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Cloverfield Hype: A Vague Trailer, ABZ3293 and Lots of Online B.S.

By at July 14, 2007 | 7:11 pm | 4 Comments

Cloverfield Hype: A Vague Trailer, ABZ3293 and Lots of Online B.S.

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Maybe. But when the hype has its own hype, that's just a pain in the ass. The latest case-in-point begins with the grandly overrated trailer for Cloverfield (a fake title... oooooh!), the new film from Lost creator J.J. Abrams, directed by TV helmer Matt Reeves. The trailer premiered before Transformers screenings and more...

Science Fiction , Trailers

Update: Top Ten Summer Movies at the Box Office

By at July 14, 2007 | 7:22 am | 1 Comments

After our Tuesday summer box office report, we received requests for the Top 10. No problem. We'll have to update later to accommodate what should be a massive opening weekend for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As we mentioned, Variety reported a $44 million gross for Wednesday alone. Top Ten Summer Movies 1. Spider-Man 3: $334 million 2. Shrek the Third: more...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Causes Midnight Madness… And More

By at July 11, 2007 | 6:53 pm | 3 Comments

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Causes Midnight Madness… And More

FIVE-DAY OPENING BOX OFFICE UPDATE: $140 million (Variety report estimate) Best five-day opening in history (non-holiday) $330 million worldwide #3 foreign opening ever DAY ONE BOX OFFICE UPDATE: $44.2 million (Variety report estimate) #1 Wednesday opening ever #5 one-day box office of all timeWe'll offer some perspective this weekend... Wizardry is more...

Box Office

Episode Summary #1: Yankees Miniseries “The Bronx is Burning”

By at July 11, 2007 | 7:11 am | 4 Comments

The Bronx Is Burning -- Episode #1 Once I got past Daniel Sunjata's lack of Reggie Jackson physique and John Turturro's massive Billy Martin ears, this was really a lot of fun. Sunjata has all the silly swagger to play Reggie -- or at least the myth of Reggie. And Turturro is something else, playing Martin as a proud hayseed that took losing extremely more...

Interviews