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Sunday
Mar 10 2019

Carol Danvers and Gloria Bell had good weekends

As expectedCaptain Marvelcrushed the box office on weekend #1 as Marvel Studio's total domination of the planet continues.Was it its unique position as connective tissue betweenAvengers: Infinity WarandAvengers: Endgame?Was it the novelty (which shouldn't be a novelty) of a female led superhero film?In other box office newsGloria Bellstirred it up on the dance floor with the weekend's second best per-screen average becauseJulianne Mooreis her own super power.

Weekend Box Office Estimates
March 8th-10th (ESTIMATES)
= New or Expanded Theater Count /= Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev.wide
Captain Marvel Gloria Bell
1Captain Marvel$153NEWREVIEW
1Apollo 11$1.3 on 405 screens (cum.$3.7)
2How to Train Your Dragon 3$14.6 (cum.$119.6)
2Badla$614k on 94 screensNEW
3AMadea Family Funeral$12 (cum.$45.8)
3The Kid$505k on 268 screensNEW
4The Lego Movie Pt 2$3.8 (cum.$97.1)
4Arctic$182k on 208 screens (cum.$1.9)
5Alita: Battle Angel$3.2 (cum.$78.3)
5Furie$164k on 27 screens (cum.$395k)
6Green Book$2.4 (cum.$80.1)
ON ITS BEST PICTURE WIN
6Gloria Bell$154k on 5 screensNEWREVIEW

What did you see this weekend?I've beensick all week (ugh)so aside from aCaptain Marvelcritics screening a week ago I've only been watchingold moviesand catching up on some TV that I've always meant to watch (Five years late to the party butBroadchurchis soooo good).

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Wow,you're watching Broadchurch!David Tennant and Olivia Colman are quietly brilliant in it.I also caught up on TV that everyone else has seen...Schitt's Creek!So damn good.

I also watch Captain Marvel like most of the planet.I'm VERY happy for Brie's success!Our Princess Valhalla Hawkwind all glowed up!

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

Broadchurch is great but do NOT watch the american remake.given they kept the leads it should have kept its brilliance,it did not

March 10,2019 | Unregistered Commenterhuh

Sorry,I'm not watching Captain Marvel and Julianne Moore is totally wrong for Gloria.

Rewatched Stronger and Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.Richardson and Bening were robbed!

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I saw Gloria Bell,and really liked it.I have not seen the original.The film stayed with me and was quite affecting,without ever being sentimental.Moore was sublime in this--her best role and performance in a few years.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJJM

Caught up with some old classics I had never seen:

The Conversation (great)
The Princess Bride (I guess I came to this too late)
Videodrome (excellent)
Casino (great - never knew Stone was this good)

and also Happy Death Day 2U (surprising sturdy)

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

Captain Marvel,of course,with Goose for the win!

Juanita on Netflix because of Alfre Woodard.(Kind of a Hallmark movie;sweet).

Motherfatherson,Richard Gere's new series.Meh,hope it gets better because the cast is awesome,and the writer is Tom Rob Smith (most recently of ACS: Versace and London Spy);public and critical reviews are dreadful.

Period.End of Sentence,the Oscar winning short now on Netflix.Deserved the win.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Captain Marvel was better than expected,but I wish it could choose whether it wanted to be a Memento style amnesia movie,an alien invasion film,a refugee/terrorist feature or a female empowerment movie.I liked all of the bits and pieces but wanted so much more.The best part was when Talos was like "what's a cat?".It was a great choice having Ben use his usual accent.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered Commenterkris01

Just got back from Captain Marvel.It really is that good.Last night we watched Get Me Roger Stone,which was a portrait of evil that will chill me forever.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

Finally saw Indiana Jones: Raider of the Lost Ark on Netflix.Pretty fun and finally understood why folks would consider Harrison Ford hot.Hehe.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterRicopolo

I streamedHorror Noire,an insightful documentary on the cinematic history of black people in horror on Amazon Prime.It highlights quite a few older titles that I'm now eager to add to my watchlist.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

Re-watches ofHot RodandCaptain America: The Winter Soldierand a first-time screening ofCaptain Marvel(I thought it was marvelous).

March 10,2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

GLORIA BELL.

Such a lovely,humane movie.Haven't seen the Chilean original but now I'd like to.It's joyous and melancholy at the same time,like life.And as a gay man approaching middle age,well...something really spoke to me here.Julianne Moore is sublime.

Two very particular things I loved:

1.She wears glasses in every scene.Such good glasses-related acting!You never see this in movies.Worth seeing alone for the few seconds where her glasses kind of get smushed against the mat while she's doing yoga.

2.Final dance scene.Can't really be described in non-visual terms,which is why it's so enjoyable.

March 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterER

I saw Gloria Bell and loved it.Let's hope Julianne Moore stays in the conversation for best actress all throughout the year.Her final dance and the paintball scenes are standouts.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

SO glad to hear you're finally watching Broadchurch.Wait until the last episode of Season 1...Olivia is astounding.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I saw Captain Marvel.I liked it,but was a bit underwhelmed,it felt like something was missing.I can't fault the performances,I think - as somebody already said above - it was trying to do too many things at once.It probably needed yet another rewrite.Despite being a very cosmic story,it somehow felt more like the small-scale Ant-Man films than the epic spacefaring Guardians and Thor films.

Non-story spoiler: As a Marvel fan going back to the sixies,I found the opening very moving.Rather than using the current Marvel Studios logo sequence with the drawn panels and live-action images from the MCU films...Captain Marvel's logo sequence only features shots of Stan Lee's cameos and ends with "Thanks,Stan."I got totally ferklempt!

For the record,there's a new filmed-before-he-died Lee cameo in this film...and it's different from the others because there's no question that he's playing himself rather than a character this time.I won't say more.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Strange

I managed to catch three films:

Captain Marvel - It was an average Marvel film,which is still very enjoyable,but not on the level of a Black Knight or Black Panther.

Birds of Passage - epic in scope,brought non Hollywood sensibility to the Colombian drug history through the lens of a single family.The pacing was a bit slow,but enjoyed the magical realism element,well worth the watch.

Everybody Knows - gripping,well acted,and beautiful scenery (both the actors and the landscape).I don't believe it had a strong social message,which is why this is considered minor Farhadi,but it is still a well made film.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike C

Free Solo -- this movie is fantastic.It's a great documentary about OCD and how it sometimes manifests in remarkable ways.I can't imagine filming it and dreading what would happen if the climber fell.Incredible achievement.

For Gloria Bell,I saw the original so this remake seems redundant?I am still waiting for the female movie star who can be a box office star in her 50's.Bullock made Oceans 8 but that was a franchise,group film.Hopefully Julianne can lead a hit,but its release strategy seems anemic.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

I watched "Goose"and I enjoyed it...SORRY!I watched "Captain Marvel"and I enjoyed it.
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Not spectacular,not Larson's best performance ever,but it's entertaining and finally they give room to Samuel L.Jackson as Nick Fury!

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterEd

I saw Gloria Bell and enjoyed it even more than the Paulina Garcia version.They really are very different-feeling films,despite the same director and basically the same script.Julianne's heart-on-her-sleeve openness made it very enjoyable and provided a nice contrast to the original.All other American remakes of great foreign films should take notes.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterDancin' Dan

I saw "Greta"is a freezing theater on 23rd.The movie is an hommage to those 1960 faded female star vehicles made by William Castle- it's very easy to imagine either Crawford or Davis in the lead.

March 11,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

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