|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$543,027||$13,498,339||$14,041,366|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$6,186,652||$114,167,925||$120,354,577|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $286,763,882 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12,098)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Anne, Queen of France (The Musketeer), The Mother (Persepolis), Kathy (Dancer in the Dark), Eliane Devries (Indochine), Gaby (8 femmes)|
|Most productive collaborators: Francois Ozon, Gerard Depardieu, Eric Altmayer, Fabrice Luchini, Nicolas Altmayer|
|Born: October 22nd, 1943 (73 years old)|
October 18th, 2017
It is one of those weeks. There’s a massive release coming out, which has scared away nearly all of the competition, so it is a really shallow week. Fortunately, that huge release is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is not only one of the biggest hits of the year, it is also one of the reviewed. It isn’t the only contender for Pick of the Week, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack wins that honor.
July 21st, 2017
Looking at this week’s list of limited releases, it is hard to come up with any film that has a real shot at box office success. Landline has the loudest buzz, but its reviews are merely good. All of the rest of the films are either foreign-language films or are playing on VOD and both of those factors will limit their box office chances.
July 28th, 2014
I is not a bad week on the home market, as we do have a $100 million hit coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. Unfortunately, this $100 million hit is Noah, which is a good movie, but not a Pick of the Week contender. Worse still, it is a very shallow week and on the first page of Amazon.com's new releases list, there are releases that on a normal week would be filler. There are a trio of Pick of the Week contenders: Finding Vivian Maier - Buy from Amazon; It Felt Like Love - Buy from Amazon; and Marty - Blu-ray Buy from Amazon. All three are worth picking up, but in the end I went with Marty as Pick of the Week.
March 14th, 2014
There could be as many as two-dozen limited releases opening this week, which is insane. That's so many that I'm going to have to limit the ones I talk about to those that I can easily find release dates and / or theater listings for on official sites. (I should really do this every week, because too many times I talk about a film opening in limited release, only to never hear about the movie again.) The competition is overwhelming, but there are a few that rise above the crowd. Veronica Mars is opening wider than any other film and its reviews are pretty good. On the other hand, it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might be really weak. Bad Words is only opening in six theaters tonight, but since it already has a wide expansion planned for the 28th, one could say it is the biggest release of the week. There are several other films on this week's list that could find an audience (Enemy, Exposed, On My Way, etc.) but the competition will likely prove to be too much.
January 26th, 2014
Jack Lemmon starred in some of the greatest movies ever made. That is not a hyperbole. Some Like it Hot is arguably the greatest comedy every made. The Odd Couple, The Apartment, Grumpy Old Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, etc. The list of great movies he was in goes on and on and on. This week, two of his lesser known movies come out on DVD for the first time. To give you some perspective, neither The April Fools nor The War Between Men and Women have any reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. They have clearly faded from public memory. Do they deserve to be rediscovered? Or is there a reason they didn't get a DVD release till now?
|12/9/2016||Le tout nouveau testament||Martine||$127,910||$13,467,450||$13,595,360|
|3/11/2016||La tete haute||The Judge||$26,144||$30,889||$57,033|
|5/15/2015||L'homme qu'on aimait trop||Renee Le Roux||$277,528||$0||$277,528|
|4/10/2015||Dans la cour||$0||$23,793||$23,793|
|3/17/2015||Le vice et la vertu||$0||$0||$0|
|2/13/2015||3 coeurs||Sylvie and Sophie's Mother||$182,522||$0||$182,522|
|11/22/2013||Elle s'en va||Bettie||$311,372||$1,874,179||$2,185,551|
|12/31/2012||Astérix et Obélix: Au service de Sa…||Queen Cordelia||$0||$60,680,125||$60,680,125|
|10/12/2012||L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie||Anne||$158,411||$0||$158,411|
|8/17/2012||Les bien-aimés||Madeleine 2||$124,405||$0||$124,405|
|1/22/2010||La fille du RER||$208,163||$0||$208,163|
|11/14/2008||Un conte de Noël||Junon||$1,060,922||$5,587,717||$6,648,639|
|5/13/2005||Rois & Reine (Kings and Queens)||Mme Vasset||$289,592||$0||$289,592|
|12/10/2004||A Talking Picture||Delfina||$20,237||$0||$20,237|
|9/7/2001||The Musketeer||Anne, Queen of France||$27,053,815||$0||$27,053,815|
|9/22/2000||Dancer in the Dark||Kathy||$4,157,491||$41,400,000||$45,557,491|
|12/25/1996||Thieves (Les Voleurs)||Marie Leblanc||$939,304||$0||$939,304|
|4/19/1996||Ma saison préfélrée||Emilie||$555,900||$0||$555,900|
|4/29/1983||The Hunger||Miriam Blaylock||$4,800,000||$0||$4,800,000|
|2/11/1981||Le dernier métro||Marion Steiner||$3,000,000||$0||$3,000,000|
|12/31/1969||The April Fools||Catherine Gunther||$0||$0||$0|
|4/10/1968||Belle de Jour||Séverine Serizy aka Belle de Jour||$4,030,203||$12,027||$4,042,230|