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MCN Weekend Reviews

Wilmington on Movies: Forbidden Games

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Forbidden Gamesis one of the great black-and-white French films of the post-war, pre-New Wave cinema era. But it‘s also one of a group of initially admired French post-war films that were later radically underrated by the New Wave critic-directors, including Truffaut and Godard.

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Wilmington on Movies: Sinister 2; Sinister

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Sinister 2, one of the creepier horror movies I’ve seen recently, is an attempt to make an even more sinister sequel to the 2012 horror-sleeper. That earlier Sinister was a found-footage horror show that scared some audiences and grossed some dough back in 2012, and also inspired a lukewarm, semi-horrified response from, as Orson Welles was wont to say, your obedient servant. But this new Sinister is, like many mediocre and derivative gorefests so unengagingly gory and so unentertainingly sicko that it seems extremely unlikely that we’ll ever see a “Sinister 3.” For which we should all be grateful.

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Wilmington on Movies: The Third Man

Orson Welles in Carol Reed’s THE THIRD MAN (1949). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures / Studiocanal

There’s nothing wrong with The Third Man even if the world it describes is wrong to the core and bad to the bone.

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Wilmington on Movies: Jurassic World

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Wilmington on Movies: Entourage

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Wilmington on Movies: Tomorrowland

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Wilmington on Movies: Pitch Perfect 2 / Pitch Perfect

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
War Room 3.9 1135 NEW 3.9
Straight Outta Compton 3.8 3142 -54% 124.7
No Escape 2.4 3355 NEW 4.4
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2.2 3095 -34% 164.3
Sinister 2 1.4 2799 -70% 15.2
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1.3 2706 -43% 31
Hitman: Agent 47 1.2 3273 -63% 12.6
The Gift 0.8 1934 -35% 33.6
American Ultra 0.8 2778 -62% 8.5
Jurassic World 0.8 1239 192% 640.8
Also Debuting
We Are Your Friends 0.72 2333
Phantom 82,100 93
Faraar 25,300 35
Z for Zachariah 17,700 29
Thani Oruvan 16,600 19
Unsullied 16,500 129
Memories of the Sword 12,900 20
The Second Mother 6,100 4
Queen of Earth 4,100 2
Army of Shadows (reissue) 2,400 1
Zipper 2,400 15
7 Chinese Brothers 2,000 3
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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