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‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Film Review: Mexican Folklore Gets Whitewashed in Disappointing Horror Effort

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When I was about eight years old, my little sister and I developed a habit of sneaking out of our bedroom in the middle of the night to go watch TV in the living room. We weren’t the most stealthy kids, so obviously we were caught a few times. The last time we snuck out, it was our grandmother who found us watching Looney Tunes in the middle of the night, and as she yelled at us in Spanish, told us that if we continued to misbehave, La Llorona would come to snatch us both, and take us to be with her forever, because she looked for little kids who didn’t listen to their parents.

For many nights after, my sister and I laid still, staring at every shadow, jumping at every tiny sound, and wondering if La Llorona would get us if we dared get out of our beds.
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‘The Last Mrs. Parrish’: Drama Series Based On Novel In Works At Amazon With Cathy Schulman & Jeff Gaspin Producing

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Exclusive: Amazon is developing a drama series based on The Last Mrs. Parrish, Liv Constantine’s bestselling debut novel, with Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment and Jeff Gaspin’s Gaspin Media producing. Jessica Mecklenburg will pen the adaptation and executive produce.

The twisty thriller, pitched as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle meets Single White Female, sees a plain young woman striving to insert herself into high society life by usurping the Queen Bee’s fairytale life only to realize she may have gotten herself in way over her head.

The collaboration stems from Schulman and Gaspin’s work together while Gaspin was president of Primary Wave Entertainment, which backs Welle.

Shulman’s Welle Entertainment optioned rights to the book, published worldwide by HarperCollins in October 2017. It hit bestseller lists in multiple international territories and in the U.S.
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‘Curse of La Llorona’ Review: Horror Fans, Prepare to Feel Cursed

‘Curse of La Llorona’ Review: Horror Fans, Prepare to Feel Cursed
There’s a lot of box-office heat on horror these days — Jordan Peele’s Us has already grossed $236 million worldwide. Still, that’s no excuse for a lazy cash-in like The Curse of La Llorona, which plays too timid for terror and is too lazily constructed to haunt anyone’s dreams. This missed-opportunity of a film is based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona, a.k.a. the Weeping Woman. Back in the 17th century, she drowned her two kids after her husband’s skirt-chasing pissed her off; since then,
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Dominates Again

For the second consecutive week, Shazam! held on tightly to the top spot on the Box-Office Weekend leaderboard. This week, the film’s second in release, the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, added $25.1 million to give it a two-week total of $94.9 million. The Zachary Levi-led film continues to perform will internationally as well, adding $35.9 million to give it a global two-week total of approximately $258.8 million.

The next two films on the countdown are two of the four new entries in the top ten this weekend. The first, the comedy Little, debuted in second place with $15.5 million. The second, the new version of Hellboy, brought in $12 million despite genuinely terrible reviews (the film currently sports a 14% rating on RottenTomatoes). Dropping from second place last weekend is the horror film remake Pet Sematary, which added another $10 million to give it a two-week total of $41.1 million. Just behind that, with
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'Dumbo' retakes top spot at UK box office; 'Hellboy' opens fifth

'Dumbo' retakes top spot at UK box office; 'Hellboy' opens fifth
‘Shazam!’ down to second; ‘Hellboy’ opens fifth.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.31

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Mar 5-7) Total gross to date Week 1 Dumbo (Disney) £2.3m £17.7m 3 2 Shazam! (Warner Bros) £2.1m £8.9m 2 3 Captain Marvel (Disney) £885,000 £36.4m 6 4 Wonder Park (Paramount) £810,000 £1.6m 1 5 Hellboy (Lionsgate) £757,124 £979,328 1 Disney

Fantasy adventure Dumbo rose up the chart to retake top spot on its third weekend, recording a £2.3m Friday to Sunday total.

The film fell just 34% on its previous session, and has now grossed £17.7m in the UK in total.

It has now passed the lifetime of director Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s
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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ rules again as new releases go missing

Back of the Net

Facing zero competition from the new releases, New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! continued its reign at Australian cinemas last weekend.

Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot, Universal’s comedy Little, Fox’s romantic drama The Aftermath and Laika Studios/Roadshow’s stop-motion animated comedy Missing Link all struggled, generally mirroring their Us results.

Meanwhile Umbrella’s Back of the Net, a young adult drama directed by Louise Alston and scripted by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck, launched in Queensland and Victoria, netting $14,000 from limited sessions on 38 screens.

Don’t read too much into that because the film starring Sofia Wylie (the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) as a soccer academy student who locks horns with the school’s star player Evie (Tiarnie Coupland) is rolling out over the next few weeks, dated for the school holidays.

Also, producer Steve Jaggi is soon expected to
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‘Her Smell’ Out-Croons ‘Teen Spirit’ But Not By Much In Another Slow Weekend: Specialty Box Office

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‘Her Smell’ Out-Croons ‘Teen Spirit’ But Not By Much In Another Slow Weekend: Specialty Box Office
The cosmos somehow aligned for this to be the weekend in which two headlining actors star as singers in two limited releases that open in the same frame — albeit with quite different stories… In the end, it seems both Gunpowder & Sky’s Her Smell and Bleecker Street’s Teen Spirit mostly split the audiences — or shared them. Her Smell took the edge with the highest per theater average of a crowded weekend. The title grossed $39,058 in the Sunday morning estimate, averaging $13,019 in three locations. Teen Spirit has the second-best PTA. The Bleecker Street release played one more gig than Her Smell. In four theaters, the title starring Elle Fanning grossed $44,361, averaging $11,090.

Only slightly below Teen Spirit in the Sunday estimate is Greenwich Entertainment’s Wild Nights With Emily with Molly Shannon starring as Emily Dickinson. The 2018 SXSW premiere by filmmaker Madeleine Olnek played to $33K in three New York and L.
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Elle Fanning Croons to ‘Teen Spirit’, Elisabeth Moss Rocks to ‘Her Smell’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

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Women and music are at the center of two new Specialty releases this weekend. Ld Entertainment/Bleecker Street is taking Elle Fanning starrer Teen Spirit by Max Minghella to New York and L.A. before a fairly wide expansion next weekend, while Gunpowder & Sky is opening Alex Ross Perry’s punk drama Her Smell with Elisabeth Moss in New York and Toronto. The titles join a fairly packed group of new limited releases this weekend. Molly Shannon stars as Emily Dickinson in Greenwich Entertainment’s Wild Nights with Emily by Madeleine Olnek which launches in New York and L.A. before heading to 50 markets in the coming weeks. In the wake of its lucrative if controversial opening in China, Kino Lorber is opening Bi Gan’s Cannes debut Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Also from China is Well Go USA’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, launching in 20 North American markets.
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Five Feet Apart movie review : A formulaic teary-eyed romance

A silver lining to a dark cloud makes a good visual. Similarly, a melodramatic and depressing romance makes attractive viewing, which "Five Feet Apart" with its message - 'Life is too short to waste a second' - is.

This film's title refers to the 'six-foot rule', a guideline which states that cystic fibrosis patients should be kept at least six feet apart from each other, to lower the risk of cross-infection.

Set in a hospital, it is the story of two terminally ill teenagers -- Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) -- suffering from cystic fibrosis, who fall in love despite never being able to come closer than, you've guessed it, five feet from one another.

Stella with a bit of obsessive-compulsive disorder and waiting for a lung transplant is exasperated by brooding artist Will's lack of discipline and apparent lack of motivation when he is
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Makes DC Movies Fun Again

The unbelievable has happened, that is, a film in the DC Extended Universe has proven both critically and commercially popular. Shazam! performed above expectations, delivering a debut opening weekend of $53.5 million. The film, starring Zachary Levi, did well internationally as well, generating approximately $102 million to give it a worldwide opening weekend somewhere south of $160 million.

The horror film remake Pet Sematary debuted just behind Shazam! with $25 million, giving it the second-best performance on opening weekend for a Stephen King movie, just behind It (2017). The live-action version of Dumbo finished in third place with $18.2 million and a two-week total of $76.3 million. Just behind that adorable pachyderm was Jordan Peele’s horror film Us, which added another $13.8 million in its third week of release to bring its total to $152.4 million.

The second super hero—well, super heroine that is—Captain Marvel, raised its five-week total to $374.1 million with $12.7 million over the weekend
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Shazam! Electrifies the Weekend Box Office with $53.4M Debut

Shazam! Electrifies the Weekend Box Office with $53.4M Debut
Shazam! easily took down this weekend's box office with a heroic $53.4 million domestic debut. David F. Sandberg's first jump into the comic book genre has been getting good reviews from critics and DC fans are enjoying it just as much. The lighthearted take on the genre has quite a few twists and turns, leaving it wide open for a sequel, which will probably happen since the response to the first installment has been so strong. The movie was able to snag another $102 million overseas for a grand total of $158 million globally.

The Pet Sematary remake has also been getting positive reactions (though it received a C+ from CinemaScore), but it was still no match for Shazam! The R-rated horror movie was able to dig up $25 million this weekend, which is the second highest opening for a Stephen King adaptation behind Andres Muschietti's It ($123.4 million). Overseas, the movie was able to scare up another $17.5 million,
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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ works its magic while ‘Pet Sematary’ underperforms


New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! was the dominant title in Australia last weekend without matching the heights of its Us launch while Paramount’s horror remake Pet Sematary underperformed.

Despite the new entrants the national box office trailed the previous frame, weighed down by a lousy debut for Paramount’s animated fantasy adventure Wonder Park and steep second weekend drops by Disney’s Dumbo and Universal’s Us.

Among the specialty releases, Icelandic environmental comedy drama Woman at War had a decent start and Us coming-of-age film Mid90s opened impressively.

The top 20 titles’ takings dropped by 10 per cent to $13.5 million, according to Numero. Directed by David F. Sandberg (best known for horror films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation), Shazam! conjured up $4.4 million on 507 screens and $4.7 million including previews for Warner Bros.

In the Us the movie starring Asher Angel as a teenager who transforms
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Review: Five Feet Apart aimlessly wallows in teen love through sickness, sweetness and sappiness despite its good intentions

One can never have enough treacly teen romancers that dutifully pander to their youthful fanbase, correct? Director/producer Justin Baldoni's two-hour saccharine-coated sudser Five Feet Apart does not miss a sentimental beat when conveying its mawkish message about compromised young love at the menacing hands of terminal illness. The Clearasil crowd--at least those that will be enticed by Baldoni's melodramatic muck--should feel rather manipulated by the film's ailing version of Romeo and Juliet. Themes of teenaged pretty people, the "fill in the blank" type of sickness at hand, and an unapologetic attraction between said inflicted youngsters make for the  foundation of the teary-eyed tendencies in Five Feet Apart. Recent teen love stories regarding romance and illness such as 2014's The Fault in Our Stars, 2017's Everything, Everything and this year's Then Came You do indeed tug...

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Haley Lu Richardson Discusses ‘The Chaperone,’ Working With First-Time Filmmakers, Her Love Of Dance & More [Interview]

While her last film “Five Feet Apart” didn’t do much to thrill us, there’s no denying that in the brief moments the film worked, it worked because of the performance Haley Lu Richardson turned in. Not new to the screen, Richardson first stole focus in the phenomenal coming of age flick “Edge of Seventeen” and managed to make an afterthought of a character be presented with agency in the surprisingly decent “Split.” However, it was with her role in “Columbus,” and then, a scene-stealing role in last year’s underseen “Support the Girls” that allowed her to fully come into her own and declare herself one of the most versatile new talents on the scene.

Continue reading Haley Lu Richardson Discusses ‘The Chaperone,’ Working With First-Time Filmmakers, Her Love Of Dance & More [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Bo Report: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ clips ‘Dumbo’s’ wings

Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s grisly horror movie Us easily won the Bo derby in Australia last weekend, outscoring Tim Burton’s live-action re-imagining of the Disney classic Dumbo.

That is not surprising in light of the Us results for both films and the under-whelming debuts worldwide of Burton’s $170 million production.

However Australian exhibitors expect Dumbo to fly during the school vacation and it may well surpass Us, given the usual trajectory of horror movies.

Ticket sales rallied last weekend, also boosted by the solid start of Justin Baldoni’s teenage romance Five Feet Apart. The top 20 titles generated $14.7 million, up 37 per cent on the previous weekend, according to Numero.

Released by Universal, Us bagged $3.8 million on 319 screens, eclipsing Peele’s debut film Get Out, which opened with $1.9 million plus $975,000 from advance screenings. Get Out ended up with $6.2 million so the follow-up starring Lupita Nyong’o,
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‘Dumbo’ Leads the Weekend Box Office, But Flies Below Expectations

‘Dumbo’ Leads the Weekend Box Office, But Flies Below Expectations
Dumbo” is the third of the three highly anticipated March releases that gave hope for a 2019 box-office rebound. It debuted at $45 million, falling below expectations (unlike the earlier “Captain Marvel” and Jordan Peele’s “Us”).

That doesn’t make it a dud, but it does reaffirm how hard it will be for the theaters to recover from the early-year disappointments. This month was expected to put a significant dent in the shortfall, and it did — at the end of March, the year-to-date revenue decline is 17%, compared to 27% at the end of February.

However, this week’s performance doesn’t get much of the credit. The total gross for all films will be very close to the same weekend last year. And as we approach what is considered “summer”, it will become harder to make up the difference.

Dumbo” is one of the multiple tentpole franchises that makes Disney, even before
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Box Office Report For March 29-31

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Dumbo crashes the party, while Jordan Peele has his second weekend with Us, which hoped to continue setting some records. Without too much else entering the marketplace, it was a two horse race. How did the pair do? Let us take a look right now at just that… Flying to the top spot this weekend, opening somewhat below expectations, Disney’s latest remake of a cartoon classic in Dumbo. Taking in just $45 million has to be considered a slight disappointment, though Tim Burton’s effort did do enough to capture first place today. How it fares in the weeks to come will determine whether Dumbo is a success or a failure for Disney. Coming
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Dumbo Flies Low with Disappointing $45M Box Office Win

Disney's live-action Dumbo flew into the box office with a disappointing $45 million domestic debut. Initial estimates had the remake soaring to over $50 million, but that was definitely not the case for the studio's latest live-action remake and could spell disaster for the next two live-action projects that are on the way. Both Aladdin and The Lion King will hit theaters in just a few months from now. Overseas, Dumbo opened with $71 million, for a global debut of $116 million.

While the weekend debut of Dumbo is disappointing, it was enough to easily earn the number one spot. Us took the second position after taking in $33.6 million. Globally, Jordan Peele's follow up to Get Out has made $174.5 million in its first two weeks in theaters. The horror movie has received some mixed reviews, but fans, for the most part, are enjoying the follow up with many going to see it
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Disney's 'Dumbo' Flies to #1 While 'Captain Marvel' Nears $1 Billion Worldwide

Disney's 'Dumbo' Flies to #1 While 'Captain Marvel' Nears $1 Billion Worldwide
Disney's Dumbo was unable to reach studio or industry expectations, but still managed a #1 finish, making for the third different #1 film at the domestic weekend box office in as many weeks. Meanwhile holdovers such as Us and Captain Marvel continued their strong performances and Pure Flix's release of the anti-abortion drama Unplanned managed to out-perform expectations and find itself a spot in the top five. With an estimated $45 million, Disney's Dumbo topped the weekend box office though fell short of the studio's $50+ million expectations and well short of what some thought would be a $60+ million debut. While the performance is well ahead of select, recent Disney releases such as Christopher Robin ($24.6m opening), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($26.9m opening) and Pete's Dragon ($21.5m opening), it's well short of films such as Cinderella ($67.9 million opening), which online ticket retailer reported Dumbo was outpacing in advance ticket sales.
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