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new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Death at a Funeral,’ ‘The Brothers Bloom,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Get Him to the Greek: Rock stars (ie, Russell Brand) are a mess, and the normal people who are their fans (ie, Jonah Hill) are only slightly less a mess. Such is the plight of humanity. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008): Which … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, July 6

green light (definitely check it out): The International: Clive Owen versus cheating banksters: it’s Bailout: The Revenge. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Marley & Me: Please to have some fuzzy cute puppies to make you forget why Clive Owen needs to kick some bankster ass. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Doctor … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ invades Britain

Ahhh! It’s a giant 3D movie! 1. Monsters vs. Aliens: £4.3 million (NEW) 2. The Boat That Rocked: £1.8 million (NEW) 3. Knowing: £.97 million (2nd week; drops 61%) 4. Marley & Me: £.82 million (4th week; drops 51%) 5. The Haunting in Connecticut: £.75 million (2nd week; drops 33%) (actual numbers, not estimates) I … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Knowing’ knows how to win

The end of the world is always good for box-office business: 1. Knowing: £2.5 million (NEW) 2. Marley & Me: £1.7 million (3rd week; drops 2%) 3. The Haunting in Connecticut: £1.1 million (NEW) 4. Paul Blart: Mall Cop: £1 million (2nd week; drops 21%) 5. The Damned United: £.6 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Marley & Me’ still top dog

Puppies! 1. Marley & Me: £2.2 million (2nd week; drops 51%) 2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop: £1.3 million (NEW) 3. Duplicity: £.8 million (NEW) 4. Lesbian Vampire Killers: £.6 million (NEW) 5. Watchmen: £.6 million (3rd week; drops 58%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Okay, so the language of moist noses and wagging tails and unconditional … more…

totally quotable! 2008

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2008. I didn’t mean to hold these till the movie year was over — it just sort of happened that way. I’ll return to posting quotes as I hear them for 2009. No ranking — quotes are posted in reverse order of movie release dates, … more…