Razzies aim typically low

Posted by · 5:15 am · January 24th, 2011

The Golden Raspberry (aka Razzie) Awards irritate me on an annual basis, largely because they’re such a joyless, unimaginative and, worst of all, cowardly execution of a neat idea: singling out the worst cinematic achievements of the year for a bit of a ribbing. Except they aren’t about genuinely failed artistry nearly as much as […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Photo finish!

Posted by · 1:31 pm · August 29th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. One last bit of excitement before the summer ends and Tapley starts posting random Redskins photos on Sundays. We have a dead heat race for the top spot at the box office, but estimates are handing the crown to “Exorcist: The Beginning” on this same weekend […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: End of the Road

Posted by · 4:58 pm · August 27th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It’s the last full weekend of the summer, the last weekend of me being 27, and the last weekend for Friday Forecast on InContention. A time of introspection. A time of reflection. A time of paying another $20 to see those blue things in 3D again. […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Six Flags > Movies

Posted by · 10:38 pm · August 22nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Sorry this is checking in a little late today but I’ve been at Six Flags all day having the time of my life. I hadn’t been since they opened a crazy new ride called Tatsu and it kind of blew my mind, but the X will […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Stop giving Friedberg & Seltzer your money!

Posted by · 1:16 pm · August 20th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Alright guys. Enough is enough. The only thing less funny than a spoof movie made by Friedberg & Seltzer is the conceptual gag that America keeps playing where we ironically buy tickets to see them. Just to make fun of it, of course. Only problem is […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: AARP Action Squad!

Posted by · 3:15 pm · August 15th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The internet had been buzzing for weeks. Would the fact that he spent most of the decade in straight to video titles hurt his box office clout. Did Dolph Lundgren still have the box office muscle we all thought he had or did the lackluster performance […]

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Tell us what you thought of ‘The Expendables’

Posted by · 8:15 pm · August 13th, 2010

As Chad noted in this week’s Friday Forecast column, the film likely to own the weekend box office is “The Expendables,” from esteemed auteur Sylvester Stallone.  For me, this is the real capper of the summer movie months (haven’t seen it yet, as the reviews have taken that sting out a bit, but I will).  […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Nerdgasm!

Posted by · 4:37 pm · August 13th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. If you are a nerd, this is the weekend for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re an action movie nerd, video game nerd or self-help nerd, Hollywood has you covered. All in all, it’s an abnormally stacked August weekend with three films that all have breakout […]

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Can we ‘Eat’ yet?

Posted by · 12:49 pm · August 9th, 2010

For a major star vehicle, directed by the current ruler of prime-time television, that is only four days away from release, shouldn’t the profile of “Eat Pray Love” be a little higher right now? I admit I’m on the wrong side of the Atlantic; perhaps American streets, magazines and airwaves are flooded with promotional material […]

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COMIC-CON: ‘The Expendables’ injects some testosterone into the geek Mecca

Posted by · 10:02 am · July 23rd, 2010

We’re only a day in, but the star of Comic-Con so far, if it isn’t Scott Pilgrim, has to be Sylvester Stallone.  The muscle-bound action star hit Hall H yesterday with a few scenes from his new film “The Expendables” in tow and couldn’t have had more swagger and charisma. Ain’t It Cool News poobah […]

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Comic-Con 2010 on the way

Posted by · 4:30 pm · July 12th, 2010

Well, the inbox is getting stuffed with this and that regarding breakfasts and panels and viral marketing and yada, yada, yada.  That can mean only one thing: Comic-Con is around the corner.  And as I poured over the recently released schedule over the weekend, I found myself excited for…very little. DreamWorks Animation will make its […]

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Chirp…chirp…

Posted by · 12:12 pm · April 13th, 2009

Is there anything out there worth talking about?  Bueller?  Bueller?  I got nothin’.  Though some recently released stills from Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” (via /Film) remind me just how testosterone-laden that cast is. Call this an open thread, I guess.  Sound off.

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