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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Video Game IP Holders Rejoice As ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sped to Box Office Glory

The Presidents Day long weekend proved especially fruitful for a certain speedy hedgehog, giving hope to video game intellectual property holders everywhere.

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The Fast Five: Experimental Storytelling, Bringing 'Friends' Back and 'Hunters' Brings 1970's NYC to LA

I hope everybody enjoyed their Presidents Day long weekend and is ready to get back to work. Let’s start with catching up on five stories that may have slipped under the radar while you were wearing your Abraham Lincoln hat and chopping down cherry t...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Parasite’ Takes Top Hollywood Prize at the Oscars While ‘Birds of Prey’ Flies Into The Box Office #1 Spot

It was a big weekend in Hollywood as a historic night at the Oscars® threatened to blow the lid off “traditional” narrative and the box office results saw an expected superhero blockbuster fall somewhat flat.

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The Fast Five: The Oscars® Are Over With Surprising Results, While ‘Hamilton’ Breaks Another Record and Disney Flies Under the Radar

 Awards season is finally over! Now we get seven months of peace—until the Emmy® Awards pull us right back in. On the plus side, the ending was not the anti-climactic one everybody expected. Turns out Parasite wasn't the only movie making history thi...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Bad Boys’ Holds Steady While Oscar® favorite ‘1917’ Vies For the Top Spot

On the weekend before the most well-regarded narratives of the previous year are awarded the top prizes by the industry at the Academy Awards®, Bad Boys for Life still reigns supreme at the box office.

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The Fast Five: Oscar® Bets On Fresh Blood With Billie Eilish While ‘Contagion’ Makes A Comeback

People distract themselves from a new virus spreading around the world by watching a movie about a new virus that spreads around the world. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler heads back to Netflix as Matthew McConaughey heads back to TV with the writer of True ...

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Quentin Tarantino, Lulu Wang and Steven Canals Honored at 15th Annual Final Draft Awards

Photo: Temma Hankin     LOS ANGELES, January 22, 2020 -- The 15th Annual Final Draft Awards wrapped with a wonderful event last night at Paramount Studios in the Paramount Theater.  Quentin Tarantino (writer/director of “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The ‘90s Continue Their Big Screen Comeback and ‘1917’ Holds Strong

While emerging and established filmmakers offered up fresh stories in the snow at the Sundance Film Festival, the box office provided little to get excited about over the weekend.

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The Fast Five: Story Issues Shut Down a 'Star Wars' Production, While FX Fights For Its Name

You see this sentiment all the time, “There’s nothing more important than a good story.” If you’re questioning how true it actually is, then look no further than today’s Fast Five, where we cover a major Star Wars show getting shut down right before ...

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