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trailer break: ‘Kites’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Huh. I didn’t know Quentin Tarantino had gone to Bollywood. Where’ Uma Thurman? Seriously, though: This film is the big push to get mainstream North American audiences into Bollywood movies. The film is being released on the same day in India as it is around the world, … more…

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Shrek Forever After,’ ‘MacGruber,’ ‘Cop Out,’ ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ more (with DVD alternatives)

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Shrek Forever After: Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and Puss square off against the evil tyrant Rumpelstiltskin. Scary. [trailer] review to come If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Shrek 2 (2004): Still the best in the series, with one of the greatest character intros ever (for Puss in Boots). … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Cloudy’ partly sunny

Just a quick look at last weekend’s box office as we head into the new weekend: 1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: £1.6 million (NEW) 2. District 9: £.8 million (3rd week; drops 32%) 3. Gamer: £.6 million (NEW) 4. 500 Days of Summer: £.5 million (3rd week; drops 12%) 5. The Final Destination: … more…

opening in the U.K. July 1-3: ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ more

Public Enemies: Fedoras and running boards… nice. How come Great Depression II ain’t as stylish? Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: There’s an entirely new kind of barf joke here, so that’s something, I guess. Kambakkht Ishq: Rom-com about a Bollywood stuntman in Hollywood. He falls in love with Sandra Bullock, doesn’t he? [official site] … more…

trailer break: ‘Chandni Chowk to China’

Take a break from not working this wasted holiday week: watch a movie trailer… Am I totally ahead of the curve, or what? What was I just saying about Bollywood movies not being marketed to non-Indian audiences (and still getting big audience in the U.S. and the U.K.)? Today in my email I get an … more…

trailer break: ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… One day last week I was working in a Starbucks, and — as has happened more than once before — the person sitting next to me noticed the work I was doing and engaged me in conversation about movies. The guy turned out to be Indian, … more…