Box Office Barometer 7-11-11: Horrible Bosses Is On To Something

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Usually when Hollywood pairs an up-and-coming talent with an older star, it’s to extend a franchise (a la Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol).  However with Horrible Bosses, it’s a plot device that works perfectly in favor for those young talents talents. Granted, Jason Bateman isn’t … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 6-6-11: Prequel vs. Sequel

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Last week, there was no Box Office Barometer because of Memorial Day (the writer took the time off to drown some of his sorrows in Las Vegas!!!!).  So, to make up for it, let’s compare last week’s #1 movie to this weeks! Granted, The Hangover 2 is a sequel and X-Men: First Class is a … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 5-9-11: Thor Breeds Hope

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Finally, a good wide-release movie to kick off the summer.  Although Thor is not like it’s May predecessors Spider-Man, Iron Man and X2, it comes pretty damn close.  Visually, Asgard was beautiful and looked like a real environment.  Script-wise, the story is a good analysis of privileged children and how perspective can be gained through … Continue reading

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Jon Hamm too old for Superman, but by which standards?

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Jon Hamm recently told MTV that he believes he has been aged out of the title role in Zack Snyder’s new Superman film.  Vulture wrote a usually well-deserved article criticizing Hollywood for eschewing older actors for younger ones.  However, they may be wrong in this case. On December 22, /Film published some excerpts from a … Continue reading

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