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North American box office: audiences say no to ‘Yes Man’

Just a quick look at last weekend’s number as we head into the long holiday stretch, which will, in effect, be one long “weekend” starting tomorrow, Christmas Day, and running through Sunday, January 4: 1. Yes Man: $18.2 million (NEW) 2. Seven Pounds: $14.9 million (NEW) 3. The Tale of Despereaux: $10 million (NEW) 4. … more…

my week at the movies: ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ ‘Doubt,’ ‘Nothing Like the Holidays,’ ‘Yes Man,’ ‘What Doesn’t Kill You,’ ‘Delgo,’ ‘The Tale of Despereaux,’ ‘Valkyrie’ (and on stage, ‘Equus’)

I mentioned in comments here how December for film critics is so insanely busy it feels like there’s no time to sleep. A week like this is what makes me feel this way. Today’s not so bad, as far as being jam-packed with screenings goes, except that today my first screening was at 10am, and … more…

trailer break: ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ #2

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Much darker than that first trailer. I said, back when I discussed that first trailer, that I imagined that this global-warming-is-bad update would deal with the mysterious why? of aliens caring about whether we humans destroy our environment, and there’s a hint of how that’s going … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (I just spent an obscene amount of money buying a bunch of DVDs of the old show, and I’m gonna start reviewing those — stay tuned) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (cuz he’s just the cutest thing ever) psyched: The Day the Earth Stood Still (stop it — I like Keanu, … more…

trailer break: ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… [watch it here; I deleted the embedded Quicktime player because it was causing problems for some readers] (Go here for other sizes.) If someone told me they were remaking the classic 1950s flick and asked me who would be the best actor working today to play … more…