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Weekend Openings: A bold sci-fi sequel and more

This week, we have one of the bigger sequels of the summer coming to theaters, along with a surprising good horror movie, an under the radar dramedy, and plenty more. It’s another weekend with a solid crop of films to discuss, which is somewhat of a treat in these leaner summer months. Nothing will likely […]

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Weekend Openings: Double Kristen Stewart and a new quartet busting ghosts

Welcome back to Weekend Openings everybody! This week, we have a pair of Kristen Stewart movies for you to choose from, along with one very high-profile and surprisingly entertaining remake. I’ve previously reviewed all three titles that I’m mainly interested in running down today, so you’ll know how I feel about those, though they’re hardly […]

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Weekend Openings: It’s a ‘Big Friendly’ return!

Welcome to the glorious relaunch of Weekend Openings! I’ll be bringing this column back to life and presenting it to you every Friday. In case you don’t know, Weekend Openings is a series that looks at, quite simply, what is opening on any given week. It’s a handy cheat sheet that not only lets you […]

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Weekend Openings — (April 25 – April 27)

What do movie theaters have to offer this weekend? The Other Woman A movie starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton about three women who find out they’re involved with the same man and plot revenge. YAWN. Verdict? Skip it. Brick Mansions Paul Walker’s penultimate movie is an action flick that hasn’t been successful […]

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Weekend Openings — (April 18 – April 20)

What do movie theaters have to offer this Easter weekend? Transcendence Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with this Sci-Fi Thriller starring Johnny Depp. While critics and audiences say that the visuals are on point, the rest of the film’s elements are pretty much crap. Verdict? Skip it. Heaven Is For […]

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Weekend Openings — (April 11 – April 13)

What do movie theaters have to offer this weekend? Rio 2 It looks like we have another so-so to bad animated sequel on our hands. Kids will probably love the music, but this isn’t the next Frozen. Verdict? Skip it. Draft Day Ivan Reitman’s sports drama starring Kevin Costner seems to have both lovers and […]

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Weekend Openings — (April 4 – April 6)

What do movie theaters have to offer this weekend? Captain America: The Winter Soldier Chris Evans is back as superhero Captain America in the sequel to Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Verdict? Reviews have been stellar, which, to be frankly honest, surprised me. Nevertheless, Marvel fans will love it. See it. Alan Partridge (limited) […]

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Weekend Openings — March 28

Looking for something to see at the cinemas this weekend? You have a couple of options to choose from. Films going wide this week are: Noah Darren Aronofsky brings the Bible epic to life with a cast led by Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson. Verdict? Reviews haven’t been unanimously positive, but […]

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Weekend Openings — March 14

If you’re still deciding between seeing a Tyler Perry movie or Jason Bateman movie this weekend, you’re in the right place…. Need for Speed Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots. Director: Scott Waugh What’s it about? Per IMDb….Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross […]

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Weekend Openings: 10/25/2013

The big one this weekend is the great Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Counselor, featuring acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy’s screenwriting debut and a star-studded cast headlined by the always captivating Michael Fassbender.  This one’s got all the makings for Oscar to adore, but early reception has been mixed so it chances are yet to be […]

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Box Office Reults (08.11.13)

What a week! China boosts ‘Pacific Rim‘ (WB) up in just over $45 million, Korea and Japan seeing the #1 position on their charts go to films from their own industries. On the daily charts, ‘2 Guns‘ (Uni.) lasted two days, ‘We’re The Millers‘ (WB) another two, and ‘Elysium‘ (TriS) opened strong, knocking out all […]

Weekend Openings (July 20-22)

I won’t waste anyone’s time with this installment of Weekend Openings.  No pussyfooting around or trying to disguise the only new release worth discussing today: Arguably the most anticipated film of the year, The Dark Knight Rises brings Christopher Nolan’s massively successful and influential Batman trilogy to an end, this time with Tom Hardy’s Bane […]

Weekend Openings (July 13-15)

Even as commonplace as it has become in today’s moviegoing climate, I am still amazed from time to time at just how far some studios will go to milk a potential franchise for all its worth.  When I saw the first Ice Age ten years ago, I would have never guessed that this charming but […]