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Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office for the third week in a row. In fact, the only shake-up in the weekend top five compared to the last two weeks is to see A24's The Disaster Artist landing in fourth position as it expanded into 840 theaters this weekend following its strong limited bow last week. As for the weekend's only new wide release, Broad Green's release of Just Getting Started struggled to finish over $3 million, barely eking into the top ten. With an estima...
In this episode we talk about "Kirikou and the Sorceress", the popular African folk tale inspired, 2D animated movie.
The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 24th annual SAG Awards this morning, and a few movies continue to hold strong with this year's major honors, while others are making advances in the race toward the Oscars.  The Shape of Water was once again recognized for the performances by lead actress Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins, while Lady Bird also maintained its favor with nods for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf. The movie is also up for the Best Ensemble award. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got a boostnby leading the pack of nominated movies with four contenders across three categories -- both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are competing for Best Supporting Actor...
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Fans of Tropic Thunder will immediately feel a kinship towards Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a spoof of action movies and the bulky stars who lead them. The Amazon series reintroduces us to “the Muscles from Brussels,” Jean-Claude Van Damme, who we soon learn has been using his celebrity as a cover for covert operations that include taking down an international drug ring. Jean-Claude Van Johnson is one of Amazon’s 2016 pilots that was voted on to be made into a series, and its brief six-episode has the beats of the action movies it spoofs. In that …
The year saw a lift from November box office grosses as this past month was only the third time ever November receipts totaled more than $1 billion, led by Disney and Marvel's release of Thor: Ragnarok, which delivered nearly 28% of the month's total. Heading into the November, 2017 was trailing 2016 by 5.3%, but coming out of it this year was 4.4% behind 2016 thanks to what was the third largest November ever and a 5.1% improvement over November last year. Disney led the month &mda...

By Jacob Oller

The unique story can still reach everyone. hile some may be tempted to say that Moonlight’s draw is its intense humanism and its treatment of experiential specificity (and hey, they wouldn’t be wrong), there’s even more film theory that tackles why the film’s story speaks to those of us that could never have lived it. […]

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