Category Archives: Box Office

The art of the one-take action sequence

Bad action sequences are easy to spot. They are the scenes filled with quick cuts and shaky cameras, which make it difficult to make out what the fighters are doing. It looks awful so why do directors continuously make the … Continue reading

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Recipe for success

By Sheila O’Brien I saw one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time last weekend: “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” Based on a novel by Richard C. Morais, the movie takes place in a small French village. A family … Continue reading

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August Movie Preview

As expected, July was a relatively lackluster month. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a big hit, but even still will fall short of some loftier expectations. At the very least, July went out with a bang, as … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: “Lucy” Unlocks 100% of Her Box Office Potential

Coming into this weekend, it looked like a battle between Hercules and Lucy, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in the fray as well if those disappointed. As it turned out, we had one of our busier weekends … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: All Hail Caesar

In this era of one and done blockbusters, it’s becoming increasingly rare for any movie to stay on top for more than weekend, especially during the busy summer season. You generally need a competition of good reception and weak competition. … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: Audiences Bow to Caesar

In terms of box office numbers, this has been an extraordinarily lackluster summer. In terms of quality, we’ve actually had some very good films and even the lesser ones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, Transformers: Age of Extinction) were at … Continue reading

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July Movie Preview

June 2014 had a lot to live up to, at least compared a very successful June 2013, which brought us hits Man of Steel, Monsters University and World War Z. This year, no releases really wowed and with the exception … Continue reading

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