Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Attila '74: The Rape of Cyprus

Cypriot-born filmmaker Michalis Cacoyiannis, who directed the acclaimed 1975 documentary this clip comes from, died earlier this month at age 89.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

'Captain America' knocks off 'Harry Potter' at the box office

"Captain America: The First Avenger" opened with $65.8 million at the box-office this weekend, knocking "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II" from its perch as the No. 1 movie in the U.S.

But don't worry about Harry Potter. The final installment in the long-running series took in another $48 million this weekend, bringing its box-office total so far to $274.1 million.

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Numbers for Weekend of July 22, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

'Harry Potter' earns $169.2M in opening weekend

From Brandon Gray's analysis of the weekend's record-setting debut of the last "Harry Potter" installment.
Working its final movie mojo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 soared into the record books with the highest-grossing opening weekend ever. The series finale drew $169.2 million on around 11,100 screens at 4,375 locations, dethroning The Dark Knight's $158.4 million.

Deathly Hallows Part 2's first weekend flew past the previous franchise high of $125 million, posted by Deathly Hallows Part 1 last November, and it topped the franchise in terms of estimated attendance as well. While its opening gross also out-distanced The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($135.6 million) and the first Spider-Man ($114.8 million), Deathly Hallows Part 2's estimated opening attendance was less than those titles, ranking sixth overall.

After conjuring the opening day record of $91.1 million on Friday (buoyed by a record-shattering $43.5 million midnight launch), Deathly Hallows Part 2 saw the steepest Friday-to-Saturday drop on record for a non-holiday first weekend, falling 53 percent to $42.4 million. Its Saturday slotted ninth among the top-grossing Saturdays of all time. On Sunday, it declined 16 percent to $35.7 million, which ranked fourth on the all-time Sunday grosses chart.

'Conan The Barbarian' (2011) Red Band Trailer

'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer In High-Res

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Willy Wonka 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

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Box Office Numbers for Weekend of July 15, 2011

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Numbers for Weekend of July 15, 2011

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer

'300' Sequel 'Battle of Artemisia'

Didn't all the Spartans die at the end of "300"? That won't stop Hollywood from making a sequel, presumably without an Spartans.

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Weekend Box Office: 'Deathly Hallows' Casts A Box Office Spell

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Movie Tavern: Dinner and a movie ... all in one place

People love to go to the movies. People usually grab a bite to eat before or after a movie. Why not combine a restaurant and movie theater? Better yet, serve your favorite draft brew or mixed drink, which you can enjoy before, during or after the movie.

What a concept. Why didn't I think of this?

Movie Tavern, a Texas-based chain, has opened its 15th location in the U.S. and first in Pennsylvania near Collegeville.

It's a whole new movie experience that will leave you wondering why you'd ever go back to a regular theater.

You know this is not your mother's movie theater from the moment you walk in the doors.

Movie Tavern features a full bar with three big-screen TVs, lounge seating to enjoy a snack or beverage before or after the movie and personal table side service inside each of its eight theaters.

You heard it right. Servers will bring food and drinks to you while the movie is playing.

The comfortable stadium seating comes with individual tabletops and a service call button so you don't interrupt other patrons when you need a server to come to you. (Hint: Get to the theater at least 30 minutes before your feature starts so you can place your food order).

And you get real napkins and silverware. No plastic forks and knives in this place.

If you just want to watch a movie, the tickets prices in the eight first-run theaters are comparable to other area theaters. No extra charges to see a movie ... unless you order food or drink.

The Movie Tavern menu offers a wide variety of food choices, including burgers, sandwiches and wraps, skewers and salads.

Appetizers run in the $6-$8.50 range. Burgers and sliders will run you $8.50-$9.75. You can also order a 10-inch personal pizza starting at $8.75 with additional toppings at .75 cents each.

Sandwiches and wraps run in the $7.50 to $9.75 range.

Movie Tavern offers a half-dozen beers on tap as well as bottled beer, a variety of wines and margaritas.

You can also order from the Kids Meals menu, offering five different choices plus a small drink for kids under 12.

If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, you can try a milkshake, fruit smoothies, soft drinks, coffee and bottled water.

And yes, you can still buy popcorn and other theater concession favorites, but where else can you enjoy a slice of red velvet cake or brownie bottom pie? Only at Movie Tavern's "Reel Dessert" area.

Movie Tavern lives up to its slogan: "Movies Never Tasted So Good"

The Collegeville Movie Tavern is located in the Providence Town Center, 140 Market St., right off Route 422.

For more information about what's playing the menu and prices, visit the Movie Tavern website.

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'Transformers' Tops 2011 Box Office

In just two weeks of release, "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" has already grossed more than $261 million in the U.S., making it the top box office hit of 2011.

The only movie on the horizon that can top it is the last installment of "Harry Potter."

Let the battle begin.

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Numbers for Weekend of July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

3-D helps lift 'Transformers' to $400M global haul

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'Star Wars' according to a 3-year-old

Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending July 3, 2011

Rentrak Announces Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending July 3, 2011

Paramount Animation launches

Paramount Pictures to Launch Paramount Animation

'Harry Potter' Finale Sells Out More Than 2,000 Showtimes on Fandango

'Harry Potter' Finale Sells Out More Than 2,000 Showtimes on Fandango

'The Trip' - Official Trailer

Avoid these films on DVD

If you paid money to see the movies below, I feel sorry for you. Don't make the same mistake now that they are on DVD.

No Strings Attached

The Roommate

I Saw The Devil

How Do You Know

Gulliver's Travels


The Switch

Repo Men

Fair Game


I Am Number Four

Yogi Bear