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THE DARK KNIGHT WILL FALL

August 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Three movies take on the final weekend of the Olympics and Batman over the weekend, and tracking studies and pundits’ analyses indicate that at least one of them will do so successfully. That one would be The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, who is replacing Matt Damon in the franchise’s lead role. It’s expected to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOPE SPRINGS

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hope Springs is as much about a marriage between two masterful acting talents, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, as it is about the unraveling marriage of the principal characters. “The characters aren’t fabulously dimensional, but the actors are,” writes Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. Moreover, he concludes, “it’s gratifying to see a movie […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MEN IN BLACK 3D

May 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One thing that the critics all agree on about Men in Black 3: It’s a significant improvement over the first sequel 10 years ago. Indeed, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times argues that it’s better even than the 1997 original. “I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this belated sequel,” he writes, “But I had fun.” […]

ROM-COM PREDICTED TO BE WEEKEND WINNER

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It will be Ladies Day once again at the box office this weekend as the female-skewing romantic comedy No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, debuts. Box office forecasters are predicting it will beat out the male-skewing The Green Hornet, but not by a lot. Strings is likely to earn about $20-23 million […]