Best in show 2010: the year in superlatives

Posted by · 10:07 am · December 17th, 2010

The week, and with it, the bulk of my 2010 coverage, draws to a close today with a look at the best of the best. I’m offering up a personal list of superlatives, including most Oscar categories and some other fun fields thrown in for good measure. A tradition at this point. There will be […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Wonder toys

Posted by · 4:57 pm · June 20th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. As it turns out, Armond White was unable to convince most Americans to not see “Toy Story 3.” Pixar’s eleventh animated feature became their highest debuting in history with a $109.0 million weekend. That also makes it the third biggest June debut and third biggest animated […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Toys!

Posted by · 5:35 pm · June 18th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Let’s be honest here. Everybody likes toys. Everybody likes Pixar movies. Everybody likes Tim Allen. These three pillars of civilization will ensure that “Toy Story 3” has a gigantic opening weekend and ignites the box office in ways that will make Jaden Smith look like “Marmaduke.” […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Karate’ top

Posted by · 2:32 pm · June 13th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. After weeks of disappointing returns and underperforming titles, the box office was saved once again by Will Smith. Only this time he did it not by putting out a new film, but by having unprotected sex with his wife twelve years ago. His fairy dust box […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Hey, remember the 80s?

Posted by · 1:03 pm · June 11th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. A thousand apologies for being off the grid for a little over a week. I was in Germany for a screening of my film and was happily without internet or phone for most of the trip. Sadly, I returned to the news that “Shrek Forever After” […]

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6/10 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:58 am · June 10th, 2009

• A belated Happy Birthday to Kim Voynar, who digs back into the not-so-subtle themes of “Up.” [Movie City News] • Counting down the worst movie politicians. [Empire] • Taking a look at the key films of Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke’s career. [Daily Telegraph] • Patrick Goldstein talks to Tony Kaye about his most […]

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