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7 Reasons Why ‘The BFG’ Is a Big Unfriendly Bomb for Disney On the surface “The BFG” has more in its favor than most movies: An award-winning director with a time-tested box office track record; solid reviews; and the backing of the seemingly unstoppable Disney — by far the most successful studio of this year so far. But this weekend’s grosses for the adaptation of the Roald Dahl book are extremely modest for a movie that cost an estimated $140 million to produce. Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The BFG” has made only $12 million so far and is expected to end the long holiday weekend with less than $20 million domesti

Review: Insane Action & Violent Politics in 'The Purge: Election Year' We are once again at that time of year when the air is filled with excitement as well as an abundance of explosions. Sure, that could mean 4th of July fireworks and grilling with friends. It could also be referring to another, American pastime, this one a little newer and a lot more exciting. That would be the annual Purge, 12 hours when all crime, including murder, is perfectly legal and the people of this country – those who don't hide behind locked doors – are allowed to get their own, individual aggression out.

Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: July 3, 2016 There were some surprises at the box office this Fourth of July weekend, but the number one spot remained unchanged for the third week in a row. Finding Dory once again wins the weekend, bringing in $41.9 million. The latest from Pixar Animation Studios has demonstrated very strong legs since it began its box office run, riding Finding Nemo nostalgia and a slew of positive reviews to tremendous commercial success. At this point, there isn’t much left to say about the film’s performance.

Steven Spielberg, on the Technology Behind ‘The BFG’ – and His First-Ever Fart Joke Audiences are in for a big treat (make that a really big treat) when Steven Spielberg’s The BFG hits theaters this 4th of July weekend. Bringing together the talents of three of the world’s greatest dreamers — Spielberg, Walt Disney and Roald Dahl —the movie mixes tender storytelling, great performances and never-before-seen special effects to create a larger than life wonder that’s giant fun for the whole family.  Based on the Dahl classic, The BFG...Read MoreRead Comments

Box Office: July Preview – Busting Bourne Pets Beyond Tarzan I know most of that title makes absolutely no sense, and I assure you it’s by design. With already half a year behind, it’s time to look at the box office prospects of July’s theatrical offerings, all 13 of them. Besides extreme heat (depending on where you live), July also brings 13 wide releases in […] Read Box Office: July Preview – Busting Bourne Pets Beyond Tarzan on Filmonic.

Sound Off: Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' - What Did You Think of It? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? " The world is more giant than you can imagine." Now playing in theaters everywhere is the newest Steven Spielberg movie, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book The BFG - which stands for The Big Friendly Giant. Ruby Barnhill stars as Sophie, a young girl who befriends the "BFG", played by Oscar winner Mark Rylance. The full cast includes Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, plus Bill Hader as one of the other giants. So how is it? Does it live up to Roald Dahl's book?

Why The BFG Is Roald Dahl’s Most Important Story Ever Roald Dahl’s books have been a constant source of cinematic inspiration -- count Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach among them -- but with Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of The BFG, we’re reminded of us just how significant that novel is. In fact, it may be his most important work of all (and was said to be the author’s favorite) -- here’s why. It was his most personal work. Roald Dahl dedicated...Read MoreRead Comments

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July 01, 2016