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    Venice Film Festival: Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Gathers High Praise for Empowered Narrative

    The 76th Venice Film Festival saw the world premiere of Haifaa Al-Mansour‘s “The Perfect Candidate,” screening at the PalaBiennale venue. Al-Mansour’s film is one of two in competition on the festival docket to be directed by a woman. Her past work includes “Nappily Ever After,” “Mary Shelley” and the BAFTA nominated “Wadjda.” “The Perfect Candidate” […] More

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    Box Office Results (02.23.14)

    Though ‘RoboCop (2014)‘ (Sony) maneuvered into #1 in most of the countries , just ahead of ‘The LEGO Movie‘ (WB) which lodged in firmly in to #1 every day this week which is also #2 at the international box office. This week, following our little men of blocks, ‘About Last Night (2014)‘ (SGem) takes #2, […] More

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    Box Office Results (01.19.13)

    Did you know that fans of Chris Pine called themselves “Pine Nuts”? How appropriate is that given the film that released this week? How exciting was the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards? Now, we have the SAG Awards and the, always exciting Oscars to look forward to! This week, ‘Lone Survivor‘ (Uni.) survived through […] More

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    A Remake-able Idea?

    I’m very much against Americans remaking foreign films because of the horrible results that come about; major tanks that deserve mentioning include ‘The Departed’ which was inspired by ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002) and ‘Godzilla’ (1998). That is to say, I’m not against foreign films inspiring American films. When the term ‘remake’ is used, most people think […] More

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    Box Office Results (12.22.13)

    Happy almost Christmas, but a great time to see movies because of the holidays! This week, on the international charts, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ (WB) completely engulfed the world, grossing over $100 million, no other film even coming near to the take on this one. And though ‘The Hobbit 2‘ remained on top […] More

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    Box Office Results (09.16.13)

    This week, the international scene was a battle of ice and fire, ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) freezing over the European countries and southern Asian countries, as ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ (LG) burned up the last few days of the week, melting down Monday and Tuesday, before Smaug lent his fire in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation […] More

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    Box Office Results (12.01.13)

    Happy December to you all! Hope the turkey and family time was good on you. This week, ‘Gravity‘ (WB) was the #1 selling film internationally, though most of the chart is saturated by ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ (LG), and then stands ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ (BV). Every day of the week, however, ‘Catching Fire‘ […] More

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    Box Office Results (11.17.13)

    The hammer of lightning has spoken and shot around to the world to the top of the charts, unopposed and undenied. The #1 grossing country is China, 3rd goes to Sandra Bullock and George Clooney floating through space, and the rest follows, dropping below $5 million per country. On the daily charts, Natalie Portman helped […] More

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    Box Office Results (11.03.13)

    What a week of tribulation the box office seemed to undergo. As ‘Gravity‘ (WB) and ‘Captain Phillips‘ (Sony) fought for #1 on the international box offices, only a few others managed to sprinkle themselves in with the two big dogs, Bullock and Clooney managed to captivate South Korea grossing just over $5 million while Jackman’s […] More

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    Box Office Results (10.27.13)

    With the release of ‘Carrie (2013)‘ (SGem) and ‘The Fifth Estate‘ (BV) in theaters, Gravity (WB) still blasted into #1 on the international charts, though lost its hold on the domestic charts, allowing ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa‘ (Par.) into #1 upon release into theaters. This week, ‘Gravity‘ clung for dear life to #1 on the […] More

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