Category Archives: Thinking About Movies

The Weekend Box Office And The 1,000th Post.

Good Monday Morning, Everyone. The third installment of the “Madagascar” franchise stampeded to the top of the box office heap over the weekend, taking in $60.3 million, making it a more compelling moviegoing option than Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” which finished … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must-Read.

Happy Monday, Everyone. “Snow White and the Huntsman” took a big bite out of the weekend’s box office action, opening with a strong $56.2 million, despite a mixed critical reception. “Men in Black 3” finished second with “The Avengers” rounding … Continue reading

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So There Really Are Men in Black, Right? Right????

With the release of “Men in Black 3,” The Guardian takes a look at the folklore surrounding UFO sightings, specifically, the tales of black-clad men who were rumored to show up in the wake of such sightings to talk to … Continue reading

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A Cineaste Guest Post: An Extended Analysis of “The Avengers.”

(Editor’s Note: This guest post comes courtesy of my longtime pal, work colleague and occasional editor Michael Duck. He runs a great lit mag called Crunchable and has been kind enough, over the years, to publish some of my non-fiction … Continue reading

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The Return Of Whit Stillman.

If you were in your 20s in the 1990s and were even remotely interested in film, then the chances were pretty good that you were a huge fan of Whit Stillman’s hyper-verbal “Metropolitan,” and its follow-up “Barcelona.” The director breaks … Continue reading

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The Five Funniest Movies Of All Time?

Empire magazine is looking for your vote. Can you whittle down the list to a top five? Which movies, over and over, just make you crack up? You can click through on the link or leave your own thoughts in … Continue reading

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What To Do About A Problem Called Woody?

With his latest movie “To Rome, With Love” set to hit theaters this summer, the kids at Gawker contemplate the eternal question: Is it possible really love Woody Allen’s movies? Or do you just like them in much the same … Continue reading

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