SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Witch Mountain’ takes the crown, ‘Watchmen’ falls hard

Posted by · 5:49 pm · March 15th, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the first installment in what will be a weekly column looking at box office here at In Contention.  Chad Hartigan and I attended film school together in another life.  But for the last three years he’s been a box office analyst for Exhibitor Relations.  He’s also tried his hand at making […]

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Favreau returns

Posted by · 12:35 pm · July 10th, 2008

So according to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Jon Favreau is officially directing “Iron Man 2.” While I may not have been as gung-ho for “Iron Man” as most, I’m more than glad to see him come back. The first film, to me, felt like a good movie begging for a great sequel, and I think the […]

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Edward Norton and the not-so-jolly green giant

Posted by · 9:51 am · June 24th, 2008

What can be said of the fearless Edward Norton, who recently became an on-screen comic book hero?  I never understood his choice to take on the role of Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk.  And now, post-release, I’m still puzzled. He walked into a franchise that became a fast mess just five years ago.  And […]

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Bullshit

Posted by · 4:38 am · June 18th, 2008

Sorry: But Lee wasn’t interested in going through the motions, and instead of adhering to the usual conventions of the genre, he subverted them. Hulk doesn’t really look or feel like a superhero movie. But that’s what’s great about it. The rest.

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REVIEW: “The Incredible Hulk” (***1/2)

Posted by · 3:30 pm · June 9th, 2008

When Ang Lee set out to direct the first feature film adaptation of Marvel’s Incredible Hulk property five years ago, some things were…different. Lee was coming off of the major awards success of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” which led audiences – many of them skeptics – to ponder what he might be able to accomplish […]

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