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10 Most Anticipated Movies Worth Checking Out Before 2022 Ends

2022 has been a surprising year for the film industry. The long awaited sequel of Top Gun: Maverick took the highest grossing box office spot of the year, beating out mega blockbusters franchises in Jurassic World, Batman and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A24, surprisingly became the latest studio to flex their creative multiverse muscles in […]

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Jonathan Majors’ Family History Upped The Pressure While Filming Devotion

“Devotion” is the story of Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner Jr., two of the most decorated aviators from the Korean War. Jonathan Majors (“Loki”) plays Jesse Brown, the first Black man to complete the U.S. Navy’s basic flight training program. Glen Powell (“Top Gun: Maverick“) plays Hudner Jr., his wingman who goes to incredible lengths to […]

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Top Gun: Maverick’s Editor Was ‘Desperate’ For The Movie ‘Not To Suck’ [Exclusive]

Despite their massive earnings this year, not even dinosaurs (“Jurassic World: Dominion“), Marvel superheroes (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness“), or the wrath of yellow henchmen (“Minions: The Rise of Gru“) could have staved over the sheer force that is Tom Cruise piloting a fighter jet. As of this moment, “Top Gun: Maverick” has […]

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The Oscars Go Global, and ‘Parasite’ Was Just the Beginning

In the modern Oscar season, there are two camps: One wants to see old-school Hollywood studio filmmaking return to the forefront, with “Top Gun: Maverick” leading the charge. The other, galvanized by the success of “Parasite,” “Roma,” and “Drive My Car” and their migration beyond the Best International Feature Film category, wants to see the […]

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‘The Woman King’ Is an Original, Black Film with a Female Director, and It’s #1

“The Woman King” (Sony) saved theaters this weekend, selling 40 percent of all tickets as it grossed 19 million. That’s at the high end of expectations for the mid-budget (50 million) production directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood that stars Viola Davis as a general training young female soldiers in 19th century Dahomey.Driven by a Black female […]

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Oscar Season 2023 Is All About Hollywood Studios Declaring Their Relevance

Telluride and Venice got the gears moving, but the Toronto International Film Festival brought it all home: We’ve got an old-school awards cycle. For all the disruption of the past decade, the biggest Best Picture prospects come from some of the oldest players. One year after Apple bought “Coda” at Sundance and won a streamer […]

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Box Office: ‘The Barbarian’ Takes a Stab at No. 1 in Quiet Week

Can Zach Cregger’s slasher film “The Barbarian” scare up enough ticket sales to top the domestic box office?Though it is a quiet week, with only one other major release — the Indian Hindi-language action-adventure “Brahmastra Part One: Shiva” — the horror film edged out box office mainstays on Friday as “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Bullet […]

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