On Demand Today: Taking of Pelham, Beth Cooper, Food Inc., Aliens in the Attic

Comcast On Demand today has a pretty robust slate of movies to choose from. There’s the Denzel Washington/John Travolta thriller The Taking of Pelham 123, the kid comedy Aliens in the Attic, the sexy comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper and the unsettling documentary about where our tastiest meals really come from, Food, Inc. [iframe […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: “Transformers” Nudges “Ice Age”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Transformers%3A-Revenge-of-the-Fallen/148937/1160403775/Transformers-2%3A-Chop-Shop/embed 420 355] The box office this weekend was a tie as far as original estimates went, with both Transformers and Ice Age claiming a $42.5 million haul – a highly unusual occurrence. So we had to wait for the actual numbers to come in before a winner could be declared. In the final […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: “Transformers” Blows Up Big

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Transformers%3A-Revenge-of-the-Fallen/148937/1160403775/Transformers-2%3A-Chop-Shop/embed 420 355] As expected, the big-time big-robot big-boom sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen scored big at the box office, scaring up an estimated $112 million over the weekend, setting a record for the biggest June opening ever. With $201.2 million since Wednesday, it’s second behind The Dark Knight for the biggest five […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: The Proposal is Accepted

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Proposal/147176/1158101839/The-Proposal%3A-Why-Are-You-Naked/embed 420 355] Sandra Bullock’s indecent Proposal to Ryan Reynolds was enough to knock The Hangover out of its box office throne. 1. The Proposal – $34.1m 2. The Hangover – $26.8m 3. Up – $21.3m 4. Year One – $20.2m 5. The Taking of Pelham 123 – $11.3m 6. Night at the Museum: […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: “Hangover” Holds On

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Hangover/149442/1127080835/The-Hangover%3A-What-Happens-In-Vegas/embed 420 355] The Hangover hangs on to the box office crown for a second week in a row, thanks to incredible word of mouth and a lot of crazy good comedy. 1. The Hangover – $33.4m 2. Up – $30.5m 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 – $25m 4. Night at the Museum: […]

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Opening Wide: The Taking of Pelham 123, Imagine That

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Taking-of-Pelham-123/147405/1138183181/The-Taking-Of-Pelham-123%3A-Hostage/embed 420 355] The Taking of Pelham 123 Buy tickets at Fandango! John Travolta is Ryder, a mysterious and unhinged criminal mastermind who has assembled a team of gun-toting thugs to take a subway car full of passengers hostage for ransom, which makes the life of Metro Transit Authority employee Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) […]

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John Travolta Speaks on “The Taking of Pelham 123”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Taking-of-Pelham-123/147405/1138183181/The-Taking-Of-Pelham-123%3A-Hostage/embed 420 355] John Travolta has a star turn as the energetic and charismatic bad guy calling himself Ryder in Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 123, opposite Denzel Washington. But as we all know, he’s struggling through a personal nightmare with the loss of his son Jett in January, so he’s not taken […]

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Tony Scott’s Stoner Influence for “The Taking of Pelham 123”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Koyaanisqatsi/32187/804699846/Koyaanisqatsi/embed 420 355] Tony Scott’s reworking of The Taking of Pelham 123 may not seem like what you’d call a “stoner movie,” but it certainly has influence rooted there, particularly in the opening scene that eventually sets up the war of wills between transit controller Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) and the criminal calling himself […]

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