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trailer break: ‘Get Him to the Greek’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I know I’m probably setting myself up for disappointment. Because though the provenance of this film — from the same people who brought us Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Yes Man and Superbad — does not inspire confidence in me, there’s something about this trailer that makes me … more…

U.K. box office: Brits say yes to ‘Yes Man’

Just a note for newcomers to the site: there’s a reason why you’re not seeing last weekend’s box office numbers for the U.K. here until the day the new weekend is starting. The actual numbers for the overall British box office (which, as an aside, also includes the Republic of Ireland) are far less readily … more…

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…

Yes Man (review)

Yes! We can take everything that is intriguingly dark and almost sinister about crying-on-the-inside clown Jim Carrey and make it light! and upbeat! and unambiguous!