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Disney Led the Charge in November as 2017 Looks to Close Strong

Disney Led the Charge in November as 2017 Looks to Close Strong
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 — after not having released a film since Cars 3 in mid-June — with two new wide releases in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok and Pixar's Coco, both of which have been overwhelmingly successful. Ragnarok was the month's highest grossing title with $281.7 million and Coco delivered the fourth largest three- and five-day Thanksgiving weekend opening ever and generated over $82 million in its first nine days in release. Coco's total has since climbed over $135 million domestically and over $400 million globally,
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December 2017 VOD & Digital Releases Include It (2017), Friend Request, Blade Runner 2049

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Hard to believe, but December is nearly upon us, and that means we have a brand new batch of Digital and VOD releases to look forward to over the next few weeks. And for those of you looking to indulge in some non-holiday cinematic delights next month, there seems to be quite a variety of films hitting VOD and other digital platforms to keep you cozy inside your home, away from the brutality of winter and its harsh elements.

December’s releases kick off on the 1st with Somebody’s Darling, and December 5th is one of the busiest days of the month with six different titles making their digital bow: The Gatehouse, The Doll Master, Apocalypse Road, Flashburn, K-shop, and The White King. Then, just a few days later, IFC Midnight is releasing the psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, and on December 12th, both The Cutlass and Flatliners (2017) come home.

IFC Midnight
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Social Media Horror Film Friend Request Coming to Home Media in December & January

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Social media can be a real time killer in everyday life, but in the horror film Friend Request, it kills more than just time. Following its September theatrical release (read our review here), Friend Request is coming to digital platforms this December and Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD in January from Lionsgate:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (November 14, 2017) – The consequences are deadly when black magic mixes with social media in Friend Request, arriving on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Fear the Walking Dead,” Into the Storm) leads the terrifying feature, which also stars William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, “The Royals”), Connor Paolo (“Revenge,” “Gossip Girl”), Brit Morgan (“Supergirl,” “Graceland”) and Liesl Ahlers (The Challenger Disaster).

Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular college student who lives her college life to the fullest and gladly shares it with her 800 Facebook friends.
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Send Your Friend Request From Home

Here it is, kids! The perfect pairing for that double feature with Wish Upon you’ve been Screaming for! That’s right… Friend Request is coming home, and if we were you, we’d think twice before accepting it! Look for the flick on Digital December 19th and on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9th from […]

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Lionsgate Makes a ‘Friend Request’ on VOD and Home Video

Lionsgate Makes a ‘Friend Request’ on VOD and Home Video
The consequences are deadly when black magic mixes with social media in Friend Request, arriving on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Fear the Walking Dead,” Into the Storm) leads the terrifying feature, which also stars William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, “The Royals”), Connor Paolo (“Revenge,” “Gossip Girl”), Brit Morgan (“Supergirl,” “Graceland”) and Liesl Ahlers […]
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The 20 Scariest Movie Scenes of the 21st Century

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The 20 Scariest Movie Scenes of the 21st Century
Horror movies are so much more than the sum of its parts, but no genre is more dependent on the power of discrete scenes, self-contained episodes to make you feel like you’re sweating through what’s happening on screen first-hand. It doesn’t matter if a horror movie is an atmospheric slow-burn, or if it’s a symphony of jump-scares that alternates between peaks of sustained tension and long valleys of eerie calm, all of the most terrifying films rely on a few unforgettable moments. Some of these instances are long setpieces, some are just perfectly executed jolts, but all of them are exquisitely traumatizing microcosms of the movies that contain them.

Read More:The 20 Best Foreign-Language Horror Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Trouble Every Day’ to ‘Let the Right One In

Shut off the lights, turn up the sound, and enjoy our list of the 20 scariest movie scenes of the 21st Century.
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The 15 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘Underworld’ to ‘Geostorm’ (Photos)

The 15 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘Underworld’ to ‘Geostorm’ (Photos)
Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into guilty pleasures. And these are the best guilty pleasures of the year. 17. “Friend Request” It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!” 16. “Sleepless” I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts
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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Oct 20

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week The Killing of a Sacred Deer Only the Brave Wonderstruck The Snowman Same Kind of Different as Me Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween I’m planning to see… Geostorm A Silent Voice The Work expanding Breathe The Florida Project Goodbye Christopher Robin

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

now in cinemas Battle of the Sexes The Big Sick Brigsby Bear California Typewriter Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Detroit Dolores Dunkirk Faces Places The Glass Castle Ingrid Goes West Lady Macbeth Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Loving Vincent Lucky Maudie Patti Cake$ Polina Professor Marston & the Wonder Women School Life Spider-Man: Homecoming Step Stronger Take My Nose…
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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 13: Cult Of Chucky

Janna and Josh are back and join Andy & Mike to talk about what they’ve been watching, get up in ‘dem guts on Cult of Chucky, finally explain the ending of The Prowler and battle again in another round of Horrorlimination.

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Show Notes:

00:02:38 – What We’ve Been Watching

Josh – Halloween II (on VHS), The Night Flier, Stranger Things, Friend Request, Blade Runner 2049, Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut

Janna – Rosemary’s Baby, The Birds, Strays, Orphan

Mike – Puppet Master, mother!, Fortress, The Stuff, Digging Up the Marrow, Pet Sematary Two

Andy – Gerald’s Game, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare

00:57:51 – #GetUpInDemGuts: Cult Of Chucky

01:20:00 – Horrorlimination – 1981 & 1982

01:49:26 – Explaining the end of The Prowler for nachos_mcwerewolf on Instagram

Killer Track: “Blue Moon” by The Marcels

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Indie Film's Financial Paradox: More Backers But Less Box Office

Indie Film's Financial Paradox: More Backers But Less Box Office
Battle of the Sexes and Victoria and Abdul made the biggest impact in limited release, although it's unclear how much either can broaden its appeal to become profitable. Others, like Friend Request from Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, crashed and burned with a $2.4 million haul from 2,500-plus theaters.

In this tougher box-office landscape, more movies are...
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The Preview Reel: American Made & Flatliners

Welcome to the “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Last weekend’s box office was lower than expected with Kingsman: The Golden Circle failing to hit $40 million, The Lego Ninjago Movie barely earning $20 million, and Friend Request recording the worst wide opening of all-time with a mere $2 million across 2,500 screens. This week, Kingsman will be doing battle with the new Tom Cruise vehicle, American Made, while the Flatliners remake will most likely be dead on arrival. But will either movie be good? Let’s find out.

American Made

What we are excited about: The last time Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman teamed up was for Edge of Tomorrow (or Live. Die. Repeat. whichever stupid title you prefer) in 2014, and while American Made is a completely different movie, we’re excited for their next collaboration. Liman is known for his fast and loose
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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials
This Friday will see the release of a horror film called “Flatliners,” a movie title that should be instantly familiar to anyone who spent the ’90s trawling the shelves of their local video store in search of something — anything — to watch that weekend. Perhaps best remembered as the crusty VHS that was always sandwiched between “The Fisher King” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” the original “Flatliners” was an asinine but atmospheric psychological horror thing that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin as foolhardy med students who start experimenting with life after death. Nothing goes wrong and they all live happily ever after.

Now, perhaps motivated by the fact that the mere act of making a movie in 2017 feels like an experiment with life after death, Hollywood is about to unleash a remake starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev,
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Exclusive: Brooke Markham Talks Friend Request and the Addiction of Social Media

Social media-themed horror is definitely a thing. In Friend Request, the latest in a slew, student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) accepts a ping from maudlin Marina (Liesl Ahlers), a loner she barely knows. It turns out to be not the best… Continue Reading →

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15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘John Wick’ to ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ (Photos)

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15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘John Wick’ to ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ (Photos)
Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into trash. And these are the best trash movies of the year. 15. “Friend Request” It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!” 14. “Sleepless” I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like
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Box Office Report: ‘Kingsman’ Gives Nice Boost For Fox While ‘Lego’ Disappoints

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - $39.0 million ($39.0 million total) 2. It - $30.0 million ($266.3 million total) 3. The Lego Ninjago Movie - $21.2 million ($21.28 million total) 4. American Assassin - $6.2 million ($26.1 million total) 5. Home Again - $3.3 million ($22.4 million total) 6. mother! - $3.2 million ($13.4 million total) 7. Friend Request - $2.4 million ($2.4 million total) 8. The Hitman’s Bodyguard - $1.8 million ($73.5 million total) 9. Stronger - $1.7 million ($1.7 million total) 10. Wind River - $1.2 million ($31.6 million total) The Big Stories The monster known as Pennywise -- or at least his titular pronoun -- was unseated from its record-breaking perch...

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It Movie Maintains Strong Presence at the Box Office in Third Weekend

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Following the opening weekend at the cinema for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Pennywise the clown is no longer dancing at the top of the box office, but It continues to float above most films in its third week since its initial release.

According to Box Office Mojo, Kingsman: The Golden Circle took the top spot at the weekend box office with a $39 million estimated opening, moving It to the second slot in the top ten of the weekend box office after raking in an additional $30 million into the sewers of Derry.

Like poor Georgie, moviegoers can't seem to resist the lure of Pennywise, and the strong box office numbers in its third weekend in theaters indicates that many moviegoers are likely heading back to the theater to experience the Stephen King adaptation on the big screen more than once.

The It movie has now brought in $266.3 million in the Us,
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Cinemaholics #33: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to the 2015 smash hit, and the Cinemaholics have a lot of opinions on it. Are they as mixed on this one as the critics are? And should we expect a third movie? Tune in to find out.

Later in the show, the Cinemaholics tackle Season 4 of Bojack Horseman, which Will and Maveryke claim to be the best show on Netflix. Also, Jon finally catches up with Will on Ingrid Goes West, the dark comedy about Instagram starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. And, finally, Will laments having to review Friend Request, the spiritual successor to Unfriended (which appears to be the superior film! Who’d have thought?)

As always, here are the links to what was discussed this week (your Cinemahomework):

Review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review of Ingrid Goes West Review of Friend Request

If you like what you hear,
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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Are Top Openers

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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Are Top Openers
Things are looking up at the fall box office: for the first time three September releases grossed over $20 million. The average September usually sees one or two performing at this level. Even with poor reviews, sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (20th Century Fox) managed to nearly reach $40 million. It was joined by a strong third weekend for horror phenomenon “It” (Warner Bros.) at $30 million, and the opening of “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (also Warners) at just over $20 million.

Despite the improvement over last year — box office up $15 million, or about 14 per cent — the fall-off from last year is still just under five per cent. That’s better than the 6.3 per cent drop at the end of August. But the uphill climb to equal last year’s box office (with slightly higher prices this year meaning an even bigger gap in ticket buyers) still quite steep.

Also tempering upbeat box office
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Kingsman 2 Beats It at the Box Office with $39M

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Kingsman 2 Beats It at the Box Office with $39M
As expected, after two weekends of box office dominance, New Line Cinema's It remake was finally dethroned. While it came in far lower than most projections, 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle took the top spot at the box office with $39 million. Also as expected, Kingsman 2 easily beat its fellow newcomers The Lego Ninjago Movie and Friend Request, although they both came in far lower than most projections.

Box Office Mojo reports that Kingsman 2 opened in 4,003 theaters for a solid $9,743 per-screen average. While some had projected it to open in the $50 million range, the Kingsman sequel still managed to out-gross its predecessor, which opened with $36.2 million en route to a $128.2 million domestic debut and $414.3 million worldwide from an $81 million budget. The sequel was produced under a $104 million budget, but with its $61.2 million foreign debut, for a worldwide tally of $100.2 million, it's already very close to breaking even.
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'Kingsman 2' Finishes #1 as September Grosses Near Record High

'Kingsman 2' Finishes #1 as September Grosses Near Record High
The weekend's new releases fell shy of Mojo's weekend forecast, but Kingsman: The Golden Circle still managed to debut larger than the original, finishing in the #1 spot. Unfortunately, The Lego Ninjago Film fell well short of expectations as did Friend Request, which delivered a mere $2.4 million opening. There were, however, some bright spots among limited release titles as Battle of the Sexes and Victoria and Abdul delivered strong opening results as September's calendar grosses continue to pace toward record heights. Topping the box office was Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, delivering an estimated $39 million from 4,003 theaters. The opening improves on the $36.2 million opening for the first film, but the film's performance over the next couple of weeks will tell the true story. The first Kingsman turned its $36 million debut into a $128 million domestic run, a 3.54x multiplier. Should Golden Circle follow suit we're talking about a $138+ million domestic run, which
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