• Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids' cinema

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Film is an expressive medium - at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for variety and nuance. So how to explain the way cinema processes so many diverse, nuanced books into generic, nearly identical hunks of cookie-cutter product? And the problem seems particularly pronounced with books aimed at younger readers. When novels as tonally and creatively wide-ranging as Bridge to Terabithia , The Dark is Rising , the first five Spiderwick Chronicles novels, and Cirque du Freak all enter the screen-adaptation machine and come out looking and feeling nearly identical, it's...
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  • ‘Clock' Chimes Loudest at Box Office On an Otherwise Quiet Weekend

    ‘Clock' Chimes Loudest at Box Office On an Otherwise Quiet Weekend

    2 monthes ago - By TheHDRoom

    Universal's family flick The House With A Clock in Its Walls had no trouble taking over the number one spot from The Predator this weekend at a ho-hum North America box office. Michael Moore's latest doc Fahrenheit 11/9 was rather cold in its eighth place start while Amazon Studio's critically slammed weepie Life Itself croaked outside the top ten.
    Without a blockbuster along the lines of IT to boost attendance, the top ten continued to underperform, down 18% from one week ago and a steep 27% from last year at this time. Next weekend will most likely be a repeat, unless Night School and/or...
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  • 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls' wins a quiet weekend box office

    'The House with a Clock in Its Walls' wins a quiet weekend box office

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" won the weekend box office with an estimated $26.8 million.
    The ambitious movies "Fahrenheit 11/9," and "Assassination Nation" fell short.
    Amazon's "Life Itself" had the year's worst opening weekend for a film that opened in more than 2,500 screens, as it only took in $2.1 million.
    As September wraps up, we are currently at a dry spot in the box office calendar with no major anticipated titles opening (the next big weekend will be the first in October when "Venom" and "A Star Is Born" start their runs).
    That has led to a time of year where indie titles...
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