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North American box office: audiences say no to ‘Yes Man’

Just a quick look at last weekend’s number as we head into the long holiday stretch, which will, in effect, be one long “weekend” starting tomorrow, Christmas Day, and running through Sunday, January 4: 1. Yes Man: $18.2 million (NEW) 2. Seven Pounds: $14.9 million (NEW) 3. The Tale of Despereaux: $10 million (NEW) 4. … more…

my week at the movies: ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘Seven Pounds,’ ‘Nothing But the Truth,’ ‘Cadillac Records’ (plus ‘Gran Torino’ and ‘Benjamin Button’)

Last week was an exercise in frustration in getting to actually see all the movies I need to see this crazy awards season. Not only did I not get to see Gran Torino as I expected I would, I also ended up postponing my screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I’ll see both … more…