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Dec 20 2017

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Cartoon Brewthe effects work inThe Shape of Water
Coming SoonThe Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper version ofA Star is Borngets pushed back to October.Does this mean they think it has Oscar potential or just that it wouldn't be competitive in its previous May slot?
The AwardistI Tonya's breakout star (the parakeet) tattle-tales on Allison Janney
The Guardianon Jessica Chastain's emergence as a outspoken activist this year
THRWe forgot to share the news that SAG was having all female presenters this year!
THRTheir first ever "live roundtable"...honestly there are so many roundtables now I have literally not watched a one this year.Can't keep up!

VarietyMoviePass has passed the 1 million mark in subscribers
DeadlineRemember Warren Beatty's short-lived but long gestatingRules Don't Apply?It's now got legal trouble
DeadlineSufjan Stevens was originally going to do more than just sing forCall Me By Your Namebut narrate it too.(We love Sufjan but sooo glad the movie opted out of narration)
EWAnnette Bening on why she's no longer doingAmerican Crime Story: Katrina

Film School Rejectsbest under-the-radar films you probably missed this year
Varietytop ten shots of the year via Kris Tapley
OutR Kurt Osenlund's top films of the year includingSaturday Church,Girls Trip,Atomic Blonde
IMDbten most popular movie pages for 2017:Blade Runner 2049,Split,Wonder Woman,etc
The Playlistworst movies of the year.I was furious with them for putting the excellentAtomic Blondeon the list but this bit onEmoji Moviemade me lol

Is it shooting fish in a barrel to put "The Emoji Movie,"a film for children that had no aspirations at any point in its creation other than to milk money out of those children's parents,so high on this list?Perhaps.But in this case,the fish in the barrel are savage fucking piranhas that would devour everything you loved if they remain un-shot.

Nov 26 2017

Box Office: Animation of 2017

by Nathaniel R

This long holiday weekend saw the releases of three major Oscar contenders.Call Me By Your Namehad asensationalper screen average (101,000 per screen).Darkest Houralso showed its prosthetic Churchill face for a good opening ($44,000 per screen).And then there was Pixar'sCoco,which easily trouncedJustice Leagueto take the #1 spot.Critics are raving and,more importantly,Latino critics are raving,too,as you can see at Remezclaandhere at The Film Experience亚博主页.

So let's do the box office report differently this weekend and look at this year's Animated Features...

1.Despicable Me 3$264.3
6.Captain Underpants$73.9
2.Lego Batman Movie$175.7 7.Coco$71.1REVIEW
3.The Boss Baby$175REVIEW
8.Lego NinjaGo Movie$59
4.Cars 3$152.9 9.Smurfs: Lost Village$45REVIEW
5.The Emoji Movie$86REVIEW
10.Nutjob 2 Nutty by Nature$28.3

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Jul 31 2017

Review: The Emoji Movie

By Sean Donovan

The internet has spent the past few days savagely ripping apartThe Emoji Movie,the animated film about sentient emojis and the adventures they have within your smartphone.This is a film made specifically for children of the internet,who might gaze upon this Sony vertical integration monstrosity of app references and infomercials for about a minute before heading back to their own smartphones.It's tough to reviewThe Emoji Movie,because it's tough to take its lack of creativity and basic construction seriously when such cynicism and apathy burns off the screen.It singes your eyebrows.No one cared about making this movie;I can't imagine anyone coming up with a criticism the filmmakers would even protest.The Emoji Movieis the unadulterated heart of capitalism pumping out disinterested beats,an infomercial for WeChat here,a paid ad for CandyCrush there,Sony everywhere you look...

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Jul 30 2017

Four Movies Shared the Wealth This Weekend

By Nathaniel R

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office (July 28th-30th)
1.DUNKIRK$28.1 (cum.$102.8)PODCAST
1.A GHOST STORY$382k (cum.$941k) 329 screens
2.THE EMOJI MOVIE$25.6 2.DETROIT$365k 20 screens
3.GIRLS TRIP$20 (cum.$65.5)
3.MAUDIE$350k (cum.$4.6) 228 screensREVIEW
4.MUBARAKAN$300k 128 screens
5..WOLF WARRIOR 2$190k 53 screens
6.LADY MACBETH$179k  (cum.$467k)104 screens
7.DESPICABLE ME 3$7.7 (cum.$230.4) 7.AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL$130K 4 screensREVIEW
8.VALERIAN$6.8 (cum.$30.6)
8.THE LITTLE HOURS$125k (cum.$1.2) 96 screensREVIEW
9.BABY DRIVER$4 (cum.$92)
9.THE MIDWIFE$78k(cum.$112k)27 screens
10.WONDER WOMAN$3.5  (cum.$395.4)REVIEW|TOP TEN|SPECIAL 10.THE HERO$68K (cum.$3.8)102 screensBEST ACTORS

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numbers frombox office mojo

DunkirkandGirls Trip,both enjoyed very strong second weekends (giving their audiences exactly what they promised...which is all too rare!) and managed to mostly fend off the new challengers which were the animatedEmoji Movieand Charlize Theron kicking all kinds of spy ass asAtomic Blonde.It was a fairly unique weekend since all four titles were within 10 million of each other - they all have a reason to celebrate.The only people not celebrating?Whoever chose to take their families toEmoji Moviewhich isthe worst reviewed movie of the year.

In limited release the doc sequelAn Inconvenient Truth(reviewed),Kathryn Bigelow's race riot dramaDetroit,the Hasidic dramaMenashe(reviewed),andBrigsby Bearall barely dipped their toe into theaters but audiences expressed interest in all four.Expect expansions soon withDetroitgoing wide next weekend.

Jul 28 2017

Link on a Hot Tin Roof

AV ClubRIP voice acting legend June Foray
VarietyAmazon is moving into being their own distributor now after partnering with other distributors before.They'll try it out with Woody Allen'sWonder Wheelwhich they seem to have high hopes for.
Screen CrushIt's official -Emoji Movieis worst reviewed wide release of the year

/Filma photo tour of the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image
DeadlineAnne Hathaway circling theBarbiemovie that Amy Schumer abandoned
Coming SoonWarner Bros considering "formidable"Oscar campaign forWonder Woman

off cinema
VarietyJack O'Connell talks about his nude scene in the new revival ofCat on a Hot Tin Roofand why he hasn't watched Paul Newman in the film version
PlaybillEllen Greene shares a scrapbook from the original run ofLittle Shop of Horrors
Chicago Tribunerecommended theater shows on a budget in Chi-town
Boy Culturethe world's youngest living Madonna fan - a 13 year old violinist!
Exeunta piece about that 'critics camp' I went to this month by one of the other fellows
NYTterribly sad debacle going on withThe Great Comet of 1812on Broadway.When I first heard about Mandy Patinkin's casting I was thrilled because I haven't yet seen the show and totally love that man.But it seems in order to accomodate him (in the role formerly played by Josh Groban) they were ousting their current leading man Okieriete "Oak"Onaodowan (fromHamilton)earlier than his scheduled final date.The optics look bad even though Broadway shows do these type of celebrity casting changes constantly.Patinkin has now dropped out and Oak won't extend and now the entire cast,which includes several actors of color (the show was previously praised for its diverse casting),could be out of jobs because they might close early due to the public outrage.

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The new Charlie XCX video "Boys"is a sexy blast.So many celebrity cameos including the internet's current boyfriend Riz Ahmed,diver Tom Daley,and a slew of musicians.There is a chainsaw in this video but as Charli states