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North American box office: ‘Up’ up and away

Pixar triumphs again. Is there anything they can’t sell us? 1. Up: $68.1 million (NEW) 2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: $24.4 million (2nd week; drops 55%) 3. Terminator Salvation: $16.4 million (2nd week; drops 61%) 4. Drag Me to Hell: $15.8 million (NEW) 5. Star Trek: $12.6 million (4th week; drops … more…

bias update: May 28

obsession: Doctor Who (I’m still on a mad DVD shopping spree of the old episodes, and I can’t wait to start writing about them) boyfriend: Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek (I wasn’t expecting that, because his Sylar is so icky, but…. wow) psyched: absolutely nothing (June is looking pretty dire) girl crush: Amy … more…

beware phony IMAX screens

I’ve been telling my friends in New York City for months now: Don’t pay extra for any IMAX showings unless it’s at the AMC Lincoln Square, which is the only genuine IMAX screen in NYC. Even the one at the American Museum of Natural History — which shows only nature documentaries, not blockbuster flicks — … more…

opening in the U.S. and Canada May 20-22: ‘Terminator Salvation,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ ‘Dance Flick,’ more

opening wide Terminator Salvation: “Hello, my name is John Connor. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Know what my favorite bit of inexcusably implausible nonsense here is? I adore how the floorplan for the high-security “federal archives” that supposedly exist (they don’t) under the Smithsonian on … more…

opening in the U.K. May 20-22: ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ ‘A Girl Cut in Two,’ ‘Tormented,’ more

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Know what my favorite bit of inexcusably implausible nonsense here is? I adore how the floorplan for the high-security “federal archives” that supposedly exist (they don’t) under the Smithsonian on the Mall in Washington is readily accessed by a child on the Internet. That’s homeland security we … more…