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Ashton Sanders Calls Out A24 for Ignoring ‘Native Son’: ‘Where’s the Love?’

Ashton Sanders Calls Out A24 for Ignoring ‘Native Son’: ‘Where’s the Love?’
Native Son” premiered on HBO last night, and it would appear that Ashton Sanders wishes A24 had promoted it more. The studio produced Rashid Johnson’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s revered novel but sold it to the premium-cable network prior to Sundance this year rather than distribute it on its own, as was originally intended. Ahead of the film’s airing last night, Sanders took to his Instagram story with two pointed posts: “@a24 where’s the native son love? Asking for a friend” and “@a24 what’s good?”

The actor previously worked with A24 on “Moonlight,” his breakthrough role, and more recently appeared in this year’s “Captive State.” Later last night, the studio posted an Instagram story of its own promoting HBO’s debut of “Native Son.”

In his Sundance review of the film, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn described it as “less than the sum of its parts,
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‘Captive State’ Review

Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, James Ransone, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly, Kevin J. O’Connor | Written by Erica Beeney, Rupert Wyatt | Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Captive State is director Rupert Wyatt’s first feature film in five years after the relatively underseen drama, and his remake of the same name, The Gambler – released in 2014, starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and John Goodman. Wyatt re-teams with Goodman on his latest science fiction thriller that evokes a similar sentiment as his breakout cinematic hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, with deeply engaging social/political commentary and a superb climactic flair that crafts Captive State into a thrilling, albeit slightly over-convoluted narrative.

The stand out here is the superbly eerie and grounded production design by Keith P. Cunningham. The execution of scale and scope in the unsettling and glib setting of
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Exclusive Interview – Director Rupert Wyatt on Captive State

Ricky Church chats with Captive State director Rupert Wyatt

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt recently had his latest film, Captive State, released in theaters from Focus Features. The film, starring John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Vera Farmiga (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Alan Ruck (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) and Jonathan Majors (White Boy Rick). The film follows an alien invasion where a race called the Legislators has successfully overthrown humanity and governments worldwide are cooperating with them by turning the planet into one large police state as the Legislators terraform the planet. Meanwhile, a resistance movement called Phoenix is rising and planning their next move to beat back the invaders and retake their home.

Flickering Myth was able to speak with Wyatt about his inspiration to put a twist on the alien invasion genre by focusing on the aftermath of humanity
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Jordan Peele's 'Us' scores highest original horror debut of all time in North America (update)

Neon’s space documentary Apollo 11 soars to $6.9m after four weekends.

March 25 Update: Riding high on frenzied buzz and comparisons – by some observers in the Us at least – to Alfred Hitchcock, Jordan Peele confirmed that he is the genuine article as Us, his follow-up to global hit Get Out, delivered the highest debut of all time for an original horror film in North America on a confirmed $71.1m.

Furthermore the story of a family hunted by their doppelgangers produced the third highest horror film opening weekend in North America, behind It on $123.4m and last year’s Halloween reboot on $76.2m.
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The Casual Cinecast checks out Triple Frontier

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This week was mostly about streaming here on the Casual Cinecast. We review the newest Netflix thriller, Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Issac, and Charlie Hunnam. The film is directed by J.C. Chandor. The hosts also briefly discuss everything else they've been watching this week before moving into the main review, which contains a spoiler free section before moving into a spoiler-filled conversation.

Before we movie into the main review for Triple Frontier, the hosts like to go over what they've been up to, in a section called "What's On Our Mind". Netflix finally released the final eight episodes of Arrested Development's fifth season on March 15th. Mike decided to check those out right away, and has some opinions on the show's (likely) conclusion. He also discusses the finale of Star Wars Resistance season 1, and whether or not it's worth checking out.

Unlike his lazy co-hosts, Chris actually
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Yes, That's Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee in Netflix's Mötley Crüe Movie

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If you somehow haven't heard yet, Netflix is coming out with a Mötley Crüe biopic, and it looks seriously wild. Based on Mötley Crüe's bestselling 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, this long-awaited biopic will follow the story of the heavy metal band's rise from obscurity to super stardom and international fame during the course of the 1980s. What's even crazier than the stories drugs, alcohol, and groupies told in the book (which are supposedly all true) is the incredibly stacked cast, and we can't imagine a better person to play Mötley Crüe's founding member and drummer Tommy Lee than Machine Gun Kelly.

Plenty of people were surprised to see Colson Baker playing Felix (better known as the jerk who stole the car) in Netflix's insanely popular post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box (pictured ahead), but they shouldn't be. The 28-year-old Cleveland-born rapper has actually been adding
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‘Captain Marvel’ Weekend Two: Capturing Half of All Moviegoers

‘Captain Marvel’ Weekend Two: Capturing Half of All Moviegoers
Captain Marvel” continued its dominance with a $69 million second weekend. The 55 percent second weekend drop is on par with the most recent “Avengers” and “Thor” entries; by contrast, “Wonder Woman” and “Black Panther” each dropped about 44 percent in their second outings.

Of all moviegoers this week, about half went to see “Captain Marvel.” That left the total gross, which will end up somewhat above $140 million, about $10 million above the same weekend last year. That’s two up weekends in a row after a long string of inferior three-day totals. That brings the year-to-date drop to just under 19 percent, with a total take lagging by about $460 million from where things stood in 2018.

The domestic take so far for the Brie Larson starrer is up to $266 million 10 days in, with over $400 million (about where “Wonder Woman” ended up) looking certain. The foreign take of $494 million brings worldwide to $760 million. That makes the
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Captain Marvel Goes Big in 2nd Weekend with $69M Box Office Win

Captain Marvel Goes Big in 2nd Weekend with $69M Box Office Win
Captain Marvel is at the top of the box office yet again with an impressive $69.3 million domestic haul. This brings the Carol Danvers standalone movie to $760.2 million globally in just two weeks as it puts its sights on DC's Aquaman numbers. Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero movie is enjoying mostly positive reviews from fans and critics as the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares for Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters late next month and also stars Brie Larson.

As far as the long game is considered, Captain Marvel will more than likely cross the $1 billion mark at the box office in the weeks to come, possibly slaying the recent impressive Aquaman numbers globally. As the movie continues to dominate at the box office, Brie Larson's name gets thrown around a lot more. The Academy Award winning actress is now one of the biggest and most recognizable stars in the world,
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‘Captain Marvel’ Continues To Fly High In Its Second Week

A sluggish quartet of new arrivals proved to be no match for Captain Marvel this weekend at the North America box office, which earned more than double the combined debut numbers of Five Feet Apart, Wonder Park, No Manches Frida 2 and Captive State.

While the box office is starting to show more signs of life –this weekend was up 3% in comparison to one year ago at this time-, the overall year is still struggling by 19% to catch up with 2018’s record numbers. That gap should continue to erode as highly anticipated features such as Us, Dumbo and Shazam! begin to arrive over the next few weeks.

Until then, it is all about Carol, Nick and Goose. In its second weekend on 4,310 screens, Captain Marvel decreased its box office altitude by 55% to capture a still-heroic $69.3 million. After ten days of release, Marvel’s domestic total is a super $266.2 million.

In comparison to other March blockbusters,
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‘Captive State’ Review: We, For One, Welcome Our New Insect Overlords

‘Captive State’ Review: We, For One, Welcome Our New Insect Overlords
It may seem like a fool’s errand to find a new angle on the alien invasion thriller — Captive State, however, is determined to give it a shot. It barely shows us the extraterrestrials themselves; our clearest view comes when we glimpse them in the opening moments, during the initial hostile takeover. The creatures look like giant spiders crossed with porcupines, and they have the ability to obliterate people with one giant blast of … well, something. It doesn’t matter. The point is that they’re extremely powerful. After that opening prologue,
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'Captain Marvel' Tops $760 Million Worldwide as Newcomers Overperform

'Captain Marvel' Tops $760 Million Worldwide as Newcomers Overperform
For a second weekend in a row Disney and Marvel's Captain Marvel topped the weekend box office as it has now posted over $760 million worldwide in just twelve days in global release. Overall, the weekend ended up topping the same weekend last year for a second straight week as both Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart outperformed expectations with their opening weekend performance. At the same time Lionsgate's release of Pantelion's No Manches Frida 2 delivered a top ten finish from just 472 theaters, topping Focus's disappointing release of Captive State, which struggled in its debut in over 2,500 locations. Disney's Captain Marvel topped the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row, delivering an estimated $69.3 million sophomore frame, dipping -54.8% and outperforming the -56% average second weekend dip for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This pushes the film's domestic cume over $266 million after just ten days in domestic release.
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Rupert Wyatt blames Fantastic Four failure for Gambit stalling

Although officially it still has a release date of March 13th 2020, it seems very clear at this point that 20th Century Fox’s long-gestating X-Men spinoff Gambit is never going to see the light of day.

First announced back in 2014, the Channing Tatum-headlined project has passed through the hands of multiple directors – Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) – and now one of those has elaborated on why the film failed to move forward under their watch.

Speaking to Comics Beat while out on the press rounds for his new film Captive State, Rupert Wyatt explained that he was about two months out from starting production on Gambit when his plans were derailed thanks to the disastrous reception to Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot.

“I was very close with Channing Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin,
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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Conquers Again With $69 Million

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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Conquers Again With $69 Million
Newcomers were no match for Disney’s 'Captain Marvel.' The superhero blockbuster soared past the competition at the domestic box office, bringing in $69 million in its second weekend of release.

Marvel’s first comic-book tentpole to spotlight a female superhero surpassed $265 million in ticket sales domestically. Overseas, 'Captain Marvel' crossed $494 million for a massive global haul of $760 million.

After a sluggish start to 2019, it has been 'Captain Marvel' to the rescue. Ticket sales are up over 3% from the same weekend in 2018, according to Comscore. As a whole, the domestic box office is still struggling to match last year’s record with receipts pacing 19% behind 2018.

Paramount Pictures’ 'Wonder Park,' an animated adventure set in an amusement park based on the imagination of a young girl, had the best start among new releases. It arrived with $16 million when it launched in 3,838 locations. While “Wonder Park” opened ahead of industry expectations, it will
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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically

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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically
The second frame of Disney-Marvel’s latest MCU installment, 'Captain Marvel,' is set to top the box office with an estimated $70 million.

The superhero film already pushed past the $200 million mark domestically after taking in $19 million on Friday for a total of about $215 million. It’s also generated $378 million overseas after jolting the domestic box office out of a slump that had seen it down 27% from last year.

Captain Marvel’s” second weekend will mark the second-highest in March box office history with “Beauty and the Beast” having taken in $90 million in its second frame in 2017. “Captain Marvel’s” weekend take will mark a 54% drop from its debut.

Paramount’s animated adventure film “Wonder Park” should drop into second place with about $17 million from 3,838 North American locations, while CBS Films and Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart” is estimated to bring in about $13 million from 2,803 domestic sites for third place.
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‘Captain Marvel’ Rising To Second Best 2nd Weekend In March With $68M-$70M

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‘Captain Marvel’ Rising To Second Best 2nd Weekend In March With $68M-$70M
Studios don’t enjoy playing into a Disney/Marvel movie nor do they enjoy playing in the wake of one, and with Captain Marvel staying strong with an anticipated strong $68.9M-$70M second weekend most of the wide entries —Wonder Park, Captive State, and Five Feet Apart are essentially built for those who’ve already taken in the Brie Larson tentpole.

With that weekend result, Captain Marvel owns the second best second frame in March after Beauty and the Beast two years ago which drew $90.4M and ahead of 2010’s Alice in Wonderland ($62.7M). Friday’s results of $18.8M put Captain Marvel at $215.7M through Eod today. By end of Sunday, she’s looking at $266.9M at the high-end.

According to Screen Engine/ComScore’s PostTrak more women came out this weekend for Captain Marvel than last weekend
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‘Captive State’ Film Review: Space Invaders Occupy Earth Without the Benefit of a Decent Script

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‘Captive State’ Film Review: Space Invaders Occupy Earth Without the Benefit of a Decent Script
If near-future science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that humanity is irremediably doomed — either we succumb to rapacious technology or natural disasters of our own making, or an invasion by foes beyond our atmosphere wipes us out or enslaves us. Rupert Wyatt’s “Captive State” adheres to the latter variant but shows no intention of providing entertainment, just an unsatisfying potluck of quasi-relevant, frustration-inducing ideas.

Nine years after first contact, Earth’s governments have surrendered power to the alien overlords, whose spiny-looking leader is known as The Legislator. These creatures are benevolent in the way that a dictator is good to anyone: They’ve delivered stability in exchange for oppression. Up-close, the extraterrestrial enemies read as a crossbreed between a hairy tarantula and a lychee.

In response, the unimaginatively named insurgent group Phoenix has emerged and consistently carried out attacks on the “closed zones,” underground areas from which
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‘Captive State’ Review: If Aliens Ever Invade, Pray That It’s More Exciting Than This Flat Thriller

‘Captive State’ Review: If Aliens Ever Invade, Pray That It’s More Exciting Than This Flat Thriller
Giving new meaning to #TheResistance, “Captive State” envisions a future in which those “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords” memes have finally come to pass. Rupert Wyatt’s fixation on non-humans taking over the world continues unabated in the sci-fi thriller, with the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director introducing us to the earth nearly a decade after it fell to an alien species who have since moved on to the sinister second phase of their plan. What he doesn’t introduce us to, alas, is any real reason why we should care about the ongoing efforts to push back against these creatures’ oppressive regime.

Nine years after conquering the planet with minimal resistance, the Legislators, as they’re called — perhaps the least intimidating name for invading aliens in movie history — have all but disappeared from daily life. They instead rule from a deep underground lair
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Box Office: ‘Five Feet Apart’ Barely Tops ‘Wonder Park’ on Thursday

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Box Office: ‘Five Feet Apart’ Barely Tops ‘Wonder Park’ on Thursday
The romantic drama “Five Feet Apart” has opened with $715,000 on Thursday night, barely beating previews for the animated film “Wonder Park,” which earned $700,000.

Focus Features’ sci-fi movie “Captive State” generated $300,000 on Thursday. The trio of wide openings is expected to be dwarfed by the sophomore frame of Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” which could generate another $70 million to $85 million. The 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken in $196.8 million domestically in its first seven days.

Captain Marvel” has helped 2019 North American moviegoing rebound from a dismal start, which had resulted in a 27% decline prior to the March 8 launch of the superhero tentpole. As of March 13, the year-to-date total was $1.84 billion, down 21% from 2018, according to Comscore.

CBS Films/Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart” stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse as teens who fall in love while being treated for cystic fibrosis. The pic, directed by Justin Baldoni, is
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Paramount’s ‘Wonder Park’ Rides to $700,000 at Thursday Box Office

Paramount’s ‘Wonder Park’ Rides to $700,000 at Thursday Box Office
Wonder Park,” an animated family film from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, earned $700,000 in its Thursday box office previews from 2,620 screens. It opens on approximately 3,800 screens this weekend.

Paramount is looking at an opening weekend between $10-$14 million for the children’s fantasy tale, but it is of course contending with “Captain Marvel” in what is expected to be an especially strong second weekend for the Marvel superhero film. “Wonder Park” is tracking similarly to Paramount’s “Sherlock Gnomes,” which opened in March last year to just $10.6 million on a $59 million budget.

Captain Marvel” meanwhile grossed an additional $9.1 million domestically on Thursday, bringing its domestic total to $196.8 million. It also made an additional $16.1 million internationally on Thursday, bringing its overall global total to $575.5 million.

Also Read: 'Wonder Park' Film Review: Original Animated Film Thrillingly Celebrates Youthful Imagination

Wonder Park” tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where
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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Wonder Park,' Captive State,' 'Five Feet Apart' and More

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Wonder Park,' Captive State,' 'Five Feet Apart' and More
This Friday is full of new releases.

Audiences will be able to see Captive State, a post-disaster sci-fi film starring John Goodman, as well as Five Feet Apart, a new teen romance starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson about two young hospital patients battling cystic fibrosis.

Other titles opening this weekend include Wonder Park, an animated pic about a young girl whose imagination comes to life in the form of a theme park; The Aftermath, a post-wwii-set movie starring Keira Knightley; and The Eyes of Orson Welles, a documentary depicting the more private life and art of the late titular film legend.

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