|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $368,624,157 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #371)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Green Hornet (Director), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Director), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Story Creator), L’écume des jours (Director), L’écume des jours (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Neal H. Moritz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson|
October 18th, 2016
It’s a bad week for the home market. There are only two first-run releases and neither of them are worth picking up. There’s not a lot of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, etc. to make up the gap. However, there is one truly great release, Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro from The Criterion Collection. The Blu-ray costs a lot, but it is a must have for fans of Guillermo Del Toro, especially his earlier Spanish-language work: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth.
July 1st, 2016
It is a slow week for limited releases, with only five earning enough reviews to talk about. Of these, Our Kind of Traitor is earning the loudest buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. There are three films that are earning great reviews, but two of them are foreign-language films and the other is a documentary. None of them are expected to be hits in theaters.
November 10th, 2014
It is not a very deep week on the home market. Leading the way is How to Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack. The film failed to live up to high expectations at the box office, but it earned Oscar-worthy reviews. If it doesn't at least earn a nomination for Best Feature-Length Animated Film, I would be shocked. So it should come as no surprise that the Pick of the Week is The Compleat Al, which is making its DVD debut this week.
July 18th, 2014
It is a really bad weekend for limited releases. There are a dozen films on this week's list, but the best-reviewed release is Alive Inside, which is earning 64% positive reviews. On the other hand, the film with the loudest buzz is Wish I Was Here, which is opening in 68 theaters.
November 22nd, 2013
This week's list of limited releases is kind of mixed. Frozen is coming out this week for a prestige opening before expanding wide on Wednesday and it is virtually guaranteed box office success. On the other hand, most of the rest of the films are documentaries, which almost never have breakout success. Every documentary on this list looks interesting, but of the non-Frozen releases, I think Philomena has the best shot at box office success.
|11/22/2013||Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?||Himself||$132,409||$0||$132,409|
|7/1/2016||Microbe et Gasoil||Director||$63,802||$1,295||$65,097|
|7/18/2014||L’écume des jours||Screenwriter,|
|11/22/2013||Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?||Screenwriter,|
|3/8/2013||The We and the I||Screenwriter,|
|1/14/2011||The Green Hornet||Director||$98,780,042||$130,375,461||$229,155,503|
|4/2/2010||The Thorn in the Heart||Director||$7,376||$0||$7,376|
|2/22/2008||Be Kind Rewind||Director||$11,175,164||$19,719,083||$30,894,247|
|9/22/2006||La science des rêves||Director||$4,670,644||$10,467,288||$15,137,932|
|3/3/2006||Dave Chappelle's Block Party||Director||$11,718,595||$333,329||$12,051,924|
|3/19/2004||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotles…||Story Creator,|