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Holiday Cheer, New and Old, Leads VOD and Netflix Charts

Even as Covid-19 reduces travel, the public is in a holiday mood. Along with anecdotal reports of near-record Christmas tree sales and an increase of home-lighting displays, we say 11 Christmas-related films flourish this week on VOD and streaming charts. This includes some overlap between home viewing and theaters, as well as some oddball trends […]

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Lockdown watch: Nick Broomfield on The Grinch, Pets and Pink Panther

The documentary-maker is locked down with a seven-year-old which means that family films edge out Citizen KaneRead all the other Lockdown watch choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI wish I could send over a list of all the great films I am catching up with during the lockdown: Citizen Kane, Nanook of the North, […]

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‘Midway’ Leads a Disastrous Weekend as Grosses Don’t Go to ‘Doctor Sleep’

Another weekend, another dreadful box-office performance. This time last year, “The Grinch” opened to #1 and $67 million; that weekend saw a $168 million total. This year had four wide-release openings that totaled just $56 million, and a $120 million total.Perhaps even more concerning is all four of those titles — “Midway,” “Doctor Sleep,” “Playing […]

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‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Green Book” has won the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards, meaning we have an official Best Picture frontrunner. Often seen as an Oscar bellwether, the PGA Awards’ top winner has matched up with that of the Academy 20 times since the Guild started giving out awards — including last year, when […]

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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the animated movie award at the Producers Guild Awards.“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” topped “The Grinch,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” The last three PGA winners in animation – “Coco,” “Zootopia,” “Inside Out” – have also won the Oscar.The fifth season of “Last Week […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America’s awards are underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.“BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” have been nominated for the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. The PGA, which […]

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‘Ralph’ Reigns Over Slow Weekend at the Box Office While ‘Aquaman’ Dominates in China Debut

The domestic weekend was, for the most part, as light as was expected. While it wasn’t the lowest grossing weekend of the year so far, it was the second lowest with the top twelve delivering a combined $77.8 million. This is all in advance of what should be a profitable holiday season to come and […]

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