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Entries in Destroyer (9)

Tuesday
Apr092019

Watch at Home: On the Basis of "Destroyer"

by Nathaniel R

Links go to our reviews or interviews

New Blu-Ray / DVDs
Mirai - an Oscar nominated beauty from 
The Mule -Clint Eastwood's 37th (!!!) feature
On the Basis of Sex -Failed Oscar bait
Vice - Inexplicably successful Oscar bait but not-so successful in theaters. It was the second lowest grosser among the Best Pictures globally (only Roma behind it) and second least well reviewed (only Bohemian Rhapsody behind it). 
Welcome to Marwen - Robert Zemeckis crash and burned with this visual fx curiousity about a man who deals with trauma by creating dolls of his war experience. It grossed just $12.7 globally...

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Sunday
Mar242019

TFE PSA: Stop asking Nicole Kidman about her wigs!

by Ilich Mejía

Last week, Nicole Kidman called into KIIS 1065’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show to promote the Australian release of Destroyer. The actress talked to Jackie O about working on the film and the future of Big Little Lies before the host introduced a discouraging question. 

“They do this podcast and, literally, the podcast is all about your wigs. It did make me wonder, what is your favorite wig?” Jackie started. Coolly, Kidman replied...

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Monday
Jan142019

Nicole Kidman Rules the Box Office

Nicole Kidman has the top two movies in the nation today, with the surprise hit The Upside and the endless hit Aquaman. She's also got Destroyer in the top ten platform films of the moment. In short she never stops working and sometimes audiences come out for it. Listen, you could argue that she has nothing to do with the success of Aquaman or The Upside but why would you want to? Come live in our better world where the public lines up in droves and says "one for the new Nicole Kidman, please!".

More box office commentary after the jump...

Weekend Box Office (Estimates)
(January 11th-13th)

W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
1 The Upside $20.3 on 3080 screens *NEW*  
1 🔺 Free Solo $812k on 154 screens (cum. $12.3)  Review ❤️
2 Aquaman   $17.3 on 3863 screens (cum. $287.9) ReviewPodcast
2 🔺 Uri: The Surgical Strike $631k on 101 screens *NEW* 

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Monday
Jan142019

FYC: Nicole Kidman in "Destroyer"

Eric here, with a brief plea for Oscar consideration for a dark horse candidate for Best Actress:  Nicole Kidman for Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer. For harmony in numbers, here’s five reasons why Nicole should be one of our final five when nominations are announced next Tuesday...

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Sunday
Jan062019

Aquaman is now DCEU's Biggest Film

While the box office charts we share each week are domestic money only, Aquaman has already become the biggest DC movie since their "expanded universe" began overseas. It will be the first of those films to cross the billion dollar mark globally. That said stateside it's still $150 million behind Wonder Woman  though it should easily topple Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman by the the end of its run since it's still going strong.

More box office news after the jump...

Weekend Box Office (Estimates)
(January 4th-6th)

W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
1 Aquaman  $30.7 on 4184 screens (cum. $259.7) Review, Podcast
1 🔺 If Beale Street Could Talk $1.8 on 335 screens (cum. $4.4) ReviewPodcast  ❤️  

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Wednesday
Jan022019

Podcast: On the Basis of Sex and Destroyer

Nathaniel R and Murtada Elfadl and Chris Feil talk new films

We recorded this one just before Christmas so apologize on the delay at delivering it to you! 

Index (57 minutes)
00:01 Felicity Jones underwhelming RBG in On the Basis of Sex
06:50 Mixed takes on Karyn Kusama's Destroyer with Nicole Kidman
12:52 "Festive" Christmas movies like Vice, Shoplifters, Destroyer, Capernaum, Beale Street... so many depressing films scheduled for the holidays
18:30 Oscar shortlists for Score, Visual Effects, and Makeup
28:00 The Documentary Finals and the short films
35:00 Will Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) be nominated for Best Director? Will Green Book controversies derail its expected screenplay nomination?
46:22 Leave No Trace and A Quiet Place might be peaking at the right time for big nominations
56:00 The Wrap Up

Further Reading / References
Oscar Chart: Screenplay Charts
Oscar Chart: Visual FX & Makeup
Oscar Chart: Original Score
Documentary Finalists
Nathaniel's Destroyer Review
Shadow & Act's Green Book Article

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? 

Destroyer, On the Basis of Sex, Oscar Discussions