Archive for the ‘movies’ category

Redbox’s $1 vending-machine video rentals worry movie studio

March 30, 2009

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Redbox movie kiosks are popping up by the thousands in supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants and convenience stores around the country. The kiosks stock DVDs that rent for $1 a day, a remainder-bin price that is less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Consumers are pulling DVDs out of the Redbox kiosks in record numbers.

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WSJ.com – ‘Madea’ Tops Weekend Box Office

February 24, 2009

Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail” reigned at the weekend box office, opening with $41.1 million. The total gross of the weekend’s top 12 films was $119.8 million, an increase of 33% over the same weekend last year.

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Heath Ledger Wins The Oscar For Best Supporting Actor

February 22, 2009

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Back when The Dark Knight was released I predicted that this movie would win several Oscars, but to my surprise it was not nominated for best picture.  However, Heath Ledger was nominated for his outstanding performance as the Joker.  As we all know, Heath died unexpectedly shortly after The Dark Knight was finished so there were more than a few people that predicted that he would be posthumously honored with an Oscar for his final role.   Tonight that prediction came true and I’m glad that it did.  Heath’s performance in The Dark Knight really made the movie memorable.  Congratulations!

To read the full story from cnn.com CLICK HERE.

Batman: The Dark Knight Passes $400 Million In Record Time

August 6, 2008

As predicted in my previous post about ‘The Dark Knight’ CLICK HERE, the movie has made more than $400 million in record time.  I predicted that it would achieve this feat in less than 20 days.  It actually only took 18 days.  It is now at number 7 on the all time list of high grossing movies and I predict that it will continue to climb.  You can read the official story HERE.  These guys better get their red carpet outfits ready.

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DeaconDavid

Batman: The Dark Knight Has Almost Made $400 Million In 17 Days

August 4, 2008

As I predicted in my previous posts about ‘The Dark Knight’ this movie will soon achieve another record.  It will become the first movie in history to achieve $400 million in less than 20 days.  The previous record holder ‘Shrek 2’ achieved $400 million in 43 days.  I predict that ‘The Dark Knight’ will go on to be the biggest grossing movie of all time and it will win at least 3 oscars.  You can read the story about how ‘The Dark Knight’ was number one again this weekend by CLICKING HERE

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DeaconDavid

‘Dark Knight’ surpasses ‘Spider-Man 3’ to set opening-weekend record, $155.34 million.

July 20, 2008

DeaconDavid’s comment: I knew this movie was going to do very well.  See my previous blog entry HERE.  This will not be the only record set by ‘The Dark Knight’. Just watch and see.

Batman: The Dark Knight has set an record for the opening weekend of a movie by bringing in $155.34 million dollars.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Is Oscar Material

July 18, 2008

If you listen to all of the hype about Batman: The Dark Knight, this movie should open this weekend with sales of over $100 million dollars.  Heath Ledger should receive a posthumous Oscar, and the movie should go down as one of the best movies ever made.  Because I live in Chicago, where the movie was filmed, I have seen an overload of coverage and just last night there was the Chicago premier of the movie with the full red carpet treatment.  So with all of the hype and build up for this movie, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that The Dark Knight will be the top movie of the weekend and will probably be the top movie of the year.  I have heard that the way to see this movie is on the IMAX screen and I want to do that, but all of the screenings through the first weekend have already been sold out.

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David Taylor aka DeaconDavid