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Can August be over yet?

The end of August sucks for movies. It's too late in summer for the studios to care anymore, and it's only on very rare occasions that some studio also-ran or indie gem surprises us. This August especially sucks, with not even one movie abl...

 
 
 
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Who the hell paid for The Emoji Movie?

Guys, The Emoji Movie made $25.6 million this weekend. That puts it on track to easily eclipse its $50 million budget, and turn Sony a profit. That more than likely means there will be a sequel. There is a high chance that th...

 
 
 
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Is Planet of the Apes the best modern trilogy?

With War for the Planet of the Apes opening at number one this weekend, toppling a insanely strong second showing from Spider-Man: Homecoming, we've been asking ourselves whether or not there's a better modern film trilogy out there......

 
 
 
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Review: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Steve James may be incapable of directing a bad documentary. His films includes Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and Life Itself. With Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, James continues his record as one of America's most reliable non-fiction...

 
 
 
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Logan nets $85 million at box office

With the amount of buzz going into Logan and the positive flooding out from it it may be hard to understand why studio execs were nervous about the film. It was a risky movie, but that risk has paid off with Logan pulling in more ...

 
 
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Ben-Hur is Summer's biggest flop with $120 million loss

Although we had some major tentpole releases last Summer, even making it the third best box office Summer ever, that didn't mean every release succeeded. Among the Civil Wars and Batmans, was the poor Judah Ben-Hur. According to The Hollywo...

 
 
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Warner Bros moving forward with Man of Steel sequel

Despite its poor critical reception, Suicide Squad broke crazy records last weekend. Because of this Warner Bros and DC Comics have to decided to move along with their plan, good films be damned. But something we didn't see coming along wit...

 
 
 
 
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You can preorder your Assassin's Creed movie ticket for $1200

If you're familiar with the Assassin's Creed videogames, then the notion of preorder bonuses or super expensive special editions is nothing new to you. While theater chains have folks preorder tickets all the time, what 20th Century Fox, Ub...

 
 
 
 
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Terminator: Genisys makes bank in China

Currently we can blame China for a lot of crappiness what with their destroying of the world economy in full swing at the moment. On top of this they're probably going to be responsible for a sequel to Terminator: Genisys being made as...

 
 
 
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The Cult Club: Putney Swope (1969)

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, in one of his signature recurring gags, wrote that Mad Max: Fury Road was rated R because it featured "A ruthless critique of everything existing." The same might be said of Putney Swope, Robert D...

 
 
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Fifty Shades of Grey stars want fifty shades of green

Although Fifty Shades of Grey had the worst staying power imaginable, as it dropped over 70% in box office sales its second weekend out which meant that word of mouth was deservedly awful, it still made $550 million worldwide. Considering t...

 
 
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American Sniper is the top grossing film of 2014

I had a lot of problems with American Sniper as a movie about PTSD and veterans, but despite these issues it had a very good redeeming value of bringing Veteran issues to the forefront of the discussion in America. It seems a lot of pe...

 
 
 
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Dreamworks Animation cuts 500 jobs, reveals new release slate

Back when Dreamworks Animation needed to compete with Disney, they stopped making films in 2D (even if those films are some of the greats) and churned out ten Shreks to a very successful box office performance each time. Basically when Drea...

 
 
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Ouija 2 is happening because money

It may not have been a good film, or even entertaining, but Ouija is going to get a sequel on top of its already bare bones story because it made near $85 million dollars from its slim $5 million dollar budget.  In an interview with Co...

 
 
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The Interview grossed $31 million on VOD despite piracy

When Sony released The Interview on most video demand services but its own, it was promptly pirated nearly 100 million times. At first it seemed like this news would only deter studios from simultaneous theatrical and VOD releases for big n...

 
 
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Movie theater attendance in 2014 was the lowest since 1995

2014 is officially over. Celebration aside, this means that we can finally evaluate the year as a whole. The Hollywood Reporter has started us off right, with a breakdown of the box office numbers from the year. And... well, they were prett...

 
 
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Green Inferno on hold indefinitely

Sad news for those you like the boundary pushing of Eli Roth and the disturbing Cannibal Holocaust. His homage to that film, Green Inferno, has been put on hold indefinitely. It's not because of any controversy, surprisingly. Instead s...

 
 
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles getting a sequel because money

It's hard to be cynical or excited about announcements like these because these days when a big franchise reboot or new property is announced, it's almost guaranteed that any given studio is planning at least three or four more. In fact, it...

 
 
 
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Enchanted 2 is still happening because money

Wait..."still"? Yes, a sequel to the 2007 Disney Princess film Enchanted has been in the works for some time now, but it hasn't progressed passed the "it should happen" stage. But now that Frozen was a mega hit for Disney, they've taken con...

 
 
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Godzilla sequel already happening because money

Because Godzilla made a monstrous amount of money in the box office its opening weekend (over $93 million dollars domestically), naturally talk of a sequel is already underway. At this point, it's not even really news as we all assumed Godz...

 
 
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Box Office Numbers: All hails the mighty LEGO

The LEGO Movie didn't face much stiff competition this week, but it still pulled in a whopping amount beating out both new releases and pulling in more money than many films make in their entire run. Looks like word of mouth is really helpi...

 
 
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Frozen is highest grossing original animated film ever

I don't think anyone would have guessed that Disney would be back on top of the animation world, knocking Pixar down, at the beginning of 2013, but it seems the animation studio finally figured out (with the help of Pixar head John Lasseter...

 
 
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More 'Divergent' coming 2015/2016

Variety is reporting that Neil Burger, director of the latest attempt by a studio to cash in on that sweet, sweet young adult money, will not be returning to direct Latest Attempt By A Studio To Cash In On That Sweet, Sweet Young Adult Mone...

 
 
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Fast & Furious 7 getting rewrites to honor Paul Walker

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has officially halted its production for the time being to properly get its bearings after losing Paul Walker, Universal is still in the midst of a very confusing situation. One of the many options they're cons...

 
 
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Disney nabs future Indiana Jones film rights

Disney continues its quest to own everything most people enjoy with Indiana Jones. Reaching a distribution deal with Paramount, Disney now owns future rights to every future Indiana Jones film (with Paramount still making a small sum off of...

 
 
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You cannot afford Han Solo's blaster, now up for auction

Do you like The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi? Do you like Han Solo so much you'd be willing to sell several of your kidneys to own a piece of him? Do you have 200,000 ducats lying around, taking up space? Do I have news for you...

 
 
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Oldboy may be one of the biggest bombs in recent history

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy has been pretty much universally panned across the board. Some of this might be simply because the original never needed to be remade, but it's also because the movie just isn't that good. It seems the lack...

 
 
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Disney breaks its own all-time box office record

Did you know that Disney held the all-time box office record? In 2010 they made $3.79 billion. They still hold the record, it's just more now. This year they've officially made $3.79 billion, and they still have the holiday season coming to...

 
 


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Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"

 

Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming"Third time's the charm"

 
 
 
 
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