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U.K. box office: ‘Basterds’ rule

It’s Quentin Taratino’s biggest opening ever in Britain, too: 1. Inglourious Basterds: £3.6 million (NEW) 2. The Time Traveler’s Wife: £.92 million (2nd week; drops 35%) 3. G-Force: £.65 million (4th week; drops 30%) 4. Aliens in the Attic: £.64 million (2nd week; drops 51%) 5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: £.598 million (actual … more…

North American box office: ‘G.I. Joe’ no!

Joe’s ohs are lots of zeroes at the end of its weekend tally: 1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $54.7 million (NEW) 2. Julie & Julia: $20 million (NEW) 3. G-Force: $9.9 million (3rd week; drops 44%) 4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $8.9 million (4th week; drops 50%) 5. Funny People: $8 … more…

Julie & Julia (review)

It’s just about two women doing something for themselves, for their own amusement and enlightenment, and not even to please their men — hell, they’re not even competing for the *same* man!

G-Force (review)

If there was a very small child whom I wanted to introduce to the magic of movies, I could do a lot worse than this harmless but rather cute action fantasy…

North American box office: ‘G-Force’? Really?

Armed guinea pigs beat Harry Potter? 1. G-Force: $31.7 million (NEW) 2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $29.5 million (2nd week; drops 62%) 3. The Ugly Truth: $27.6 million (NEW) 4. Orphan: $12.9 million (NEW) 5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: $8.4 million (4th week; drops 52%) actual numbers, not estimates Oh, god, … more…