For my money, Criterion's Blu-ray copy of Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes and Ernst Lubitsch's Design for Living are the week's highlights, but I'm sure The Help and maybe Cowboys & Aliens will intrigue others.
Like screenplays? Like screenplays that are being considered for Oscars? Well, today I begin tracking those Oscar contending screenplays for you as Focus Features is the first studio to release screenplays for their Oscar contending films including screenplays for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Hanna and Jane Eyre.
Surprisingly enough, this weekend was actually better than last, but I'm sure most of that has to do with East Coast theater closures last weekend. This weekend's top twelve finished approximately $6 million higher than last weekend's making it the second worst weekend of the year. Whew, would sure hate to be #1 on that... Read more »
On this week's podcast (listen here) Laremy and I wondered why Relativity and Dimension would decide not to screen Shark Night 3D and Apollo 18 for critics. Even bad films have been screened for critics recently and people talking about your film can never hurt, especially if people don't even know they are coming out.... Read more »
Yikes. Right now I have the top twelve earning around $60m for the three-day weekend, a low mark we haven't seen since September of 2008. That was the weekend Bangkok Dangerous bested three-time winner Tropic Thunder. I wrote "everything made nothing" as I put a bow on the wrap-up to mail it in. The good... Read more »
Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas in The Debt Photo: Miramax Films The Debt traces fictional events taking place in 1965 as three young Mossad agents are charged with the duty of bringing Vogel (Jesper Christensen), a Nazi war criminal referred to as the "Surgeon of Birkenau", to justice. A remake of Assaf Bernstein's... Read more »
Welcome back for part two of my four part look at the early 2011 Oscar Contenders. If you didn't check out Part One you can do so right here or use the link at the bottom of page two of this post. However, first things first, there has already been a change to part one... Read more »
Here are the new MPAA ratings from BULLETIN NO: 2109. American Bandits Rated PG For western violence, language and brief smoking. The Baster Rated PG-13 For mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language. Release Date: TBA 2010 Cheech And Chong: Hey Watch This Rated R For drug content, crude... Read more »
Once again I bring you the best round-up of all the movie updates announced in this past week's trade reports. Why read a TON of articles when you can read just one? This week you have a lot to get excited about with new films from Woody Allen, Werner Herzog, Michael Winterbottom, John Madden, James... Read more »