With Prometheus, those expecting a game-changing science-fiction masterwork will be painfully disappointed. Those expecting merely a top-notch variation on the sci-fi "And Then There Were None" template will be only slightly disappointed.
If the estimate holds, Rio will become the first pic of the year to top $40 million. There will be talk that the film should have opened higher due to being 3D, but 2011 is quickly proving that 3D is no longer an enticement.
Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, and Universal have announced this week that they will begin offering 'first-run' theatrical features on Video On Demand through DirectTV just sixty days after their theatrical release.
Stymied by the difficult-to-explain narrative and reviews that couldn't see past the fishnets and colorful visuals, the film is another example of geek excitement not translating into mainstream interest.
Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan is a dazzling and often intoxicating horror story. No, it's not a body count slasher picture or a supernatural spook story, but it is every bit as unnerving as the best in traditional horror.
We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.