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MURDOCH TWEETS: PRAISES HIS MOVIES

January 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Vacationing on St. Bart’s in the Caribbean, Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend and promptly used it to promote two movies that units of his News Corp have released. “I LOVE the film ‘we bought a zoo’, a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film,” he […]

AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 […]

A FEAST OF PLENTY AT THE BOX OFFICE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There have been scattered releases throughout the week of the some half-dozen films that are opening over the Christmas holiday — but two films aren’t opening until Christmas Day itself, the 3D horror/sci-fi film The Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s hard to figure out why those two films aren’t making it into […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo seems to have divided critics down the middle. None of them have particular praise for it, but then again none are slamming it either. Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star describes it as “an average movie that’s clearly been crafted to bring holiday families together over the popcorn machine.” […]

LOTSA MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHICH ONE WILL WIN?

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for the box office. With Avatar making its debut two years ago, the box office raked in $270.12 million over the three days of the Christmas weekend. Last year that figure fell to […]

CAMERON CROWE: AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER IN EMBARGO FEUD

December 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Director Cameron Crowe, who once earned his livelihood as a journalist — when he was a teenaged writer for Rolling Stone, his celebrity interviews were a regular feature of the magazine — and who still occasionally writes for the print media, doesn’t know what to make of New Yorker critic David Denby’s defense for breaking […]