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NO REVIEWS FOR SPY KIDS 4

August 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World was not screened for U.S. critics. It was screened for British critics, however, and their unanimously negative reviews may explain why it was not for their American cousins. Typical is the one appearing in the London Daily Telegraph, which begins: “Robert Rodriguez’s children’s films […]

MACHETE HACKS ITS WAY TO NO. 1 IN DVD SALES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after receiving word that the state of Texas would not pay $1.75 million in tax rebates for shooting Machete in the state, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez got word Wednesday that the movie sold more copies on DVD than any other film last week. Although actual sales figures are never announced by Nielsen VideoScan First […]

TEXAS OFFICIALS DENY TAX INCENTIVES FOR MACHETE

December 9, 2010 by · 7 Comments 

In a decision that could damage its relationship with the state’s most prolific filmmaker, the Texas Film Commission has rejected Robert Rodriguez’s application for tax incentives for Machete, citing state code barring incentives for films that display “inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” The letter did not mention […]

LABOR DAY BOX OFFICE HIGHER THAN USUAL

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures for the four-day Labor Day holiday released on Tuesday indicated that the studios’ original estimates were right on target. The results were the fourth-highest for the holiday. Focus Features’s The American, starring George Clooney, ended up on top with $16,662,333, well ahead of forecasts. Its gross, including Wednesday and Thursday receipts, came […]

3 R-RATED MOVIES DEBUT LABOR DAY WEEKEND

September 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With kids heading back to school on Tuesday in many areas of the country, 3 R-rated movies are debuting this weekend — and none is expected to produce sizable returns at the box office. (The Labor Day weekend is the only major U.S. holiday that does not see a spike in ticket sales; in fact, […]

WHAT HALTED PILGRIM‘S PROGRESS?

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Entertainment writers and Hollywood moguls alike were busily conducting postmortems to determine the premature cause of death of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which opened over the weekend with just $10.6 million in ticket sales. The film had generated enthusiastic buzz, particularly on Twitter, following preview presentations at ComicCon last month; had received mostly positive […]