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Stephen King Praises ‘A Quiet Place’ and Its Use of Silence: ‘It’s An Extraordinary Piece of Work’

Critics aren’t the only ones who love John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place.” Stephen King took to Twitter to share his own rave review of the mostly-silent horror film, calling it an “extraordinary piece of work” and tipping his hat to the film’s expert use of silence. Since King is one of the most prominent voices […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Loud Thursday Debut With $4.3 Million

Horror-thriller “A Quiet Place” has opened with an impressive $4.3 million at 2,740 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings, while “Blockers” took in $1.5 million at 2,650 sites in previews.Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, has been forecasted to debut with as much as $30 million from 3,508 […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Writers on Building Tension, How This Could Have Been A ‘Cloverfield’ Film, and More [Interview]

Harrowing, suspenseful, and emotional, Paramount’s A Quiet Place is a terrific piece of horror storytelling that pulls you in from its opening frames and doesn’t loosen its grip for the entire runtime. You probably know the premise by now: a family tries to stay alive in a world overrun by creatures who hunt using sound, […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Blockers’ Look Strong Heading into Weekend

March finished down -24% compared to last year’s record-breaking performance and yet the first quarter of the year finished down just -2% compared to last year, thanks in large part to Black Panther making up nearly 23% of the quarter’s overall gross. It’s far too early in April to make any declarations as to whether […]

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‘A Quiet Place’: John Krasinski Wasn’t a Horror Fan, But He’s Resetting His Directing Career With An Ambitious Scary Movie

John Krasinski gets it. With his third directorial outing, the high-concept horror film “A Quiet Place,” the actor and filmmaker has gotten about as far away from his previous films – including an ambitious but flawed David Foster Wallace adaptation and a feel-good family dramedy seemingly made to debut at Sundance – as creatively possible.That […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinski’s Almost-Silent Film Is About Terrifying As Movies Get

Horror films might have not lost their popularity, but a vast majority of them these days prove the well-worn genre is losing its mojo. Heightened sound effects and music cues are all-too-predictable ways to try to scare audiences, but truly innovative or classic contemporary examples — with the occasional exception of a not easily defined […]

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Universal’s ‘Blockers’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Blockers” in this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv.Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $6.55 million through Sunday, April 1, for 1,074 national ad airings on 38 networks. (Spend figures […]

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