Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Movie Box Office WAY down — lack of family films the reason?

Why, yes, says John Fithian of the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). When “Oz” is your first big family picture of the year, when “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a bust, when none of the Oscar contenders hanging around … Continue reading

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“Oz, the Great and Powerful,” Disney posts the opening credits online

The reason Disney did this for their $200+ blockbuster? It’s the best part, it promises great things in those black and white sequences in the beginning. And they figure it’ll be a tipping point lure for those resisting any effort … Continue reading

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Reese Witherspoon takes charge of “The Engagements”

It was nice to see Reese Witherspoon dress down and go “Britney Cheap” with her turn as a trailer park heartbreaker in “Mud,” the new film from the director of “Take Shelter” and starring Mattew McConaughey in the title role, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Welcome to the Punch” pits James McAvoy Against Mark Strong

I know what you’re saying. Strong (“Sherlock”) would eat the young Scot for lunch. But it looks like a pretty good indie Brit crime thriller, with McAvoy as the cop out to bust the crime lord Strong.

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Weekend Movies: Tina Fey’s winning streak ends

It’s an embarrassment of riches this weekend as Hollywood hurls a ton of titles at us to lure us away from March Madness on the TV. “The Croods” is a pleasant animated surprise, and I’m not the only one who … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Olympus Has Fallen”

For those who thought the last Bruce Willis movie was a little light on the casualty list, “Olympus Has Fallen” arrives toting the biggest body count since “Die Hard II.” Bystanders and tourists, soldiers, cops and Secret Service agents fall … Continue reading

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