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“Hidden World” Wins Box-Office Again

HOLLYWOOD—Just as I predicted last week, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” remained in the top spot at the box-office, but it was a close battle. The third chapter in the popular franchise brought in $30 million to edge its domestic box-office gross just mere millions from $100 million. The animated flick did face stiff competition amongst...

“How To Train Your Dragon” Earns Box-Office Victory

HOLLYWOOD—It seemed February was about to turn into a month at the box-office that was one of the worst in years. Yes, revenue has been down at the box-office so far this month, but all it took was an animated flick to change things. The third chapter in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise took the box-office by...

Classic Cinema Needs To Make A Comeback!

HOLLYWOOD—I was never a fan of old Hollywood cinema. I thought because of technology it was outdated and just not up with the times of current filmmaking. However, in recent years I’ve come to the conclusion that if Hollywood returned to its golden ages of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, audiences would be delivered movies that are indeed classics;...

“Green Book” Wins Big At Oscars!

HOLLYWOOD—It has arrived, the end of awards season culminated with the 2019 Academy Awards known by many as the Oscars. Going into the night the movies “Roma” and “The Favourite” led all contenders with 10 nominations apiece including Best Picture. However, with NO clear front-runner in the mix, it was a night full of twists and surprises just like...

2019 Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA—Well the indie film market spoke on Saturday, February 23, as the Independent Spirit Film Awards were held inside a tent near the Santa Monica Pier. The ceremony was hosted by actress and funny lady Aubrey Plaza. She wasn’t afraid to poke fun at the fact that the Oscars are going host-less, at least that is what most...

“Holmes & Watson” Dominate Razzie Awards

HOLLYWOOD—There are awards you want to win, then there are awards you want to stay very far away. Per usual, the prizes for the 39th annual Razzie Awards were handed out on Saturday, February 23. Leading all contenders going into the ceremony was “Gotti” and “The Happytime Murders” with a total of six nominations apiece including Worst Picture. However, there...

“Happy Death Day 2U” Is Outlandish Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It was the movie that came out of nowhere and took the box-office by surprise in 2017, I’m referring to the horror comedy “Happy Death Day.” It was unlike anything seen in the horror genre before and its unique concept surprised many fans of the horror genre. The premise was simple: Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), relives her death over...

“Alita: Battle Angel” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Last week it was the sequel “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” that won the box-office, this week that flick has been dethroned. The sci-fi adventure “Alita: Battle Angel’ rose to the top spot with a $33 million haul during the President’s Day holiday weekend. While many would consider the debut solid, considering what it cost to make...

Best Picture, Best Director Oscar Predictions

HOLLYWOOD—Oscar Sunday is less than a week away America, and we predicted the acting categories last week and now it’s time to turn our attention to the races for Best Director and Best Picture. I’ll be honest Best Director might be one of the easiest races to predict this season. While all five nominees, Alfonso Cuaron “Roma,” Spike Lee...

“The Lego Movie Part 2,” Fun For All

HOLLYWOOD—“Everything is Awesome,” it was the song that got stuck in everyone’s head during the 2014 release of the animated flick “The Lego Movie.” There was something about that flick that had charm, hilarity and just pure entertainment value for both kids and adults. Fast-forward to 2019, and we finally have the sequel, after seeing the “The Lego Batman Movie”...
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