Rise of the Planet of the Apes – What’s The Point?

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FOX decided to make a prequel to the Planet of the Apes, because Tim Burton’s remake was considered a disappointment.  The studio owned the property and had to do something with it.  So, they made a prequel. Prequels are sometimes a hard sell, because the origin story can be tragic, like Star Wars or the … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 4-11-11: The State of the Actresses

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Out of the top 10, only two movies had female leads. Hanna placed #3, and Soul Surfer placed #4, and according to Deadline, both movies over-performed.  Apparently, $12.3 million and $11.1 million are over-performing.  For the highest profile new release based on a male character, Arthur earned $12.6 million for #2, which is considered underperforming. … Continue reading

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Adrien Brody Has Bad Luck

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Adrien Brody’s long-lost Monolete biopic (A Matador’s Mistress) will finally be distributed…through VOD.  There’s no shame in VOD: indie darling Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience and the-new-Neill-Blomkamp Gareth Edwards’ Monsters were distributed via VOD.  With Brody, A Matador’s Mistress only adds to a string of bad luck. Last year’s Splice stumbled its way to release.  … Continue reading

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What Each Best Picture Nominee Will Say About The Academy

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Before we watch the Oscars tonight, let’s take a look at each Best Picture Nominee and determine what statement each movie will make if it wins. INCEPTION We’re sorry, Christopher Nolan. We screwed you by not nominating The Dark Knight for Best Screenplay or Best Picture, and then we didn’t nominate you for Best Editing … Continue reading

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