Any death by suicide leaves behind scores of questions, particularly for people who were close to the victim. The difference with celebrities and artists is that millions more may feel that they know the victim – or know something important about them – because of their work. Tony Scott left behind a suicide note, according to published reports. But we may never know why he drove his black Toyota Prius [...]

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If you plan to see Prometheus then you probably shouldn’t watch this video until after you’ve seen it. On the other hand, if you already saw it and left the theater wondering what all the hype was about, then chances are you’ll enjoy this. But you definitely need to watch it if you’re one of the folks who sawPrometheus and mistook the plot holes, empty allusions and illogic for profunity. [...]

    This week’s two new major releases both look like flops. Both Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy failed to generate much interest with audiences Friday, according to studio estimates. As a result, not only will Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted hold onto its No. 1 position, as expected, but it also looks like Prometheus will remain No. 2 – this despite the whopping 73 percent box office [...]

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The Numbers is predicting a possible 60 percent drop for Prometheus this weekend. The site attributes it to the “Fanboy Effect,” presumedly meaning that last week’s opening weekend numbers were inflated by rabid fans clamoring to see the highly anticipated sci-fi movie on opening weekend. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, last weekend’s box office champ, is expected to win again this weekend, with Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy [...]

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A lot of the conversation and debate about Prometheus has been much more interesting than the movie, which struck me as an intellectually hollow commercial vehicle that was deliberately (even brazenly) designed to stir up just this kind of debate. I’m ready to move on (and box office figures this weekend will show whether most people agree with me). Still, I can’t pass up sharing this photo taken from a [...]

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Some of the same websites that predicted Prometheus would win the weekend box office race now are touting the strength of its second place showing. Admittedly, the Ridley Scott sci-fi prequel to Alien did open strong. It’s $51.05 opening weekend gross ranks 10th among all-time box office grosses for R-rated movies. But there’s no escaping that attendance fell 25 percent from Friday to Saturday. This suggests that the movie did [...]

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Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s ambitious prequel to Alien opened strong Thursday night, but Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, the Disney animated sequel, easily won the weekend box office race. Visit the Box Office page for all the figures on the top ten movies. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr [...]

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