Box Office: “Angel Has Fallen” Opens With $21 Million

Lionsgate/Millennium’s “Angel Has Fallen” has joined “Good Boys” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” in the recent series of August films that have earned modest but better-than-expected opening weekends. The third film in Gerard Butler’s “Fallen” series has earned $21.2 million from 3,286 screens, nearly matching the $21.6 million opening earned by “London Has Fallen” in March 2016. Like “London Has Fallen,” “Angel” was a dud with critics and a hit with audiences, earning a 39% Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- in CinemaScore audience polls. Moviegoer demographics…

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Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

As the culmination of the first decade and change of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it does make sense that “Avengers: Endgame” would focus on its retiring heroes. But the weird thing is that it only focuses on two of them — Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who died, and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who quit. It barely spares a thought for Natasha Romanoff, who’s been a key player in the MCU since “Iron Man 2,” even though she also died during “Endgame.” If Black Widow hadn’t killed herself on Vormir…

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Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ On Top With $25M; ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21M

Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, revving past no fewer than five new films to gross $25.4 million and cross the $100 million mark domestically. Overseas, Universal’s big-budget action pic grossed another $60.8 million for a worldwide total of $332.6 million, including a foreign tally of $224.1 million. The franchise has always done far bigger business internationally and Hobbs & Shaw is no exception. Of the new films, CBS Films, eOne’s and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to…

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What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?

When Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was killed at the beginning of “Avengers: Infinity War” it was very sad because Loki was kinda everyone’s favorite character, thanks in large part to Hiddleston’s charm. But, somehow, Loki’s death is not the end of the story for the character, because the time travel shenanigans of “Avengers: Endgame” gave Marvel a chance to bring him back, even if his appearance in the film is ever so brief and mysterious. As mentioned, Loki’s appearance in “Endgame” comes during the part of the film where the Avengers…

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Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Officially Rated R In a move that surprises no one including me xD, the MPAA has officially given the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot film an R rating. Details about Jay and Silent Bob Rebootstarted surfacing in 2017, although some fans never thought they would see these characters ever again. Now, two years later, the film has completed production with a release date set for October. Kevin Smith went to great lengths to bring back characters from previous View Askew movies that fans love so much. Not…

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Marvel’s ‘Vision and Scarlet Witch’ Series Lands ‘Captain Marvel’ Writer

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star. The Vision and Scarlet Witch, one of the first series that Marvel Studios will be making for Disney’s streaming service Disney+, has landed a writer and showrunner. Jac Schaeffer, one of the scribes behind Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie, has been tapped to run point on the series that will focus on the two characters that are integral members of the Avengers. She will pen the pilot and executive produce, say sources. Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star…

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Third ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Here!

It’s been an excruciating last few months for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — going without a new movie since “Ant-Man and the Wasp” at the beginning of July — but we’re now only two months away from “Captain Marvel.” And on Monday night Disney dropped a new trailer for Marvel’s first woman-led superhero spectacular. At first glance the clip is light on new information — the marketing campaign has really leaned in on the bromance between Carol Danvers and young(er) Nick Fury, and this new trailer is no…

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‘Aquaman’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained

So here we are, finally, getting the first new film based on a DC Comics property since the maligned “Justice League.” But while “Aquaman” does briefly acknowledge that the events of that movie happened, it otherwise is actually kind of a soft reboot of this whole thing, otherwise totally divorced from the Zack Snyder era of DC movies. That divorce even includes something the Snyder films and “Wonder Woman” famously eschewed: a mid-credits teaser. The scene, which comes about 5 minutes into the credits, reveals that Black Manta survived his…

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‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Is Playing Exactly Who You Thought

In shocker-not-shocker news, Disney has finally announced who it is Jude Law is playing in “Captain Marvel.” And yep, it’s exactly what fans have assumed to be the case ever since Law joined the cast. A photo posted Thursday to Disney Movies spells it out plainly: “Jude Law as Mar-Vell, the leader of Starforce.” See the photo for yourself above. Up until now, Law’s character has been described only as a “mentor” to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, with no name given. But of course, Marvel fans know just who…

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‘Destroyer’ Film Review: Nicole Kidman Is Repulsively Brilliant in Hardcore Action Flick

It takes a lot of inner confidence to pull off what Karyn Kusama and Nicole Kidman have done with “Destroyer.” Here is the noir antihero that our current cinema has been longing for. The genre is traditionally an exclusive realm for steely male icons like Clint Eastwood or even Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained” — but here’s a shatterproof hardcore woman hellbent on making things right once and for all. When the film begins, Kidman’s Erin Bell is a wrecked woman, someone so repulsive to look at you have to…

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