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Entries from September 2007

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

September 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Beasts and monsters · Brother/brother relationship · Femme fatale · Small town · Sword fight

Frida (2002)

September 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Animation · Based on book · Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Master and pupil · Road trip · Unconventional romance

All The Pretty Horses (2000)

September 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · Road trip · Shot In Texas · Western