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U.K. box office: ‘Nanny McPhee’ scolds ‘Alice’

And Sandra Bullock dropkicks previous football flicks: 1. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang: £2.6 million (NEW) 2. Alice in Wonderland: £2.5 million (4th week; drops 48%) 3. The Blind Side: £1.3 million (NEW) 4. Shutter Island: £1.1 million (3rd week; drops 37%) 5. The Bounty Hunter: £.99 million (2nd week; drops 52%) (actual numbers, … more…

Motherhood (review)

It’s too bad that writer-director Katherine Dieckmann couldn’t imbue her portrait of the titular state with as much easy, authentic panache as she does her setting.

trailer break: ‘Motherhood’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… There’s a whole bunch of stuff in this trailer that is not in the final film. I hate that. Motherhood opens in the U.S. on October 23; no U.K. release date has been announced.

my week at the movies: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,’ ‘Trucker,’ ‘Couples Retreat,’ ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Red Cliff,’ ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

I’m stoked for my very early screening this week of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (opens in the U.K. on October 16, and in the U.S. on December 25), Terry Gilliam’s new movie and Heath Ledger’s last. I’m avoiding reading the reviews from Cannes, but I am intrigued to see how Gilliam manages to work … more…