|As an Actor||Leading||11||$231,376,463||$182,009,706||$413,386,169|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$21,824,338||$15,867,027||$37,691,365|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 31 films, with $1,125,755,986 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,192)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Carolyn Burnham (American Beauty), Sue (Open Range), Sylvie Fowler (The Women), Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger (The Siege), Nic (The Kids Are All Right)|
|Most productive collaborators: Lisa Cholodenko, Denzel Washington, Edward Zwick, Meg Ryan, Diane English|
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
July 14th, 2014
There is actually a $100 million hit on this week's list of new releases, which puts it miles ahead of most of recent weeks. Unfortunately, that new release is Rio 2, which isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't Pick of the Week material either. Worse still, there is practically no depth this week and almost none of the new DVDs / Blu-rays are Pick of the Week contenders. Fortunately, "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to the rescue with Mandatory Fun, which is a CD, which I normally don't talk about. As far as DVDs and Blu-rays are concerned, Orphan Black: Season 2 on Blu-ray is clearly the best.
March 7th, 2014
This week the list of limited releases includes The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is earning amazing buzz and arguably better reviews. It will likely dominate the per theater chart so much so that the rest of the films might suffer as as result. This would be too bad, because there are several other films that deserve to find an audience. Grand Piano and In Fear are both earning great reviews, but as horror films playing on Video on Demand, their box office numbers will be nothing more than an afterthought. There are also a couple of comedies I'm interested in seeing, Journey To The West and No Clue, although the latter is only playing in Canada.
July 19th, 2013
Every week we try and find a limited release with potential to expand significantly. This week there are two such films that appeared to be contenders: Girl Most Likely and Only God Forgives. Then the reviews came in and the chances of limited release success became a lot more limited. There are a few films earning stunning reviews: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Ways to Live Forever. I'm not sure any will expand significantly. Grabbers' reviews are not quite as strong, but it is the film I'm looking forward to seeing the most.
May 7th, 2013
There are a flood of Blu-rays from Echo Bridge coming out this week. This includes The Hoax (Buy from Amazon), which I previously reviewed; Dragon Lord (Buy from Amazon), a Jackie Chan film from 1982; Fortress (Buy from Amazon) a middling sci-fi action film; and many others. I was able to get screeners for three of these films, starting with The Grifters.
|12/25/2016||20th Century Women||Dorothea||$0||$0||$0|
|11/23/2016||Rules Don’t Apply||Lucy Mabrey||$3,310,713||$0||$3,310,713|
|3/20/2015||Danny Collins||Mary Sinclair||$5,637,066||$1,864,066||$7,501,132|
|3/7/2014||The Face of Love||Nikki||$385,069||$773,808||$1,158,877|
|7/19/2013||Girl Most Likely||Zelda||$1,378,591||$1,193,150||$2,571,741|
|3/15/2013||Ginger & Rosa||Bella||$1,012,973||$402,923||$1,415,896|
|12/31/2010||Dirty Tricks||Helen Thomas||$0||$0||$0|
|7/9/2010||The Kids Are All Right||Nic||$20,811,365||$15,464,104||$36,275,469|
|5/7/2010||Mother and Child||Karen||$1,110,509||$3,900,000||$5,010,509|
|12/31/2008||A Woman of No Importance||$0||$0||$0|
|9/12/2008||The Women||Sylvie Fowler||$26,902,075||$23,201,733||$50,103,808|
|10/20/2006||Running With Scissors||Deirdre Burroughs||$6,860,000||$1,846,701||$8,706,701|
|10/15/2004||Being Julia||Julia Lambert||$7,739,049||$6,749,656||$14,488,705|
|3/3/2000||What Planet Are You From?||Susan Hart-Anderson||$6,291,602||$0||$6,291,602|
|9/15/1999||American Beauty||Carolyn Burnham||$130,058,047||$226,200,000||$356,258,047|
|1/15/1999||In Dreams||Claire Cooper||$12,017,369||$0||$12,017,369|
|11/6/1998||The Siege||Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger||$40,934,175||$75,691,623||$116,625,798|
|12/13/1996||Mars Attacks!||Barbara Land||$37,771,017||$63,600,000||$101,371,017|
|12/29/1995||Richard III||Queen Elizabeth||$2,684,904||$1,519,953||$4,204,857|
|11/17/1995||The American President||Sydney Ellen Wade||$60,022,813||$47,800,000||$107,822,813|
|10/21/1994||Love Affair||Terry McKay||$18,272,894||$0||$18,272,894|
|3/15/1991||Guilty by Suspicion||Ruth Merrill||$9,445,090||$0||$9,445,090|
|12/7/1990||The Grifters||Myra Langtry||$12,850,000||$0||$12,850,000|
|9/12/1990||Postcards from the Edge||Evelyn Ames||$37,963,281||$0||$37,963,281|
|6/17/1988||The Great Outdoors||Kate||$41,455,230||$0||$41,455,230|