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Category: Week in review

Los Angeles Times week in Hollywood (April 30, 2010)

May 1, 2010 |  1:00 pm

Freddy Krueger continues to haunt our dreams, and horror remakes continue to haunt our movie theaters. With Samuel Bayer's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" set to do some nice business this weekend, "Furry Vengeance" set to bomb and smaller movies like "City Island" scrapping their way to an audience, The Times' John Horn and Steven Zeitchik offer their take on the week, and weekend, in Hollywood.


Movie Projector: New 'Nightmare on Elm Street likely to top domestic weekend box office

'City Island' has a rooting section

Samuel Bayer: From Nirvana videos to 'Nightmare on Elm Street'

Los Angeles Times week in Hollywood (April 23, 2010)

April 25, 2010 |  2:25 pm

It's a quiet weekend in Hollywood, but one wit at least a few juicy subplots. Can "How to Train Your Dragon" defy the odds and pull out another win? And how much firepower can a tepidly received movie like Jennifer Lopez's "The Back-Up Plan" generate? The Times' John Horn and Steven Zeitchik show us why they're still reporters from the block.


Dragons should top 'Back-Up Plan' at the box office

Movie Review: 'The Back-Up Plan'

Why 'Kick-Ass' failed (and did it really?)

Los Angeles Times week in Hollywood (March 19, 2010)

March 20, 2010 |  2:08 pm

A quiet weekend at the box office means that "Alice in Wonderland" has even more room to flourish, even as studios worry about a growing shortage of 3D screens. The Times' John Horn and Steven Zeitchik break down the week in Hollywood, also looking at just what it is that made "Green Zone" fail, and why "Hot Tub Time Machine" can help MGM -- but not in the way you'd expect.


Hot Tub Time Machine: The gross-out comedy as '80's-movie rummage sale

Time Warner still mulling MGM bid as deadline passes

Why Green Zone failed

Fight over 3D screens heats up with high-pressure tactics

L.A. Times week in Hollywood (Feb. 19, 2010)

February 19, 2010 |  2:01 pm

Los Angeles Times reporters John Horn and Steve Zeitchik discuss the week's biggest entertainment headlines including the box-office prospects of Martin Scorsese's delayed "Shutter Island," the controversial return of Roman Polanski, and Hollywood's continued infatuation with branded titles, which has resulted in a reboot of Universal's "American Pie" and Fox taking a shot at the lo-fi Atari video game "Missile Command."


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