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U.K. box office: ‘Avatar’ clings to No. 1

Just a quick look at last weekend’s numbers as we move into a new go-round: 1. Avatar: £2.3 million 2. The Lovely Bones: £1.203 million (2nd week; drops 27%) 3. The Crazies: £1.194 million (NEW) 4. The Princess and the Frog: £.87 million (4th week in wide release; drops 50%) 5. Percy Jackson & the … more…

Everybody’s Fine (review)

Writer-director Kirk Jones has pulled off a little miracle with this lovely, lovely movie: He’s telling us a story both universal enough in its reach to speak to anyone who’s ever been part of a family, and specific enough in its particulars to keep it grounded in the fantasy of fiction.

trailer break: ‘Transylmania’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’m thinking this is what happened: The “creative” team of directors David and Scott Hillenbrand and writers Worm Miller and Patrick Casey — who previously brought us the beloved and acclaimed Oscar winner National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze — were sitting around toking up one night, and … more…

trailer break: ‘Everybody’s Fine’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… It’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but sad (or sadder), and with Robert DeNiro. Hopefully not doing his crazy-dad Meet the Parents schtick. It looks like not, but you never know. Everybody’s Fine opens in the U.S. on December 4, and in the U.K. on February 19, 2010.

my week at the movies: ‘2012,’ ‘Women in Trouble,’ ‘The Strip,’ ‘A Single Man,’ ‘The Missing Person,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Everybody’s Fine,’ ‘Serious Moonlight’

Woo-hoo! It’s the end of the world — again — as Roland Emmerich knows it, and I feel fine. Oh, there can be no question that this is crap, but will 2012 (opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on November 13) be glorious crap? I think it might be. I hope it might be. … more…