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'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise

'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise
This weekend Marvel's latest hit Thor: Ragnarok is looking to top $250 million after 17 days in release while Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their latest entry into the DC Extended Universe, Justice League looking to make a splash globally, though that's not all this weekend has to offer. Lionsgate will debut the highly anticipated adaptation Wonder while Sony is debuting their faith-based animated title The Star. All-in-all we should be looking at a strong weekend in which the top twelve should combine for over $200 million for the first time since early July. Looking at a #1 finish, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League will debut in 4,051 theaters with industry expectations right around $105-115 million. Given Wonder Woman debuted with $103.2 million earlier this year, Suicide Squad opened with $133.6 million last year and Batman v Superman opened with $166 million, those expectations might seem low given this is essentially DC's equivalent to Marvel's The Avengers.
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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Nostalgia Critic Celebrates Ten Years Of Videos With A Much-Requested Review

Back in 2007, Doug Walker posted a rant under the name Nostalgia Critic for the first time. Now, a decade later, Walker’s work has endured, and he has taken some time to celebrate his long career on the internet. The Nostalgia Critic is ten years old, and Channel Awesome, which serves as the home for those videos, has celebrated with numerous festivities.

To kick off the Critic’s ten-year bash, Channel Awesome employee Walter Banasiak put together a list of some of Walker’s best work. If you’ve never experienced the Critic’s exasperated rants, witty sketches, and tough-but-fair criticisms of classic TV shows and movies, that rundown is a good place to start.

Once you’re up to speed on Walker’s signature character, it’s time to dive into his latest review: A 28-minute evisceration of the 2016 film Norm of the North. Walker describes the animated flick,
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Gkids to let Spain's Birdboy: the Forgotten Children animated feature fly

  • JoBlo
Back in my day, movie studios weren't afraid to inject a little fear into the hearts and minds of young viewers with films like The Secret Of Nihm, Watership Down, Fire And Ice, and The Last Unicorn. These days, youngsters are getting little more than mind-numbing fodder with animations like Dreamwork's Boss Baby, The Emoji Movie (eye roll), and Norm Of The North. In the interest of being fair... Read More...
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Americano arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 13th

Get ready for a south-of-the-border journey, when the animated adventure Americano arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 13 from Lionsgate.

Awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval, Americano tells the charming tale of a colorful Mexican parrot named Cuco who sets off on an adventure to defend his family. Available in both English and Spanish, the film features the voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Golden Globe® nominee Lisa Kudrow (Best Supporting Actress, Television, “Friends”), and Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Best Supporting Actor, Stand and Deliver, 1988), in addition to radio personalities Don Cheto, El Mandril, and Argelia Atilano. TheAmericano DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Cuco is a Mexican boy parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV parrot superhero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus.
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‘All I Want For Christmas’ Gets Animated

It is said that if a Christmas goes by without every human (no matter what their religion) hearing and singing along to Mariah Carey‘s festive classic, All I Want For Christmas, then the world will end. Thankfully that’s never happened, and was made even less likely by the wonderfully uplifting cover featured in Love Actually. Now, just in case there are those younglings who haven’t quite taken up the tradition, the song is set to inspire its own CGI animated feature from Universal.

With Carey on board as an executive producer, and the plot focusing on a young girl who desires her own puppy, you can look for it this holiday season on DVD from Universal 1440 Entertainment. Being familiar with the lyrics, they may just need to change a few ‘baby’s to ‘puppy’s.

Production is now underway on Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You,
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‘Get Out’ Is Poised To Break Out: Jordan Peele’s First Movie Could Win The Weekend Box Office

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‘Get Out’ Is Poised To Break Out: Jordan Peele’s First Movie Could Win The Weekend Box Office
With its combination of horror and racial commentary, “Get Out” (Universal) is the best bet to lead the Top 10 this weekend. With a chance to be not only a hit but also a game-changer, it looks like both a breakout for first-time director Jordan Peele and yet another winner for producer Jason Blum.

The timing on Oscar weekend, particularly in the aftermath of #oscarssowhite, is fortuitous, and it moves into release with a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes after 85 reviews. Horror maven Jason Blum is also an Oscar-nominated producer (“Whiplash”) as well as the force behind M. Might Shyamalan’s “Split,” the first film of 2017 to gross over $100 million domestic.

Get Out,” as befits its origins from comic actor/writer Jordan Peele (who stays behind the camera), is a mix of humor and horror in its tale of an interracial couple meeting her wealthy liberal white parents for the first time.
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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

  • LRM Online
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop. Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days.
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The joy of finding a surprise, excellent movie to watch

Simon Brew Jan 19, 2017

Phantom Boy is playing in a limited number of UK cinemas this weekend. It's just the kind of surprise that's hard to find in modern movies.

I’ve written before about my love of Saturday and Sunday morning kids' clubs at multiplexes, where you can take your anklebiters to see a film that’s a couple of months post-its release. Such screenings are a godsend to parents of fidgety children, or those of us trying to introduce our youngsters to the cinema. There’s a kinship in there. Nobody goes in expecting children to be perfectly quiet, and there’s usually a spirit of tolerance and some degree of shared film love. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s not a bad value couple of hours either, given that the price tends to be lowered too.

See related Split review M Night Shyamalan interview: Split, non-conformity, creative freedom

Most of the time,
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ComicMix Six: Box Office Democracy’s Worst Movies of 2016

  • Comicmix
Last time, I covered the best movies of 2016— and now it’s time for the flip side. Brace yourself.

#6: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – In my top list I praised Captain America: Civil War for being a kind of triumphant pinnacle of fan service in comic book movies. Batman v Superman might well be the dark mirror of that idea: fan service run completely amok. Characters are crammed in this movie every which way along with vague concepts, half-formed ideas, and every frame of iconic superhero artwork Zack Snyder has ever seen. Batman v Superman is depressing both in tone and failed potential. The Superman that Snyder puts on the screen is the worst interpretation of the character I’ve ever seen, impulsive and violent without a trace of warmth. Only the moderately badass Wonder Woman sequences save this movie from higher placement on this list, and they
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Oscar This: The Oscar-worthy cinematography of Pete’s Dragon is anything but kids’ stuff

  • The AV Club
This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar This, we highlight unlikely candidates—the dark horses we’d love to see compete.

Definitions of genre tend to grow nebulous as exceptions to rules pile up, but none are more malleable than “kids’ movie,” the only line in the sand drawn by age. The lone criterion outlining this wide umbrella appears to be a rating of PG or tamer, and the accompanying implication that children can see it without wigging out. But that allows for wide variations in form and tone, from more specific generic sub-distinctions (kid-friendly horror, like the recent Ghostbusters movie, is one example) to blurring between them (every kids’ fantasy movie is also a comedy, at least a little). Any category that collects Norm Of The North, The B.F.G ...
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Letterboxd Year In Review 2016: ‘Moonlight’ Named Film of the Year By Online Community

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Letterboxd Year In Review 2016: ‘Moonlight’ Named Film of the Year By Online Community
Letterboxd, the global social network for sharing your taste in film, has released the results of its 2016 Year In Review, based on the Letterboxd community’s combined ratings as of January 1. They have awarded Barry Jenkins’ Golden Globe-winning “Moonlight” as the film of the year.

Read More: Popular Film Social Network Letterboxd Debuts Long-Awaited iPhone App

“Our hearty congratulations to Barry Jenkins and ‘Moonlight’ on taking the top spot for 2016 in our Year in Review,” says Letterboxd co-founder Matthew Buchanan. “After the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ juggernaut of 2015, which we unashamedly loved, we began 2016 with no idea what film might win people’s hearts, and we’re taking immense pleasure in seeing a low-budget movie with a diverse cast of mostly unknown actors and no franchise history top the list.”

Additionally, the community also rated Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” second and Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” third.
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Animated film Rock Dog releases new trailer

  • JoBlo
Kid's movies are usually the bottom-of-the-barrel when it comes to quality control. Don't get me wrong, kid's movies (like those from Pixar, Disney, Bluth, or Amblin) can be some of the best films ever, just that the saturation of shit f*cks up the average - big time - with stuff like Norm Of The North and Foodfight! clogging up the works. Only horror movies might have a more... Read More...
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Second Opinion – Storks (2016)

Storks, 2016.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland.

Featuring the voice talents of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Anton Starkman, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Danny Trejo, Awkwafina, Ike Barinholtz, Jorma Taccone, Chris Smith.

Synopsis:

Storks deliver babies — or at least they used to. Now, they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, lands in hot water when the Baby Factory produces an adorable but wholly unauthorized girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble, Junior and his friend Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human on Stork Mountain, race against time to make their first baby drop before the boss (Kelsey Grammer) finds out.

I’m rarely in the car to listen to Mark Kermode on a Friday afternoon. Generally I respect and agree with him on films. We both share a mutual
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'Sully' and 'When the Bough Breaks' Set to Kick Off Fall 2016 Movie Season

'Sully' and 'When the Bough Breaks' Set to Kick Off Fall 2016 Movie Season
Saturday Am Update: With an estimated $12.2 million on Friday, Sully is off to a great start, looking at a three-day opening that could top $34 million. The film also took home an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and with an opening this big we're looking at the third best live-action opener for Tom Hanks and possibly the fifth largest September opening ever. Pulling in second with an estimated $5.28 million is Screen Gems' thriller When the Bough Breaks, which is looking at a three-day opening around $14.5 million if not a little higher. Lionsgate's animated feature The Wild Life could only manage an estimated $700,000 from 2,493 theaters, headed toward an opening around $2.6 million. And the last of the weekend's new wide releases is Relativity's The Disappointments Room, which managed a mere $475,000 from 1,554 theaters, anticipating an overall opening around $1.1 million. You can check out our chart of Friday estimates here and we'll be
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Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!

  • Cineplex
Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Jenny Bullough8/3/2016 12:42:00 Pm

Ah, August. The dog days of summer. The season is winding down, and although we still love the heat, the humidity is wearing on us a bit. And let’s face it, the kids are bouncing off the walls, and a part of us is looking forward to the start of the school year! When you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, look no further than your local Cineplex theatre. Every month there are classic family-friendly features playing on Saturday mornings at 11am. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Free the Children. This Saturday, treat the family to an old favourite (and discover a new favourite) on the big screen!

Here's our
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Liam Neeson’s ‘Operation Chromite’ Tops Korean Box Office

Liam Neeson’s ‘Operation Chromite’ Tops Korean Box Office
Liam Neeson’s Korean War drama “Operation Chromite” debuted on top of the box office in Korea, earning $18.47 million Wednesday and Sunday.

The Cj Entertainment release stars Neeson and Korea’s Lee Jung-jae and focuses on a 24-hour, life-and-death mission ‘X-Ray’ led by MacArthur and eight Korean operatives.

Previous week’s winner, Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan,” slipped to second. Representing a weekly drop of 54.7%, the zombie thriller earned $11.09 million from 1.45 million admissions between Friday and Sunday and extended its total to $61.05 million from 8.4 million admissions.

Opening on the same day with “Chromite,” Upi’s “Jason Bourne” landed in third, earning $11.37 million from 1.54 million admissions over opening five days. The picture scored 308,400 admissions on the opening day alone, making it the largest opening of all “Bourne” series in Korea, as well as actor Matt Damon’s best opening in Korea. The top three rankers together accounted for 88% of
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Win a DVD bundle with Norm of the North

  • HeyUGuys
To celebrate the release of the family film of the year Norm Of The North, we are giving you the chance to win a copy of the DVD along with four other must-have family DVDs from Signature Entertainment – Legends of Oz, The Snow Queen, Dino Time and Clangers. Norm Of The North follows the […]

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Ice Age: Collision Course: “Loud, obnoxious, shrill, bright, and just unbearable.”

Ice Age Collision Course review: Is fifth time a charm? Or is it time this franchise went extinct?

Ice Age Collision Course review by Luke Ryan Baldock, July 2016.

Ice Age Collision Course review

14 years the Ice Age franchise has been going on. Almost makes you feel old. The first Ice Age was a lovely little gem with smart, witty dialogue, a simple but emotionally engaging story, and great characters. From Blue Sky Studios, it was refreshing to see a company previously known for handling special effects, step-up for Fox and take on Pixar, Dreamworks and Disney. With every one of their films at least doubling their budgets, and the last two Ice Age films hitting close to $900 million, they are certainly a monetary success. But alas, the heart of the original has gone, and whereas before it wanted to create memorable memories for your child, now it just wants to
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‘Deadpool’ Again Tops Disc Best-Seller Charts

‘Deadpool’ Again Tops Disc Best-Seller Charts
The popularity of 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” is continuing to carry over to home video, following the spoofy superhero actioner’s stellar $362.8 million haul at the domestic box office.

In its second week in stores, “Deadpool” again took No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan sales chart that tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, for the week ended May 22.

The top new disc release for the week, Lionsgate’s “Dirty Grandpa,” could muster only 25% of “Deadpool”’s second-week disc sales, coming in at No. 2 on both charts. The raunchy comedy starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro earned just $35.6 million at the U.S. box office.

Walt Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” slipped a spot to No. 3 on both charts, followed by newcomer “The Witch,” a critically praised horror film from Lionsgate that earned $25.1 million at domestic theaters.
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