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Quartet (review)

A lovely film with heartfelt performances from a fantastic cast that focuses on the upsides of getting older…

U.K. box office: ‘Up’ opens in the stratosphere

I really wish the U.K. box office numbers were available earlier in the week…: 1. Up: £6.4 million (NEW) 2. Zombieland: £1.2 million (NEW) 3. The Invention of Lying: £1.1 million (2nd week; drops 38%) 4. Fame: £.91 million (3rd week; drops 49%) 5. Love Happens: £.56 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Unsurprisingly, the … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Fame’ hangs strong

A quick look at last weekend’s numbers as we head into a new weekend: 1. Fame: £1.8 million (2nd week; drops 25%) 2. The Invention of Lying: £1.7 million (NEW) 3. Toy Story 3D: £1.4 million (NEW) 4. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: £1.1 million (3rd week; drops 20%) 5. Surrogates: £.6 (2nd week; … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Fame’ opens big

It might not live forever, but still, wow: 1. Fame: £2.4 million (NEW) 2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: £1.4 million (2nd week; drops 11%) 3. Surrogates: £.96 (NEW) 4. District 9: £.56 million (4th week; drops 31%) 5. The Soloist: £.37 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Being here in the U.K. this … more…

North American box office: ‘Cloudy’ still sunny

The newcomers can’t beat the food-as-weather fantasy: 1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: $30.3 million (2nd week; drops 17%) 2. Surrogates: $14.9 million (NEW) 3. Fame: $10 million (NEW) 4. The Informant!: $6.6 million (2nd week; drops 37%) 5. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself: $4.8 million (3rd week; drops 52%) … more…

trailer break: ‘Fame’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’m not sure Fame was demanding a remake — the original 1980 film is still perfectly relevant, isn’t it? — but nobody asks me about these things. I blame High School Musical. Which is, of course, probably the fault of the first Fame. But hey, it’s the … more…

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