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WILL 3D BREATHE LIFE INTO SAW FRANCHISE?

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

3D technology will undergo another commercial test this weekend when Lionsgate’s Saw VII wages a Halloween box office battle against the second weekend of Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 — a purposefully low-tech, 2D affair. Several box-office analysts have observed that last year’s Saw VI left the franchise as bloodied and struggling for life as some […]

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, […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK WANTS TO BE FRIENDS

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers are expected to friend The Social Network bigtime this weekend. Box-office gurus are predicting that the controversial movie about the founding of Facebook will likely take in $25-30 million, probably exceeding the combined take of three debuting competitors, Case 39, Let Me In, and Chain Letter. (On Saturday it will also be competing against […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LET ME IN

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Those hoping to see a ‘vampire movie’ will be surprised by a good film,” is the way Roger Ebert concludes his review of Let Me In in the Chicago Sun-Times. Likewise, A.O. Scott in the New York Times advises readers who may already feel that they’ve had enough of vampire movies, “find room in your […]