SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Zombie’ lands at the top

Posted by · 12:46 pm · October 4th, 2009

Fox may not be able to get teens excited about horror comedy but Sony sure can as “Zombieland” debuted with an impressive $25 million and the number one spot.The studio  makes a killing off these types of relatively low budget genre titles (“Obsessed”, “Lakeview Terrace”) and you have to hand it to the marketing department […]

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9/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:50 am · September 29th, 2009

• Arguing that “Public Enemies” looks “cheap” due to HD nearly three months after release. [The Huffington Post] • Dave Karger wonders if a bona fide left-field Best Picture nominee is in the cards in a 10-nominee paradigm. [Oscar Watch] • Getting the 70s bush right for “A Serious Man” (Amy Landecker officially rocks). [Vulture]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Cloudy’ clears up box office

Posted by · 11:12 am · September 21st, 2009

(EDITOR’S NOTE: My fault on the belated nature of Chad’s column.  Back on track next week.) *All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It had been almost two months since a PG-rated film hit the marketplace and parents were desperate for something to take their kids to. The result is “Cloudy With a […]

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New tune contenders from ‘2012,’ ‘Wild Things’ — what else?

Posted by · 11:10 am · August 24th, 2009

Boy, the “Where the Wild Things Are” items are coming fast and furious this morning.  I didn’t plan it this way, I swear. Anyway, generally around late August I begin to start compiling a list of the original song contenders.  It’s generally the last category that begins to fall into place after all, so it’s […]

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‘Fame’ trailer

Posted by · 12:07 pm · July 14th, 2009

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