SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Do Bad’ does good!

Posted by · 9:34 am · September 13th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Another day, another dollar for Tyler Perry. The man has released two films a year since 2006 and can’t seem to be unsuccessful if he tried. “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” is an easy candidate for worst title of the year, but it opened […]

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‘At the Movies’ reboots

Posted by · 7:51 am · September 9th, 2009

The new iteration of “At the Movies” debuted this weekend with A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips.  The duo tackled Shane Acker’s “9,” the Sandra Bullock comedy “All About Steve,” Guillermo Arriaga’s “The Burning Plain” (with a rather swift and wrong-headed assessment from b0th, I feel) and Mike Judge’s “Extract,” among others.  Here’s an online exclusive […]

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MONDAY CENTS: ‘Destination’ Labors to another victory

Posted by · 9:56 pm · September 7th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Labor Day is known as the end of the summer season and the void it causes at the multiplexes is the underline to that point. This year was no different as “The Final Destination” repeated at the top of the chart with $15.4 million over the […]

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9/3 Web Round-up

Posted by · 6:32 am · September 3rd, 2009

• When will Quentin Tarantino do away with the filmic pretense and capitalize on his true original talent and potential? [The Film Stage] • Patrick Goldstein gets cock-blocked by Oprah Winfrey. [The Big Picture] • Anne Thompson spotlights 10 hot titles waiting to be bought at Toronto. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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Beavis and Butt-Head introduce a scene from ‘Extract’

Posted by · 4:51 pm · September 1st, 2009

BRILLIANT: I can’t say how much I was those two to be back on the tube. This should be an on-going series, though. “Beavis and Butt-Head present…”

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Halloween’ suffers ‘Final’ cut

Posted by · 3:06 pm · August 30th, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. When it comes to a death match, would anyone bet against death himself? Two high profile horror franchises released their latest installments on the last weekend of the summer and the winner is “The Final Destination.” $28.3 million is a new high for the series and […]

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