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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 …

Pet Sematary and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/20/19 at 01:58 PM CT

A short list from the MPAA Ratings Board this week - and an even shorter list of movies to talk about. Just one wide release to speak of - but at least it's one I am looking forward to - the remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. The author has had a great run of impressive big-screen adaptations (or steaming adaptations) of late and I'm hoping this is another winner. Besides that horror fix …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 19 - March 25

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

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
Due this week: "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS
"Far From Heaven (Special Edition)" (2002), directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn. Moore and Quaid star in this seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden …

Weekend Box Office: Captain Marvel Dominates, Wonder Park Tops Newcomers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/18/19 at 12:42 AM CT

It comes as little surprise that Captain Marvel took the box office crown for the second straight weekend. The first female-led MCU film easily crossed the $200 and $250 million mark and will hit $300 and probably $325 million by this time next week. Both Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart managed to exceed expectations, as did the limited release of Manches Frida 2, which nearly cracked the top …

New in Theaters March 15: Wonder Park, Five Feet Apart, Captive State

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/14/19 at 11:39 AM CT

With Captain Marvel blasting its way to the top of the 2019 charts, and giving the year the first, big hit it needs, there will have to be something special to top it. This weekend shouldn't prove much of a challenge as all three newcomers, animated Wonder Park, teen romance Five Feet Apart and sci-fi thriller Captive State aren't likely to bring in a big enough audience to stop the MCU. I …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 12 - March 18

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/13/19 at 02:34 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Green Book": This year's winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture hit all the right notes, had a perfectly formed script, great acting chops by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, and very pleasing direction by Peter Farrelly. It was a by-the-book production -- a superb entertainment vehicle with just a taste of social consciousness. The film was inspired by a true …

The Secret Life of Pets 2, Ma and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/13/19 at 01:54 PM CT

The MPAA Ratings Board continues its slow but steady update with a nice, solid two wide release films (and some interesting limited films if you scroll down a bit) in this week's edition. The big get goes to the Secret Life of Pets 2 - the first film was a pretty good release and this sequel should prove just as crowd-pleasing. On the other hand, you have Octavia Spencer playing a kind-hearted …

Weekend Box Office: Captain Marvel Opens to Superheroic Numbers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/11/19 at 04:06 AM CT

Damn the trolls and toxic, butt-hurt men of this world: Captain Marvel is a huge hit. So make sure to smile next time you decide to deride a film for not conforming to your narrow-minded viewpoint because, buddy, the joke's always going to be on you. Captain Marvel opened big for March, big for Marvel and big for female-driven films. It finally gave 2019 the hit is so sorely needed (in fact, …

New in Theaters March 08: Captain Marvel

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/07/19 at 05:17 PM CT

It was nice that How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gave 2019 a little shot in the arm, but now it's time to bring out the big gun. Disney and the MCU are about as big as you can get and the next entry in the superhero saga looks to continue the winning streak. No doubt that Captain Marvel is going to rule the weekend - and 2019 for that matter - the only question is how it's going to …



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