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FAST FIVE IS FASTER THAN PREDICTED

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As things turned out, Fast Five not only came in well ahead of the predictions by box office forecasters, it came in ahead of the studio’s own estimates on Sunday. Universal, whose own prediction had been that the movie would open with around $60 million (a figure that most analysts regarded as a low-ball number), […]

“SUMMER STARTS EARLY”

April 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On the calendar, summer officially begins more than a month and a half from now, but so far as Universal Pictures is concerned, it begins this weekend. “Summer Starts Early” is the slogan the studio is using to usher in Fast Five, a movie requiring the accompaniment of popcorn, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PROM

April 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just to make sure that the tween/teen crowd is also covered at the multiplex this weekend — every other demo seems to be — Disney is rolling out Prom, its latest iteration of the High School Musical formula. The critics are yawning. “Essentially, this feels like a Disney Channel TV show stretched out to fit […]