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A Magical Decade of HARRY POTTER: A Meet In the Lobby Retrospective

By at July 22, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 2 Comments

A Magical Decade of HARRY POTTER: A Meet In the Lobby Retrospective

Ed. Note: Meet In the Lobby welcomes Matt Clough, our first UK contributor in some time (he likes to say "whilst"). Matt, an ardent Harry Potter viewer and critic, has rated each of the eight films in a unique way: By the Harry Potter character the film most closely represents. Check it out. Last weekend saw the culmination (for now, at least) of quite possibly the more...

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Thai-ing One On: R-rated THE HANGOVER PART II Sets Record

By at May 31, 2011 | 6:29 am | 0 Comment

Thai-ing One On: R-rated THE HANGOVER PART II Sets Record

Any studio head will tell you (if you can get one on the phone) that a PG-13 rating for a blockbuster release is always better than an R. The latter carries restrictions with it -- thus, the R for "Restricted" -- where some theaters will do their just duty and turn away unaccompanied youngsters. Not so with PG-13 movies, allowing big-noise high-octane stuff like more...

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Weinstein Cyclone of Sequels Begins with THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES

By at May 15, 2011 | 10:47 pm | 0 Comment

Weinstein Cyclone of Sequels Begins with THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES

In late March, we mentioned one of the saddest development cash cows in Hollywood, a project merger between The Weinstein Company and Miramax that will yield new stacks of sequels for titles like Halloween and Scream. This week, the partnership announced the first film of this dubious portfolio: The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. This disturbs us on multiple more...

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13 Box Office Losers of 2010

By at December 31, 2010 | 1:00 am | 5 Comments

13 Box Office Losers of 2010

Whether it's poor timing, inadequate marketing, or a bad case of high hopes, sometimes movies fail. We don't mean in the creative or aesthetic sense -- we leave that to your opinion, and to our reviews of course. We mean financially. Even for the most high-minded, sincere, artistically driven film, money means something. And it should have meant more to this unlucky list more...

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