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As ‘The Invisible Man’ Thrives, Universal Lines Up Another Monster Movie

Universal’s busted Dark Universe franchise, once thought dead-on-arrival thanks to the 2017 box-office tragedy “The Mummy,” looks to be reinvented, thanks to strong filmmakers with original ideas. Writer/director Leigh Wannell’s H.G. Wells adaptation “The Invisible Man,” starring Elisabeth Moss as a terrified woman being gaslit by her ex after he fakes his own death, has […]

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‘The Invisible Man’ Stalks Its Way to $26 Million Opening

Universal/Blumhouse’s “The Invisible Man” is meeting box office expectations, breaking a small slump for horror films at the box office by grossing $9.8 million at the Friday box office from 3,610 screens. With this start, Leigh Whannell’s modernized spin on the H.G. Wells novel is headed for a $26 million opening weekend.While it’s not one […]

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The Invisible Man review – Elisabeth Moss brings murky thriller to life

A reliably committed lead performance ignites a mostly enjoyable, often timely, take on the Hg Wells story that falls apart in the final actWhile some would argue that the worst thing to have spawned from Marvel’s extended cinematic universe is an overreliance on the superhero genre in general, there’s been something arguably more damaging at […]

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Can Angelina Jolie breathe life into Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein?

She’s alive! Reports of the death of Universal’s ambitious Dark Universe appear to have been greatly exaggeratedIt is hard to imagine a more ignominious start to a film franchise than the one suffered by Universal’s Dark Universe with its appalling remake of The Mummy in 2017. A cheesy, old-fashioned star-vehicle for Tom Cruise, and featuring […]

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