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Toni Collette is winning in "Dream Horse"

Abe Fried-Tanzer reporting from Sundance...

Toni Collette is an incredibly versatile actress. In just the last two years, she has enthralled indie horror fans in Hereditary, hilariously parodied Goop excess in Knives Out, and impressed Netflix viewers with her tremendous turn as a no-nonsense cop in Unbelievable. In comparison, her latest turn as a Welsh bartender with big dreams, may seem tame or even unchallenging. Yet Collette is always up to the task and prepared to deliver... 
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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ VOD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Josh Gad, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Adam Garcia, Lucy Boynton, Michelle Pfeiffer | Written by Michael Green | Directed by Kenneth Branagh

I recently expressed my enjoyment of Hercule Poirot in my review of Knives Out, a film I thoroughly enjoyed… This has led me to find Murder on the Orient Express on VOD, a move I am now regretting, more than a butler who has stabbed their erstewhile employer with a fish knife after misreading a telegram that implied they stood to benefit from a new will.

We have all the pieces for a period piece murder mystery humdinger – an all star cast of both Hollywood and UK heavyweights, and yet, alas dear Jenkins the end result is bafflingly half baked and souless (not that I make a habit of baking things with a soul
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‘1917’ tops UK box office again; ‘David Copperfield’ opens third

  • ScreenDaily
Strong holds again for several Sony titles.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Jan 17-19) Total gross to date Week 1 1917 (eOne) £4.5m £26.3m 3 2 Bad Boys For Life (Sony) £2.8m £8.3m 2 3 The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Lionsgate) £1.5m £1.5m 1 4 Little Women (Sony) £1m £18.5m 5 5 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) £919,000 £33.6m 7

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Sam Mendes’ First World War action film 1917 topped the UK box office for a third consecutive week, adding £4.5m to take its total to £26.3m. This represented a 27.1% drop on the film’s previous session; with a 15.7% fall last time out, it is holding extremely well.
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Box-Office Weekend: Bad Boys for Life Repeats

Last weekend’s top film, Bad Boys for Life, did well enough to finish for the second straight week atop the box-office weekend. The film added $34.0 million over the weekend, easily besting second-place finisher 1917 by $18.2 million, and raising its two-week total to $120.6 million.

Meanwhile, 1917 crept into second place earning $15.8 million over the weekend. The film has now earned $103.9 million over its first five weeks in release. Dolittle, however, fell a spot, finishing in third over the weekend with $12.5 million. The comedy now sports a two-week total of $44.7 million.

This week’s first debut, the Guy Ritchie-directed The Gentlemen, took in $11.0 million over the weekend, finishing solidly in fourth place. Jumanji: The Next Level, however, dropped a spot, finishing in fifth place with $7.9 million. The film has now taken in $283.4 million over its first seven weeks in release.

The weekend’s other debut, The Turning, finished the weekend in sixth place with $7.3 million.
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Box Office Report For January 24-26

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence continue to bring in fans with Bad Boys for Life, going up against new releases The Gentlemen, The Last Full Measure, and The Turning, plus another week of the hit that is 1917. How did they all do? Read on to see how the weekend turned out… Continuing to upend expectations, Bad Boys for Life took in another $34 million to easily lead this frame. Up over $100 million domestically now, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence franchise has new life, that’s for sure. Expect a fourth installment in a few years, with far less of a gap than the series has had previously.
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Weekend Box Office: Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ Beats Latest Horror Dud

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Weekend Box Office: Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ Beats Latest Horror Dud
The 2020 box office keeps chugging along with positive results, despite a lackluster $120 million box office total for this weekend, which will likely place in the bottom third for this year’s results. But there’s continued evidence of real strength in the market.

Grosses were up about around 16% from the same weekend last year, typically a dead zone between a big-release holiday weekend and the Super Bowl, when studios don’t want their top films facing that on their second weekend. If box office stays on track, the market could sustain the promise of a better than expected year.

Wide openers “The Gentlemen” (Stx) and “The Turning” (Universal) were a decided improvement over the two duds opening last year (the quickly forgotten “The Kid Would Be King” and “Serenity”).

But the holdover heroes are led by repeating #1 “Bad Boys for Life.” It’s not unusual for older titles to perform
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Bond Girl Ana de Armas's Love Life Is a Bit of a Mystery, but Here's What We Know

  • Popsugar
Not much is known yet about Paloma, the newest Bond girl debuting in No Time to Die, but even less is known about the hottie playing Paloma - at least when it comes to her love life. Since her breakout role in Blade Runner 2049, 31-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas has starred in The Informer and Knives Out, among others, but even as her celebrity grows, she tends to remain just as tight-lipped about who she's dating. That hasn't stopped people from speculating, however. It's even rumored that Ana is getting cozy with one of her most recent costars - and no, we're not talking about Daniel Craig.

Related: Ana de Armas Looks Happiest in a Swimsuit - Her Instagram Proves It

As well as landing the role of Marilyn Monroe in the forthcoming biopic Blonde, Ana is currently filming Deep Water, an erotic thriller based on the novel
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Bad Boys for Life Wins Its Second Weekend at the Box Office with $34 Million

  • MovieWeb
Bad Boys for Life Wins Its Second Weekend at the Box Office with $34 Million
Bad Boys for Life is enjoying its second weekend in a row at number one after earning $34 million. Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen made its box office debut, but it couldn't keep up with the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-starring sequel. The Bad Boys franchise is on fire after already hitting over $120 million domestically and $159.6 million globally in only two weeks in theaters. Bad Boys 4 is already in active development, which should come as no surprise.

Sam Mendes' World War I movie 1917 was able to hold on to the number two spot at this weekend's box office after bringing in $15.8 million. The movie has been in wide release for three weeks now and is an Academy Award frontrunner. At number three is Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle, which was able to bring in $12.5 million. To date, the family movie has only been able to generate just over $91 million
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'Bad Boys' Repeats at #1; STX's 'Gentlemen' Bags $11 Million Debut

'Bad Boys' Repeats at #1; STX's 'Gentlemen' Bags $11 Million Debut
Sony's Bad Boys for Life entered its second weekend with a strong holdover performance, repeating atop the weekend box office and topping $120 million domestically after just ten days in release. Meanwhile, STX's release of Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen enjoyed a solid debut while Universal's The Turning finished just outside the top five, disappointing both critics and audiences alike.

With an estimated $34 million, Sony's Bad Boys for Life is proving to be a hit with audiences, repeating atop the weekend box office in its second weekend, dipping just -46% compared to the film's strong debut over the holiday weekend last week. The performance pushes the film's domestic cume over $120 million after just ten days in release and it is now less than $20 million shy of already becoming the highest grossing domestic release in the Bad Boys franchise with a fourth film already in the works.

Internationally, the film added
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Leads Box Office Again With $33 Million Weekend

  • The Wrap
Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life” will take the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second weekend, earning an estimated $33.6 million to bring its total to $120 million after 10 days.

The Will Smith/Martin Lawrence threequel is doing what movie theater execs hoped: help support the box office through a late January period that historically has been a slow period. It is getting help from Universal’s “1917,” which will become the fourth Best Picture nominee in the 2020 Oscar race to cross $100 million with $15.8 million in its third wide weekend.

Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Expected to Spin Dash to $45 Million Opening at Box Office

Fresh off wins at the Directors’ Guild Awards and American Society of Cinematographers Awards that have built its status as the top Oscar frontrunner, “1917” now has a domestic total of $103 million and a global total of $200 million with two weeks to go until the Academy Awards.
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Surprise Hit Knives Out Comes to Disc in Febraury

  • Comicmix
Santa Monica, CA – Rian Johnson’s Academy Award®-nominated (Best Original Screenplay) and Golden Globe®-nominated whodunnit with an all-star ensemble cast exposes its secrets when Knives Out arrives on Digital February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 25 from Lionsgate and Mrc Film.

Written, produced, and directed by filmmaker Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper), and produced by Ram Bergman (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) and Johnson through T-Street, the film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 97% (as of 1/21/20) and has received awards from AFI, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics, Philadelphia Film Festival, The Hollywood Critics Association, Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomatoes Awards, and more. Knives Out stars Daniel Craig (James Bond franchise, Logan Lucky, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Chris Evans (The Avengers franchise, Captain America,
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Greta Gerwig Credits ‘Little Women’ for Her Writing Career

  • Variety
Greta Gerwig Credits ‘Little Women’ for Her Writing Career
Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed “Little Women,” told hundreds of writers on Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater that Louisa May Alcott’s iconic 1868 novel was her own origin story.

“I’d grown up with the book ‘Little Women,’ and I loved ‘Little Women,'” she explained at the WGA West’s Beyond Words event. “And it was the book that made me think I could to be a writer because Jo March was a writer. But I hadn’t read it since I was 14 or 15, and when I read it again when I was 30, it was so modern and urgent, that it felt like lines were written in neon.”

Gerwig, who is nominated in the adapted screenplay category for a WGA Award and an Academy Award, was responding to a query by moderator Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” about the question of money in the movie.
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Tarantino Believes He's at War with Star Wars, Marvel and Other Big Movie Franchises

  • MovieWeb
Tarantino Believes He's at War with Star Wars, Marvel and Other Big Movie Franchises
Quentin Tarantino believes he was at war with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars franchise last year. The director's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had to fight to be seen amongst the year's big movies from Disney and other franchises. However, the movie has been able to become a frontrunner during this year's awards season with 10 Academy Awards nominations.

This topic has been debated more than once over the past few years, but 2019 did show some original ideas making some headroom. When asked about original movies in 2019, Tarantino says, "When you say, despite the sequels and the Avengers: Endgame and all of that, I actually think a war for movies got played out this last year."

Knives Out, Uncut Gems, Ford v Ferrari, Us, Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are among some of the original movies that fought for screen time in
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Drives a Jolly January at the Box Office

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Drives a Jolly January at the Box Office
So far, the 2020 box office rebound is real. Time will tell. But early signs remain positive, with this weekend continuing to build on the 12% increase to date over the same period in 2019. Last year the weekend between King Birthday and the Super Bowl took in $105 million. This year has a shot at $125 million, which would be close to a 20% improvement.

If so, thriller “The Turning” (Universal) and action comedy “The Gentlemen” (Stx) will play a minor role in that result, along with the calendar, once again. For distributors setting release dates, the second weekend box-office can be as important as the first. With the Super Bowl looming, opening now is risky.

Fortunately current titles should make up the slack, with newbies doing better than last year, when the combined gross of long-forgotten “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Serenity” totaled under $12 million. At best, new entries could double that number.
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Family Ties Breed Conflict, Drama in Screenplay Contenders ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Parasite’ and Others

  • Variety
Family Ties Breed Conflict, Drama in Screenplay Contenders ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Parasite’ and Others
“The ties that bind” have long provided a rich well of inspiration for storytellers to draw from, but in 2019, family–born of blood or built from scratch—is the backbone of almost all of the year’s Oscar-nominated screenplays. Some of them, like Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” reinforce and celebrate the essential need for those homegrown support systems. Others, like Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” pay tribute to the nourishing bonds of friendship that sustain individuals in times of personal crisis or doubt. And still others, like Rian Johnson’s wickedly clever “Knives Out,” gleefully uncover the fault lines that divide family members during tragedies ostensibly meant to bring them together. Starting from a blank page or previously existing material, working in comedy or searing drama, these screenplays transform identifiable relationships into unforgettable stories, and then elevate those stories to universal truths.
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‘Knives Out’ VOD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan | Written and Directed by Rian Johnson

An 85-year-old author is found dead in his attic study, an apparent suicide. Perhaps, something is not what it seems. Perhaps little is as it seems. Perhaps I need to swirl a brandy while dressed in a smoking jacket.

I have very happy memories watching the classic Agatha Christie murder mysteries featuring Miss Marple or. the terribly clever but equally conceited Poirot assembling a cadre of rich toffs in the accusing parlour so he can unveil which among them is the killer, as a piece of dinner theatre. Et voila! My dear Jenkins.

Knives Out gives us a (sort of) modern take on the genre that lovingly explores the existing troupes
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Daniel Craig would be “over the moon” to return for Knives Out sequel

After Knives Out became one of the best-reviewed films of the year and grossed over $250 million at the worldwide box office, director Rian Johnson announced he was working on a follow-up which would focus on Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc in a new investigation. Now Daniel Craig has spoken out and confirmed he would be […]

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Knives Out Is Coming Home on Digital and Disc in February, Special Features Revealed

Knives Out Is Coming Home on Digital and Disc in February, Special Features Revealed
The critically acclaimed whodunnit Knives Out is finally coming home. Dive deep into the mystery with megastars like Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Golden Globe&#174 winner Jamie Lee Curtis, Oscar&#174 nominee Michael Shannon, and so many more! Knives Out arrives on Digital February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 25 from Lionsgate and Mrc Film.

Rian Johnson's Academy Award-nominated Best Original Screenplay and Golden Globe-nominated whodunnit with an all-star ensemble cast exposes its secrets.

The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure-everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth. From acclaimed writer-director Rian Johnson comes this suspenseful, twist-filled whodunnit with
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Rian Johnson, Taika Waititi Break Down Pivotal Scenes in 'Knives Out' and 'Jojo Rabbit'

Rian Johnson, Taika Waititi Break Down Pivotal Scenes in 'Knives Out' and 'Jojo Rabbit'
The loglines of Rian Johnson's Knives Out and Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit could not be more different.

The first is a whodunnit ensemble film that follows a detective (played by Daniel Craig) who is tasked with finding out who, among a family of eccentric and complicated characters, is behind the murder of its wealthy patriarch. Waititi's film, on the other hand, follows a young aspiring Nazi named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) who discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is not on the same side of things as he is. But what is similar in both these stories ...
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‘Knives Out’ Digital and Blu-ray Release Date, Bonus Features Revealed

From a sweater-clad Chris Evans telling everyone to eat shit to Jamie Lee Curtis' withering deadpans and Daniel Craig's deliciously over-the-top accent as the dapper P.I. Benoit Blanc, there's not much not to love about Rian Johnson's murder-mystery Knives Out. And fortunately for all of us, the wait for the home video release is almost over, which means you can watch Craig knock that donut hole speech out of the effing park as many times as you want. Lionsgate has announced that Knives Out will arrive on Digital on February 7, followed …
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