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Lone Ranger a $160M Loss for Disney

Johnny Depp blames the critics

(Newser) - Who was that masked man, anyway? Perhaps it would have been better if Disney never found out. The company yesterday announced it has projected it will lose $160 million to $190 million on flop The Lone Ranger, which earned just $29 million in the US and Canada in its opening... More »

Our Idiot Brother Is Likeable Enough

Paul Rudd stars in Jesse Peretz comedy

(Newser) - Our Idiot Brother is the story of a sweet-natured fool who depends on his three sisters to get his life back on track. It’s good for a smile, if not big laughs:
  • In the New York Times , AO Scott calls it a “thin, unconvincing movie made likable by
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No Rush to See Due Date

Zach Galifianakis polarizes critics

(Newser) - Is Due Date this year’s Hangover? Not really, the critics say; it’s more “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles for the road rage generation,” writes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News . Reviews are mixed, with only 40% of critics liking it but 75% of fans approving... More »

Mesmerizing Harry Potter Sweeps into Movie Theaters

Order of the Phoenix casts a spell on critics—well, most of them, anyway

(Newser) - Holy Quidditch! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix flies onto the silver screen tomorrow just two weeks before the ballyhooed release of the final book of the wizard saga. It seems to have cast a spell on critics, like Rolling Stone's Peter Travers, who says it will "... More »

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