Jeff Goldsmith

Piqued by prequels

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Most "Star Wars" audiences met the mysterious General Grievous in the opening scene of "Revenge of the Sith." But fans enthusiastic enough to watch Cartoon Network's animated "Clone Wars" series…

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Meaningful encounters

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Today's savvy movie auds demand realism, so screenwriters have to go out of their way to get their facts straight. And while doing their research, they sometimes have moments that stay with them long…

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Ounce of invention

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You might think that when a book or short story is good enough to spawn a movie, the first rule of adapting it would be "stick to the source material." In fact, some of the memorable scenes in…

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Venues on the menu

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When production designer Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski walked into London's Windmill Theater, it took him less than a minute to realize that the Windmill -- now a lap-dance joint -- wouldn't be much use in…

The inhuman touch

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The 1927 Variety review of Fritz Lang's special-effects masterpiece "Metropolis" delivered a criticism that continues to haunt special-effects films. "Too bad that so much really artistic work was…

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Marketplace

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Domestic Film DAILY

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    Lucy

    Daily Gross:$5.4M

    Cume to07.29.14: $54.3M

    Lucy

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    Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
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    Hercules

    Daily Gross:$3.8M

    Cume to07.29.14: $36.9M

    Hercules

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    Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
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    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    Daily Gross:$2.5M

    Cume to07.29.14: $177.2M

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

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    Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%

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