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Weekend Box Office: Shazam! and Pet Sematary Offer Potent One-Two Punch

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/08/19 at 05:31 AM CT

It was a win-win all around as Shazam! and Pet Sematary opened in the number one and two spots at the box office. The Best of Enemies came in a bit below expectations, landing just outside the top five. The superhero and super horror films both opened within expectations and got April off to a solid start, though Avengers: Endgame is going to be the biggest game in town and should launch the …

New in Theaters April 05: Shazam!, Pet Sematary, The Best of Enemies

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/04/19 at 11:42 AM CT

FYI, Captain Marvel just passed $1 billion, just in time to welcome a new (DC) hero to the big screen. Shazam!, which has been getting great reviews on its own, looks to give DC their next big boost - but it better be quick, because it doesn't have long until Avengers: Endgame is going to dominate everything. Along with dueling superheroes, we also have dueling horror as Jordan Peele's Us …

UglyDolls, Brightburn, A Dog's Journey, Bad Trip and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/03/19 at 03:04 PM CT

Another pretty good update from the MPAA Ratings Board this week. Four, count 'em, four major releases all getting their approved ratings. The lineup includes an animated film about embracing your uniqueness, yet another dog-gone film, an anti-super man origin story and something about a road trip combined with the time-honored tradition of pranking people. An interesting lineup with something …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of April 02 - April 08

Harley Lond - wrote on 04/03/19 at 02:29 AM CT

"Vice": Despite a luke-warm reception, this expose of Dick Cheney -- and Washington power politics -- is amazing to behold. If you want to know who runs this country and, by extension, the world, this film is a must. Cheney was an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider who quietly wielded immense power, first in the corporate world and then as Secretary of Defense to …

Weekend Box Office: Dumbo Flies to First, Unplanned Breaks Top Five, Beach Bum Bombs

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/01/19 at 12:54 AM CT

While Dumbo flew to the top, the flying elephant came in a bit below expectations. But Disney isn't crying too many tears as Captain Marvel stands on the edge of the $1 billion global mark. It was good news for Unplanned, as the film managed to snag a spot in the top five above expectations while the opposite was true for Harmony Korine's Beach Bum, which barely managed to make the top 10. …

New in Theaters March 29: Dumbo, Beach Bum, Hotel Mumbai, Unplanned

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/28/19 at 11:40 AM CT

Jordan Peele's Us helped March continue its strong run in 2019, and the box office looks to keep strong with the latest live-action Disney update. While Dumbo isn't going to deliver Beauty and the Beast-style numbers, it should still open strong and the second weekend of Us should be enough for March to once again top the same weekend in 2018. Joining the flying elephant is the expansion of …

Late Night, Abominable, After, Overcomer and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/27/19 at 02:57 PM CT

It's a very healthy bulletin this week with a robust four big films getting their ratings due. Now, personally, I can't say any of these really excite me - but I get what I can take and I guess as long as they continue to give me something to write about, more is better. The best of the bunch has Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling teaming up for a comedy about a late night host losing her touch. …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 26 - April 01

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/26/19 at 12:14 PM CT

"Aquaman": A fun take on the DC Comic Book superhero Aquaman, here giving the underwater denizen his own film in the DC Extended Universe ... but not taking it all too seriously. There's plenty of outrageous set-pieces, including battle sequences with sea dragons and armored sharks, and wacky dialogue and over-the-top action scenes. In this universe, Arthur Curry (Jason …

Weekend Box Office: Us Scares Up Plenty of Records in Impressive Opening

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/25/19 at 01:21 AM CT

Remember how I said Captain Marvel was going to top Us? Just pretend I never typed that out. Jordon Peele's original horror tale not only took first place, it wasn't even close. The doppelganger-filled tale broke a lot of records in the process and helped March top the same weekend in 2018 for the the third straight week. That means Hollywood has things back on track for 2019 and with films like …

New in Theaters March 22: Us

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/21/19 at 11:37 AM CT

As Captain Marvel continues its domination at the box office, it faces it's first true test with new horror maestro Jordan Peele. After creating waves with Get Out, he looks to continue his winning streak with Us, and I've got to say, it looks great from a horror standpoint. And, despite using an idea that has been done before, Us also looks like nothing else out there, so points for …

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