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2018 Domestic Box Office Will Cross $11B Mark In Record Time This Week

Streaming did not kill moviegoing this year, not one bit. While we all knew that the domestic box office was headed for an $11 billion-plus year, it turns out that we’re going to hit that mark in record time this week on either Tuesday or Wednesday completing the feat in 345 or 346 days. Through the end of today, ComScore estimates that we’re at $10.986 billion with $14.2M left to gross before we hit $11B. Remember, it will be an even slower week at the box office than… Read

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‘Family Guy’ Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher With Heartfelt Eulogy

On Sunday night, Family Guy made a thoughtful and emotional tribute to the late Carrie Fisher — but still managed to balance it with its on-brand humor. In the episode, Peter makes a eulogy at Angela’s (voiced by Fisher) funeral that started off with an out-of-context definition of the word “class” and an offering of classic TV show theme songs including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Friends, Cheers and, oddly enough, the wordless theme to Sanford and Son.  Peter switched… Read

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New York Film Critics Online: ‘Roma’ Named Best Picture, Alfonso Cuaron Takes Best Director

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The New York Film Critics Online posted their winners Sunday with Roma taking Best Picture and Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which follows the story of author and literary forger Lee Israel, was also a big winner with the online critics group with Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively. The Best Actor honor went to Ethan Hawke for First Reformed and Regina King continues her… Read

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‘Triple Frontier’ Trailer: Ben Affleck & Company Take Down A South American Drug Lord In Netflix Feature

“Do we finally get to use our skills for our own benefit?” is the question that resonates through the new trailer for the forthcoming Netflix action-drama Triple Frontier. J.C. Chandor directs the feature co-written by him and Mark Boal about a group of former Special Forces operatives played by Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. The group reunites and plans a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For… Read

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‘Stranger Things’ Teases Titles For Season 3

Get for another trip into the upside down. Netflix released a teaser trailer for the third season Stranger Things (aka Stranger Things 3) that gives a sneak peek the titles of the 8 episodes which will debut 2019. The titles tell us absolutely nothing, but something tells me that diehard fans of the ’80s-tinged show will dig deep and find meaning with each title revealed in the trailer. Backed by the trademark synth intro music, the titles teased were: “Suzie, Do You… Read

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L.A. Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Roma’ Wins Best Picture – Winners List

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their annual awards Sunday morning with Roma taking home honors for Best Picture and Debra Granik winning Best Director for Leave No Trace. Ethan Hawke continues to impress critics with his role in First Reformed as he was named Best Actor while the brilliant Olivia Colman took the trophy for Best Actress for her role in The Favourite. Regina King was crowned queen once again winning Best Supporting Role for her… Read

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Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Made Homophobic Tweets As Teenager

Add Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to the list of those with homophobic tweets requiring an apology. Hours after winning the Heisman, given annually to college football’s top player, the 21-year-old Oklahoma quarterback was apologizing for tweets he made when he was 14-years-old. They were discovered in an online search, becoming standard practice for anyone in the news. As a teen, Murray made an anti-gay slur to friends via Twitter, using the word “queer” as a slam… Read

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Ninja Takes Home Three Honors In Gamers Choice Awards On CBS

Winners of the first Gamers' Choice Awards were announced today on a CBS broadcast, led by gamer Ninja copping three honors. KISS kicked off the show with an homage to the creative genius of comics creator Stan Lee, who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters. The top gamers and esports stars were in attendance, including Ninja, who brought home three Gamers' Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year… Read

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‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Supergirl’ DC Crossover Review: Bring On The ‘Batwoman’ Series

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the Arrow-Supergirl-The Flash DC crossover event. How tough is Gotham City on tourists? That’s the lesson that awaits three out-of-town superheroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash — as they  (and The CW network) all test their luck in Batman’s hometown in a three-night superhero crossover event that begins tonight on The Flash (8 EST/PST). The CW has made an annual tradition of these epic crossover events and this… Read

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‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Special Trailer Unleashed Via BBC America – Show Renewed For 2020

The new year will start off with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. At least according to the official trailer for the Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution, which will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on BBC America. In the New Year’s Day special, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history. The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) are braced to overcome this threat… Read

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‘Aquaman’ Dives Into China With $94M; Best-Ever WB, DC & December Bow – International Box Office

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SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru: The tide was with Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman this weekend in China where the James Wan-directed pic splashed out on a huge $93.6M (RMB 644.8M) opening. This is the biggest Middle Kingdom launch frame ever for WB, surpassing Ready Player One by 66%, and the best ever for the month of December. As we noted on Saturday, it is also the top bow for a DC title in the market, coming in 92% above Justice League, 78% over Batman V Superman: Dawn Of… Read

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Opens Regal; ‘The Favourite’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

UPDATED AT BOTTOM: The Queens have it again. Focus Features opened Mary Queen of Scots in four New York and L.A. locations Friday to a robust start, taking in over $200K for a weekend, topping $50,045 per-heater average, placing it as the 11th highest PTA of the year as of Sunday morning. Specialty moviegoers are clearly satiating their zest for period films centering on monarchs from the British Isles. Fox Searchlight's The Favourite had the year's highest opening… Read