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curated: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ meme backfires on Paramount

Wed Mar 15 2017, 04:37pm | 25 comments

Monster Trucks movie review: what a car-tastrophe

Wed Jan 04 2017, 08:43pm | 7 comments

from Facebook: CBS and Paramount screwed up Star Trek’s 50th anniversary

Sun Sep 11 2016, 04:46pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: is Paramount trying to kill Star Trek fandom?

Wed Jun 29 2016, 10:39pm | 7 comments

the magic bullet for improving the number of women directors working in Hollywood

Thu Jul 24 2014, 02:00pm | 27 comments

is Russell Crowe’s Noah a “crazy, irrational, religious nut”?

Fri Feb 14 2014, 09:56pm | 26 comments

Paramount kills celluloid

Tue Jan 21 2014, 08:39pm | 13 comments

American Hustle review: the humor, it burns

Fri Dec 13 2013, 10:28pm | 7 comments

your awards-season cheat sheet… or how to sound like an insider (even if you’re not)

Tue Nov 19 2013, 02:38pm | 6 comments

London photo of the day: United International Pictures

Sat Jul 06 2013, 11:04pm | 2 comments

a World War Z sequel? maybe if they’d kept the original ending

Sun Jun 23 2013, 09:22pm | 1 comment

when Paramount ruled California

Wed Jun 12 2013, 11:30pm | 1 comment

oh, for pete’s sake, Paramount

Mon May 20 2013, 05:06pm | 9 comments

Paranormal Activity 4 (review)

Tue Oct 16 2012, 10:57pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Are you more likely to want to see a film if you can vote for your city to get an early screening?

Mon Oct 08 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

Hollywood can be taught! (and other adventures in social networking)

Tue Jun 19 2012, 12:05am | 0 comments

question of the day: With so many expensive movies sinking this year, will Hollywood step back from the blockbuster?

Mon Jun 04 2012, 12:08pm | 0 comments

apparently people actually like Channing Tatum (and other adventures in social networking)

Sat Jun 02 2012, 12:32am | 0 comments

looks like Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words is another stinker (and other adventures in social networking)

Thu Mar 08 2012, 11:33pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Should we applaud successful movie marketing when the movie being marketed is a stinker?

Mon Jan 09 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

press release of the week: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Launches Back into IMAX Theatres for Extended Two-Week Run

Sun Aug 28 2011, 03:40pm | 0 comments

question of the day: How much is too much to spend on producing a movie?

Mon Aug 15 2011, 11:10am | 0 comments

celeb news of the week: leaked copy of ‘Super 8’ linked to Howard Stern Show screener

Sun Aug 14 2011, 01:17pm | 0 comments

Paranormal Activity 2 (review)

Fri Oct 29 2010, 01:05pm | 0 comments

does Hollywood have a new formula?; James Franco and ‘Twilight’?; the 11-year-old movie critic; more: leftover links

Sun Aug 15 2010, 12:59pm | 0 comments

you’re not helping: ‘Prince of Persia’ and ‘The Last Airbender’ not really whitewashes, Hollywood insists

Tue May 25 2010, 04:21pm | 59 comments

small favors: Megan Fox out of ‘Transformers 3’

Thu May 20 2010, 12:41pm | 10 comments

Roger Ebert hates 3D; is Sacha Baron Cohen worth $20 million?; Brits playing American; and more: leftover links

Sun May 02 2010, 12:25pm | 4 comments

Green Lantern’s CGI wardrobe, cutting the cord to cable TV, sexy Shrek, and more: leftover links

Sat Apr 17 2010, 12:31pm | 2 comments

Young Sherlock Holmes (review)

Tue Mar 23 2010, 06:47pm | 12 comments

North American box office: James Cameron about to overtake James Cameron…

Wed Jan 20 2010, 11:56pm | 7 comments

trailer break: ‘Up in the Air’

Tue Nov 24 2009, 10:55am | 4 comments

question of the day: Do you worry about the independence of online film bloggers/writers/critics/journalists/fanboys?

Wed Oct 07 2009, 10:21am | 15 comments

North American box office: ‘G.I. Joe’ no!

Tue Aug 11 2009, 09:19pm | 4 comments

my week at the movies: ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,’ ‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘Post Grad,’ ‘A Perfect Getaway,’ ‘I Sell the Dead’

Thu Aug 06 2009, 03:09pm | 2 comments

Paramount hand-picks critics it thinks will like ‘G.I. Joe’

Tue Aug 04 2009, 02:03pm | 20 comments

trailer break: ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ second trailer

Tue Jun 30 2009, 04:15pm | 15 comments

12 Rounds (review)

Mon Mar 30 2009, 03:38pm | 11 comments

my week at the movies: ‘Taken,’ ‘The Uninvited,’ ‘The International,’ ‘New in Town’

Tue Jan 27 2009, 05:07pm | 5 comments

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