Occupy Wall Street
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was practically giddy with excitement this Saturday morning. Not only had the morning news host snagged retired Philadelphia police Captain Ray Lewis (whose arrest during Occupy Wall Street’s “Day of Action” last week made for some great copy and even better photojournalism), but he was able to start off his segment with a bunch of Star Wars references. Zoinkers!
Disney is already running Variety “For Your Consideration” ads supporting Up for Best Picture, reports Christopher Rosen. But, he contends, another hit is being unfairly neglected: Star Trek.
“Under no metric should Up be considered any more viable than Star Trek as a Best Picture nominee,” Rosen writes. There’s the critical approval it Read More
Normally you have to be some kind of big shot—or perhaps familiar in the art of bit torrent downloading, which we are not—to get an Academy Awards screener. But today, everyone has the opportunity to go to their local Best Buy or Blockbuster (these places still exist!) and pick up a copy of not one, Read More
Unless the idea of watching people get murdered at an alarming rate appeals to you—no, we will not be seeing Halloween 2 or Final Destination: 3-D—the summer movie season is officially kaput. Where has the time gone? At least with the book closed we can now look back fondly on the joys Hollywood Read More
Reason No. 68 why the disconnect between film critics and moviegoers is bigger than ever: The elitism of the old guard. Over the course of the past week, well known and nominally intelligent film critics Roger Ebert and A.O. Scott both wrote that the decline of the film industry Read More
For the sake of storage, we hope one of the Autobots also doubles as a very large bank vault. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen dominated the box office this weekend to the tune of $112 million in ticket sales. Couple that with the $89.2 million earned since the film opened last Wednesday, and Transformers Read More
Welcome back, Sandra Bullock! The Proposal accepted $34.1 million in ticket sales, giving America’s Sweetheart the No. 1 movie at the box office, and simultaneously knocking The Hangover into second place. The celebration wasn’t as joyous for Year One though, as the prehistoric comedy landed in a disappointing fourth with a Read More
Hollywood is officially on a bender. For a second straight week, The Hangover narrowly topped Pixar’s Up to earn the number one spot at the box office, grossing an astonishing $33.4 million in the process. Among the new releases, it was a tale of have and have not: The Taking of Read More
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis just got a whole lot more famous. The troika of funnymen scored big over the weekend as their Vegas romp, The Hangover, cashed in $43.2 million at the box office, finishing just about $1 million behind Pixar’s Up for second place. The news wasn’t as good Read More
We had been prepared to go all Armond White on Pixar’s latest animated opus, Up, but a funny thing happened on the way to Haterville: We loved it! Easily the best Pixar movie since The Incredibles, Pete Doctor’s film, about a widower who floats his house to South America using hundreds of balloons, Read More