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TAX REBATES HELP PAY STARS’ HEFTY SALARIES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A report on Wednesday that 25 percent of Massachusetts’s film tax credits goes to non-resident actors earning more than $1 million is likely to generate renewed controversy over such payments. The Associated Press, which reviewed the state’s Department of Revenue report on the tax credit program, reported on Wednesday that $82 million of the $330 […]

OSCAR NOMINEE POSTLETHWAITE DEAD AT 64

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1993’s In the Name of the Father, died Sunday of cancer in Shropshire, England at age 64. Although battling cancer off and on for nearly 20 years, Postlethwaite remained active in movies and television. In 2010, he appeared as the bad-guy […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK MAKES 2.9 MILLION FRIENDS

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network attracted about 2.9 million unique visitors over the weekend — the movie about the founding of Facebook, that is. (Facebook itself currently counts about 165 million unique visitors in the U.S.) Together they plunked down an estimated $23 million for tickets — on the low end of forecasts. On her DeadlineHollywood website, […]

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS IS TOP MONEYMAKER

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 20 years after the original Wall Street premiered, the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps awoke at the top of the box office with a weekend take of $19.01 million, according to final studio figures released on Monday. The Warner Bros. 3D animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole came […]

MOVIEGOERS BUY WALL STREET DERIVATIVE (UPDATED)

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The overall economy may be sagging but Wall Street raked in handsome profits this weekend — Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the 20th Century Fox movie, that is. According to studio estimates, it earned $19 million, about what industry gurus had predicted. Also as predicted, persons over 30 made up the bulk of the movie’s […]

THE TOWN LIFTS BOX OFFICE

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ben Affleck’s The Town reignited the box office over the weekend as it hauled in $23.8 million, exactly what the studio on Sunday estimated it would earn. The figure was far higher than most box-office gurus had predicted and eclipsed the $17.7 million earned by the comedy Easy A, which most of those same gurus […]

AFFLECK’S THE TOWN IS A WINNAHH!

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have been akin to a Red Sox victory over the Yankees, but the box-office performance of Ben Affleck’s Boston-set police drama, The Town, must have gladdened hearts in Beantown nonetheless. The Warner Bros. film came away with an estimated $23.8 million, far surpassing forecasters’ estimates of $15-20 million. It also gave the […]

FOUR NEW FILMS CROWD INTO THEATERS

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After the back-to-school lull that usually occurs during the first two weeks of September, activity is expected to begin picking up at the box office this weekend with the opening of four films in wide release, each taking aim at specific demographic niches. But while overall ticket sales will likely rise over last weekend, the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE TOWN

September 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A few critics aren’t especially enthusiastic about Ben Affleck’s The Town, which he directed, starred in, and co-wrote. To A.O. Scott of the New York Times, it’s just a “solid minor entry in the annals of Boston crime drama.” Ty Burr in the Boston Globe calls it “a pretty decent crime drama.” And Michael Phillips […]