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Knowing Trounces All Comers

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Knowing, the new Nicolas Cage film, a genre in itself these days, reigned supreme at the US box-office over the weekend, racking up an impressive $24.8m over the three days. This was enough to knock I Love You, Man into second, taking a slightly disappointing $18m with Duplicity, the return of Julia Roberts (although she kind of returned with Charlie Wilson’s War a little way back), was another disappointment, taking only $14.4m despite relatively good reviews. This has prompted a few commentators to question the bankability of Roberts in the modern day.

Outside of that, Race to Witch Mountain slightly under half in its second week to $13m with Watchmen propping up the top five with $6.7m. It means the total gross of the latter currently remains under $100m for its domestic take.

Spike Lee Making Kobe Doc

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Amid further news from Clive Owen in the past week on the sequel to Inside Man, Spike Lee is turning his hand back over to documentaries with a film about LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The film, called Kobe Doin’ Work, is reportedly going to be shot in a similar style to the excellent, Mogwai-scored Zidane from a few years back which used a number of different cameras to film French maestro Zinedine Zidane during a game later in his career playing for Real Madrid.

Kind of an interesting project for Lee on two levels. First, his  last documentary, When the Levees Broke, was a masterpiece, although the kind of prosletysing his work occasionally becomes did work amid the righteous indignation of that situation, and might not outside of it. Second, Lee is a notoriously huge fan of the New York Knicks and therefore must have a major love for Kobe’s game to make a movie about a player from the enemy on the opposite coast.