Daily Archives: May 24, 2013

Weekend Box Office: “Furious” at $35 already, $100million+ by Monday

“Epic” and “Hangover Part III” are battling for second place — $50 million each is the projection. But “Fast & Furious 6,” which sounded like (from audience reax) a $100-120 million hit when I saw it a week or two … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Lesser Blessed”

Larry’s an awkward hoodie-wearing teenager, one of those bookish types who narrate their own stories in novels and films. And Juliet is his blond ideal, a vision who could “suck a man dry with those eyes.” Larry is bullied, with … Continue reading

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Soderbergh’s “UN” retirement? Cinemax series “The Knick” may lure him back

Steven Soderbergh is probably wishing he’d never let slip this whole business of him retiring and all. Maybe he was still mad over Sony firing him from “Moneyball.” Maybe he was having a bad day. And then there was all … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A dazzling and fun trailer to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon”

Kind of a goomba “Don Juan” take, with the Jersey Shore-ish JG Levitt devoting his life to his Chevelle, his body (working out), his church and his porn. Until movie loving hottie Scarlett Johanssen steps into his life and all … Continue reading

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San Diego State discovers that most movie critics are men, and other shockers

Here’s a link to the story about the study, which implies that women critics are outnumbered and that since women critics are more likely to review films made by or about women (there’s an observation that surprised me. I thought … Continue reading

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Friday Movies on the Radio: Talking “Furious,” “Hangover” and “Epic”

This AM on 740 AM Mikey Bianchi and I will chat up the long holiday weekend’s movies. I’ve  endorsed as “dumb but fun” “Fast & Furious 6,” which has some of the best reviews this overlong franchise has ever earned. … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: “Furious” to spank “The Hangover,” and how much will “Trek” fade?

This long Memorial Day weekend could be close to one for the record books, should people go to see any of the many venerable franchises competing for their hard earned cash. “Fast & Furious 6” could do better than “Fast … Continue reading

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