was that it lacked the surprise element of the first film and amounted basically to a copy of the original. But the actual surprise came at the box office over the weekend as the movie set an all-time record for a comedy. As reported by […]

PIRATES NOT A HIT WITH PIRATES

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may be tearing up the box-office charts domestically and overseas, but a pirated copy available via BitTorrent is a veritable flop. The copy was uploaded the day after the movie debuted in theaters overseas. Last week it was No. 4 on TorrentFreak’s list of most downloaded movies on […]

JOHNNY DEPP: A BRIDGE BETWEEN ART AND COMMERCE AT CANNES

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival has always been more about the artistry of cinema than its commerce, but that has never discouraged it from showcasing some of Hollywood’s gaudiest blockbusters, featuring, in recent years such marquee brand characters as Jason Bourne, Indiana Jones, Robin Hood, and — this year — Jack Sparrow and the Kung Fu […]

CARIBBEAN COMING TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s certainly not the kind of film that turns up in the competition at the Cannes Film Festival each year, but Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be screened at this year’s festival, Daily Variety reported today (Wednesday), citing no sources. The trade publication did not disclose a date for the screening. […]

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