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Sunday
Nov062011

Tower Heist Fails to Impress, Debuts in 2nd Place

Bobby Bank/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller action comedy Tower Heist came an unexpected second in the weekend’s box office.

Puss in Boots, the Dreamwork's animation starring the voice of Antonio Banderas, topped the box office for the second week in a row with $33 million while Tower Heist grossed $25 million.

The Brett Ratner-directed Heist's standing was surprising given the star power of former MASH star Alan Alda as well as Casey Affleck, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena and Gabourey Sidibe.

In third place was A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas whose debut resulted in $13.1 million.

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Monday
Oct312011

'Puss in Boots' Wins Box Office with $34 Million 

Paramount Pictures)(NEW YORK) -- Puss in Boots licked the competition at the box office over the weekend. The Shrek spin-off, featuring the titular feline voiced by Antonio Banderas, earned an estimated 34 million dollars to debut in the top spot. Its total could've been higher, were it not for the snowstorm that hit the Northeast.

The previous box office champ, Paranormal Activity 3, slipped to second place, collecting 18.5 million dollars. The Justin Timberlake thriller In Time opened in the third spot, with 12 million, and the Johnny Depp flick The Rum Diary premiered in fifth place, with five million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Puss in Boots, $34 million.
2. Paranormal Activity 3, $18.5 million.
3. In Time, $12 million.
4. Footloose, $5.4 million.
5. The Rum Diary, $5 million.
6. Real Steel, $4.7 million.
7. The Three Musketeers, $3.5 million.
8. The Ides of March, $2.7 million.
9. Moneyball, $2.4 million.
10. Courageous, $1.8 million.

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Friday
Oct282011

'Puss in Boots,' 'In Time,' 'The Rum Diary' Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

  • Puss in Boots -- In the Shrek spin-off, Antonio Banderas' titular swash-buckling cat teams with another feline, Kitty Softpaws, and Humpty Dumpty to steal the goose that lays the golden eggs. Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton also lend their voices to the film, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG.
  • In Time -- Set in a futuristic world where time is treated like money, allowing rich people to live forever, Justin Timberlake's Will Salas tries to survive after being falsely accused of murder. Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde also star. Rated PG-13.
  • The Rum Diary -- The movie adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel of the same name stars Johnny Depp as a 1950s journalist who leaves New York for Puerto Rico, where a corrupt businessman asks him to write a positive story about his questionable scheme. Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Amber Heard also star. Rated R.


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Friday
Oct282011

Movie Review: ‘Puss in Boots’

Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Seconds after Puss ‘n Boots appeared on the screen in Shrek 2, it was apparent Dreamworks animation had a great character on its paws ... hands.  Never mind the perfect casting of Antonio Banderas, with his silky voice and charm -- the rendering of Puss with his huge, heart-tugging eyes was simply irresistible.
 
Years later, we have our first Puss In Boots film and in the fine tradition of Shrek, all of our favorite characters from the nursery rhymes with which we grew up are turned into hilarious characters, both good and evil.
 
Puss In Boots is an origin story.  We learn that Puss was raised in an orphanage where he meets a bad egg, literally, by the name of Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voiced by Zach Galifianakis). They become fast friends, growing so close they become blood (or yolk?) brothers.  Humpty is clearly an oddity, even in a land full of oddities, but what he lacks in angles and appendages he makes up for in guile.  He gets a young Puss interested in his own obsession with magic beans, an obsession that inadvertently turns Puss into a hero and Humpty into an even worse bad egg. Humpty’s hardboiled plan to rob a bank turns disastrous and the two “brothers” go their separate ways.
 
Years later, both Puss and Humpty separately get a lead on the magic beans, which were stolen and now belong to Jack and Jill.  That’s not a good thing -- Jack and Jill are very large, very ugly, very terrible people.  News of the beans reunites Puss and Humpty, thanks in part to a flirty and nimble pussycat named Kitty Softpaws, voiced by Salma Hayek.
 
Puss In Boots is an adorable family film. Puss’ now familiar combination of swashbuckling Latin lover and basic cat instincts -- lapping up a shot of milk, suddenly chasing a light up a wall or cleaning himself -- is the comedic gift that keeps on giving. Purrfect!
 
Four out of five stars.

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