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TAKEN 2 TAKES DOWN ARGO (Updated)

October 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson, held off a strong challenge from Ben Affleck’s Argo to remain at the top of the box office for the second week in a row. The 20th Century Fox thriller brought in an estimated $22.5 million in its second week, down 54 percent from its opening. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. figured […]

TAKEN 2 EXPECTED TO OVERTAKE NEW RIVALS

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Five new films are being given wide releases this weekend, but many box office pundits are predicting that it will be last weekend’s winner, Taken 2, that will take the No. 1 spot when ticket sales are tallied. Hedging their bets a bit, however, they’re saying that the outcome is likely to be close. If […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SINISTER

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s rare when a horror movie is screened for critics at all. It’s rarer still when one that is screened receives mostly positive reviews. But such is the case with writer-director Scott Derrickson’s Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke. The story, notes Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle, takes place at 3:00 a.m. “And Derrickson’s genuine […]