Quantcast

question of the day: Now it’s ‘Killer’s and ‘Knight and Day’: Why do movies seem to come in thematic pairs so often?

Reader Feh in comments following my review of Killers asks: MaryAnn, do you have any insight into the ripoff pattern? Why do Hollywood movies tend to come out in pairs? Killers/Knight & Day, Abyss/Leviathan, Deep Impact/Armageddon. Feh then links to a story titled “11 Identical Movies Released at the Same Time” — which dates back … more…

say what? 2009

It had to be done: all in one place, the very best bad dialogue of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “Bella, the only thing that can hurt me is you.” –Edward (Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon “I’m not good. I used … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ invades Britain

Ahhh! It’s a giant 3D movie! 1. Monsters vs. Aliens: £4.3 million (NEW) 2. The Boat That Rocked: £1.8 million (NEW) 3. Knowing: £.97 million (2nd week; drops 61%) 4. Marley & Me: £.82 million (4th week; drops 51%) 5. The Haunting in Connecticut: £.75 million (2nd week; drops 33%) (actual numbers, not estimates) I … more…