SUNDAY CENTS: ‘X’ marks the spot

Posted by · 2:53 pm · May 3rd, 2009

After all the hype, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” opened with a solid $87.0 million at the box office this weekend.  Both “X2” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” started with over $100 million* but “Wolverine” does better the $72.6 million of Bryan Singer’s original from 2000. When a film is received as poorly as Brett Ratner’s third […]

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Bored?

Posted by · 9:39 pm · April 28th, 2009

I figured I’d come home tonight and throw in the “X-Men” Blu-ray trilogy as “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (which I saw this afternoon) makes for a nice lead-in to the series.  For no reason whatsoever, I’m thinking I’ll live Tweet the proceedings, so if you’re bored and/or have no life like yours truly, feel free to […]

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Movie stingers: do they work?

Posted by · 4:39 am · July 8th, 2008

If you saw “Hancock” over the weekend, you probably noticed a brief scene in the middle of the closing credits sequence featuring Mike Epps and meant as a funny punch for your theater exiting pleasure. It got me thinking about inter- and post-credit sequences — called “stingers” — and whether they ought to be eliminated altogether.  I ask this despite […]

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