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Daily Box Office: "No Escape" Opens to $1.2M on Wednesday

1:12 PM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
Owen Wilson in "No Escape"
I was predicting Owen Wilson’s action thriller “No Escape” to do $15M this weekend. Well, it looks like I’ll be wrong. According to Deadline.com, “No Escape” took in $1.2M yesterday, and that includes $300K from Tuesday evening screenings.

'American Ultra' screenwriter wonders whether original movies can succeed Despite some positive reviews (though critics appeared split on the film overall), American Ultra opened to a lower-than-expected weekend at the box office. The disappointing return was apparent enough from the first day that the film’s screenwriter, Max Landis, aired his worries about...

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American Ultra Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2015-08-21 15:24

American Ultra Review The stoner comedy has a long, if not pedigreed, history. The unsuspecting super-agent espionage film has been done before as well. So, in this day of mash-ups and remixing, why not put the two genres together? American Ultra may be the answer to that question. In fact, a mash-up of stoner comedy and unsuspecting super-agent is a perfect description of this Max Landis written, Nima Nourizadeh directed film. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a stoner who doesn't realize that he's actually a castoff from a secret government program.

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American Ultra Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2015-08-21 15:24

American Ultra Review The stoner comedy has a long, if not pedigreed, history. The unsuspecting super-agent espionage film has been done before as well. So, in this day of mash-ups and remixing, why not put the two genres together? American Ultra may be the answer to that question. In fact, a mash-up of stoner comedy and unsuspecting super-agent is a perfect description of this Max Landis written, Nima Nourizadeh directed film. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a stoner who doesn't realize that he's actually a castoff from a secret government program.

Lionsgate Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) works a dead-end job, spends his off hours getting high and has panic attacks whenever he even thinks about leaving the small town of Liman, West Virginia, and the only bright spot in his suckhole of a life is his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), whose ridiculously forgiving nature has kept her by his side despite a long list of screw-ups.

Review: 'American Ultra': EW review Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) is pretty much a loser: a feckless small-town stoner who spends his days drawing homemade comics behind the register at a near-deserted Cash ‘n’ Carry and his nights getting high and burning omelets in his dingy bungalow. But he has a beautiful girlfriend named Phoebe...B

Box Office: "Fantastic Four" Tanks Harder in Second Week

9:02 AM 8/17/2015 by Senh Duong
Fantastic Four
Let’s move from writing about a pair of near-perfect films -- “Shaun The Sheep” and “Inside Out” -- to one at the other end of the spectrum: the 8% Rotten Tomatoes-scoring “Fantastic Four.”

Sound Off: Guy Ritchie's 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' - Your Thoughts? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Saving the world never goes out of style. Now playing in theaters is Guy Ritchie's latest action extravaganza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the classic 60's TV show. This time we're introduce to two spies on opposite sides - CIA agent Napoleon Solo, played by Henry Cavill, and Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin, played by Armie Hammer, who must team up to stop a nuclear weapon from falling into the wrong hands. They join with Alicia Vikander, battle against Elizabeth Debicki, along with Luca Calvani, Jared Harris and Hugh Grant. So how is it?

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