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New in Theaters: “Jumanji” and Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems”

New in Theaters: “Jumanji” and Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems”

1.  “Jumanji: The Next Level“  (PG-13)  Trailer 1 and Trailer 2 Danny DeVito joins the sequel as Spencer’s grandfather and Danny Glover is his former business partner.  They get sucked into the game after Spencer repairs the broken Jumanji cartridge and his friends decide to go in after him. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillian, and Nick Jonas are all back as game avatars, but this time…MORE

“Frozen 2” Cruised to Another Box Office Win

“Frozen 2” Cruised to Another Box Office Win

The week after Thanksgiving is usually slow at the box office . . . and this year wasn’t an exception. “Frozen 2” won its third straight weekend with another $34.7 million . . . and “Knives Out” is second with another $14.2 million . . . but there was a steep drop-off after that, and no new movies debuted…MORE

New in Theaters: “Playmobil: The Movie” and “The Aeronauts”

New in Theaters: “Playmobil: The Movie” and “The Aeronauts”

1.  “Playmobil: The Movie“  (PG)  Trailer An animated toy movie starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rex Dasher, a secret agent assigned to figure out why people from random playsets are vanishing into thin air.  Jim Gaffigan and Anya Taylor-Joy are two civilians helping him and Adam Lambert is the bad guy.  Kenan Thompson, and Meghan Trainor are also in it.       2.  “The Aeronauts“  (PG-13)  Trailer  (Limited) Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reunite for the…MORE

“Frozen 2” Set a Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Record

“Frozen 2” Set a Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Record

“Frozen 2” made $127 million in its opening week LAST weekend, and it was just as big over this past Thanksgiving weekend. It made an estimated $85.2 million over the traditional three-day weekend, and $123.7 million if you count the full five-day holiday weekend . . . from Wednesday through Sunday.  Both the three-day and five-day numbers…MORE

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

TAYLOR SWIFT had a huge night at the “American Music Awards”.  Not only did she perform that much-disputed medley that included several of her old songs, but she broke the record for most “AMA” wins. Taylor also won six awards, including Artist of the Decade, to break the record for most “AMA” wins, with 29.  Michael Jackson was the previous record-holder. But what’s most notable…MORE

THE GRAMMY NOMINEES

THE GRAMMY NOMINEES

This year’s Grammy nominees were announced yesterday, and NEW artists . . . especially the women . . . did well.  Lizzo has the most nominations with eight, including a nod for Best New Artist.  That’s a big deal, because it’s the first time in 15 years that a new artist scored the most nominations.  Kanye West was the…MORE

“Ford v. Ferrari” Won the Box Office, “Charlie’s Angels” Bombed

“Ford v. Ferrari” Won the Box Office, “Charlie’s Angels” Bombed

“Ford v. Ferrari” won the box office with a $31 million debut.  “Charlie’s Angels” bombed . . . making only $8.6 million in its first week.  In other box office news, “Joker” made another $5.6 million in its seventh week . . . to become the first R-rated movie to pass the $1 billion mark.    Here’s the Top 10 . . .   1.  NEW:  “Ford v. Ferrari”,…MORE

“Terminator: Dark Fate” Tanked at the Box Office

“Terminator: Dark Fate” Tanked at the Box Office

“Terminator: Dark Fate” got good reviews from critics and fans, but it definitely wasn’t the box office draw that a lot of people expected.  It was #1 at the box office, but it only made $29 million, and the “Hollywood Reporter” says it’s on track to LOSE $120 million.  Even as recently as last week, it was projected to debut in…MORE

“Maleficent 2” Didn’t Meet Expectations, But Still Won the Box Office

“Maleficent 2” Didn’t Meet Expectations, But Still Won the Box Office

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” performed well below expectations, but still managed to win the box office.  It earned $36 million.  The original“Maleficent”opened with almost twice that . . . $69.4 million . . . five years ago. “Joker” is still hanging in there at #2, while“Zombieland 2” opened in third place.  Here’s the Top 10 . . .…MORE

THE OSCARS

THE OSCARS

“Green Book” won Best Picture at the Oscars last night, while RAMI MALEK won Best Actor for“Bohemian Rhapsody” and OLIVIA COLMAN won Best Actress for “The Favourite”.  ALFONSO CUARON won Best Director for “Roma”. LADY GAGA and SPIKE LEE both picked up their first Oscars.  Spike won for Best Adapted Screenplay for“BlacKkKlansman”, although he was also up…MORE

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