North American box office: ‘New Moon’ sparkles

It’s official — it’s as easy to pander to girls as it is to boys: 1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $142.8 million (NEW) 2. The Blind Side: $34.1 million (NEW) 3. 2012: $26.4 million (2nd week; drops 60%) 4. Planet 51: $12.3 million (NEW) 5. A Christmas Carol: $12.3 million (3rd week; drops 45%) … more…

Ninja Assassin (review)

‘Ninja assassin.’ It’s like ‘monster trucks’ and ‘automatic weapons’ and ‘zombie Nazis’: you take two great things that are awesome separately, and then you put ’em together and it becomes like totally mindblowing, dude. Oh not.

trailer break: ‘Ninja Assassin’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Isn’t that the same remote mountain monastery/martial arts training ground where Batman went to study? Or is it a franchise? “Raised to become an assassin” made me hope that the next placard would be something like “but he really wants to dance!” But it wasn’t. Wow. This … more…