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Zoe Kazan

Zoe Kazan
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Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $340,332,221 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9,108)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gabby Adler (It’s Complicated), Emily (The Big Sick), Maureen Grube (Revolutionary Road), LeBlanc (Our Brand is Crisis), Angie (In the Valley of Elah)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Ruby Sparks (Screenwriter), Ruby Sparks (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Showalter, Holly Hunter, Emily V. Gordon, Judd Apatow
Born: September 9th, 1983 (34 years old)

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$151,605,636$188,726,585$340,332,221
Lead Ensemble Member3$43,088,577$10,867,893$53,956,470
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$2,540,106$6,242,872$8,782,978

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Big Sick

September 17th, 2017

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer? More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Sick and Tired

June 23rd, 2017

The Big Sick

Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise. More...

The Big Sick Trailer

June 12th, 2017

Romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, directed by Judd Apatow opens June 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for January 24th, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

The Handmaiden

It’s not a particularly good week for top-notch releases. There are only three contenders for Pick of the Week, one of which doesn’t come out till next week. I was able to review Pinocchio a week early. The others are a classic from the 1970s, The Man Who Fell To Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and an import from South Korea, The Handmaiden on DVD. Even though The Handmaiden is only coming out on DVD, it is still the best and is this week’s Pick of the Week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Release Dates are Bewitching

November 11th, 2016

The Love Witch

One of the more difficult aspects of this job is keeping track of release dates. For instance, we thought The Love Witch came out two weeks ago, but its release date changed at the last minute. The official site says it’s coming out this week, so if it gets changed again, it is not my fault. It arguably has the best reviews on this week’s list and it is the one I’m most interested in seeing. That said, it is too out there to expect it to find mainstream success. More...

Ask About Our Limited Releases

August 8th, 2014

What If poster

Last week, there was only one limited release that I thought would do well, Calvary. This week might be even weaker. There is only one film earning a good amount of buzz, What If. Unfortunately, its reviews are likely not as good as they need to be. Again like last week, there are also a couple of documentaries that could find audiences in limited release: Fifi Howls from Happiness and The Dog. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 3rd, 2014

June 2nd, 2014

It's not a bad week on the home market, given the time of year. Lone Survivor earned more than $100 million at the box office and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is clearly worth picking up. It isn't quite Pick of the Week material, on the other hand. There are a few choices including a pair of documentaries: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself - Buy from Amazon and Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction - Buy from Amazon. The third option was Attack on Titan, Part 1 - Blu-ray Combo Pack Regular Edition or Limited Edition. It was essentially a coin-toss between the three, but in the end I went with Plimpton! as Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Cash for Limited Releases

February 7th, 2014

Kids for Cash poster

It's another busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen of them on this week's list. This does mean I'm not going to be as talkative about each individual film, because there are just so many of them. Fortunately, there are also a few that are worth checking out, like Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Alphaville, etc. If I were to chose just one film, it would be Kids for Cash, but the subject matter will enrage you. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ruby Sparks

October 29th, 2012

Paul Dano is an incredibly talented actor; however, his track record at the box office has been spotty. Ruby Sparks had enough buzz going in that some thought it would expand semi-wide. It did start out well, but by the third week of limited release, it was clear it wasn't going to find a mainstream audience. Did it deserve to perform better? Is it too art house? Or is there another reason it failed to live up to some expectations. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Emily  $42,872,467 $10,132,987 $53,005,454
12/31/2016 There Are Monsters   $0 $0 $0
11/11/2016 The Monster Kathy  $12,544 $0 $12,544
9/23/2016 My Blind Brother Francie  $0 $0 $0
10/30/2015 Our Brand is Crisis LeBlanc  $7,002,261 $1,590,171 $8,592,432
8/8/2014 What If Chantry  $3,493,000 $0 $3,493,000
2/7/2014 The Pretty One Laurel/Audrey  $13,769 $0 $13,769
6/28/2013 Some Girl(s) Reggie  $0 $0 $0
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks Ruby Sparks  $2,540,106 $6,242,872 $8,782,978
4/8/2011 Meek's Cutoff Millie Gately  $977,772 $892,156 $1,869,928
3/4/2011 Happythankyoumoreplease Mary Catherine  $216,110 $734,906 $951,016
3/12/2010 The Exploding Girl   $25,572 $0 $25,572
12/25/2009 It’s Complicated Gabby Adler  $112,735,375 $111,879,369 $224,614,744
11/27/2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee   $337,356 $0 $337,356
11/25/2009 Me and Orson Welles Gretta Adler  $1,190,003 $0 $1,190,003
7/3/2009 I Hate Valentine's Day   $11,004 $0 $11,004
12/26/2008 Revolutionary Road Maureen Grube  $22,911,480 $56,653,480 $79,564,960
9/14/2007 In the Valley of Elah Angie  $6,777,741 $17,711,409 $24,489,150
Movies: 18Totals:$201,116,560$205,837,350$406,953,910
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$2,540,106 $6,242,872 $8,782,978
Movies: 1Totals:$2,540,106$6,242,872$8,782,978