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A Big Congrats to .La La Land. for Winning People.s Choice Award at Tiff

18 September 2016 9:29 PM, PDT

Damien Chazelle.s brilliant musical .La La Land. starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (she recently won Best Actress at Venice International Film Festival) took home the People.s Choice Award making it the one to beat this award season! Since 2008 (except for 2011.s .Where Do We Go Now?.), every single People.s Choice Award Winner has been nominated for Best Picture Oscar with films like .Room,. .The Imitation Game,. .Silver Linings Playbook,. and .Precious.. Some even won Best Picture like .Slumdog Millionaire,. .The King.s Speech,. and .12 Years a Slave.. But don.t go betting on the film yet. There were some movies that dominated Tiff but was ignored by the Academy such as the aforementioned .Where Do We Go Now?,. .Bella,. .Eastern Promises,. .Zatoichi,. and .The Hanging Garden..

We shall see if .La La Land. will score big with Academy voters. For now, here.s the complete list »

- Manny

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.Sully. Continues to Soar, Beats .Bridget Jones,. .Blair Witch,. .Snowden.

18 September 2016 9:14 PM, PDT

It was a horrible weekend at the box-office. According to Deadline, at $89M, the weekend of 9/16-18 was the worst this year. Prior to that, the weekend of 2/5-7 was the lowest with $95M.

But, Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks made Warner Bros. happy with .Sully. dominating the competition with $22 million. So far, the biopic has made $70.5M at the box-office.

Lionsgate.s .Blair Witch. on the other hand, failed miserably. Projected to make between $15-$20M this weekend, the threequel managed to eke out a mere $9.7M at the box-office landing at Number 2. And with a horrible CinemaScore of D+, we can say the film is dead on arrival. What happened? I thought the movie, which was over-buzzed beginning with its secret Comic-Con screening and ending at the Toronto International Film Festival, was good enough, certainly better than the sequel .The Book of Shadows.. But alas, audiences seemed to not care. »

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