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U.K. box office: No one can beat ‘Alice’

Though newcomers give it a good shot: 1. Alice in Wonderland: £7.2 million (2nd week; drops 30%) 2. Shutter Island: £2.3 million (NEW) 3. Green Zone: £2.1 million (NEW) 4. Avatar: £.64 million 5. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale: £.44 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as in North America, nothing could come close to … more…

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…

bias update: January 10

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: Tooth Fairy (The Rock, where is your dignity?) enemy: … more…

question of the day: What is it with January and bad movies?

And so the traditional January onslaught of crap commences today, with the releases of Leap Year and Youth in Revolt. Next week’s The Spy Next Door ain’t gonna be pretty, either. Why does Hollywood hate us? If someone paid just slightly more attention to the people making movies, couldn’t we avoid creating really, really bad … more…

Leap Year (review)

I say it’s about time, as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, to put behind us all that nonsense about ‘feminism’ and undignified female self-determination. Yes, we ladies must at last put down our feet daintily clad in $600 shoes and say: No more.