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Don’t Breathe scares up almost $10 million since Thursday night showings, while Suicide Squad snags $3.33 million. Jason Statham kicks out $3.3 million with Mechanic: Resurrection.

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The DVD Wrapup: Jungle Book, Weiner, Dark Horse, Roots, Narcos and more

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Comparing live-action apples to live-action apples, The Jungle Book has swamped Maleficent and Cinderella, but slightly trails Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland, which benefitted from huge 3D numbers. Of these, the only live-action title even close to Jon Favreau’s “reimagining” of the Kipling classic at the Metacritic site is Kenneth Branagh’s delightful Cinderella, starring Lily James.

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Gurus o’ Gold: Before The Festivals…

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Before the Venice Film Festival kicks off the season next Wednesday, The Gurus are putting on their thinking hats and offering a mostly film-blind look toward the future. Each Guru has a different way of approaching this process, but historically, the accuracy of the group this early in the year is surprisingly good. And a film or two always eludes their glance in August. We humbly dip a toe in the water…

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DVD Geek: Only Angels Have Wings

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Friday Box Office Estimates

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27 Weeks To Oscar: The Shifting Award Show Cycle

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“I just don’t have a lot of interest in watching them if they’re done. I enjoy the build, and if I’m honest about it, I just don’t care to review it. It feels like a love affair gone past. I don’t feel like re-reading the Valentines. Maybe when I’m an older man, I’ll have something to look forward to, but right now I just like making things.”
Ben Foster Reflects On Hell Or High Water And Acting Today

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“Ovitz called Murdoch to demand that he kill the story. Murdoch in turn phoned Susan Lyne to ask what he was talking about. She read him the item and waited nervously for the response. There was a pause, and then Murdoch said with obvious relish: “Read it to me again. I’m going to dinner, and I want to tell it right.” So that was how a real titan responded to Ovitz. And after that, we were told, Ovitz never ate at The Palm again.”
Kim Masters On Her Battles With Prickly Mike Ovitz In His CAA Reign

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“I know just by the conversation that has gone on at Sundance that it’s clearly a movie that filmgoers should go and see. [There’s] one issue, that’s his personal issue. And then there’s the issue of the movie. The important thing is for people to see it and enjoy the film, be impressed by the film. And I think that is what is very important. People need to see this movie.”
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Tells TMZ In Airport Walk-Up

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“I don’t believe in the Nietzschean notion that what doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger. You see these soldiers come back with PTSD; they’ve been to war and seen death and experienced these existential crises one after the other. There are traumas in life that weaken us for the future. And that’s what’s happened to me. The various slings and arrows of life have not strengthened me. I think I’m weaker. I think there are things I couldn’t take now that I would have been able to take when I was younger.”
~ Woody Allen

“Hitchcock films the story with a wide-eyed, astonished, fascinated, and disturbed camera stare that seems to shudder and tremble every time Hedren is onscreen. Even the director’s cameo—in which he watches Hedren walking down a hotel corridor and then turns back to look at the camera, shamefacedly caught in his own leer—suggests his self-aware sense of visual carnality. The images offer an extraordinary swing between blasts of heat and an eerie chill, sometimes bringing the two together. Even the film’s exterior locations have a fluorescent buzz that captures an ambient sense of derangement.”
~ Richard Brody on Marnie

 

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