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trailer break: ‘Clash of the Titans’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I guess this is cool and all, but why does it feel really familiar? Should I have been getting flashes of The Lord of the Rings from a story set in the ancient world? Maybe I’m just worn out from these kinds of movies. I’ll certainly see … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Up’ opens in the stratosphere

I really wish the U.K. box office numbers were available earlier in the week…: 1. Up: £6.4 million (NEW) 2. Zombieland: £1.2 million (NEW) 3. The Invention of Lying: £1.1 million (2nd week; drops 38%) 4. Fame: £.91 million (3rd week; drops 49%) 5. Love Happens: £.56 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Unsurprisingly, the … more…

trailer break: ‘Avatar’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I always welcome a new James Cameron movie, and this looks pretty much like, you know, a James Cameron movie: I see flashes of Aliens in this, and The Abyss, and that’s fine. But I simply cannot conceive of the 3D being so mindblowing as to push … more…

U.K. box office: ‘The Hangover’ hits Britain

Though not quite as strongly as it did North America: 1. The Hangover: £3.19 million (NEW) 2. Terminator Salvation: £1.95 million (2nd week; drops 72%) 3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: £1.08 million (4th week; drops 55%) 4. Drag Me to Hell: £.53 million (3rd week; drops 53%) 5. Angels & Demons: … more…