Posts Tagged: Movies

"What we do is go to the movies."

That’s a quote from a wonderful L.A. Times article on this year’s booming box office under the comically generic headline “Box-office revenue up for 2009″. The piece goes somewhat deeper than the headline suggests, considering whether booming box office and increased attendance this year are economically-driven or if something fundamental is underway in the way… Read more »

Good times in bad times

Big media outlets are waking up to the phenomenal box office and admissions numbers being generated so far this year. On Sunday, the New York Times weighed in with the news that movie theaters are a bargain: Helping feed the surge is the mix of movies, which have been more audience-friendly in recent months as… Read more »

Academy Award nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced today. The entire list is available at www.oscars.com. BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) A Kennedy/Marshall Production; Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production; Brian Grazer, Ron… Read more »