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Box Office: Black Panther Narrowly Succumbs to Pacific Rim

Box office report March 25, 2018 After six weeks at the box office, Marvel’s Black Panther has finally been taken down from the #1 slot. It was Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to the 2013 giant robot action picture, that was finally able to dethrone the king. For its debut weekend, Uprising brought in $28 million domestic. That’s not a …

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Review: “Pacific Rim Uprising” Repeats More Mecha and Monster Action

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Uprising could be considered the safe bet for a sequel regarding the risk of a new cast and a first-time director. It doesn’t exactly reinvent the robot, merely adding a few new twists, weapons, and monsters to the familiar plot of the human-built Jaegers versus the monstrous Kaijus. But as someone who grew adoring the likes of Gundam, Robotech, and …

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Review: ‘Tomb Raider Trades Dumb Adventure for Dull Grit

The original Tomb Raider movies received a lot of flak for being silly, but they were honestly no more silly than most James Bond style treasure hunting films. Those directors and Angelina Jolie were smart enough to know that you can’t make movies about the Illuminati, attacking statues, and golden spheres too seriously. Still, most fans and critics didn’t seem …

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Box Office: Black Panther Reaches Another Milestone While Tomb Raider Hangs On

Another weekend, another landmark achievement for Marvel’s Black Panther, by far one of their most successful features to date. Though the box office is starting to wind down for the film being on its fifth weekend, bringing in only $27 million, it’s still at #1 and has now crossed over $600 million domestic. If you’re playing along at home with …

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Black Panther Reaches Another Milestone While Tomb Raider Hangs On

Box office report March 18, 2018 Another weekend, another landmark achievement for Marvel’s Black Panther, by far one of their most successful features to date. Though the box office is starting to wind down for the film being on its fifth weekend, bringing in only $27 million, it’s still at #1 and has now crossed over $600 million domestic. If …

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Review: “Tomb Raider” Trades Dumb Adventure for Dull Grit

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The original Tomb Raider movies received a lot of flak for being silly, but they were honestly no more silly than most James Bond style treasure hunting films. Those directors and Angelina Jolie were smart enough to know that you can’t make movies about the Illuminati, attacking statues, and golden spheres too seriously. Still, most fans and critics didn’t seem …

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Box Office: Black Panther Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

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Box Office Report March 11, 2018 It was a rather interesting weekend as two Disney films directed by black director battled for the top slot. The winner was as expected, but it was almost a close call. Black Panther, the Marvel superhero picture now in its fourth weeks, was once again #1 for the weekend, bringing in $41.1 million. This …

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Review: “A Wrinkle in Time” is a Beautiful Mess of Bluntness

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There’s a slew of inspirational messages in this film, and Ava Duvernay wants to make sure every young person hears them. She does so by repeating and stating them so directly and forcefully I almost expected her to jump out of the screen and start shaking every preteen girl into being positive. That’s a profound goal for such a director …

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Review: “Death Wish” is a Clunky Mess of Guns-Gushing Insanity

I always admired Death Wish more as an oddity than a genuinely great action picture. It’s a little hard to become invested in a film series known for gratuitous amounts of graphic violence and rape, many times in the same scene. And while the Death Wish remake thankfully avoids become the exploitation mess it could have been, the film is …

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