With rumors of Carol Danvers being added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and news of The Rock playing Black Adam in Warner’s planned Shazam film, everyone’s talking about Captain Marvel. It’s a name with a screwy history, and you could quiz a cross-section of fans with “Who is Captain Marvel?” and come up with enough differing responses to make your head swim. Both Marvel… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Just Who Is Captain Marvel, Anyway?
The tenth anniversary year of 9/11 has been marked by tears, the death of Osama bin Laden, and even a new film about the deadly terrorist attacks — the coming ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. One 9/11 remembrance that was unexpected? Slumping box-office figures, which have seen audiences drop to the lowest attendance levels since the weekends immediately following Sept… Continue reading Movie Attendance Down to Post-9/11 Levels
‘New Year’s Eve’ was supposed to bring the party this weekend, but it played more like a New Year’s Day hangover. It mustered an estimated $ 13.7 million, about half what it was expected to earn. Still, on one of the most lackluster box office weekends all year, that was enough for a victory.
‘New Year’s Eve’ was director Garry Marshall’s follow-up to his similar holiday-themed, all-star ensemble romantic comedy ‘Valentine’s… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'New Year's Eve' Drops the Ball, Wins Anyway