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On September 20, 1973 a tennis match dubbed the Battle of the Sexes took place and over 48 million viewers tuned in to watch Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs. Riggs was 55 and a former World number one. »
- Jazz Tangcay
The third weekend of horror blockbuster “It” continues to scare up impressive business with a projected $30 million at 4,007 locations, followed by the launch of Warner Bros.’ animated comedy “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with about $21 million at 4,047 locations — well under recent forecasts. Still, with three films over $20 million, the overall box office represents a continued rebound for the movie business following a dismal late summer.
Independent horror movie “Friend Request” is showing little traction in its launch weekend with an estimated $2.2 million at 2,550 venues. Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger,” a biopic on Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is opening with a moderate $1.6 million at 574 sites for Roadside Attractions.
- Dave McNary
Chicago – Since the time of early hominids, there has been a battle raging with your side being chosen before you’re even born. It all began when men claimed they were superior to women, forcing women to fight for the right at equality. Unfortunately, it remains as alive in the 70’s, when “Battle of the Sexes” takes place, as it is now.
We all know what a battle of the sexes entails. Most people think that it is men against women, but they would be wrong. In most of the world, especially in the Us, we live in a patriarchy. Essentially, men hold most of the positions of power and therefore make most of the rules, usually to their direct benefit. What that translates into is that in America, a battle of the sexes is actually a one-sided battle with women fighting to prove to men that they are »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The new film Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, follows the tennis icon’s infamous 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. The “Battle Of The Sexes” match represented a critical turning point in the public’s acceptance of women’s tennis. In the video above, James Mackay, who plays Barry Court in the…
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- Baraka Kaseko
A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).
2017’s films, ranked by maryann
all reviews, 1997–today
now in cinemas The Big Sick Brigsby Bear California Typewriter Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (4K restoration) Detroit Dolores Dunkirk A Ghost Story The Glass Castle I Do… Until I Don’t Ingrid Goes West It Comes at Night Lady Macbeth Landline Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Maudie Patti Cake$ Polina School Life Spider-Man: Homecoming Step 13 Minutes (aka Elser) The Unknown Girl Viceroy’s House War for the Planet of the Apes »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Steve Carell is back in the Oscar race with “Battle of the Sexes,” the latest collaboration between the actor and “Little Miss Sunshine” directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. Based on a true story, the film recounts the 1973 tennis match between World number one champ Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell). In recognition of […] »
- Chris Beachum
Three big titles, based on true stories and likely factoring in this year's awards race, are opening a very busy weekend of Specialty newcomers. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Fox Searchlight's Battle Of the Sexes, following its debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Also out of that festival is David Gordon Green's Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson, which had an exclusive bash earlier this week in New York. Roadside Attractions is… »
“Battle of the Sexes” opened on September 22, telling the true story of the 1973 tennis match between female champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and chauvinist male tennis pro Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). It was a high-pressure moment for King, who had fought for pay equality for women’s tennis and was risking the credibility […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
22 September 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Kingsman spy agents and Lego toys are back on the big screen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie. Anticipated biopics are also hitting theaters this weekend, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell portraying Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, in Battle of the Sexes and Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman in the drama Stronger.
Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the new offerings (as well as which film will likely top the weekend box office).
- Arlene Washington
It’s slowly turning into the fall, weather wise. At the same time, the films are beginning to become more and more prestige laden. The Academy Awards are still a ways off, but predictions need to continually evolve, now that we’re more than halfway through the festival season. As such, a laser focus on the awards season is what’s required now. Only a select few Oscar hopefuls have yet to screen for any pundits, and with that, there aren’t a lot of X factors in the race. You’ll shortly see what I think it all will turn out as for now, but this is just a drop in the bucket. The real moves will be made over the coming weeks. Stay tuned there. First, a bit of housekeeping to take care of. We’ve had Lean on Pete and You Were Never Really Here turn into 2018 releases, »
- Joey Magidson
Tennis great Billie Jean King, 73, attended the red carpet premiere of Battle of the Sexes with stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Billie Jean King, Emma Stone, Steve Carell At Battle Of The Sexes Premiere The film is a biopic of sorts that details the famous “battle of the sexes” tennis match between King and Bobby Riggs. Riggs notoriously challenged […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
- Sasha Stone
With “Battle of the Sexes” opening in 2017, Emma Stone is once again squarely in the Best Actress Oscar race after having won for “La La Land.” Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (“Little Miss Sunshine”), the film recounts the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). In honor of her new film, let’s […] »
- Chris Beachum
Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and an outspoken advocate off the court for the Lgbtq community and women’s rights. The new film, Battle Of The Sexes, stars Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, and follows the tennis icon’s infamous 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. In the video above, the…
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- Baraka Kaseko
September 2017 is currently pacing 15.6% ahead of 2016 with a calendar gross of $467.3 million, putting the month on a record pace, $48 million ahead of where 2015 was at the same time period before delivering $626.4 million, the largest September calendar gross ever. Almost half of September's total at this point is thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line's It, which is looking to do strong numbers again this weekend, but will fall from its #1 perch after two straight weeks on top. Debuting in wide release this weekend is Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle and it should have enough juice to take the weekend top spot while Warner Animation Group's The LEGO Ninjago Movie is looking to finish in the runner-up position. Entertainment Studios' is going social with the R-rated horror Friend Request debuting in just over 2,500 theaters and likely to finish in the top five (albeit with minimal returns) while Roadside Attractions is »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MaryAnn’s quick take… An essential history lesson with a smart smack of relevance for today (because feminism always has to be relitigated). It’s also warm, funny, and hugely entertaining. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women
I’m “biast” (con): not a sports fan at all
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
That saying about those not remembering the past being condemned to repeat it? Of course it’s true… but sometimes it’s not an accident that the past gets forgotten. Sometimes the squashing of history — and the continuation of history into the present — is deliberate. Feminists know this: Women are constantly having to reinvent feminism, refight the same battles, because they don’t stay won. A brief moment of small triumph very quickly gets drowned out by major cultural pushback; women may savor victory only long enough »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Emma Stone discussed her new movie Battle of the Sexes in a live interview on Thursday’s “Today” show. She also spoke about her admiration for Billie Jean King, whom she plays in the film. Watch the video below! Battle of the Sexes is a biopic about the famous tennis showdown between King and Bobby Riggs, […] »
- Shari Weiss
- Alyssa Norwin
This is, without a doubt, an unusually strong September at the box office.
The thanks go mostly to “It,” which charged out of the starting gate for Warner Bros. and New Line as a record-breaking hit two weekends ago with $123 million domestic. Last weekend it easily stayed on top of the North American charts with $60 million. But now, Pennywise the clown has tough competition from two new releases — Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie” from Warner Bros.
The sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” looks like the leader of the pack. It’s tracking with a wide-ish margin in the $40 millions from more than 4,000 locations. That would be an improvement on the original, which had a domestic opening of $36.2 million. Foreign grosses boosted the first “Kingsman” to become a global hit, and it finished its run with $414.4 million worldwide. So B.O. observers should look abroad for the second go-around as well »
- Seth Kelley
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