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MOVIE REVIEWS: HITCHCOCK

November 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

During his lifetime, Alfred Hitchcock often drew wildly mixed reviews from critics. Psycho, now considered among the great film classics, was damned by several notable critics when it was released in 1960. Bosley Crowther in the New York Times dismissed it as “this obviously low-budget job” and remarked that the climactic “denouement falls quite flat.” […]

BOX OFFICE LIKELY TO GO TO THE DEVIL

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are probably enough moviegoers eager to watch Anthony Hopkins exorcising demons and succumbing to them to drive New Line’s The Rite to the top of the box office this weekend with about $15-20 million. The horror film is expected to beat out CBS Films’ action flick The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham, which is likely […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE RITE

January 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

What we have with The Rite is another horror movie of the exorcist variety — with a difference. That difference is Anthony Hopkins, who plays the exorcist. “Mr. Hopkins gives the production what he was hired for,” writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal. “At least you can count on Mr. Hopkins … to […]