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​Box Office: What's Behind the Celestial Failure of 'The Identical'?

news.moviefone.com – "The Identical" was the only new wide release movie opening this weekend, so, in the absence of competition, why didn't it do better? The faith-based film, which follows such recent Christian-marketed hits as "Son of God," "God's Not Dead," and "Heaven Is for Real," opened on 1,956 screens and featured such brand-name actors as Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, and Seth Green. 15 weeks 4 hours ago via jetli
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Karl Urban Talks Dredd Prequel

rss.feedsportal.com – Will Dredd head for the Curse Earth?2012's Dredd was generally warmly received, but sadly its vocal audience of supporters wasn't large enough to translate into a box office hit. Online fan campaigns have since been clamouring for a sequel, to no solid result so far. Joe Dredd himself Karl Urban, however, remains the project's biggest cheerleader. 15 weeks 8 hours ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Last Days in Vietnam' Scores Strong Debut; 'Boyhood' Hits $20 Million

fb.indiewire.com – Six films hit the marketplace this weekend, with Rory Kennedy's doc "Last Days In Vietnam" leading the pack with a very nice limited debut. 15 weeks 21 hours ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: The Identical Won't Leave You All Shook Up

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: The Identical, starring Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd, and Ray Liotta in the fictional story of an Elvis-esque rocker and his twin brother. What do the critics have to say? 15 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Venice Review: James Franco’s ‘The Sound And The Fury’ With Tim Blake Nelson, Seth Rogen & Danny McBride

fb.indiewire.com – There is only so much matter in the universe. So at some point, simple physics dictates that James Franco must come to the end of the hitherto unending supply of goodwill that has been extended to him in recent years, unless he generates some more by making something that we can all agree is not just interesting, not just full ofpotentialor ambition to be good, but actually, genuinely good. 15 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Venice 2014 Review: HILL OF FREEDOM Proves A Pleasant But Slight Slice From Hong Sangsoo

feedproxy.google.com – It's easy to accuse Hong Sangsoo of doing the same thing over and over again as each of his films revisit the same themes with similar characters, situations and locations. Such a reading can easily miss the point of his constant repetition, which cleverly lays bare the hypocrisy and narcissism of the characters that populate his output. 15 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Hold Off Faith-Based Musical ‘The Identical’

variety.com – At the box office, there’s horrible — and then there’s the weekend after Labor Day. It’s hard to get audiences to hit up the multiplexes when they’re consumed with getting kids back to school and gearing up for football season. Eager to avoid the carnage, the major studios are steering clear, opting to stick with... 15 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Cantinflas' Another Big Hit For Pantelion; 'Chef' Ends Summer By Hitting $30 Million

fb.indiewire.com – The 2014 summer indie box office ended off... much like the 2013 summer indie box office did. 16 weeks 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Venice Film Review: ‘The Obscene Life’

variety.com – Based on the autobiographical novel of co-scripter Aldo Nove, Renato de Maria’s “The Obscene Life” is described as a psychedelic journey, a coming-of-age story about a seventeen-year-old poet whose parents’ deaths send him into a tailspin of drugs and depression. Uninspired visuals and one-dimensional characters render the journey tedious. 16 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Box Office Preview: ‘November Man’ Opens To $865K In First Day Of Long Labor Day Weekend

deadline.com – It'll likely be Guardians Of The Galaxy as No. 1 again this weekend, while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should continue to play hard throughout the long Labor Day weekend. IMAX was smart to book Guardians in its theaters for as long as it has. Great foresight on a picture that was a big question prior to opening. 16 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Crosses the $500 Million Mark Worldwide

comingsoon.net – Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office yesterday. The film has earned $255.2 million to date domestically and $245.3 million internationally, with several key markets yet to open, including Germany, Italy, Japan and China. 16 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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CIA thriller ‘The November Man’ is DOA

nypost.com – Two veterans of the James Bond franchise — Pierce Brosnan and “Quantum of Solace” star Olga Kurylenko — star in the Eastern European spy thriller “The November Man,” but this... 16 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' bombs: 5 things that went wrong

feedproxy.google.com – "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" couldn't find absolution at the multiplex over the weekend as the neo-noir sequel from Robert Rodriguez and Miller utterly bombed, grossing just $6.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, way down in eighth place. 16 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Love Is Strange' Off To Lovely Start For Sony Classics

fb.indiewire.com – Theaters were full of "love" this weekend as both "Love Is Strange" and "The One I Love" debuted in limited release to strong numbers (though one "love" more than the other -- though notably "The One I Love" is currently both the #1 romance and #1 sci-fi film on Itunes). A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "Love Is Strange" Ira Sachs' late-in-life gay love story "Love Is Strange" opened to very strong numbers this weekend. 17 weeks 22 hours ago via donnieyen
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‘Sin City 2′ Misfires at Friday Box Office for Estimated $10 Million Weekend

variety.com – According to early estimates, The Weinstein Co.’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is practically dead on arrival. Friday’s projections showed the sequel appeared heading for an opening weekend in the $10 million range at 2,894 sites — far below recent estimates of a $15 million launch — with a meager first-day gross of... 17 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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