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Get Out: Jordan Peele Explores Race With His Social Horror Flick

3 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

After many years establishing himself as a comedian--first on Mad TV and then teaming with that show’s Keegan--Michael Key for the equally successful Comedy Central show Key and Peele--Jordan Peele has decided to go behind the camera to make his directorial debut with the horror-thriller Get Out.

It stars Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario) as Chris Washington, whose girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams of Girls) wants to take their relationship to the next level by having him meet her parents, who she hasn’t told that her boyfriend is black. At first, it doesn’t seem to matter, but as they spend the weekend together at her parent’s remote house, they’re joined by family friends who are acting equally oddly around Chris.  As Chris tries to figure out what is happening, he is led down a dark path towards something quite malevolent and deadly.

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- Edward Douglas

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Kevin Smith Reveals Why Clerks 3 And Mallrats 2 Will Never Happen

16 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Over the past decade or so, Kevin Smith has had quite the interesting turn in his career. He had his start in the indie world back in the early 1990s with the foul-mouthed micro-budget movie Clerks. The movie went on to get purchased by Miramax, and thus began a career with more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan film. As he made more films, they generally increased in budget bit by bit, and before long, Smith went the traditional Hollywood route with the 2004 movie Jersey Girl, which was an experience that left him a bit unhappy. With that negative experience behind him, he opted to head back to the View Askewniverse with Clerks II.

Smith went on to do many other films and projects, and for a while, it seemed like those characters were done. A couple years back, however, Smith floated the idea that he was working on Clerks III, »

- Joseph Medina

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Bo Report: 'Hidden Figures' debuts on top, 'Lion' in the Aussie all-time top 10

19 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Hidden Figures (photo courtsey of Fox)..

Hidden Figures has debuted on top of the box office with just under $3.3 million from 322 screens; an average of $10,107. With previews, the Fox title has made $4.8 million to date.

The film, nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, narrowly pipped last week.s number one, Universal.s Fifty Shades Darker.

Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the romantic thriller took $3.1 million from 472 screens over the weekend; a fall of 50 per cent. It now sits on $13.7 million overall.

In third positon was fellow Universal title.The Great Wall. The Us-China co-production, directed by Zhang Yimou, bowed on 370 screens to earn almost $3 million.

Now in its fifth week, Transmission.s Lion took $1.9 million. The Garth Davis film has made $22.7 million so far, which.means it now ranks in the top 10 highest-grossing Australian films of all time.at the local box office.—.ahead of the likes of The Dressmaker, »

- Jackie Keast

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‘The Great Wall,’ Isn’t: Why All Three President’s Day Releases Flopped

19 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Great Wall” (Universal) fared best among the three new original debuts this week. But at $18 million, it fell short of what was needed to boost this very expensive Chinese production aimed at international markets (while making American audiences see it as nothing out of the ordinary).

Even so, it did better than the disappointing Ice Cube comedy “Fist Fight” (Warner Bros.) or Gore Verbinski’s disastrous “A Cure for Wellness” (20th Century Fox), which barely made the Top 10. But any heft came from decent holdovers from last weekend’s unprecedented trio of $30 million+ openers.

That’s the good news. The bad is this is a Top Ten that compares miserably with 2016, and represents a further decline in year-to-date totals. Even if they aren’t in actual free fall, they’re showing serious weakness.

The Top Ten

(all estimates for the three-day weekend; with school holiday Monday, the order will »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Flies High Over ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’

19 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Lego Batman Movie” is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President’s Day weekend — nearly matching the combined haul of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Great Wall.”

Universal’s second weekend of “Fifty Shades” is heading for $24 million at 3,714 sites and its action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 locations for the Friday-Monday period. Lionsgate’s second weekend of “John Wick: Chapter 2” is finishing in a solid fourth place with $19.5 million at 3,113 venues as holdovers propped up the holiday weekend business.

New Line’s opening of high school comedy “Fist Fight” showed only a modest punch in fifth with around $14 million at 3,185 locations. And Fox’s horror-thriller “A Cure for Wellness” was scaring up a modest $4.9 million at 2,704 screens as it was projected to finish 11th.


Box Office: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Shaping Up to Be Documentary Hit

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- Dave McNary

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Samuel L. Jackson Teases His Involvement In Unbreakable 2

18 February 2017 2:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When M. Night Shyamalan’s Split arrived in theaters, it’s fair to say that audiences probably didn’t expect a whole lot from it. Fans of the director’s early work were in for quite a surprise though when it was revealed that the film actually took place in the same cinematic universe as Unbreakable, with Bruce WillisDavid Dunn even showing up near the end to tie it all together. With the origin story for James McAvoy’s villain now out of the way, it’s time to start looking ahead to what comes next, and according to the director himself, that’ll be Unbreakable 2 (or Split 2 – a title hasn’t been chosen yet).

Details on what the sequel will involve are scarce, as you can imagine, but we know that Shyamalan already has an outline ready and will be working with both Disney and Universal to bring his vision to life. »

- Mark Cassidy

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Samuel L. Jackson Talks Split 2 and the Return of Mr. Glass

17 February 2017 3:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After spending a handful of years in the doghouse due to churning out truly terrible movies like The Happening and The Last Airbender, it seems like director M. Night Shyamalan is back. His 2015 movie The Visit helped, but it is his most recent movie Split that has really healed his damaged reputation. Since Split 2 is probably going to happen, there are a lot of questions, given the big reveal at the end of the first movie. One of those questions has seemingly been answered, because it looks like Samuel L. Jackson will be involved in the sequel.

Fair warning, this article will contain spoilers for Split. The actor recently spoke with Collider about Split and his potential involvement in the sequel. He revealed that even he didn't know about the ending, in which, it was revealed that Split and Unbreakable take place in the same universe, via a cameo by »

- MovieWeb

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Split 2: Samuel L. Jackson Teases His Involvement In M. Night Shyamalan’s Thrilling Sequel

17 February 2017 3:27 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ladies and gentlemen, M. Night Shyamalan is back!

Man, does it feel good to say that. Words can’t express just how great it is to see one of this generations most promising filmmakers get back into the spotlight in a good way. Like many film lovers around my age, Shyamalan’s movies played a big part in shaping my personal identity as as cinephile and as a storyteller in general. So it broke my heart when he headed down the road to awfulness with some of his more recent films. But between 2015’s The Visit and the more recent Split, he’s officially back on the map.

Those who have seen the film know that it left things off in a particularly intriguing way — a way that you should Not allow to be spoiled if you have yet to see it. As such, we’re going to have to »

- Joseph Medina

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Here’s How M. Night Shyamalan Convinced Disney To Let Him Include David In Split

16 February 2017 5:38 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’re going to go ahead and assume that at this point, you’ve seen Split. And even if you haven’t, you’ve no doubt heard all about how it’s actually a lead-in for the long-awaited Unbreakable 2. That’s because Bruce Willis makes a surprise cameo at the end as David Dunn, the main character from one of M. Night Shyamalan’s most celebrated films, Unbreakable. It was a twist that no one saw coming but now it’s all people can talk about, and with good reason.

The director has already confirmed that he is indeed pushing ahead with Unbreakable 2 and is currently hard at work on it. But one has to wonder: Split was released by Universal, while Touchstone Pictures (owned by Disney) hold the rights to Unbreakable, so just how did M. Night get around all the red tape and receive permission to use Dunn in his film? »

- Mark Cassidy

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How M Night Shyamalan Convinced Disney To Let Him Do ‘Split’ Twist, And What That Means For The Sequel

16 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s hard to talk around the spoilers, so if you’ve seen Split, please continue on. Learn how filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan convinced Walt Disney Pictures to allow him to do the much-talked about twist at the end of his new Universal distributed thriller Split, and what that might mean for the possible sequel now that the movie […]

The post How M Night Shyamalan Convinced Disney To Let Him Do ‘Split’ Twist, And What That Means For The Sequel appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Why The Lego Batman Will Likely Beat Matt Damon and Ice Cube at the Box Office

16 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Presidents’ Day, “The Great Wall” (Universal), “Fist Fight” (Universal), and “A Cure For Wellness” (20th Century Fox) each have the luxury of a four-day weekend. However, even with this advantage they could fall short of last weekend’s successful debuts.

Read More: ‘Lego’ Leads at the Box Office, But ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘John Wick 2’ Are the Big Winners

Last week saw a trifecta of new releases gross over $30 million. And it’s likely that we’ll see the winner, “The Lego Batman Movie” (Warner Bros.), in the top spot once more. A forty percent drop would place it at $32 million over three days, more than enough to dominate a group of titles that are each likely to struggle to pass $20 million.

Among the new releases, two very different entries could be in a close race to reach the upper teens.

The edge goes to “Fist Fight,” a »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Tops $100 Million in China, More Than Double Us Gross

15 February 2017 2:36 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” continues to captivate crowds across the Pacific, as Vin Diesel and local A-listers Donnie Yen and Kris Wu have carried the action thriller to $102 million at the Chinese box office in just six days. That’s more than double the $43.7 million the film has reeled in at U.S. theaters, despite opening domestically on Jan. 20, weeks before its Feb. 10 China premiere. While “xXx” couldn’t edge out M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” at home, its blend of insane action scenes (Diesel skis down a lush jungle hillside at one point) and local headliners with proven. »

- Matt Pressberg

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The Weekend Warrior 2/17/17: Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness

15 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million.  Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »

- Edward Douglas

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From Fifty Shades Darker to Split: What to see this Valentine's Day

14 February 2017 7:29 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Fifty Shades Darker to Split: What to see this Valentine's DayFrom Fifty Shades Darker to Split: What to see this Valentine's DayJenny Bullough2/14/2017 10:29:00 Am

Wondering what to do this Valentine’s Day? Although some degrade it as a mere "Hallmark holiday," it feels too weird not to acknowledge it in some way, even if we do so ironically or with our own spin! We admit we're biased here, but we think there's no better way to mark the occasion than with a movie, no matter what your romantic situation is today! Read on for our guide to what to watch today.

With your significant other

Candlelight dinners are very nice and all, but we confess, we kind of prefer snuggling up with our sweeties in a darkened movie theatre. Sharing the experience of watching a movie beats awkward dinner conversation any day!

Fifty Shades Darker »

- Jenny Bullough

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Blumhouse’s Jason Blum Says Frugality Pays When It Comes to Making Horror Films

13 February 2017 5:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” topped the box office for three straight weekends earlier this year, grossing more than $112.5 million at the domestic box office on a $9 million budget. But winning big with small bets is par for the course for Jason Blum, the CEO of Blumhouse, which produced the film along with Universal. During a Monday afternoon session at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California, Blum shared a little bit of the recipe behind his success, as Blumhouse has built a thriving business focusing on low-budget horror movies. The biggest key »

- Matt Pressberg

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'Lego Batman' Tops 'Fifty Shades Darker' & 'John Wick 2' With $55.6 Million

12 February 2017 9:19 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

It was the best weekend at the 2017 box office so far, led by WB's The Lego Batman Movie along with fellow newcomers Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter Two topping the box office in that order. But along with the new releases, five of the weekend's holdovers, especially Lion, held on extremely well, dropping 35% or less compared to last weekend. Overall the weekend top twelve came in just a fraction below our overall expectation of $180 million as the top twelve combined for an estimated $176.9 million. At #1, WB's second film in their Lego franchise, The Lego Batman Movie, delivered an estimated $55.6 million, which is well below Mojo's forecast and even a bit below the $60 million the studio was expecting. However, opening day audiences gave the film a strong "A-" CinemaScore, which plays well with the strong critical reception the film received. Of that audience, 48% were males vs. 52% females and 48% were »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Whips ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ on Friday

11 February 2017 7:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While “The Lego Batman Movie” is still expected to conquer the weekend, “Fifty Shades Darker” bound up its toy competitor on Friday, along with fellow newcomer “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Universal’s “Fifty Shades” earned $21.5 million on Friday from 3,710 locations. The film’s strong performance in its first two days should put its three-day total in the $46 million range. James Foley directed “Fifty Shades Darker” based on a script that Niall Leonard adapted from E. L. James’ novel of the same name. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. “Fifty Shades” also opened in 37 international markets this weekend including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France and Germany. Its early international grosses as of Friday afternoon stood at $22.4 million.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment’s “Lego Batman” made $15 million on Friday from 4,088 theaters and should wrangle $54 million by the weekend’s end, below some earlier ambitious projections, »

- Seth Kelley

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New Halloween Movie Slated for October 19th, 2018, David Gordon Green to Direct

9 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter just gave Michael Myers fans a huge reason to mark their calendars by announcing an October 19th, 2018 release date for Blumhouse and Miramax's new Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) from a screenplay he's writing with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down).

In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:

Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Split’ Crosses $100M At Box Office; Fifth M. Night Shyamalan Pic To Hit Milestone

8 February 2017 9:11 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

While we mentioned this yesterday, it’s a worthy shout-out that Universal and Blumhouse’s Split, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, crossed $100 million Tuesday at the domestic box office. Prognosticators expected this movie to be frontloaded like all genre films before it — that’s why this benchmark for this $9M-budgeted production is so remarkable. While it’s Shyamalan’s fifth title to cross $100M, among his genre pics it’s his first to rally past the century mark in 13… »

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The Weekend Warrior 2/10/17: The Lego Batman Movie, 50 Shades Darker, John Wick 2

8 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:                                                                

Bomb, bomb bomb bomb, Boooooomb!  Things just kept getting worse and worse at the box office as this past weekend saw more new releases not meeting up to their potential. The horribly-reviewed horror movie Rings (Paramount) ended up around where I predicted with $13 million, taking second place to M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. The sci-fi romance The Space Between Us (Stx Entertainment) didn’t make much of a mark, opening in ninth place with just $3.8 million with about $1,300 per theater. Robert De Niro’s The Comedian (Sony Classics) tanked worse than many recent movies, making less than a million in 848 theaters or about $1,000 per theater. By comparison, the doc I Am Not Your Negro made about 78% of that amount in 800 less theaters. »

- Edward Douglas

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