Online Film Critics Society 2009 awards nominees

Now posted over the OFCS news blog. Fun! A taste: BEST PICTURE The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds A Serious Man Up Up in the Air BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow (-) The Hurt Locker Neill Blomkamp (-) District 9 James Cameron (-) Avatar Joel & Ethan Coen (-) A Serious Man Quentin Tarantino (-) Inglourious Basterds … more…

U.K. box office: ‘New Moon’ drops big

And Paranormal Activity opens big: 1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: £4.3 million (2nd week; drops 63%) 2. Paranormal Activity: £3.6 million (NEW) 3. A Christmas Carol: £1.9 million (4th week; drops 13%) 4. 2012: £1.8 million (3rd week; drops 48%) 5. Law Abiding Citizen: £1.5 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) A 63 percent … more…

U.K. box office: ‘New Moon’ shines

Twilight frenzy has gripped the U.K., too: 1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: £11.7 million (NEW) 2. 2012: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 46%) 3. A Christmas Carol: £2.2 million (3rd week; drops 11%) 4. Harry Brown: £.72 million (2nd week; drops 43%) 5. Up: £.64 million (actual numbers, not estimates) Bad timing for box … more…

trailer break: ‘Up in the Air’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Wow: killer trailer, full of zingers and pathos. I love this movie already. It’s Michael Clayton as a dramedy! It’s Thank You for Smoking but sweeter! It’s George Clooney in Love! At least that’s what Paramount wants us to think. And I’ll go along with that for … more…

U.K. box office: ‘2012’ opens big

But Christmas Carol is the real winner: 1. 2012: £6.5 million (NEW) 2. A Christmas Carol: £2.5 million (2nd week; up 31%) 3. Harry Brown: £1.3 million (NEW) 4. Up: £.99 million 5. The Men Who Stare at Goats: £.8 million (2nd week; drops 34%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as in North America, 2012 … more…