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totally quotable! 2009

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “I’m craving a burger. Is that strange?” –Sergeant Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce), as he puts on his bomb suit, The Hurt Locker “If he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the … more…

U.K. box office: ‘New Moon’ shines

Twilight frenzy has gripped the U.K., too: 1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: £11.7 million (NEW) 2. 2012: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 46%) 3. A Christmas Carol: £2.2 million (3rd week; drops 11%) 4. Harry Brown: £.72 million (2nd week; drops 43%) 5. Up: £.64 million (actual numbers, not estimates) Bad timing for box … 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…

The Informant! (review)

Danged if the flick don’t feel like the Coen Brothers, if it ain’t redolent with the wonderfully odd tang of farce and feeling that they invariably bring to, at least, their lighter films.