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  • 'Battleship' debuts weakly at the box office [video]

     
    The headlines writers had fun. The makers of “Battleship” didn’t. In a dramatically weak opening, the alien invasion drama grossed just an estimated $25.3 million in its domestic premiere, as “Battleship” took in less than...
  • Christoper Nolan pulls a Guillermo del Toro

     
    Christopher Nolan, director of "The Dark Knight Rises," will godfather and executive produce Wally Pfister's directorial debut; Nolan has worked with Pfister on movies such as "Memento" and "The Dark Knight."...
  • 'New Moon' nearly 'Blind Side'-d at Thanksgiving box office

    'New Moon' nearly 'Blind Side'-d at Thanksgiving box office
    "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is fading fast after its massive debut, while significantly more people are seeing "The Blind Side." Tickets sales in the U.S. and Canada for Summit Entertainment's $50-million teen vampire drama plummeted 70% over the...
  • The cataracts are gone

    The cataracts are gone
    For the millions of baby boomers who will eventually need cataract surgery, here's some cheering news: New types of implantable lenses promise to restore your youthful vision. Unlike the standard single-power lenses doctors have been implanting for 30...
  • Running 20 miles for the blind

    Running 20 miles for the blind
    Bruno Dacquay, an executive with Alcon Laboratories in Irvine, completed a 20-mile charity benefit run Tuesday morning that took him through Newport's Back Bay. He was running to raise money for and awareness about a nonprofit that helps blind people....
  • Injured dolphin Winter inspires the disabled — and Hollywood

    Injured dolphin Winter inspires the disabled — and Hollywood
    CLEARWATER — Harry Connick Jr. reread the script to his new film, "Dolphin Tale," about a dolphin who loses her tail only to have a prosthetic one made for her, and got the studio on the phone. "I had to ask, 'Did this really happen?' Oh yeah, they...
  • Movie projector: 'New Moon' headed for $90-million-plus launch

     
    Edward and Bella's latest bite at the box office looks like it will be the second biggest of 2009. People with access to pre-release audience surveys say "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" will likely sell about $90 million worth of......
  • 'Extraordinary Measures' plays like 'The Blind Side,' without the success

     
    "Extraordinary Measures" looked a lot like "The Blind Side" at the box office this weekend. Except it made a lot less money. Just like the Sandra Bullock box-office phenomenon, CBS Films' first release played best in small towns in the......
  • First look: 'Extraordinary Measures' has less than ordinary start, 'Avatar' not slowing

     
    The No. 1 broadcast network got a lesson in big screen disappointment this weekend. "Extraordinary Measures," the first release from CBS Films, debuted to an anemic $7 million, according to a studio estimate. "Avatar," meanwhile, once again dominated...
  • Mel Gibson in 'Edge of Darkness': Can we call it a comeback? (updated)

     
    The good news for Mel Gibson: 70% of moviegoers who attended "Edge of Darkness" this weekend said he was their No. 1 reason for attending. The not-so-good news: His audience was aging, with relatively few young people still interested. The......
  • Did the academy really think 'The Blind Side' wasn't a best picture?

     
    There weren't all that many surprises among the Oscar nominations, except for the fact that virtually every breathless Oscar pundit managed to leave "The Blind Side" off their best picture prediction lists. But what really seems surprising--even strange--...