When “300: Rise of an Empire,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2006′s surprise blockbuster hit, promises a tidal wave of blood in Lena Headey’s opening monologue, they’re not kidding. It’s even right there on the movie poster. Luckily though, every Greek and Persian has multiple pints –… Continue reading '300: Rise of an Empire': By the Numbers Review
If you’re like us, there’s no point in watching movies unless you’re going to obsessively keep track of how often certain things happen in them. What use is entertainment without math, right?? So to celebrate the release of the new James Bond film, we watched all 23 officially sanctioned adventures — including Skyfall — and compiled many relevant statistics to improve your quality of life.
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Review in a Hurry: It’s safe to say Safe star Jason Statham kicks butt—what’s new, right? This formulaic but entertaining action flick, about an ex-cop who guards an orphaned girl from gangsters, packs a punch with high-adrenaline stunts and shoot-’em-ups. But try to dodge the silly plot. … Continue reading Movie Review: Safe Predictably Kicks Butt, Takes Names and Makes Time to Crunch Numbers
For Hollywood in 2011, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Internationally, the film business was booming: according to estimates, studios earned $ 13.53 billion overseas in 2011, an increase of 6 to 8 percent from 2010 and a new all-time record. Unfortunately, that success didn’t extend to U.S. shores: ticket sales dropped to 1.28 billion in 2011, the lowest total since… Continue reading Box Office Slump 2011: Ticket Sales Drop to 16 Year Lows, International Numbers Increase