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Nobody goes to the movies on Labor Day, do they?

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to make a movie called Labor Day (remember that 2013 Kate Winslet misfire?) since Labor Day weekend is one of those rare holidays where people mostly avoid the movies. Essentially it's the last "outdoor" weekend, and it's no longer hot enough to pine away for air conditioned storytelling. At any rate here is the quickie chart for the weekend. Were you an iconoclast who did go to the movies this weekend or were you thwarted by Hollywood's lack of desire to program anything between franchise blockbusters. Seriously this year feels like they're not even trying -- thank god awards season might rescue us...

Weekend Box Office Estimates
August 30th- September 1st Estimates
๐Ÿ”บ = New or Expanding / โ˜… = Recommended
Good Boys Brittany Runs a Marathon
1 Angel Has Fallen  $11.5 (cum. $40.6)
1 ๐Ÿ”บ Tod@s Caen $1 on 371 screens *new*
2 Good Boys $9.1 (cum. $56.1)  REVIEW  โ˜…
2 ๐Ÿ”บ After the Wedding $445k on 428 screens (cum. $862k)  REVIEW
3 The Lion King  $6.7 (cum. $520.9)   REVIEW 
3 ๐Ÿ”บ Brittany Runs a Marathon $414k on 49 screens (cum. $637k)

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International Cat Day ~ The Game.

Happy International Cat Day, one of the most essential holidays of all time.

Audrey Hepburn with "Cat" in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

After the jump we're playing a game. Can you guess which human actors these big screen cats are coupled with in these images? The answers are included under the photos but you'll have to highlight them to read them since they're in white type. Tell us how many you were able to figure out before looking at the answers!

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Beauty Break: Happy 4th of July

We wish we were feeling more festive today and could shout "Happy Fourth of July !!!" with enthusiasm but the USofA hasn't felt like something to celebrate lately what with concentration camps for children, a would be fascist and friend o' dictactors as President. The next election (and a real Captain America) can't come soon enough!

That said, if you appreciate movies / moviestars for their escapist value, WHICH WE DEFINITELY DO, let's briefly forget our collective troubles by staring at them in their red white and blues. We've shared some of these images before but such is also the natural of holidays... TRADITION. Enjoy the views after the jump...

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Happy Easter!

Enjoy the holiday, won'cha? 


Happy National Siblings Day!

by Mark Brinkerhoff

Fontaine and de Havilland in 1967 at a Marlene Dietrich show

“I bequeath all my beauty to my younger sister Joan, because she has none.”
- Olivia de Havilland, according to her “will,” age nine
 Apocryphal? Who can say. Delicious? 100 percent!
Though chronicled to death (at TFE and elsewhere), the purported feud between the most famous siblings of Hollywood’s Golden Age endures like no other. Why? Because it seems silly and pointless in retrospect, as most sibling rivalries and familial angst do. But rather than dwell on the negative, let’s turn our attention to more positive outpourings of mutual love and respect, shall we?
Here are 10 of the more famous (in some cases infamous) siblings over the years on the ties that bind—and unbind—them to each other, not to mention the public’s imagination...

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Happy New Year! 

Welcome to 2019.

You get two New Year's Babies photos instead of one, but they're both Baby Herman so I guess we're going to embrace our Gemini spirit in 2019 since he was the first baby that popped into mind. We have high hopes for 2019 after two of the roughest years in memory. Perhaps this is wishful thinking but we're going with it! Rather than making a huge long list of Resolutions that we'll have trouble keeping, we're making just five.

New Year's Resolutions for The Film Experience

  • Have as much fun with the remainder of the 2018 film year as we possibly can -- the film year doesn't end until Best Picture is handed out, don'cha know!
  • Be more consistent like a well-oiled franchise (i.e. podcasting, weekly columns, etc)
  • Find fresh new 'cast members' / Reenergize the 'series regulars'
  • Start making use of our neglected Instagram and our neglected Newsletter so please follow
  • Celebrate YOU the readers more.

What are your resolutions for the new year?