CINEJABBER: MacTired

Posted by · 12:01 am · October 9th, 2010

Catch the idea behind these weekend posts here. I got nuthin’.  Five screenings, one of them an all-afternoon epic…I’m wiped out this week.  Which made a last-minute Red Box rental of “MacGruber” pretty much what the doctor ordered tonight. Open thread.  Thoughts?

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MONDAY CENTS: Uh-oh

Posted by · 4:05 pm · May 31st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The number one movie over the long Memorial Day weekend is “Shrek Forever After” with $55.7 million. That’s the lowest amount for a chart-topping film over Memorial Day since “How to Train Your Dragon” at least. The runner-up spot is a toss up. “Prince of Persia: […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Pain in the ‘Shrek’

Posted by · 1:51 pm · May 23rd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. We did it guys! Collectively, we have decided that the Shrek property, after three dreadful installments, is no longer an untouchable juggernaut, but just a regular old extremely profitable movie. We have also decided that summer 2010 is going to give movie theater owners a lot […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Is it ogre yet?

Posted by · 2:16 pm · May 21st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. That fat, green face to the right is the most successful animated character in the history of film. You guys have made him an icon of cinema greater than Don Corleone, Marty McFly and Jack Sparrow as far as box office receipts are concerned. Whatever hilarious […]

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8/11 Web Round-up

Posted by · 12:16 pm · August 11th, 2009

Apologies for the lateness today.  I’m hammering this out on the plane en route to Los Angeles.  God bless Virgin America/on-board Wi-Fi. • Alan Duke talks to the Jewish Eli Roth about his pro-Nazi short “Nation’s Pride.” [CNN] • Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader on why a hard R “MacGruber” might work. [Vulture] • […]

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