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April 24, 2006 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Far be it for me to dispense advice to mothers of little girls with vexing mental-health issues. Still, if my kid were sleepwalking her way toward mile-high gorges and drawing violent pictures while babbling about some mysterious ghost town called Silent Hill, then throwing her into a Jeep and driving her there in the dead of night would be about 289th on my list of corrective options. This is where Rose, the decision-challenged mom played by Radha Mitchell in "Silent Hill," loses me.
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October 28, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" - the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days - still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at the multiplex with $12.4 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That's the second-lowest No. 1 of the year, behind the $9.3 million "The Possession" took in during its second weekend of release in September. Still, "Argo" - which has been in the runner-up position for the last two weekends - is well on its way to becoming a hit with a total of $60.8 million so far. There wasn't much else for studios to celebrate at the box office this weekend.
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April 12, 1999 | AARON CURTISS
Video games allow the average schmo to do everything from piloting the latest military hardware to saving a grateful medieval town from maniacal overlords. Rarely, though, are the heroes of these games--the characters that players assume--anything but muscle-bound studs who have a wit as deadly as their aim. Few titles feature average guys. "Silent Hill," a spooky role-playing game for Sony PlayStation, does. And it's one of the elements that makes the game so much fun and so addictive.
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October 25, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers. Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best shot at No. 1. The sequel to a 2006 movie based on a popular video game is expected to start off with a decent $15 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The big-budget "Cloud Atlas," based on the critically acclaimed 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell, will likely open with a disappointing $13 million.
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October 18, 2001 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Silent Hill 2" is more a mood than a game--a dreary, psychotic mystery set amid the dense fog of a lakeside town. Neither completely satisfying nor entirely enjoyable, "Silent Hill 2" is nonetheless a disturbing diversion with considerable technical grace and emotional depth. It's worth playing, if only to appreciate the graphics power of Sony PlayStation 2 and the efforts of game designers to develop experiences outside the run-and-gun escapades traditionally found on set-top consoles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" - the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days - still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at the multiplex with $12.4 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That's the second-lowest No. 1 of the year, behind the $9.3 million "The Possession" took in during its second weekend of release in September. Still, "Argo" - which has been in the runner-up position for the last two weekends - is well on its way to becoming a hit with a total of $60.8 million so far. There wasn't much else for studios to celebrate at the box office this weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers. Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best shot at No. 1. The sequel to a 2006 movie based on a popular video game is expected to start off with a decent $15 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The big-budget "Cloud Atlas," based on the critically acclaimed 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell, will likely open with a disappointing $13 million.
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July 31, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Walking Dead"  TV show, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" flim and "Silent Hill" video game as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend, while continuing to drop hints about more scare zones and shows for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood The Walking Dead maze will take visitors into a post-apocalyptic wasteland overrun by hordes of zombies.
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October 13, 2003 | Alex Pham
Konami Corp. is the latest video game company to locate offices in Los Angeles. The Tokyo company is expected today to announce it will open a 30-person business development and licensing office in Century City led by the head of the conglomerate's $700-million video game business, Kazumi Kitaue. Los Angeles in recent years has attracted a number of game companies looking to develop relationships and products with the movie and music industries. Electronic Arts Inc.
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April 24, 2006 | R. Kinsey Lowe, Times Staff Writer
Horror of the gory sort remains a potent lure for the under-25 crowd, as "Silent Hill" illustrated this weekend with an estimated tally of $20.2 million in first position at the nation's box office. The video game-based thriller directed by Christophe Gans ("The Brotherhood of the Wolf") drew audiences that were 65% younger than 25 and about 55% male, Sony Pictures reported Sunday. For more mature audiences, the political thriller "The Sentinel" took in about $14.
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April 24, 2006 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Far be it for me to dispense advice to mothers of little girls with vexing mental-health issues. Still, if my kid were sleepwalking her way toward mile-high gorges and drawing violent pictures while babbling about some mysterious ghost town called Silent Hill, then throwing her into a Jeep and driving her there in the dead of night would be about 289th on my list of corrective options. This is where Rose, the decision-challenged mom played by Radha Mitchell in "Silent Hill," loses me.
NEWS
October 18, 2001 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Silent Hill 2" is more a mood than a game--a dreary, psychotic mystery set amid the dense fog of a lakeside town. Neither completely satisfying nor entirely enjoyable, "Silent Hill 2" is nonetheless a disturbing diversion with considerable technical grace and emotional depth. It's worth playing, if only to appreciate the graphics power of Sony PlayStation 2 and the efforts of game designers to develop experiences outside the run-and-gun escapades traditionally found on set-top consoles.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1999 | AARON CURTISS
Video games allow the average schmo to do everything from piloting the latest military hardware to saving a grateful medieval town from maniacal overlords. Rarely, though, are the heroes of these games--the characters that players assume--anything but muscle-bound studs who have a wit as deadly as their aim. Few titles feature average guys. "Silent Hill," a spooky role-playing game for Sony PlayStation, does. And it's one of the elements that makes the game so much fun and so addictive.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2006
Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. Los Angeles Times *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL VENUES AVG WEEKS (STUDIO) GROSS (MILLS.) PER (MILLS.) VENUE 1 Silent Hill $20.2 $20.2 2,926 $6,887 1 (Sony) 2 Scary Movie 4 $16.8 $67.5 3,673 $4,578 2 (Weinstein/Mir amax) 3 The Sentinel $14.4 $14.4 2,822 $5,091 1 (Fox) 4 Ice Age: The $13.3 $168.3 3,540 $3,753 4 Meltdown (Fox) 5 The Wild $8.3 $22.2 2,854 $2,919 2 (Buena Vista) 6 The Benchwarmers $7.3 $47.1 3,094 $2,345 3 (Sony) 7 Take the Lead $4.2 $29.
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