Friday, August 8, 2014

Must-see on DVD: 'Philomena'

It took me awhile but I finally got around to watching all nine films in the Best Picture category for the 2013 Academy Awards. The last one I saw was "Philomena" just the other night. What a wonderful film. Judi Dench is brilliant as always, but Steve Coogan also gives a powerful performance.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' tops $11M at box-office

"America," the new documentary by filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza continues to do well at the box-office, adding another $1.6 million over the weekend to bring its four-week total to $11.4 million.The film is already among the Top 20 films in the documentary genre and No. 7 in the "Political Documentary" genre.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

'Planet of the Apes' Doesn't Monkey Around in Massive $73M Box-Office Opening

'Planet of the Apes' Doesn't Monkey Around in Massive $73 Million Box-Office Opening

Dinish D'Souza's 'America' tops $8 million at box-office

"America" by conservative filmmaker/author Dinesh D'Souza continues to do well at the U.S. box office, earning $2.4 million over the July 11-13 weekend,  bringing its three-week domestic total to $8.2 million. That's good enough to make the Top 20 in documentary film grosses and No. 7 for political documentaries. 

D'Souza's previous film - "2016: Obama's America" - is the No. 2 all-time political documentary, earning $33.5 million in 2012.

'2016: Obama's America' also earned $6.4 million in DVD/Blu-Ray sales. So take that, Costco.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Dinesh D'Souza film 'America' scores at the box office


The No. 1 film the Fourth of July weekend at the box-office was the latest 'Transformer' sequel, but "America," the new documentary by filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza did remarkable business, finishing No. 11 at the box office in just 1,100 theaters (compared to 4,200 for "Transformers.") The documentary took in $2.7 million to bring its two-week total to $4 million.