Keep It Reel Archive: January, 2012

SAG Spurs More "Help" Debate

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SAG awards for "The Help" and stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer bring the movie that much closer to an Oscar, reviving arguments about... Read more

"Grey" Wins, "Red Tails" Hangs On, Groupon Fizzles

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"The Grey" won the weekend with $20 million, good news for this original outside-the-system actioner, good news for Liam Neeson, who apparently... Read more

Ming The Merciless: Ahead of His Time

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Here's a piece about the Dept. of Energy finally getting around to building an atomic laser, nearly a century after it turned up in "Flash... Read more

Does the New Oscar System Work?

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Variety has posted a comprehensive snub story, including most of the usual suspects -- Fassbender, DiCaprio, Theron, Albert Brooks, etc. But... Read more

"Red Tails" Sees Green

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"Underworld Awakening" won the weekend, but George Lucas Tuskegee Airmen movie "Red Tails" came in a ahead of projections to open at $19 million... Read more

"Punisher" Expands "Artist" Ahead of Oscar Noms

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The Oscar nominations are out Tuesday, and Harvey Weinstein (known to Meryl Streep as "The Punisher") is expecting a load of them for "The... Read more

"Red Tails" Has Local Ties

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I got a call today from Bertram Levy, a lifelong Philadelphian who during WWII was one of the Tuskegee Airman, a unit celebrated in the new... Read more

Mark E. Posts Nice Mark

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Mark Wahlberg's "Contraband" put up a nice number $24 million to beat, somewhat unexpectedly, the 3D re-release of "Beauty and the Beast" ($18... Read more