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New in Theaters: “The Call of the Wild” and “The Boy II”

1.  “The Call of the Wild“  (PG)  Trailer It’s based on the classic Jack London novel about a sled dog named Buck who fights for survival in the wild of the Yukon.  It stars Harrison Ford as Buck’s owner.       2.  “Brahms: The Boy II“  (PG-13)  Trailer When a new family moves onto the estate of the mansion from the last…MORE


“Sonic the Hedgehog” Won the Box Office

“Sonic the Hedgehog” hit theaters this weekend, and made an estimated $57 million.  That was easily enough to be the #1 movie.  It has a projected four-day total of $68 million, if you include the whole Presidents’ Day weekend. “Parasite” capitalized on its big wins at last week’s Oscars to jump up to #8.  It made another $5.5 million.  Here’s this…MORE

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“Parasite” became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture at last night’s Oscars.  Other winners included Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, and Laura Dern.  And Eminem made a surprise appearance to sing his Oscar-winning song “Lose Yourself”. “Parasite” had a huge night at the Oscars, becoming the first Foreign-language movie to win Best Picture. It also won Best International Feature and…MORE


“Bird of Prey” Won the Box Office, But It Also Kinda Bombed

The Harley Quinn movie “Birds of Prey” easily won the box office over the weekend . . . but it only made $33.3 million, which is a big disappointment. As recently as last Thursday, the studio was expecting around $45 million in its opening weekend . . . while some industry experts said it was tracking to make around $60 million.…MORE


New in Theaters: Hansel & Gretel Horror and a Blake Lively Revenge Thriller

1.  “The Rhythm Section“  (R)  Trailer When Blake Lively learns that the plane crash that killed her family wasn’t an accident, she vows revenge on everyone responsible.  Jude Law plays a former MI6 agent who trains her and Sterling K. Brown is someone they turn to for information. It’s made by the same company that does the James Bond movies.  But rather than try…MORE



BILLIE EILISH and her brother FINNEAS cleaned up at the “Grammys” last night . . . and ALICIA KEYS was joined by BOYZ II MEN for a tribute to KOBE BRYANT. Music’s biggest night started with a musical tribute to KOBE BRYANT.  ALICIA KEYS walked onto the “Grammy” stage at the Staples Center and said, quote, “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now . . . “Because earlier today, Los…MORE


“Bad Boys for Life” Held on to the Top Spot at the Box Office

Without any major competition, “Bad Boys for Life” kept the top spot at the box office for a second straight week, with another $34 million.  “1917” came in second, with $15.8 million.     Here’s the Top 10:     1.  “Bad Boys for Life”, $34 million.  Up to $120.6 million in its 2nd week.   2.  “1917”, $15.8 million.  Up to…MORE



“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”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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