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On whitewashing and the death of movie stars

The Great Wall came out in American theaters last weekend, beating industry expectations with a $21.7 million take. It’s a good result of a movie that was primarily met with claims of whitewashing and racism for starring Cambridge-born Matt Damon … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Hidden Figures’ repeats easily as a whole batch of new releases flops

Hidden Figures reigned again over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with Golden Globe champion and Oscar favorite La La Land storming up the charts behind it. Of the new releases, it was cheap-looking STX horror flick The Bye Bye Man that performed way over industry … Continue reading

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Arrival is another Villeneuve masterpiece

Real twist endings, the kind that make you reconsider the entire movie, have been out of style for years now, but new alien contact film Arrival is bringing them back. Arrival is set after 12 space ships touch down on Earth. To address … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Finding Dory takes several animated film records, Hollywood mourns Anton Yelchin

As expected, Finding Dory took over the record for opening weekend for an animated movie with $135 million. The other newcomer, Central Intelligence, got off to a modest $35.5 million and is looking at a domestic run of more than $100 million. None of … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Conjuring soars, Warcraft disappoints domestically but smashes records in China

While Hollywood’s sequel culture is under intense scrutiny, The Conjuring 2 did fantastic this weekend, opening at no. 1 with $40.4 million. Really the bigger story is Warcraft. After 10 years in Development Hell, the movie based on one of the most popular video … Continue reading

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