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U.K. box office: ‘Up’ keeps floating along

Nothing can stop the high-flying Disney flick: 1. Up: £5.2 million (2nd week; drops 19%) 2. Couples Retreat: £1.8 million (NEW) 3. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: £.9 milion (NEW) 4. The Invention of Lying: £.589 million (3rd week; drops 46%) 5. Zombieland: £.576 million (2nd week; drops 54%) (actual numbers, not estimates) With Up … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Fame’ hangs strong

A quick look at last weekend’s numbers as we head into a new weekend: 1. Fame: £1.8 million (2nd week; drops 25%) 2. The Invention of Lying: £1.7 million (NEW) 3. Toy Story 3D: £1.4 million (NEW) 4. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: £1.1 million (3rd week; drops 20%) 5. Surrogates: £.6 (2nd week; … more…

The Invention of Lying (review)

It’s rare that a film — especially a studio film — does this: goes so far in a direction you weren’t even expecting it would go in at all that the shock of it is doubled.

U.K. box office: James Bond still a killer

New films stayed out of the way of Quantum of Solace at British multiplexes this past weekend, which looks to have been a wise move: 1. Quantum of Solace: £9.2 million (2nd week; drops 40%) 2. High School Musical 3: Senior Year: £1.5 million (3rd week; drops 45%) 3. Ghost Town: £.71 million (3rd week; … more…

Ghost Town (review)

Maybe Ricky Gervais is a funny guy, but you’d never know it from this charmless excuse for a supernatural romantic comedy…