| Aug 7, 2008
Spurred by passionate reviews and fantastic word of mouth, this summer hit has been selling out theaters, sparking intense moviegoer chatter and keeping its distribution team working all hours to meet the demand.
It's an apt description of "The Dark...
| Aug 12, 2008
I read in the paper last week that tween boys, or young males ages 9 to14, account for $50 billion in spending a year.
That's a lot of moolah, but I'm not surprised.
I have a 9-year-old budding tween and a 5-year-old boy who desperately wishes he were...
| Aug 18, 2008
"The Dark Knight" may finally have been dethroned at the domestic box office, but the Batman sequel reclaimed the top spot overseas.
According to the industry trades, "The Dark Knight" took in an estimated $42.4 million at the foreign box office for...
| Aug 25, 2008
Finally beginning its steady drop in the domestic marketplace, "The Dark Knight" remains unstoppable overseas.
According to the industry trades, the DC Comics adaptation brought in another $34 million international for the weekend ending Sunday, Aug. 24,...
| Oct 1, 2008
The 12th Annual Hollywood Awards will honor Clint Eastwood with the Hollywood Director of the Year Award.
The Oscar-winning director and producer will receive the award at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in Beverly Hills on Oct. 27....
| Jun 30, 2008
Beaten by a friendly robot domestically, "Wanted" can take solace in dominating the foreign marketplace for the weekend ending Sunday, June 29.
According to media reports, the comic book adaptation took in a solid $33 million in its first week in foreign...
| Jul 1, 2008
IVIVIDLY remember two things about having breakfast with Pixar guru John Lasseter earlier this year. One was that my back was out, so unable to sit comfortably, I had to take notes either standing up or lying down on the carpet of his hotel suite. The...
| Jul 3, 2008
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The movie "Wall-E," a futuristic tale of a trash-compacting robot, has become a money-making machine at the box office. Here are some key components of robotics:
1. The word robot, coined by Czech playwright Karel Capek in his 1921 play "R.U.R. (Rossum's...
| Jul 7, 2008
The 4th of July may only be a domestic holiday, but Will Smith's dominance of the annual long weekend is a foreign phenomenon as well.
"Hancock," Smith's latest feature, weathered so-so reviews to top the United States box office for the weekend ending...
| Jul 8, 2008
Beck "Modern Guilt" (DGC Records)
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There are many probable reasons Beck made "Modern Guilt," his concise yet deliberately cosmic collaboration with fellow shaggy pop auteur Danger Mouse. He's finishing up a long contract with his record label; he...
| Aug 4, 2008
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" was unable to topple "The Dark Knight" at the domestic box office, but the "Mummy" flick ruled overseas.
For the weekend closing Sunday, Aug. 3, "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" took in $59.5 million internationally,...
| Nov 23, 2008
Hancock Sony, $28.96/$34.95; Blu-ray, $39.95
In the summer of "Iron Man" and “The Dark Knight,” the decidedly rattier "Hancock" came off as something of an also-ran, though in its own way, this offbeat, ground-level adventure was every bit as...