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2019 Golden Globe Nominees Review

THE GOLDEN GLOBES ARE HERE….Well at least the nominations are. With the 2019 ceremony slated to kick off Hollywood’s award season next month the nominations were officially announced this morning with a few surprises and a few obvious choices on the mix for major movie-based awards. So to give you some insight on the nominees and categories let’s take a look at who has been nominated for the first of the two major movie-theme award shows for 2019. This is my 2019 Golden Globe Nominee Review.

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Box Office Breakdown Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018

It was a slow weekend for the box office and a predictable one at that with holdovers galore and only one new wide release in the post-Thanksgiving weekend. The likes of “Creed II”, “The Grinch”, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and others all tried to earn some extra income with little competition standing in their way but only one could come out on top. Who won the war? Let’s take a look at the numbers in this week’s Box Office Breakdown.

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Review: “The Possession of Hannah Grace”

Possession has become one of the most overused tropes in horror films over the years and honestly many movies do utilize the cliché quite well. So well in fact I did a whole list on it leading into this weekend which you can read here. However, it has been a while since we’ve seen a genre piece that even remotely tries to do something different or unique with the premise. From the previews it looked like “The Possession of Hannah Grace” was going to break that trend and offer a different spin on the potential of possession. The setting seemed neat and there was a lot of promise for suspense and great horror thrills. But it’s still a horror movie which means there shouldn’t be heavy expectation for anything more than simple genre flair right? Well I got to check out the movie for myself with it being a slow weekend in theaters and I’m ready to give my take. Does “The Possession of Hannah Grace” really offer something new or is it just another typical horror flick that phones it in for simple thrills? Let’s find out. This is my review of “The Possession of Hannah Grace”.

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Box Office Breakdown Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

Thanksgiving is always a HUGE Box Office weekend for Hollywood with films releasing days earlier than normal to take advantage of the extended holiday vacation. In 2018 this past weekend was more competitive than normal with three big releases looking to score the top spot, including two highly anticipated sequels, which threatened Thanksgiving records in one of the year’s most competitive weekends to date. So, who ended up coming out on top? Let’s dive in and find out in this week’s Box Office Breakdown.

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Box Office Breakdown: Nov. 16-18, 2018

The box office is heating up with two holidays and the final weeks of 2018 still on the calendar and big-name films making their debut hoping to steal some thunder. Last week Universal and Illumination managed to come out on top with their Christmas offering “The Grinch” but three new films came around this past weekend to challenge that film with mixed results. Was “The Grinch” able to hold on for a second week or did a newcomer take the win? Let’s take a closer look in this week’s Box Office breakdown, Nov. 16-18, 2018.

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Box Office Breakdown, Nov. 9-11, 2018

Last week we saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” make a statement with a box office win kicking off the penultimate month of 2018. November doesn’t look to be slowing down either with Oscar season offerings and big budget projects all being churned out over the next six weeks or so. This past weekend was no different with three new major releases attempting to draw crowds, all from different genres. Were any of these films able to defeat the Queen biopic or did they fall flat with audiences? Let’s take a look in this week’s Box Office Breakdown, Nov. 9-11, 2018.

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Review: “The Grinch”

I was eleven years old when the first feature length adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” hit theaters in 2000. Since then that live action version has become the quintessential classic for my generation while those from older generations still hold tightly to the impact of the original television cartoon. Now the current generation of children will have their own adaptation of the famous Christmas story to embrace with “The Grinch”, a computer animated take of the tale of the titular grump and his war on Christmas. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know or enjoy the story of the Grinch in one form or another so this new take on the tale certainly had a lot to live up to. That begs the question, does this new animated version of “The Grinch” hold up and add something new to the legacy or is it a carbon copy retread worth skipping over? Well I’m late on making this post as it is so let’s get to it. This is my review of “The Grinch”.

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Ten 2018 Movies (So Far) That Deserve Oscar Buzz

Happy Election Day America! It’s officially awards season in the world of cinema as nominations have now opened for the Academy Awards. Throughout this month the ballots will be submitted deciding which films will vie for the coveted trophies in early 2019, but which movies that we’ve seen so far deserve to get a nod? Well that’s the theme for my list today. Not every Oscar hyped movie has been released for our viewing just yet, but many films containing Oscar worthy elements have already had their theatrical run so today I’m going to look at quality movies that were released prior to Halloween of 2019 that I personally believe deserve to be at least mentioned in Oscar conversations. These are my picks for the Ten 2018 Movies (So Far) That Deserve Oscar Buzz.

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Box Office Breakdown Nov. 2-4, 2018

November is in full swing and after a record October the second-to-last month of 2018 showed no signs of slowing down with a pair of potential hits heading to theaters, a new comedy starring one of the most bankable genre stars of today, and of course the continued success of holdovers that made October such a huge month at the box office. A biopic, a new take of a classic fairytale, and a movie about catfishing all looked to take the top spot to start the month off strong, but which one reigned supreme? I think you know from that pun alone. Let’s break down the box office results for Nov. 2-4, 2018.

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Box Office Breakdown: Oct. 26-28, 2018

This past weekend was a predictable one for the box office in a lot of ways as many films held pat from the previous week. However, this doesn’t mean that October is a slow month. In fact it’s reaching record numbers making 2018 one of the most successful years in modern memory for cinemas. So as the month winds down and the final numbers for the final weekend of the year come in lets see which films are shining and which ones are losing steam. Let’s break it down for the weekend of Oct. 26-28, 2018.

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Box Office Breakdown, Oct. 19-21, 2018

So, there really wasn’t much of a doubt this weekend. Everyone KNEW what was going to top the chart. Spoiler alert, it’s “Halloween”. What we didn’t know is how big or small that domination would be. Would this horror sequel turn in a modest take closer to its competition or would it wipe the floor with the other contenders? At one point it even looked like “Halloween” would top October’s other smash hit “Venom” for the biggest October opening of all time. So how well did “Halloween” really do?  Let’s examine that and the other new entries on the chart in this week’s Box Office Breakdown for the weekend of Oct. 19-21.

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Box Office Breakdown, Oct. 12-14, 2018

I’m a little late posting my Box Office Breakdown this week, but if you’ve followed the numbers you’ll know there weren’t too many surprises. While last week I predicted that “First Man” or another film might be able to wrestle away the top spot (I’ve gotta get better at this) it was last week’s top two, “Venom” and “A Star is Born”, that ended up duking it out for the win. So which of these box office behemoths came out on top? Let’s break it down and find out. This is the Box Office breakdown for Oct. 12-14, 2018.

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