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  • 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...
  • Box office: Low-budget 'The Purge' expected to beat 'The Internship'

    This weekend, "The Internship" may become the latest star-driven movie to get beaten by a lower-wattage production. The comedy, which stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, appears set to follow in the footsteps of Will Smith's "After Earth," which last...
  • 'The Purge' recoups $3 million production budget in midnight shows

    'The Purge' recoups $3 million production budget in midnight shows
    In its first night of release, Universal Pictures' micro-budgeted thriller "The Purge" starring Ethan Hawke earned back its $3 million production budget. Nabbing an estimated $3.4 million from its late night and midnight shows (the film bowed at 10 p.m....
  • 'The Purge' goes on a Twitter binge

    Much has been made this spring of the triumph of movies that don't contain much star power over the films that do. This weekend, that will likely happen again as "The Purge," a low-budget ($3 million) futuristic horror pic starring Ethan Hawke and...
  • 'The Purge' easily beats Vaughn-Wilson's 'Internship' for No. 1

    "The Internship" got bossed around at the box office this weekend, as the film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn appealed to far fewer moviegoers than the low-budget thriller "The Purge." Made on a micro-budget of just $3 million, "The Purge"...
  • 'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.

    'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.
    After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun. The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
  • 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,...
  • Jason Blum: How to succeed in the microbudget movie business

    Jason Blum: How to succeed in the microbudget movie business
    A couple years ago the agent-turned-producer Gavin Polone ("Zombieland") detailed just how excessive movie star perks can be. Not only are actors paid a salary, he noted in a piece for Vulture, but add-ons often include private jet travel and luxury...
  • '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...