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‘Just Cause’: ‘Stuber’ Director To Take On Film Adaptation Of Popular Video Game Franchise

Over his past couple of features, “Stuber” and “Coffee & Kareem,” Michael Dowse has established himself as a director that loves to play with the combination of over-the-top violence and raunchy humor. And if there was ever a video game franchise that Dowse could apply that style to with a film adaptation, it would be […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Scores with $21 Million; Other Newcomers Bomb

While Us scored Universal Pictures the only #1 box office debut for an original film in earlier this year, the studio can now boast they’ve accomplished this feat twice in 2019. The original R-rated comedy Good Boys opened in first place at the box office this weekend with an impressive $21 million opening weekend, giving […]

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‘The Lion King’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Walt Disney Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “The Lion King.”Ads placed for the remake had an estimated media value of $5.64 million through Sunday for 1,290 national ad airings on 42 […]

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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Bites Into Newcomers With $45 Million Weekend

Sony’s second weekend of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is dominating North American moviegoing with around $45 million, taking in more than the combined totals of the next three titles — “Toy Story 4,” “Crawl” and “Stuber.”Should Saturday estimates hold, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will wind up the weekend with $275 million in domestic grosses in […]

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‘Stuber’ Review: Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani’s Screwball Dynamic Keep This Action Comedy From Stalling

Mismatched odd couples don’t always a great comedy make, but Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani certainly make the case for it in the modest action-comedy vehicle Stuber. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie can’t keep up with their screwy, sweet buddy-comedy chemistry and ends up almost petering out thanks to a lazy script that could […]

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Box Office: ‘Crawl’ Slithers to $1 Million on Thursday Night

Parmount’s alligator disaster movie “Crawl” has opened with a solid $1 million in Thursday night previews in North America while Disney’s buddy comedy “Stuber” took in $750,000 on Thursday.The two newcomers are both expected to finish far behind Sony’s second weekend of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which is pegged to take in between $35 million […]

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