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WITH LITTLE TO SEE, MOVIEGOERS STAY HOME

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios generally load the first two weekends of September, when many young moviegoers are returning to school and when football season is beginning, with their dregs. Spelled d-r-e-c-k. The result this year was evident in ticket sales. The top twelve films grossed $51.9 million, down more than 20 percent from the comparable weekend a year […]

THEATER OWNERS ASK, “WHERE DID EVERYBODY GO?”

September 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the third-worst weekend at the box office since 2000, not a single film managed to crack the $10-million mark, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With the top 12 films together grossing only an estimated $51.93 million, only the comparable weekend in 2008 and the weekend of Sept. 21-23 in 2001 produced lower […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE WORDS

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe in the environment of a theater showing art-house fair, The Words, starring Bradley Cooper, would have received more positive words from critics. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times writes that it “tries too hard to be smart with its highbrow take on the old ‘gotcha’ theme. It is gorgeously shot to look highbrow […]