FIRST-HALF FYC: Best Supporting Actress

Posted by · 12:46 pm · November 30th, 2010

It’s an Oscar complaint as unfailingly annual as telecast overlength and foreign-language category blunders: with the season so geared towards the glut of prestige titles released in the year’s final quarter, standout contenders from the mist-shrouded months of spring and the previous winter have to fight that much harder to be heard – that is, […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Win for ‘Shutter,’ new films stutter

Posted by · 12:22 pm · February 28th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Kevin Smith has never had a number one film at the box office and Martin Scorsese has ensured that he won’t buck the trend in 2010. “Shutter Island” is the top box office performer for the second weekend in a row, dropping 46% to $22.2 million. […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Leonardo leads (Donatello does machines)

Posted by · 11:23 am · February 21st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s fourth collaboration together has provided the former with his biggest debut ever and the latter’s second only to “Titanic.” $40.2 million is the estimate, which puts it a fraction behind “Madea Goes to Jail” from this same weekend last year and […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Shutter’ to sink?

Posted by · 12:02 pm · February 19th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It’s been a long time coming but “Shutter Island” finally hits screens this weekend, with no competition in sight. That’s right, Scorsese gets the weekend all to himself and his genre exercise, which is opening on just under 3,000 screens. The man is viewed as something […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Love glory

Posted by · 11:23 am · February 14th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The overwhelming demand to see an eclectic array of celebrities fall in love with as little character development as possible has led to “Valentine’s Day” both winning the weekend and posting the biggest President’s Day debut of all time, narrowly eclipsing “Ghost Rider.” $52.4 million is […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Valentine’s Day’ love fest

Posted by · 8:34 am · February 13th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Sorry this is late folks. I can remember all the words to “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus without hearing it for five years but I can’t seem to remember to write this column every week. Anyway, it’s a big weekend. President’s Day means it’s a four-day tally […]

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