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‘Harry Potter’ Stupefies Competition

There was no competition for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at this weekend’s Box Office as it hauled in $79.5 million. The runner-up, Ice Age 3, did less than a quarter of what HP and the HBP did, bringing in only $17.7 million. The five day total for Harry Potter is $159.7 million, which […]

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Did Twitter cost ‘Bruno’ millions?

How much does word of mouth affect a film’s box office? Thanks to modern social networking devices like Twitter and Facebook, word of mouth is getting louder. WebProNews points us to an article that appeared in TIME online yesterday that suggests Twitter cost Bruno millions. Instant-messaging can make or break a film within 24 hours. […]

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Bruno Beats Off All Competition

Apologies for the incredibly inappropriate headline, but I couldn’t resist. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno opens with a narrow victory over Ice Age 3 this week with an impressive $30.4 million. Perhaps this means Cohen will drop character and start doing public appearances as himself? The Hurt Locker added 51 screens this week and thus increased […]

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REVIEW: ‘Bruno’

Grade: C+ It’s always a fun watching a theatre full of people wriggle in their seats because a film makes them so uncomfortable. They lower in their chairs, they attempt to hide their faces, and they cry out with many “ohs” and “ewws” as the film goes on. Such was the reaction at the screening […]

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NEW IN THEATRES: The Gay, but Not

Strange how two films about straight men feigning homosexuality are released in the same week. There are also plenty of Indie films that you might have missed that are expanding this week including The Hurt Locker, Whatever Works, and Moon. Here are Two to See, One to Avoid for the week of July 10, 2009: […]

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Michael Jackson Jokes Edited Out of ‘Bruno’

Last night in my News and Links update I mentioned that Bruno was in trouble because apparently there is a scene where he meets with Latoya Jackson and delivers several Michael Jackson jokes. Well, today /Film is reporting that the scene in question was edited out of the LA premiere. Universal made the decision to […]

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News and Links: Wrapping Up the Weekend

Sorry for the lack of activity the past couple of days. I’ve had some family activities that have kept me pretty occupied. Anyway, here’s a wrap-up of what’s going on this weekend: Film News: /Film reports that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno was recut to prevent offending members of the Hollywood gay community. This doesn’t make […]

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News and Links: Goodbye Penn, Guten Tag Bruno

Tuesday has made up for the slow Monday with lots of casting and film news as well as a few trailers and more. Here are the news and links from around the web for Tuesday, June 16, 2009: Casting/Hiring News: Rope of Silicon points to The Hollywood Reporter story saying that Leonardo Dicaprio is going […]

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