Rango (review)

How can it be that a kiddie movie is wiser and funnier and more relevant than the Coens Brothers’ True Grit? This is, in fact, what a Coens’ animated flick might look like and sound like, if they got an assist from Terry Giliam: this is a deeply weird and deeply demented movie, and thrillingly so.

cinematic roots of: ‘Case 39’

In Case 39, Renee Zellweger plays a social worker who rescues a child (Jodelle Ferland) from abusive parents only to discover that perhaps it was the demon child who was abusing her guardians. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

North American box office: ‘Avatar’ ‘Avatar’ ‘Avatar’

Biggest. New Year’s weekend. Evah: 1. Avatar: $68.5 million (3rd week; drops 9%) 2. Sherlock Holmes: $36.6 million (2nd week; drops 41%) 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: $35.2 million (2nd week; drops 28%) 4. It’s Complicated: $18.8 million (2nd week; drops 15%) 5. The Blind Side: $11.95 million actual numbers, not estimates Once … more…