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not screening for critics: the 2009 list — latest: ‘Armored,’ ‘Transylmania’

UPDATED 11.30: Just cuz it’s awards season doesn’t mean there isn’t crap to be found… UPDATED 10.16: When will someone make a horror movie that can stand up to the critics? UPDATED 9.21: Another horror movie, not screening for critics… UPDATED 9.09: Two more not-at-all surprising additions to the list… UPDATED 8.21: Shocking news! End-of-August … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, June 8

green light (definitely check it out): Valkyrie: Tom Cruise versus Nazis! They hated Scientologists, too. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Milk: Sean Penn versus homophobes! Take that, unfabulous bigots. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Brad Pitt versus Father Time! What do you get for the … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ hangs on

Slumdog Millionaire keeps blasting the competition out of the water: 1. Slumdog Millionaire: £2.8 million (3rd week; up 7%) 2. Valkyrie: £1.9 million (NEW) 3. My Bloody Valentine 3-D: £1.2 million (2nd week; drops 12%) 4. Seven Pounds: £1.1 million (2nd week; drops 30%) 5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: £.99 million (NEW) (actual numbers, … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop,’ ‘Chandni Chowk to China,’ ‘My Bloody Valentine 3-D’ (maybe)

I really do wonder about the career of Kevin James. I hope he realizes he was lucky to have come along just at the time when unappealing oafs like him can find work in sitcoms about unironic Homer Simpsons with impossibly attractive wives that celebrate idiocy as all-American. (I’m guessing he may not.) And now … more…

trailer break: ‘My Bloody Valentine 3-D’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Wow! Lionsgate is promising a movie that actually shoots flames at the audience? Awesome… and daring. Imagine what the lawsuits are going to be like! In the town of Harmony, don’t expect to be able to run down the frozen food aisle and escape unhacked up. … more…