Daily Archives: June 15, 2013

Weekend Box Office: “Man of Steel” loses some altitude — will it still set the record?

Thursday, prognosticators were suggesting the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” would blow up the box office with a $150 million take — Thursday through Sunday midnight. Friday evening, the huge Friday take was pointing to as much as $132 million … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ryan Gosling takes on swordsmen in “Only God Forgives”

The director of “Drive” reunites with his star for this Kubrick-by-way-of-Tarantino take on revenge murders in the underworld of Bangkok. “Only God Forgives” has Kristin Scott Thomas playing Ryan Gosling’s vengeance-fixated mom. July 13, limited release. Looks pretty cool.

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When will we reach Superhero Movie Oversaturation?

I have been expecting a tipping point for years. This endless parade of blockbuster comic book movies cannot go on forever. And yet it does — one expensive smash hit after another. Comic books themselves may be struggling to hang … Continue reading

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Director Marc Forster on the troubled production history of “World War Z”

For much of its production life, director Marc Forster’s film of “World War Z” has had another z-sound hanging over it —  buzz. Bad buzz. Delayed, pulled from the release schedule last fall for re shoots, the phrase “troubled production” … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: “Man of Steel” soars, a $130 million weekend

A big Thursday night and an epic Friday mean its cigars and champagne all around in the Warner Brothers offices today. “Man of Steel” closed in on $46 million before Saturday began, which puts it on track to do a … Continue reading

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