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If Criterion were ever to release an edition of the Arnold Schwarzenegger / Danny… Continue reading Criterion Corner: September Releases Deliver Sex, Death, And French People
An intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE’S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, this is the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Anna and… Continue reading The September Issue
The mighty housemaids of ‘The Help’ were finally felled by a microscopic bug. Steven Soderbergh’s new all-too-plausible pandemic thriller ‘Contagion’ ended the three-week reign of ‘The Help,’ debuting at No. 1 and earning an estimated $ 23.1 million. The all-star disaster movie beat three other new wide releases to claim the top spot at the box office.
With predictions running in the $ 22 to $ 24 million range, ‘Contagion’ did… Continue reading 'Contagion' Spreads in Theaters: Box Office Report September 9-11
Can you feel the love this weekend? The 3D re-release of ‘The Lion King’ turned out to be a roaring success beyond anyone’s expectations. The updated version of the 1994 Disney classic debuted at No. 1, snatching the box office throne from ‘Contagion’ and clawing past three other newcomers (‘Drive,’ ‘Straw Dogs,’ and ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’) to rule at the cineplex.
According to studio estimates, ‘Lion King’… Continue reading 'The Lion King' Roars Again: Box Office Report September 16-18
Aptly, moviegoers celebrated Labor Day weekend by watching a film about underappreciated household workers. For the third straight weekend, period dramedy ‘The Help’ was the top movie at the box office, ending the summer season by fending off three more action-packed newcomers: ‘The Debt,’ ‘Apollo 18′ and ‘Shark Night 3D.’
From Friday to Sunday, ‘The Help’ earned an estimated $ 14.2 million, a microscopic… Continue reading 'The Help' Fights Off Sharks, Spies and Aliens: Box Office Report September 2-5