Friday Box Office Analysis?
There's not much to say about Friday box office. It's effectively non-existent, which I suppose goes to figure since the only new significant release of note in recent weeks has been Tenet. Every other studio has run away from theatrical exhibition, which seems the correct decision given what we've seen.
Review: The Devil All the Time
The Devil All the Time.
“The Devil All the Time” is an okay film. It is, however, an excellent film for Netflix.

Movie Review: Rent-a-Pal
“Rent-A-Pal” tells the familiar story of a sad, lonely, lovelorn man in his 40s who just can’t catch a break when it comes to romance.
#1 Movie in America
The Time Machine
Simon Wells was a veteran of animated film by the time “The Time Machine” entered pre-production.
Friday Box Office Analysis?
The New Mutants
What happens when only three studios (technically two) report box office on Saturday for Friday theatrical showings?
Movie Review: Unpregnant
How do you give weight to yet another road-trip comedy? One easy way: By making it a road-trip comedy about an abortion.
Review: The Social Dilemma
The Social Dilemma
It’s tricky, at this point, to interrogate the prominence of social media in our lives.
Review: River City Drumbeat
River City Drumbeat
“River City Drumbeat” arrives at a time when it seems more appropriate than ever to state practical, positive messages.
#1 Movie in America: 10
Looking back at forty-plus-year-old movies always involves some degree of distance...
Weekend Wrap-Up
A high profile new release tries its luck among the theaters that have opened across the country, but this one has some much higher stakes.
September 2020 Forecast
So, a Marvel superhero movie has yet again become the highest-grossing film of the summer.
Review: Tenet
In “Tenet,” Christopher Nolan has crafted another detailed, circuitous narrative.
Movie Review: Mulan
What is there to say about yet another live-action interpretation of an animated Disney flick?
The Big Picture
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September 25, 2020
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To what song does Groot dance during the opening credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

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This Date in Film History

Warner's cartoon Corny Concerto, a spoof on Disney's Fantasia directed by Bob Clampett, is released.


Michael Douglas is born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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