|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $125,209,295 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #20,555)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: (Did You Hear About the Morgans?), Anne (The Missing), Michelle (Once Upon a Forest), Grace (Darling Companion), Galatea Dunkle / Helen Hinkle (On the Road)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Queen of Earth (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Hugh Grant, Susan Bode, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tommy Lee Jones, Ron Howard|
October 25th, 2015
I got a chance to review the last Mad Men release as the Complete Series Megaset came out the same week as the DVD and Blu-ray for Season Seven, Part Two. I requested the Megaset, but I got the final two-disc release. I hate reviewing partial seasons, especially when it is the second half of a season where I didn't review the first half. These tend to be nothing but spoilers, making it nearly impossible to review. Is that this case here? Yes. So we can't get into details, as we hit spoilers right away. Fortunately, this is the end of the series, so details are less important than seeing what happens to the characters and if their arcs had satisfying conclusions. Is that the case?
August 28th, 2015
There are practically no films on this week's list that I think have a shot at box office success. That's not to say there are no films earning great reviews, but all of them have something that will hold them back. Most of the time, it's a simultaneous Video on Demand run. This includes Turbo Kid (Video on Demand); Z for Zachariah (Video on Demand); and Queen of Earth (Video on Demand). All could find audiences, but they will find them on the home market.
October 17th, 2014
It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.).
August 22nd, 2014
It's a short list this week with only a handful of films. Fortunately, there are two films opening in limited release that are earning strong buzz and great reviews: Love is Strange and The One I Love. Both should find audiences in theaters. Another film, To Be Takei, is also earning great reviews and could do better than most documentaries.
January 5th, 2014
It is a relatively slow week this week. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up, in fact, there's a close race for Pick of the Week. It's just none of the releases were monster hits at the theaters. This includes a couple of documentaries, The Act of Killing and Inequality for All, as well as a couple of TV on DVD releases, Archer: Season Four and Being Human: Complete Third Season. However, in the end, I went with We Are What We Are on DVD or Blu-ray for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Being Human: Complete Third Season on DVD or Blu-ray earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release.
November 13th, 2013
Season Six of Mad Men is the penultimate season for the show. This is bittersweet for fans, because a lot of them will be losing their favorite show. Also, it makes the expectations really high. Fans will demand the show go off on high note and any sign of a decrease in quality might send them off in a panic. Are there reasons to panic? Or does it look like the seventh and final season will be a great send off for the show?
October 15th, 2012
Mad Men was not a breakout hit when it first aired in 2006. Granted, it was AMC's most watched series premiere, but it still couldn't crack 1 million total viewers. This most recent season saw it crack 1 million in the prime demographic for the first time ever. The show is more popular than it has ever been, but is the quality also going up?
|8/26/2015||Queen of Earth||Catherine||$86,616||$45,771||$132,387|
|10/17/2014||Listen Up Philip||Ashley Kane||$200,126||$13,946||$214,072|
|8/22/2014||The One I Love||Sophie||$511,635||$95,214||$606,849|
|12/21/2012||On the Road||Galatea Dunkle / Helen Hinkle||$720,828||$8,592,474||$9,313,302|
|5/15/2012||A Buddy Story||$0||$0||$0|
|12/18/2009||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||$29,580,087||$50,900,479||$80,480,566|
|6/18/1993||Once Upon a Forest||Michelle||$5,274,950||$0||$5,274,950|
|8/26/2015||Queen of Earth||Producer||$86,616||$45,771||$132,387|