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‘Run Sweetheart Run’ Review: Latest Blumhouse Thriller Comes Up Way Short | Sundance 2020

A Spoiler Warning lurks below… tread carefully, dear readers! Run Sweetheart Run is what I’d tell you to do if I saw you standing in line for the latest Blumhouse movie, which hails from writer-director Shana Feste (Country Strong). Feste wastes an intriguing setup — a woman tries to get home alive after her blind […]

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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Starts Strong as Clint Eastwood Crumbles With ‘Richard Jewell’

Theaters were feast or famine this pre-Christmas weekend. “Jumanji: The Next Level” lived up to its title with a domestic opening at $60 million — 66% better than the very successful 2017 reboot that went on to gross $400 million domestic and over $900 million worldwide.That film, along with “Frozen II” and “Knives Out” will […]

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‘Jumanji 2’ Scores Huge Opening Weekend As ‘Uncut Gems’ Breaks A Record For A24 [Box Office]

If you’re a studio not named Disney hoping to sneak in a film in wide release before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” debuts on Friday, then this weekend was your last shot. And with that in mind, we saw studios debut a new action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan […]

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‘Jumanji 2’ Roars to $60M Opening While A24’s ‘Uncut Gems’ Delivers Studio Record Debut

While the studio attempted to downplay expectations, Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level opened at the top end of industry expectations, leading the weekend charge with a December studio record opening and getting the box office off to a strong start for the holiday frame. Though, it has to be mentioned, that strong start didn’t trickle […]

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UK box office preview: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ aims to thaw ‘Frozen II’

Other titles set for release include ‘Black Christmas’, ‘The Kingmaker’ and ‘Pink Wall’.Action sequel Jumanji: The Next Level and Blumhouse horror Black Christmas lead this weekend’s releases at the UK box office, which may see Frozen II fall from the top slot.Released through Sony, Jumanji: The Next Level reunites stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen […]

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‘Black Christmas’ Review: Gutsy Rape Revenge Slasher Bleeds For MeToo

If the original 1974 “Black Christmas” had to obscure its feminism with subversion, subtlety, and a flirtatious Margot Kidder, the latest remake of the classic slasher film wears it proudly on its crop-top sleeve. When #MeToo launched an international conversation around rape and sexual assault in 2016, survivors breathed a collective sigh of relief that […]

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‘Black Christmas’ Star Imogen Poots on Why Male Horror Fans Should See Slasher Remake

“Black Christmas” is the second remake of the 1974 slasher classic, which centers on a group of sorority sisters stalked by an unknown murderer. While the original had the female protagonists (Spoiler) offed, in this one, the women fight back.“It’s been called a re-imagining of the original, and I think, in ways that the original […]

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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ eyes international box office crown as ‘Frozen 2’ prepares to hit $1bn

Universal/Blumhouse slasher reboot Black Christmas heads into UK, Australia, Germany, Spain.Disney’s Frozen 2 will become the studio’s sixth film in 2019 to cross $1bn worldwide this weekend, although it may not hold on to its international box office crown as Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level bulks up with a handful of debuts in major markets.The […]

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‘Jumanji 2’ Set for #1 Start Ahead of ‘Black Christmas’ and ‘Richard Jewell’

The holiday season is well underway, with Frozen II leading the charge by a wide margin, currently serving as the only holiday release to top $100 million so far. However, Ford v Ferrari should soon reach that milestone and this weekend’s release of Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level will also be expected to top that […]

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