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North American box office: ‘Wild Things’ goes wild

Where does the week go? 1. Where the Wild Things Are: $32.7 million (NEW) 2. Law Abiding Citizen: $21 million (NEW) 3. Paranormal Activity: $19.6 million (NEW in wide release; up 148% over last week’s limited release) 4. Couples Retreat: $17.2 million (2nd week; drops 50%) 5. The Stepfather: $11.6 million (NEW) actual numbers, not … more…

trailer break: ‘The Fourth Kind’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… It’s total bullshit, of course. No scene in this movie is supported by archive footage, though it does appear to be the case that Milla Jovovich appears in the film. This is all entirely invented, wholly fictional (the Anchorage Daily News did some investigating). But it’s spooky, … more…

my week at the movies: ‘New York, I Love You,’ ‘The Road,’ ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Law Abiding Citizen,’ ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ ‘Precious,’ ‘Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,’ ‘The Messenger’

Geez, the week is half over already, but I’ve still got as many screenings ahead of me this week as I’ve got behind me. There’s too many damn movies opening in NYC this time of year, and I’m not even getting to anywhere near all of them. If follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then … more…

trailer break: ‘Paranormal Activity’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Someone asked me recently why I hadn’t seen or reviewed Paranormal Activity, and the answer was easy: the film was not scheduled to open in New York, and there had been no press screenings of it. It’s just started playing here now, and I’ll have to make … more…