Story | Aug 27, 2014 | 9:25 AM
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Story | Oct 7, 2014 | 2:30 AMScreen violence doesn't get much cheaper or more gratuitous than in "Kill Me Three Times," a sun-drenched, blood-spattered Australian thriller that seems to fancy itself the first movie ever to feature characters shot to death at point-blank range. Playing like a beach bum's "Double Indemnity" with a few sub-Tarantino chronological backflips thrown in, director Kriv Stenders' tiresome tale of scheming adulterers, cruel spouses and one bemused hitman (Simon Pegg) feels like poser noir all the way, never achieving the darkly comic flair or freshness of style needed to sell its fatalistic twists. Although picked up for Stateside release by Magnolia, "Three" will add up to very little commercially.
Story | Jan 20, 2014
HONG KONG - Annual box office in Australia dipped by 2% in 2013, -- and nearly a fifth in US dollar terms -- despite a record-breaking last weekend. Cumulative takings were A$1.099 billion, compared with A$1.125 billion in 2012. In local currency...
Story | Dec 27, 2013 | 8:30 PM
Bilbo Baggins is heading for more U.S. box office glory on the final weekend of 2013 as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is projected to score a three-peat, the third of the year. Friday's forecasts placed "Desolation of Smaug" with a domestic...
Story | Dec 27, 2013 | 10:30 AM
Fueled by foreign fans, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has crossed the $500 million mark in worldwide grosses. "Smaug," co-produced by New Line and MGM, hit the milestone in two weeks after its day-and-date launch in nearly all markets. Peter...