February 20th, 2006
As usual, there's a very strange mix of DVDs coming out tomorrow with something for even the most unique of tastes. As for the best of the best, The Memory of a Killer
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is the DVD Pick of the Week, only the third foreign language
film to earn that distinction. Honorable mentions include two films that were unfortunately neglected when they first came out, Class of 1984
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. Neither of which would be considered high art, but I like them and getting to highlight personal favorites of mine is one of the perks of the job.
September 27th, 2005
As expected, A History of Violence led the per theatre charts this weekend with an average of $36,857 in 14 theatres.
Even if the film wasn't going to expand its theatre count, it would still top David Cronenberg's previous film and depending on how well it holds onto its average as it expands, it could become one of his biggest commercial successes.
The only other member of the $10,000 club was Oliver Twist, which earned $68,447 in just 5 theatres for an average of $13,689, which is a little below what I was expecting.
September 20th, 2005
It's safe to say that Award Season is unofficially underway, as there were four films in the $10,000 club with another just behind.
Leading the way was the prestige opening of The Corpse Bride, which pulled in almost $400,000 in just 5 theatres for an average of $77,016.
Next up was the Oscar hopeful Proof, which made close to $200,000 in 8 theatres for a $24,230 per theatre average.
And lastly we have two films with nearly identical per theatre averages, Separate Lies and Everything is Illuminated with averages of $11,171 and $11,134 respectively.
September 16th, 2005
It's the best time of the year for quality limited releases as studios try and release films they hope will be contenders for the various award shows coming up. That doesn't mean all of this week's films are high quality, just that there are more high quality films than are usual released in one week.
September 15th, 2005
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Cry Wolf
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