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MOVIE REVIEWS: SEASON OF THE WITCH

January 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Nicolas Cage is once again being skewered by critics for his decision to appear in Season of the Witch. Their reviews are even more scathing than the ones for last year’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel calls the movie, set in medieval times, “the latest in a long, almost uninterrupted run […]

“INCEPTION” — AN EVEN BIGGER WEEKEND THAN ESTIMATED

July 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Inception on Sunday performed much better than studio executives thought that it would, earning $2.4 million more than their original estimates. Total weekend ticket sales came to $62.8 million. Some analysts expected the film to rack up strong midweek sales as many of those who took in the film over the weekend returned to try […]

FINE RECEPTION FOR “INCEPTION” — $62.8 MILLION

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to equaling director Christopher’s Nolan’s record-breaking opening of The Dark Knight exactly two years ago, but Nolan’s Inception debuted with a mighty $60.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates — without the aid of 3D premium pricing. (The film did have the benefit of IMAX surcharges, and although IMAX […]

WILL “INCEPTION” BE ANOTHER “TITANIC” (OR WILL IT SINK?)

July 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Industry analysts appeared to be as ga-ga over the prospects for Warner Bros.’ Inception, which opens today (Friday), as critics are. Several see it as the next billion-dollar studio franchise. At the same time, they are expressing real concern about the prospects for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which may need a real sorcerer to save […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE”

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the Chicago Sun-Times’s Roger Ebert, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Nicolas Cage, which debuts today (Wednesday), represents just about all that is wrong with contemporary filmmaking — and therefore makes his job as a film critic doubly difficult. “It’s becoming clear that every weekend brings another heavily marketed action ‘comedy’ […]