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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 […]

MOVIEGOERS SPEND $35 MILLION ON THE EXPENDABLES

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Men found Lionsgate’s The Expendables quite spendable this weekend as they plunked down an estimated $35 million to see it — at the high end of analysts’ expectations. Women, meanwhile, entered separate doors at the cineplex to see Sony’s Eat Pray Love, spending $23.7 million for tickets. A third new release, Scott Pilgrim vs. the […]

STALLONE MAKES YET ANOTHER COMEBACK

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s going to be a weekend to inspire Old Guys Who Work Out. That’s the prediction of box-office gurus, who figure that The Expendables, starring a group of expended action stars who still sport awesome biceps, will bash all other comers this weekend (and no doubt prompt an online campaign urging that its director and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SCOTT PILGRiM VS. THE WORLD

August 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It’s a given, according to most box-office forecasters, that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera, will wage a losing battle against the competition this weekend, but it’s a winner with many critics. “There are some movies about youth that just make you feel old, even if you aren’t,” writes A.O. Scott in the […]