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Entries in Book Club (7)

Thursday
Jun212018

Podcast: Disobedience and Tully

An intimate convo this week as Nathaniel R and Nick Davis discuss recent flicks. This was recorded right before Nathaniel's birthday but we are late uploading it. Here it is now for your enjoyment. Lots of Tully and Disobedience talk (among other films) all without spoilers if you haven't yet caught those early release gems!

Index (40 minutes)
00:01 Silliness about Nathaniel's Birthday
03:30 Favorites of 2018 thus far including Diablo Cody & Charlize Theron's brilliance in Tully
10:25 A long anedcote-filled conversation about Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz. It's quite discussable from a number of angles
25:00 On Chesil BeachDeadpool 2 and Ready Player One
30:15 Let the Sunshine In, and Grace Jones, Bloodlight and Bami
34:45 More randomness including Book Club and the exquisite beauty of Michelle Pfeiffer in Wolf

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

Disobedience, Tully, Ready Player One

Sunday
Jun032018

Box Office: RBG, Book Club, Saoirse x 2 and More...

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 1-3)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Adrift First Reformed
1. Solo $29.2 (cum. $148.8)  REVIEW, BEHIND THE SCENES
1. ๐Ÿ”บ RBG $1.1 on 432 screens (cum. $7.8)  REVIEW
2. Deadpool 2 $23.3 (cum. $254.6) 2. ๐Ÿ”บ First Reformed $455k on 91 screens (cum. $1) REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บAdrift $11.5 *NEW* REVIEW
3. ๐Ÿ”บ The Rider $243k on 224 screens (cum. $1.7)  REVIEW
4. Avengers: Infinity War  $10.3 (cum. $642.8) REVIEW 
4. Disobedience $211k on 158 screens (cum. $3k) REVIEW
5. Book Club $6.8 (cum. $47.3) REVIEW
5. How Long Will I Love U $170k on 32 screens (cum. $501k)

 

More bad news for Solo as it fell a terrible 65% in its second week and its also underperforming overseas where would be blockbuster "disappointments" often make up for their tepid reception at home. None of the new pictures got audiences revved up though Adrift did decent business and might eventually be profitable. But the studios were clearly scared of Solo's second weekend when they did their original summer scheduling. Little did they know!

The best hold in the top ten is Book Club which will hit $50 million domestic with ease...

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Sunday
May272018

Box Office: Solo Flies Low, Binoche Charms, and Book Club Holds.

by Nathaniel R

Holiday Weekend Box Office Estimates
(May 25th-27th)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Solo: A Star Wars Story Disobedience
1.๐Ÿ”บSolo $83 *NEW* REVIEW, BEHIND THE SCENES
1. ๐Ÿ”บ RBG $1.1 on 415 screens (cum. $5.6)  REVIEW
2. Deadpool 2 $42.7 (cum. $207.4) 2. Disobedience $368k on 224 screens (cum. $2.5) REVIEW
3. Avengers Infinity War $16.4 (cum. $621.6) REVIEW 
3. ๐Ÿ”บ Pope Francis - A Man of His Word $290k on 385 screens (cum. $1)
4. Book Club  $9.4 (cum. $31.8) REVIEW
4. ๐Ÿ”บ First Reformed $282k on 29 screens (cum. $425k) REVIEW
5. Life of the Party $5.1 (cum. $39.1)
5. ๐Ÿ”บ How Long Will I Love U $210k on  23 screens *NEW*

 

These numbers will go up given that this weekend is extra long and there's still Memorial Day monday in which families are free to see movies if they'd like. But the numbers won't go high enough for Disney's taste. Now, $83 million in one weekend is nothing to scoff at but for a film within the Star Wars saga it's surprisingly low. Lots more on multiple films after the jump...

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Saturday
May262018

Tweetweek: Book Club, Solo, and More...

This made me giggle

...and this is the truest of the true!

More after the jump including going viral, famous parents, hot takes on Solo and Book Club, and one haunting Cannes leftover...

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Sunday
May202018

Deadpool 2 Opens Big, Book Club Counterprograms. 

Weekend Box Office (May 18th-20th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Deadpool 2 Disobedience
1.๐Ÿ”บDeadpool 2 $125 *NEW*
1.๐Ÿ”บ RBG $1.2 on 375 screens (cum. $3.8)  REVIEW
2. Avengers Infinity War $28.6 (cum. $595) REVIEW 2.๐Ÿ”บ Disobedience $498k on 247 screens (cum. $1.8) REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บBook Club $12.5 *NEW* REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บ Pope Francis - A Man of His Word $480k on 346 screens *NEW* 
4. Life of the Party  $7.7 (cum. $31) 
4.๐Ÿ”บ  2001: A Space Odyssey $200k on 4 screens RE-RELEASE
5. Breaking In $6.4 (cum. $28.7) REVIEW 
5.The Rider $169 on 90 screens (cum. $1.1) REVIEW

 

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Thursday
May172018

Review: "Book Club"

by Chris Feil

2018 summer superhero movie season has peaked, now with the arrival of its definitive chapter: Book Club, where Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen read Fifty Shades of Grey and reclaim the romance in their lives. Think they can’t handle not one but a slew of Thanoses? Well, consider that they are also teaming up with four Oscars, six Emmys, twelve Golden Globes, and several cases of pinot grigio.

Steenburgen is the entrepreneurial straight shooter Carol, the one most in tuned to her own needs but perhaps not to others’. As Sharon, Candice Bergen battles her timid seriousness against the need for a new beginning. Fonda’s Vivian is the group individualist, drinking rosé when the rest prefer white, hating everyone else’s favorite book selections. And Diane Keaton as... Diane (it’s really something to see Diane Keaton do Diane Keaton drag) is the guarded one, initially seeming to be the least distinct character but ultimately reveals a woman burying much of what she thinks and feels.

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