U.K. box office: ‘Paranormal Activity’ jumps to No. 1

And new openers tank: 1. Paranormal Activity: £1.8 million (2nd week; drops 49%) 2. A Christmas Carol: £1.7 million 3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: £1.6 million (3rd week; drops 62%) 4. Planet 51: £1.5 million (NEW) 5. Law Abiding Citizen: £.99 million (2nd week; drops 33%) (actual numbers, not estimates) The best a new … more…

watch it: “Black Button”

It’s not The Box — this came first: The makers of this short say they had never heard of the Richard Matheson story, or the Twilight Zone episode based on it, never mind The Box. (via Sci Fi Wire)

The Box (review)

It’s a box. A cardboard box. Frank Langella brings it to your door, and inside is the Pop-o-matic of Death, and you either push the big red button under the plastic dome, in which case someone you don’t know dies and you get a cool million in a briefcase, or you don’t, in which you don’t get a movie made about you. Resisting the Moral Dilemma? No movie for you!

my week at the movies: ‘The Young Victoria,’ ‘The Box,’ ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats,’ ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Here it’s already Wednesday, and I’m just getting around to this now. But that’s okay, actually, because my “week” at the movies pretty much begins today. I did see The Young Victoria (already available on DVD in the U.K.; opens in the U.S. on December 18) yesterday, and I quite liked it. But today and … more…

trailer break: ‘The Box’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Two questions: What’s with the phony Southern accents? (It really doesn’t suit Cameron Diaz.) And is it just me, or does James Marsden simply not look right without that Cyclops eyewear? From the director of Donnie Darko? Okay, fair enough. But let us not forget that Richard … more…