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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: ‘2012’ opens big

But Christmas Carol is the real winner: 1. 2012: £6.5 million (NEW) 2. A Christmas Carol: £2.5 million (2nd week; up 31%) 3. Harry Brown: £1.3 million (NEW) 4. Up: £.99 million 5. The Men Who Stare at Goats: £.8 million (2nd week; drops 34%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as in North America, 2012 … more…

The Men Who Stare at Goats (review)

I’m not sure if I’ve seen a more sublimely funny moment on screen this year than the one in which George Clooney, in all deep serious earnestness, tries to convince Ewan McGregor that he — McGregor, that is — is a Jedi warrior.

my week at the movies: ‘The Young Victoria,’ ‘The Box,’ ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats,’ ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Here it’s already Wednesday, and I’m just getting around to this now. But that’s okay, actually, because my “week” at the movies pretty much begins today. I did see The Young Victoria (already available on DVD in the U.K.; opens in the U.S. on December 18) yesterday, and I quite liked it. But today and … more…