Archive for January 25, 2013

My Favorite Female Lead Performances of 2012

I’ve said a bunch of times that I thought this year was ridiculously weak for starring female roles. Most years we complain about the lack of starring roles for women, but this year — it’s actually the case. Other years, I’d have at least twenty or so starring female roles to choose from for something like this. Here, I barely had twenty worth considering. And I’m not even talking of a certain quality or anything — I’m talking just straight numbers. There weren’t actually that many to choose from. And that’s sad.

I’m hopeful 2013 is gonna have a lot more female performances in it.

But, either way, here are my favorite female lead performances of 2012: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things.”


The Box Office Report – January 25-27

Last week, in Box Office…

Mama won the weekend with $28.4 million. America ceases to surprise me.

Zero Dark Thirty finished second with $15.8 million. Solid, Oscar hold.

Silver Linings Playbook finished third with $10.8 million. Good for them.

Gangster Squad was fourth with $8.6 million. Two weeks, half their budget. The push hurt them.

Broken City opened to a weak fifth and $8.3 million. Not good.

A Haunted House finished sixth with $8.2 million. $30 million after two weeks, $2.5 million budget. Damn.

Django Unchained was seventh with $7.8 million. Making money, making money. (more…)