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Romantic new releases face box office struggle


With the most romantic day of the year falling on Friday, this weekend’s three new releases are, unsurprisingly, romances. About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart, will most likely come out on top as the only comedy. The star-studded Winter’s Tale, helmed by Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, may not be a big draw due to […]

Box office preview: Sparse new releases over Super Bowl weekend


It’s the time of year where new releases are few and far between. Awards season has saturated the box office with Oscar nominees and critically acclaimed films. Movies like Frozen, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street have accumulated large audiences over the past few weeks. In stark contrast to last weekend’s release of […]

Weekend Box Office: Ride Along to new January record


January is proving to be its own blockbuster month. Just last week, the Afghan war drama Lone Survivor nearly broke Cloverfield’s January record of $40M. This week, Ride Along actually broke the record, with a $41.5M three-day opening and a massive $48.6M over the four-day MLK weekend, becoming the largest January opening. The cop comedy, […]

My Week With Marilyn: an homage to actors


My Week With Marilyn, the new feature adaptation of Colin Clark’s memoir of the same name, has been receiving a lot of buzz prior to its debut today — especially in terms of its leading lady, Michelle Williams, in the title role of Marilyn Monroe. First-time feature director Simon Curtis at the Screen Actor’s Guild […]

No high expectations for Snoop Dogg, Khalifa flick


Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa starring in their own stoner flick? Sounds like potentially one of the worst ideas to come out of the music business lately — but then again, there was P.O.I. Yesterday, the two rappers, dubiously known for their association with and admiration of Mary Jane (and we’re not talking Watson here), […]

Brad Pitt to retire in three years


In an interview for Australian show 60 Minutes, Brad Pitt stated that he would like to act for another three years, when he turns 50. When pressed on the matter, the actor said that he was enjoying his role as a producer and saw his future as being behind the camera. The interview, shot in Tokyo […]