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New in Theaters: “Dolittle” and “Bad Boys for Life”

New in Theaters: “Dolittle” and “Bad Boys for Life”

1.  “Dolittle“  (PG)  Trailer Robert Downey Jr. is Doctor Dolittle, a widowed veterinarian who learned to speak with animals after withdrawing from human society.  But when Queen Victoria falls ill, he agrees to go on a quest with his animal friends to find a cure to save her. Emma Thompson is his parrot Polynesia, and “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland is his faithful dog Jip.  Standing in their…MORE

“1917” Dethroned “Star Wars” at the Box Office

“1917” Dethroned “Star Wars” at the Box Office

“1917” was the surprise winner at the Golden Globes last week, and over the weekend, it dethroned “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” at the box office. “1917” made $36.5 million, more than double the $15.1 million that “Star Wars” made.  “Like a Boss” was the highest-grossing new movie.  It made $10 million and came in fourth.  Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:  …MORE

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Is Still #1 at the Box Office

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Is Still #1 at the Box Office

For the third straight week, the new “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker” won the box office.  It made another $33.7 million . . . bringing its domestic total up to $450.8 million. “The Grudge” made $11.3 million and came in fourth despite horrible reviews . . . and “Frozen 2” made another $11.29 million to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.  Here’s this weekend’s…MORE

THE GOLDEN GLOBES

THE GOLDEN GLOBES

Ricky Gervais Went After Hollywood at His Final “Golden Globes” RICKY GERVAIS returned to host the “Golden Globes” last night . . . for the fifth and supposedly FINAL time.  And he made it count, by going at Hollywood pretty hard.  Not that he ever held back before, of course. But he cut pretty deep during his monologue…MORE

Six Movies Opening over the Holidays

Six Movies Opening over the Holidays

Here are the biggest movies coming out over the holidays . . .   1.  Opening Christmas Day . . . “Spies in Disguise“ (PG) . . . an animated movie starring Will Smith as a legendary spy and Tom Holland as the tech nerd who teams up with him to save the world after accidentally turning Will into a pigeon. The…MORE

New in Theaters: “Cats” and “The Rise of Skywalker”

New in Theaters: “Cats” and “The Rise of Skywalker”

1.  “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker“  (PG-13)  Trailer J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final movie, and uses old footage he filmed of Carrie Fisher for “The Force Awakens” to insert her into “The Rise of Skywalker”.  That included scenes that now give Billie Lourd a chance to play opposite her mom again. Keri Russell joins the cast as a helmeted spice smuggler named Zorii Bliss.  You should also look…MORE

“Jumanji: The Next Level” Won the Box Office

“Jumanji: The Next Level” Won the Box Office

“Jumanji: The Next Level” raked in $60.1 million at the box office in its first weekend, easily making it the #1 movie at the box office.  “Frozen 2” was a distant second, making another $19.2 million in its fourth week. Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell”, tanked, with only $5 million.  It’s one of the worst openings in his career as a…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 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

“Venom” Won the Box Office, but “A Star is Born” Had a Strong Second-Place Opening

“Venom” Won the Box Office, but “A Star is Born” Had a Strong Second-Place Opening

“Venom”crushed the record for an October opening, by debuting with $80 million this weekend.  The previous record-holder was “Gravity”, with $55.8 million.  Meanwhile, “A Star is Born” had a respectable second-place opening, with $41.3 million.  Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 . . . 1.  NEW:  “Venom”, $80 million. 2.  NEW:  “A Star is Born”, $41.3…MORE

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