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HALLOWEEN BOX OFFICE FRIGHTENING

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe the box office will just have to wait until next week when it won’t have to deal with the distractions of inclement weather, the final game of the World Series, and Halloween. All of those factors and others — the growing dissatisfaction with 3D (only about 51 percent of moviegoers were willing to pay […]

PUSS NICKED AS BOX OFFICE GOES TO THE DOGS (Updated)

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Blame the unseasonably snowy weather in the East. Blame the World Series. Blame Halloween parties. Blame the economy. Box office analysts were doing a little of each to explain the lousy weekend that saw blah openings for three new movies and mostly insipid performances from everything else. The No. 1 film, as expected, turned out […]

PUSS IN BOOTS SET TO CLAW ITS WAY TO THE TOP

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A swashbuckling cat is likely to lay waste to a host of rivals this weekend, and analysts are expecting it to be rewarded with $35-40 million. DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots, with Antonio Banderas providing the cat’s meow, appears to have little competition for family audiences. (Paramount, which is distributing the film, moved it up […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE RUM DIARY

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It has been more than three years since Johnny Depp appeared as a character based on gonzo writer Hunter Thompson in The Rum Diary, which, in turn, was based on an early novel by Thompson. During that time, his Pirates of the Caribbean movies have raked in billions of dollars, while Diary has remained all […]