Thursday, October 17, 2019

DESPITE AUDIENCE COMPLAINTS, PARANORMAL 3 SETS BOX-OFFICE RECORD

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even as many movie-related blogs were being swamped with complaints from people who had seen Paranormal Activity 3 on Friday and Saturday and regarded it as an overhyped ripoff, more moviegoers were nevertheless pouring into theaters on Sunday to see the movie, giving it the biggest opening of any new release ever in the months […]

REAL STEEL WINS ROUND ONE

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Real Steel may have wound up as the No. 1 film at the box office, earning $27.3 million and making it one of the top earners ever in October, but several analysts were saying that the film, which reportedly cost $125 million to make, will eventually cost the Disney/DreamWorks partnership tens of millions of dollars. […]

REAL STEEL STEALS BOX OFFICE (Updated)

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/DreamWorks’s Real Steel clambered into the box-office ring and clobbered its opponents over the weekend, raking in an estimated $27.3 million domestically and an additional $22.1 million overseas (19 countries). Sony’s The Ides of March was a distant second with $10.4-million debut. Last week’s champ, Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale, held over nicely, sliding 37 percent […]

REAL STEEL EXPECTED TO PUMMEL RIVALS

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney and DreamWorks’s Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, is expected to light a fire under a sluggish box office this weekend, with most forecasters suggesting that the movie will earn around $25-30 million. That would amount to more than twice the expected ticket sales for Sony’s The Ides of March, starring George Clooney and Ryan […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE IDES OF MARCH

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several reviews of The Ides of March are putting first things first. While Ides of March is a political drama and director/co-star/co-screenwriter George Clooney is a card-carrying liberal Democrat, it is not a movie that attacks Republicans or conservatives. All of the leading characters are Democrats and liberals. Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times […]

CLOONEY FILM TO OPEN VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

George Clooney’s political thriller The Ides of March has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, organizers said today (Thursday). Clooney directed the film and stars in it with Ryan Gosling. Some 22 films will be presented in competition, including Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and […]

DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down, a documentary about the Irish rock band U2, has been set to open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8, organizers announced today (Tuesday). It will be the first time that a documentary has ever opened the 36-year-old festival. Producing a case of dueling band documentaries, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl […]