|As an Actor||Inverviewee||2||$58,568||$0||$58,568|
|In Technical Roles||Director||9||$285,102,140||$286,289,379||$571,391,519|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $571,391,519 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #249)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Twilight (Director), Vanilla Sky (Production Designer), Red Riding Hood (Director), Red Riding Hood (Executive Producer), Three Kings (Production Designer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Herself (Finding Joe), Herself (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel)|
|Most productive collaborators: Amanda Seyfried, Billy Burke, Gary Oldman, David Leslie Johnson, Jennifer Davisson Killoran|
November 5th, 2013
Twilight came out in 2008 to a mixture of high buzz and abject horror. There were a lot of people who were major fans of the book series by Stephenie Meyer, while others consider Stephenie Meyer the worst author of all time. That might be a bit harsh. The first movie opened with mixed reviews, but smashed through all expectations with nearly $200 million domestically. A year later, New Moon came out and despite earning just 27% positive reviews. That's awful any way you look at it, but even so, it earned nearly $300 million at the box office. Clearly this franchise is critic-proof and I'm under no delusion that any of my criticisms will stop anyone from buying this 10-disc Blu-ray box set. I'm so convinced that no one will change their minds over my opinion of the movie that I'm going to keep that portion of the review to a minimum and concentrate on the extras instead. After all, anyone interested in this box set has already made up their mind about the movie and just want to know if this box set has enough extras to be worth the price.
October 14th, 2013
It's a good week on the home market with two $100 million hits coming out: The Heat and Pacific Rim. I've heard good things about both films, but unfortunately, neither screener has arrived. Also, while we have two big release on top, there's not a lot of depth and we quickly run into releases that would be filler during a normal week. At the time I started this column, no new releases for the week had arrived on time, but at least that gave me a chance to get a bit caught up on some of the previous late arrivals. This list includes two contenders for Pick of the Week: White Collar: Season Four and Modern Family: Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but the latter won out for Pick of the Week honors.
September 13th, 2013
The list of new limited releases is shorter than it was last week, but there are more films earning Award-worthy reviews this week than there were last week. Wadjda, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Sample This, and Blue Caprice are all either above 90%, or very close to it. Of those four, Blue Caprice has the best shot at breakout success, but I hope they all thrive in limited release.
|12/31/2017||Love Letters to the Dead||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|11/6/2015||Miss You Already||Executive Producer,|
|3/11/2011||Red Riding Hood||Director,|
|12/1/2006||The Nativity Story||Director||$37,629,831||$8,679,813||$46,309,644|
|6/3/2005||The Lords of Dogtown||Director||$11,273,517||$2,150,848||$13,424,365|
|12/14/2001||Vanilla Sky||Production Designer||$100,614,858||$102,111,747||$202,726,605|
|10/1/1999||Three Kings||Production Designer||$60,652,036||$47,100,000||$107,752,036|