"Trouble With the Curve" didn't hit a home run at the box office.
The new Clint Eastwood movie co-starring Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake took in $4.1 million on Fri., Sept. 21, according to TheWrap. The movie is projected to make around $12.6 million for the weekend, but it hasn't been a hit with critics.
"If 'Moneyball' was made completely wrong, and written by someone who didn't know baseball, it just might have been 'Trouble With the Curve,'" Jim Slotek said in a Jam! Showbiz review.
Jennifer Lawrence's "The House At The End of the Street" made $4.6 million, taking first place on Friday, according to EW. Jake Gyllenhaal's "End Of Watch" also pulled in $4.6 million.
EW reports "Finding Nemo" came in third place with $2.4 million.
The "Judge Dredd" reboot, "Dredd 3D," opened with $2.1 million viewers.
For more "Trouble With the Curve," check out Huffington Post's Mike Ryan's 25 questions about the flick.
'End Of Watch'
The new cop drama from "Training Day" writer David Ayer has earned some fairly strong reviews -- especially for the relationship between partners Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena -- but not everyone is in love. "'End of Watch,' if you compare it to an average episode of, say, 'Criminal Minds,' is pretty good," <a href="http://www.film.com/movies/review-end-of-watch-2012" target="_hplink">wrote Jordan Hoffman for Film.com</a>. Despite the tepid praise, Hoffman did find something to like in the end: "If you don't have tears in your eyes by the big, blood-soaked ending, you don't have feelings."
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
Another strongly reviewed release this week is Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but not everyone is falling under its spell. "Adequately directed by Chbosky, the movie relies heavily on music and the appeal of its too-old-for-high-school cast," <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/20/161272403/the-pangs-and-perks-of-high-school-revisited?ft=1&f=1045" target="_hplink">writes Mark Jenkins from NPR</a>. According to Jenkins, "Perks" tries to pass off scenes of "wish-fulfillment" as reality, though people who have seen the film might disagree with many of the third-act reveals qualifying as wish-fulfillment.
"Dredd" has received mostly favorable notices, but not from <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/you_ll_dredd_this_disaster_1PfzUN2Ft1g7MPEDueoUcO" target="_hplink">Kyle Smith of the <em>New York Post</em></a>. "You'll 'Dredd' this disaster," reads the headline on Smith's one-star review. Per the critic, the action film with Karl Urban in the leading role is -- wait for it -- <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/you_ll_dredd_this_disaster_1PfzUN2Ft1g7MPEDueoUcO" target="_hplink">"dedd."</a>
'Trouble With The Curve'
Clint Eastwood's return to the big screen isn't a home run. "If 'Moneyball' was made completely wrong, and written by someone who didn't know baseball, it just might have been 'Trouble With the Curve,'" <a href="http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Reviews/T/Trouble_With_the_Curve/2012/09/21/20218151.html" target="_hplink">notes Jim Slotek in Jam! Showbiz</a>.
'House at the End of the Street' Most Official Trailer 3
How is the new horror film "House at the End of the Street"? Allow <a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-house-at-the-end-of-the-street-is-like-twilight-meets-the-devils-rejects-except-totally-awful-20120921?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed#" target="_hplink">Drew Taylor from The Playlist</a> to inform you: "Forget about what happens in the movie, the mere act of watching 'House at the End of the Street' is an act of torture."
Kanye West released his G.O.O.D. music compilation <em>Cruel Summer</em> this week, though the emphasis of the album was too much on the compilation side for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/arts/music/kanye-west-and-the-album-cruel-summer.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss" target="_hplink"><em>New York Times</em> critic Jon Caramanica</a>. "This being a crew album, with a lot of voices to acknowledge, Mr. West is often nowhere to be found, and more crucially, nowhere to be felt," <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/arts/music/kanye-west-and-the-album-cruel-summer.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss" target="_hplink">he wrote</a>.
'Up All Night'
Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate returned for a second season of "Up All Night" on NBC, but not all critics were pleased. <a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/58212/nbc-comedy-recap-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-must-see-tv-thursdays" target="_hplink">Here's Andy Greenwald from Grantland</a>: <blockquote>Like its underdeveloped protagonists, the show is torn between the workplace and the home, between story-generating, partying youth and story-reacting, responsible middle age. So far in Season 2 -- as Arnett parades around in jockey shorts and starts a business with his browbeaten bro-in-law and Applegate and Rudolph hug over individual servings of Greek yogurt -- the problems remain the same: The grown-ups want to be kids, and the kid, well, so far she has nothing much to say.</blockquote>
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