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The Weekend Report

Weekend Estimates 2014-10-19 at 9.34.02 AM

The Second World War thundered into multiplexes in the form of Fury and topped the charts with an estimated $23.6 million opening salvo. The two other national bows included Guillermo Del Toro-produced animated fiesta The Book of Life slotting third with $16.9 million and three-hankie The Best of Me striking few Sparks, remaining a few sniffles behind at $10.2 million. Platformers ranged from a drop dead $310,000 result for Jason Reitman’s sixth moral tale, Men, Women & Children, at 608 theaters to a tempo-setting $202,000 bounce for percussive stamina test Whiplash at 21 venues.

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Friday Estimates 2014-10-18 at 10.17.22 AM

Fury rolls out to $8.8m on Friday, including over $1m on Thursday night. The two other openers are soft, though Book of Life could get a boost to a near-$19m weekend as family audiences land on Saturday. And Birdman soars on 4 screens, looking at $100k+ per-screen for the weekend. Also pulling more than $10k per screen for the weekend in exclusive release are The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Listen Up Philip.

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Gurus o’ Gold: After New York…


This week, the Gurus take on Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, and Director. And if The Gurus are right at this point, all five of these individual honors would got to first-time winners and 3 of the 5 would have never been nominated before.

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The Gronvall Report: Theodore Melfi On St. Vincent

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The DVD Wrapup: Venus in Fur, Witching & Bitching, Chinese Puzzle, Persecuted, Bill Morrison, Kingpin, Courage the Cowardly Dog … More

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The Gronvall Report: Damien Chazelle on WHIPLASH

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“This is M. Night Shyamalan. The jobs that were created and associated with this project and what it did for the state and the industry—that’s how such a decision was made. It was such a benefit and it was within the confines of the law.”
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“All the rules are changing. There’s an interesting step we’ve made societally, as the Internet has brought our hidden desires to the surface. You can’t help feel all this stuff happening and want to address it.”
How Is  H’wd Reacting To Social Media Now?

“And he slept with my aunt, my mother’s older sister, a delightful if damaged woman named Virginia who was not loath to share with me her opinion of the writer—’Nelson was not nice. He was a beast’—’I think Nelson only slept with me because he couldn’t have your mother.’”
Rick Kogan Observes Two New Films About Chicago Novelist Nelson Algren And Settles Some Personal Scores To Boot

“Harvey Levin–the guy who runs TMZ–he needs to stop calling himself a journalist, because there’s nothing journalistic about what he does.”
Investigative Reporter Mark Ebner Takes On TMZ Over The Stephen Collins Tape

“The man cuts a swath… Kutza inspires complicated feelings.”
“Aren’t they killing people like you (reporters) in the Middle East?”
Christopher Borelli‘s Splendid Telling Of The 50-Year History Of Michael Kutza’s Chicago Int’l Film Fest

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“I was fortunate to be in the two big film epics of the last part of the 20th century: Godfather and “Lonesome Dove” on television, which was my favorite part. That’s my “Hamlet.” The English have Shakespeare; the French, Molière. In Argentina, they have Borges, but the western is ours. I like that.”
~ Robert Duvall

“He’s not one of my heroes. He doesn’t touch me or inspire me. There are so many people who inspire me, so many people who touch my heart. It doesn’t matter if he’s not a hero of mine. It doesn’t matter if I don’t tell the whole world how honoured I am to share a prize with a man who made somebody play with words over the years. He’s a hero in cinema historically, but he’s not a personal hero of mine. Jean-Luc Godard did this press release and he mentioned he would never go and see Mommy in theatres because he already knew what Mommy was about: another ‘TV movie’ and that nowadays everything is predictable. He’s this old grinchy man. He’s the grinch from Switzerland in the mountain. Deaf, blind, smoking, literally. Basically being provocative about everything.”
~ Xavier Dolan On Jean-Luc Godard