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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Oct 20

20 October 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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… »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Oct 16

17 October 2017 3:21 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland 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).

new dvd+vod 500 Years A Good American A Man Called Ove The Book of Henry Transformers: The Last Knight    I’m planning to watch… My Cousin Rachel

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

recent releases After the Storm Colossal First They Killed My Father The Midwife (Sage femme) Mindhorn Miss Sloane My Life as a Courgette (aka My Life as a Zucchini) The Promise The Red Turtle Strong Island Wonder Woman The Boy and the Beast Dough The Journey Mean Dreams Snatched Unlocked Alien: Covenant Baywatch Churchill Do You Believe? Fast & Furious 8 (aka The Fate of the Furious) Friend Request King Arthur: Legend of the Sword The Last Word »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The 15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘Underworld’ to ‘Happy Death Day’ (Photos)

16 October 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. 16. “Friend Request”  It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!” 15. “Sleepless” I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like »

- Phil Owen

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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 13: Cult Of Chucky

13 October 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

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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00:02:38 – What We’ve Been Watching

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

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

Mike – Puppet Master, mother!, Fortress, The Stuff, Digging Up the MarrowPet 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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- Andy Triefenbach

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

29 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

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 »

- Tatiana Siegel

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The Preview Reel: American Made & Flatliners

28 September 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

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 »

- Scott Davis

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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

26 September 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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, »

- David Ehrlich

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Exclusive: Brooke Markham Talks Friend Request and the Addiction of Social Media

26 September 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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 →

The post Exclusive: Brooke Markham Talks Friend Request and the Addiction of Social Media appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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

25 September 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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 »

- Phil Owen

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Box Office Report: ‘Kingsman’ Gives Nice Boost For Fox While ‘Lego’ Disappoints

25 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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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- Erik Childress

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

25 September 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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, »

- Derek Anderson

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Cinemaholics #33: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

24 September 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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- Jon Negroni

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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Are Top Openers

24 September 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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 »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Kingsman 2 Beats It at the Box Office with $39M

24 September 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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

24 September 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent Box Office Mojo news »

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 »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Unseats ‘It’ as ‘Lego Ninjago’ Disappoints

24 September 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the new ruler of the box office.

The sequel from Fox is expected to earn $39 million this weekend from 4,003 locations. That’s slightly below where tracking had pegged it (somewhere in the $40 millions), but above the original “Kingsman” movie, which earned $36.2 million when it opened in 2015.

“Kingsman” is also launching to about $61 million from 64 markets abroad, giving it a $100 million worldwide opening. The audience was male-dominated (58%) and 60% of viewers were between 18 and 34 years old. The sequel received mixed reviews (a 51% score on Rotten Tomatoes), and audiences earned it a B+ CinemaScore, which is the same as the original “Kingsman.” Imax screens accounted for $3.5 million of “Kingsman’s” domestic earnings and $9.2 million of its global grosses.

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle

“I think it’s really a very strong opening. We’re right where we expected it to be,” said Chris Aronson, distribution chief at Fox. “Anytime »

- Seth Kelley

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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Dominates With $40 Million

23 September 2017 7:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is heading for a solid $40 million opening weekend at 4,003 North American sites, estimates showed Saturday.

The third weekend of horror blockbuster “It” continues to scare up impressive business with a projected $30 million at 4,007 locations, followed by the launch of Warner Bros.’ animated comedy “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with about $21 million at 4,047 locations — well under recent forecasts. Still, with three films over $20 million, the overall box office represents a continued rebound for the movie business following a dismal late summer.

Independent horror movie “Friend Request” is showing little traction in its launch weekend with an estimated $2.2 million at 2,550 venues. Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger,” a biopic on Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is opening with a moderate $1.6 million at 574 sites for Roadside Attractions.

Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is performing in line with expectations, two years after “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The sequel brings back original stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth »

- Dave McNary

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Exclusive: Brit Morgan Talks Friend Request and Its Scariest Moments

22 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Most of us blithely accept friend requests online, thinking at best we’ll have a fun new pal or at worst we’ll just never hear from them. In the new horror movie Friend Request, the “worst” that could happen is much,… Continue Reading →

The post Exclusive: Brit Morgan Talks Friend Request and Its Scariest Moments appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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Q&A: Director Simon Verhoeven on Exploring a Supernatural Side of Social Media in Friend Request

22 September 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Social media can be a real time killer in everyday life, but in the new movie Friend Request, it kills more than just time, thanks to a supernatural social outcast who seeks vengeance on a group of tight-knit college classmates (suffice it to say that there are some people you should never unfriend). With the new horror film now out in Us theaters from Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, I had the pleasure of catching up with co-writer/director Simon Verhoeven for our latest Q&A to discuss how he came up with the idea for the film, exploring a supernatural subconscious of the Internet, mixing ancient rituals with new technology, and much more.

You can read on for my full Q&A with Verhoeven, and, in case you missed it, check out our Q&A with Friend Request co-star Liesl Ahlers and my review of the film, as well as »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: Director Simon Verhoeven Accepts Our Friend Request

22 September 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We had the opportunity recently to catch up with Simon Verhoeven, the director of the latest “social media horror” flick, Friend Request. We asked him what makes his movie different and what some of his inspiration was when crafting this… Continue Reading →

The post Exclusive: Director Simon Verhoeven Accepts Our Friend Request appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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