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DESPICABLE? NOT!

July 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The only thing that could be considered despicable about Despicable Me was the prediction by box-office gurus on Friday that the movie would earn half of what it actually did. The Universal animated feature took in an estimated $60.1 million versus the $30-35 million that forecasters had expected. Meanwhile, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which had […]

KIDS FILMS TO DOMINATE BOX OFFICE

July 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two new films are aiming squarely at summer-vacationing kids, and both are expected to pull in hefty receipts at the box office this weekend. Universal is getting its feet wet for the first time in 3D animation with Despicable Me, while Fox revives the old horror-flick franchise Predators. Universal has managed to scrape together about […]

MOVIE REVIEW: “PREDATORS”

July 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While its producers are hoping to revive an old franchise that originated with John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator, singular), several critics would just as soon send it back to its grave. The New York Times‘s Stephen Holden is one of them. While the filmmakers seem to be intent on creating a […]