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MCN Weekend Reviews

Wilmington on Movies: Ex Machina

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We’re in something of a golden age for movie science fiction—or at least a gold-plated one at least—and Ex Machina is a good example how that genre can be worked and reworked by a bright filmmaker who knows the form and how to play with it.

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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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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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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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  • The Amazing Spider Man
  • Prometheus
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Snow White & the Huntsman
  • Men in Black 3
  • Dark Shadows
  • Girl in Progress
  • God Bless America
  • The Avengers
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • Chimpanzee
  • The Lucky One
  • Think Like A Man
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Hunger Games
  • Haywire
  • Apollo 18
  • The Singing Planet
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • The Descendants
  • The Muppets
  • Happy Feet 2
  • Immortals
  • Puss in Boots
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Footloose [2011]
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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume

Furious 7

18.1 4022 -66% 210.7
Home 5.6 3703 -51% 116.1
The Longest Ride 5.5 3366 NEW 5.5
Get Hard 2.6 3132 -48% 65.2
Cinderella 2.2 3025 -45% 175.8
Insurgent 2.2 3118 -45% 110.2
Woman in Gold 1.8 1504 190% 5.2
It Follows 0.6 1655 -33% 10.4
Danny Collins 0.45 739 342% 1.4
While We're Young 0.4 246 519% 0.978

Also Debuting
Son of Satyamurthy 0.16 161
Ex Machina 84,300 4
Freetown 52,700 121
Clouds of Sils Maria 23,300 3
Dior and I 15,600 2
Desert Dancer 13,500 23
Lost River 10,600 3
Broken Horses 9,100 48
Kill Me Three Times 5,200 15
About Ely 3,900 1
T.S. Spivet 3,800 10
The Sisterhood of Night 2,300 10
Black Souls 1,650 2
Rebels of the Neon God 1,600 2

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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