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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

Summer Movie Box Office Update: July 10

By at July 10, 2007 | 11:44 pm | 8 Comments

Summer Movie Box Office Update: July 10

On the eve of the summer's last giant movie release -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- let's look at the box office and see which films have hit bingo... and which have come up short. (Numbers as of July 10, courtesy The Movie Times.) THE THREE BIG 3s No surprises here. 2007's highest grossers are the summer's first three mega movies: Spider-Man 3: more...

Box Office

An Indie Film Hit in the Making? Colma: The Musical

By at July 9, 2007 | 11:07 pm | 1 Comments

An Indie Film Hit in the Making? Colma: The Musical

In late June, slashfilm.com mentioned an indie film doing big box office on just one screen, so we checked it out. Colma: The Musical premiered in San Francisco, just miles from the title suburb where it was shot, and opened in N.Y.C. July 6. Read my review on filmcritic.com TRAILER This creative gem is teen confusion and anger set to song -- produced on more...

Independent Film , Movie Previews