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MCN Weekend Reviews

Wilmington on Movies: The Salvation

The movie Western is a durable genre that has sometimes fallen on hard times. But that genre gets a powerful reworking from a couple of knowledgeable foreigners—not-so-gloomy Danes Kristian Levring (director-writer) and co-screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen—in the Go-Eastwood-Young-Man revenge shocker The Salvation.

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Wilmington on Movies: Fifty Shades of Grey

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Two Stars) U.S.: Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015 Based on the wildly popular bestseller by E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey takes what sometimes seems a teenager’s view of S&M, and turns it into erotic kitsch for so-called grownups. The movie, co-written and co-produced by James, asks us to play voyeur to a…

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Wilmington on DVDs: A Christmas Carol (1951)

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Perhaps critics and movie lovers treasure it because they can see how deftly Hurst and Langley have resisted the obvious temptations of the material. This is the one of the most faithful of all “Christmas Carol”adaptations and also one of the least sentimental, one of the most stylishly crafted and one of the more psychologically acute. It’s beyond question a film for adults more than for children, which is almost never how “A Christmas Carol” is played.

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DVD Geek: Snowpiercer

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Wilmington on Movies: Nightcrawler

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Wilmington on Movies: The Skeleton Twins

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Wilmington on Movies: Honeymoon

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MCN Critics Len Klady David Poland Ray Pride Kim Voynar Michael Wilmington
The Amazing Spider-Man
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Starry Starry Night (NY)
The Do-Deca Pentathlon (limited)
The Magic of Belle Isle (limited)
Last Ride (NY)

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Home 15.5 3708 NEW 15.5
Get Hard 12.8 3175 NEW 12.8
Insurgent 6.8 3875 -68% 71.2
Cinderella 4.7 3815 -50% 137.2
It Follows 1.4 1218 1267% 2.1
Kingsman: The Secret Service 0.8 1785 -36% 117.2
Run All Nigfht 0.6 2377 -56% 22.2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 0.6 1498 -35% 26.6
The Gunman 0.6 2816 -67% 7.4
Do You Believe? 0.4 1356 -67% 5.3
Also Debuting
While We're Young 64,900 4
Jil 62,000 67
A Girl Like Her 41,600 175
Serena 31,600 60
That Thing Called Tadhana 17,700 33
The Salt of the Earth 11,450 4
How to Fight in Six Inch Heels 9,000 6
Ride the Thunder 7,300 1
Boychoir 6,500 7
Man from Reno 4,700 4
White God 4,300 2
100 Days of Love 4,200 7
The Riot Club 4,100 5
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame 2,100 2
The Barber 1,500 10
Nightlife 1,400 8
Kidnapping of Michel Houellebe 1,000 1
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4
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