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U.K. box office: ‘Nanny McPhee’ scolds ‘Alice’

And Sandra Bullock dropkicks previous football flicks: 1. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang: £2.6 million (NEW) 2. Alice in Wonderland: £2.5 million (4th week; drops 48%) 3. The Blind Side: £1.3 million (NEW) 4. Shutter Island: £1.1 million (3rd week; drops 37%) 5. The Bounty Hunter: £.99 million (2nd week; drops 52%) (actual numbers, … more…

say what? 2009

It had to be done: all in one place, the very best bad dialogue of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “Bella, the only thing that can hurt me is you.” –Edward (Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon “I’m not good. I used … more…

North American box office: ‘Wild Things’ goes wild

Where does the week go? 1. Where the Wild Things Are: $32.7 million (NEW) 2. Law Abiding Citizen: $21 million (NEW) 3. Paranormal Activity: $19.6 million (NEW in wide release; up 148% over last week’s limited release) 4. Couples Retreat: $17.2 million (2nd week; drops 50%) 5. The Stepfather: $11.6 million (NEW) actual numbers, not … more…

question of the day: Is Tucker Max the next Tyler Perry?

Dan Kois at New York magazine’s Vulture blog wonders about Tucker Max’s destiny: Max, when asked after a screening what mainstream studios think of him and his movie, answered, “No one in Hollywood gives a shit about us until we make money.” And in that respect, if his movie succeeds and becomes even a modest … more…

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (review)

Here’s the thing about Tucker Max: He’s a child. A toddler. A three-year-old screaming, ‘Poopie, poopie, POOPIE!” at the top of his lungs in the middle of the supermarket in the hopes of getting a reaction out of his embarrassed mother.