Magazine January 26, 2009, Issue

Sameness and Slumdog

Revolutionary Road’s April (Kate Winslet) and Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio)
A review of Revolutionary Road

As if to deliver the coup de grâce to a lousy year for movies, shortly after Christmas the New York Times set out to calculate just how padded today’s “blockbuster” box-office totals really are, chiefly by inflated ticket prices. For instance, all those screaming fans who pushed the vampire soap opera Twilight to a $70 million opening weekend add up to roughly the same number of moviegoers who bought tickets to see Brendan Fraser don a loincloth for 1997’s George of the Jungle. The cultural landmark that was the Sex and the City movie drew no more ticket buyers to

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