Hollywood Tops $10 Billion for First Time in 2009

     December 23, 2009

With Avatar the reigning champ and Sherlock Holmes still to come, Hollywood crossed the $10 billion line for the first time in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for 2009.  Through Sunday, the total stood just $36 million short of crossing …

THE PROPOSAL DVD Review

     March 20, 2015

2009 has been a tough year for standard-issue romantic comedies.  “The Proposal,” which in any other year would have been a decent entry in a tired genre, really looked simple next to genre-benders “500 Days of Summer” and “Paper Heart.” …

Summer 2009 Box Office Wrap-Up

     September 14, 2009

With only hours to go before Hollywood’s golden season draws to a close, I thought it was a good time to do the post-mortem on the summer of 2009.  By now you may have heard that this summer was Hollywood’s …

THE PROPOSAL Review

     July 10, 2009

“The Proposal” is a nice reminder that not all romantic comedies have to crush our souls into a fine powder.  If you have talented leads working from a script with sharp dialogue, then you can make for a fine date …

THE PROPOSAL – 6 Movie Clips

     July 16, 2009

Opening June 19th is director Anne Fletcher’s “The Proposal”. The film is the latest offering in the romantic comedy genre and this one stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. While I’m forced to see a lot of romantic comedies, I …