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totally quotable! 2009

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “I’m craving a burger. Is that strange?” –Sergeant Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce), as he puts on his bomb suit, The Hurt Locker “If he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the … 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…

U.K. box office: ‘Angels & Demons’ heavenly

Everybody loves Tom Hanks. Or the prospect of the Vatican getting blown up: 1. Angels & Demons: £6 million (NEW) 2. Star Trek: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 42%) 3. Coraline: £1.4 million (2nd week; drops 44%) 4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £1.2 million (3rd week; drops 46%) 5. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1 million (3rd … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Star Trek’ beams up

Geeks are ascendant over the pond, too: 1. Star Trek: £5.95 million (NEW) 2. Coraline: £2.4 million (NEW) 3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £2.2 million (2nd week; drops 67%) 4. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1.3 million (2nd week; drops 36%) 5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: £.79 million (2nd week; drops 19%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Trek … more…

question of the day: What do you think about the alternative ‘Wolverine’ easter eggs being shown around the planet?

[warning: contains spoilers for the post-credit sequences of Wolverine… but you can read half this post before you encounter the spoilers, before which there’s another warning] I first learned about the alternative easter eggs for X-Men Origins: Wolverine in a post by Ryan Gilbey at the Guardian Film blog, which bears this headline: Why does … more…