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  • On slow Labor Day weekend, tweens will turn out for One Direction

    The boy band One Direction is headed straight to the top of the box office over Labor Day weekend, thanks to throngs of overzealous teenage girls. "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3-D concert documentary about the mega-popular British group, is set to...
  • Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season

    Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season
    "R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
  • James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead

    James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead
    Although he may not be a household name, director James Wan is suddenly among the hottest filmmakers in town. His $20-million thriller "The Conjuring," released in July, grossed $260 million worldwide, and on Friday his "Insidious: Chapter 2" hits...
  • The year in horror: Low-budget horror hits box-office highs

    The people have spoken. And they say they want to be scared. Over the weekend, the low-budget supernatural spook film "Insidious: Chapter 2" topped the box office, scaring up $41.1 million. The film, which was directed by a seemingly unstoppable James...
  • New Releases: Guerrilla moviemaking at Disney parks in 'Escape From Tomorrow'

    Escape From Tomorrow Available on VOD beginning Oct. 11 A sensation when it debuted at Sundance this year, writer-director Randy Moore's film stars Roy Abramsohn as a stressed-out family man who endures a harrowing, surreal day at an amusement park,...
  • Fizziology bestows social media buzz awards for summer movies

    Fizziology bestows social media buzz awards for summer movies
    Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts. Fizziology has generated its...
  • Review: 'The Purge' takes a half-hearted look at class warfare

    The new thriller "The Purge" imagines a compromised but revitalized American future in which a yearly night of government-sanctioned law-breaking — murder even — gives a brutal-minded national soul therapeutic catharsis. Or, more accurately,...
  • 'The Purge': Morality tale binges on violence and plot lapses ★ 1/2

    'The Purge': Morality tale binges on violence and plot lapses ★ 1/2
    James DeMonaco's "The Purge" is a bloody-minded, heavy-handed satire of life within these violent United States. It's a horror film with the occasional visceral thrill — the fear of being hunted, the excitement of righteous violence against nameless...
  • 'The Purge' hopes to make a killing for less

    If you're a movie studio with money to burn, summer is bonfire time. Almost every week there's a new $200-million-plus production — Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" and Paramount's "World War Z" are the next budget-busters — and it costs...
  • Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.

    Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life. The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
  • Ethan Hawke makes waves at box office with 2 new films

    If you've been longing to see Ethan Hawke more on the big screen, the next few weeks are a golden opportunity. He's starring in two movies, each representing very different facets of his multi-tiered career.  Opening Friday is the low-budget, but highly...