‘Watchmen’’s opening weekend: $55.7 million (estimated)

The weekend estimates are in, and it looks as if the chatter around Watchmen’s performance is going to go negative. With a weekend take of $55.7 million (that may change slightly when the final numbers come in later), the handwringing and questioning analysis and careful couching has already begun. “‘Watchmen’ falls short of expected box … more…

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (again) (review)

This is a geeky rehashing of The Phantom Menace, after a summer of six viewings of the movie and endless debates and discussions with other fans and friends in person and via e-mail, and in response to some of the criticism that has been aimed at the film by various folks online and off.