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U.K. COMIC WANTS TO KNOW WHO ORDERED HIS VOICEMAIL HACKED

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV comedian Steve Coogan has asked a London court to order former private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to disclose which executives of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire ordered him to hack the voicemail of thousands of celebrities and politicians, including Coogan’s. At a pretrial hearing on Monday, Coogan’s attorney, Jeremy Reed, said that his client “conducts […]

DVD RENTAL, SALES CHARTS PUZZLE

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The principal DVD/Blu-ray sales and rental charts seemed all the more puzzling on Wednesday as Home Media magazine reported that the No. 1 rental film of the week was Sony’s The Other Guys, while the same film only ranked No. 5 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The explanation was that the higher-ranked […]

THE AMERICAN CLAIMS VICTORY ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

September 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Fox’s Machete took an early lead at the box office on Friday, Focus Features’s The American cut it down on Saturday and Sunday to wind up as the weekend winner, according to studio estimates. The results for The American were nothing to hoist a flag over, however. The film earned just about $12.3 million […]

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 […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE DOWN 7.2 PERCENT

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One year ago, Paramount’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opened with $54.7 million dollars to give the box office its first “up” weekend in a month. By contrast, Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys opened this past weekend with $35.5 million as the box office turned in its first “down” weekend in a month. Overall, […]

THE OTHER GUYS GIVES INCEPTION A WAKE-UP CALL

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office woke up laughing this weekend as the straight-up silliness of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Sony’s The Other Guys out-performed the dream convolutions of Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception. According to studio estimates, The Other Guys came in at the high end of industry forecasts with about $35.6 million. The result no […]

WILL THE OTHER GUYS SHAKE UP INCEPTION

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What do Will Ferrell and Edith Piaf have in common? They’re the only two who can interrupt Inception‘s dreamy run — at least so it appears to box-office analysts. They’re predicting that The Other Guys, in which Ferrell is teamed with Mark Wahlberg as mismatched cops, will open with about $25-30 million, while Inception, in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE OTHER GUYS

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys is described in many of the publicity blurbs about it as a “satire” of cop buddy movies. But many critics refuse to go along with that highfalutin description, preferring the word “silliness” instead. Not that that’s necessarily a pejorative. As a whole, A.O. Scott suggests in the […]