The masterly cinematographer Caleb Deschanel gives “Jack Reacher” something of a grainy look, which is just right. Expensive production values weren’t a hallmark of the 1940s noir this thriller efficiently emulates.
“21 Jump Street,” a film spoof of the 1980s TV series that starred Johnny Depp, led the U.S. and Canadian box office this past weekend, generating $36.3 million in ticket sales for Sony Corp.’s Columbia Pictures.
Even the worst teacher I ever had, the mumbling drunk who always fell asleep at his desk, was better than Elizabeth Halsey, the outrageous middle-school instructor played by Cameron Diaz in the witless comedy “Bad Teacher.”
The comedy “Think Like a Man” was the No. 1 weekend film at theaters in the U.S. and Canada with $33.6 million in ticket sales for Sony Corp., ending a four-week run in first place for “The Hunger Games.”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” the fourth film in the teen vampire series, held the top spot in U.S. and Canadian cinemas over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting $42 million in ticket sales.