A friend the other day noted striking similarities in the endings of The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel’s The Avengers. I agreed with him but didn’t think much more about it – until, that is, I read a piece online today that talks about similarities not just between those two movies but also The Amazing Spider-Man. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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Despite the shooting rampage at a midnight showing in Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 people wounded, The Dark Knight Rises earned an estimated $162 million over the weekend, putting the movie behind only Marvel’s The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 among highest openings ever (not adjusted for inflation). Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

Two highly anticipated comic book superhero movies still await release before summer’s end – one the conclusion of a trilogy that many consider the greatest comic book saga ever, the other… Well, it’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which is a lie on two fronts. Peter Parker is no “man,” of course, but a high school kid, a highly intelligent, picked-on nerd who – despite some nifty powers – remains a scrawny, [...]

Brave earned an estimated $66.7 million this weekend to unseat Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted as the highest grossing movie, a position it held for two weeks. 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 it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

There is much that I fail to get about the Magic Mike “It’s Raining Men” trailer. Ok, square biz: There’s much that I don’t get about Magic Mike. Period. Granted, I’m not the target audience, but… Why do the women in the trailer (posted after the jump) squeal and scream and go out of their heads the moment men step out on stage in raincoats? Why does no one get [...]

Categories: Movie News, Movie Trailers

    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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  Oliver Stone discusses the movies that influenced his new crime thriller Savages, which he describes as a contemporary Western, in the new video interview that I’ve posted after the jump. The movie stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek and opens July 6. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace [...]

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