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WAR HORSE GALLOPS TO NO. 1 ON DVD CHART

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney’s War Horse came from behind in its second week to top the DVD sales charts last week after placing second in its first week on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. However, The Darkest Hour, which flopped at the box office, came in first on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart and was also […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

MURDOCH TWEETS: PRAISES HIS MOVIES

January 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Vacationing on St. Bart’s in the Caribbean, Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend and promptly used it to promote two movies that units of his News Corp have released. “I LOVE the film ‘we bought a zoo’, a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film,” he […]

THE ARTIST LEADS GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would ever have thought that a silent movie, in black and white, with no major stars and an unknown director would wind up with the most Golden Globes nominations this year? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has a long history of surprising nominations, announced early today (Thursday) that The Artist had indeed […]

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD UNVEILS NOMINEES

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Screen Actors Guild has announced its nominees for its 18th annual awards contest, with The Help, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants and The Artist receiving nods in the outstanding cast performance category — SAG’s equivalent to the best picture selections. The Help received the most nominations — four. Besides the award for best […]

WRITER ARGUES PLATFORM RELEASES ANGER MOVIEGOERS IN SMALL CITIES

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The arts and entertainment editor of the Springfield, IL State Journal-Register has blasted Hollywood studios’ frequent policy of slowly “platforming” the release of high-profile end-of-year movies like The Descendants. The result, said Brian Mackey, is that while The Descendants “has been receiving great reviews … Springfield (population 118,000) residents could not yet see the movie.” […]

MUPPETS FAIL TO BREAK BREAKING DAWN‘S HOLD ON FIRST PLACE (Updated)

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Where’s Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney’s The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. After all, they reasoned, Disney’s Tangled brought the last Harry Potter movie down over the same weekend […]

SHAME BOX OFFICE: NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating — at least in the 10 venues where it was shown — that an NC-17 rating is not the kiss of death that it is often made out to be, Fox Searchlight’s Shame opened with $361,181 over the weekend, for an average of $36,118 per theater, far higher than any other movie currently in […]

HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need […]

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