Posts Tagged ‘tree of life’
 

 

THE STATUETTE STAKES: The Contenders (Part 2)

> Today, we return to SHOWBUZZDAILY‘s coverage of the Oscar race (see Part 1 here, with an introduction to those contenders best called the Field–these may not be the favorites, but even as longer shots they’r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

A MIDSUMMER STUDIO’S REPORT CARD: 20th Century Fox

> With a summer movie season bracketed by the first weekend in May on one end, and Labor Day on the other, we’ve reached the midpoint of 2011’s array of blockbusters, and for the next week, here at SHOWBUZZDAILY, we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Box Office Footnotes – 6/10/11

> We’ll see if SUPER 8 gets to $40M, but in any case Paramount has done the season’s best job of managing expectations.  Considering that they’ve been throwing millions into promoting the movie since the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Box Office Footnotes – June 25

> CARS 2 overperformed a bit, although $75M isn’t much higher than the original Cars opening ($60M) plus 3D ticket prices.  It should hold well over the holiday weekend (the talking vehicles in Transformers skew a li...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Box Office Results Footnotes – 7/24/11

> With the superpowers wielded only by Hollywood studio estimators, CAPTAIN AMERICA:  THE FIRST AVENGER has leaped ahead of Thor to claim the biggest superhero opening of the year.  But Captain America and HARRY POTTE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: NY Film Critics Kick Off Awards Season

> The New York Film Critics Circle famously (notoriously?), having decided that they simply couldn’t wait to announce their 2011 awards until, y’know, they had actually seen all the movies (when Warners couldn’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Oscar Race That Wasn’t

> This year’s Academy Awards have so far engendered the kind of enthusiasm and excitement usually associated with a suburban DMV office on a Tuesday afternoon.  People seem to be sullenly resigned to the inevitabilit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Ides of Golden Globes

> The Golden Globes are given out by 80 international journalists whose opinions, when they’re not voting on these awards, are of no importance whatsoever to anyone on the planet other than their particular loved ones.&nb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

“THE TREE OF LIFE” – God, Man & Terrence Malick

> Worth A Ticket; An often stupendous achievement that courts ridicule–and sometimes earns it. Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE is at once the filmmaker’s most emotionally grounded and dizzyingly ambitious f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Box Office Footnotesj – 5/27/11

> THE HANGOVER PART II seems to be headed for the 4th highest Memorial Day opening of all time, behind only Pirates 3, Indiana Jones 4 and X-Men 3–and at less than half the budget of any of them.  Unlike all 3 of tho...
by Mitch Salem