In Theaters. It’s the week of Bond 24 — or Spectre, if you will — and no one can be happier than Hollywood after last week’s debacle at the box office. And if you have kids, or are nostalgic for your childhood, there’s an alternative Big Deal out there, though by the age of eight, […]
Yes, it’s another over-stuffed week at the movies. The notable difference is that a lot of it is easier to dismiss out of hand. Of the six movies opening this week, I’d call four of them marginal at best. That, of course, is subjective and has no relation to whether or not they will make money.
In Theaters. Next week is when the new James Bond picture comes out, and that means the studios have — for all intents and purposes — come up with some floor sweepings for us. No one expects this week’s three mainstream titles to make a nickel, so no one much minds sacrificing them to the […]
I recently received a royalty check on my book Charlie Chan at the Movies and realized that the start date on that project is now 30 years old. The book itself has only been out 26 years. It took a long time to write a book in those days when research materials were scarce and […]
It’s no good glossing o’er the facts — last week was either a disappointment or a tough slog or both. As if to make up for it this week the movie gods are treating us to three mainstream titles, two art titles, and one of those faith-based pictures. The word overkill comes readily to mind.