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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: TIFF Leads the Way For Film Receptions

The weekend’s box office take was very encouraging for the state of cinematic storytelling, especially stories aimed at grown-ups—a demographic it's sometimes easy to imagine the major studios forget even exist.

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Summer Recap

The final weekend of summer didn't offer a lot of surprises at the box office, but it does give us a chance to look back at the macro takeaways from what has long stood as the most intensely scrutinised movie-going period of the year.

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'Brittany Runs a Marathon' And the New Type of Transformation Tale

Rising comedic talent Jillian Bell first garnered attention for repeatedly stealing scenes in the bro-tastic sitcom Workaholics (2011-2017), which led to starring roles in major comedies like 22 Jump Street (2014), Office Christmas Party (2016) and R...

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'Angel Has Fallen' Proves Franchise Installments Can Feel Fresh

In a year where the prevailing box office takeaways have indicated a worrying degree of consolidation in which stories are being told—and who gets to tell them—the past weekend’s box office offered some glimmers of hope. Or at the very least, nostalg...

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'Good Boys' Opening Weekend Subverts Expectations

It doesn't seem natural to view a medium-budget studio comedy as an underdog, but that's exactly the category Good Boys was in as it headed into the weekend. In fact, many thought it might get out-grossed by the action flick Fast & Furious Presents: ...

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'Hobbs & Shaw' Still Dominates the Box Office, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Follows Close Behind

This weekend’s box office results offered up a variety of takeaways, some good for the health of big screen storytelling, some not so much.

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'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' Open to a Hefty Box Office

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opened to a hefty box office take that accurately reflected the bulking biceps of its two leading men—arguably the last two great action stars of a waning era where brawn alone was big screen worthy: Dwayne Johns...

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Writer-Director Julius Onah on Adapting 'Luce' for the Big Screen

A provocative character drama centered around pertinent notions of race in modern America, Julius Onah's new film Luce generates a lot of questions, but stops well short of ever telling the audience what to think.

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Quentin Tarantino has Biggest Opening Weekend with 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

 

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