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In Theaters This Week (2/10/2017): LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick 2, 50 Shades Darker

John Wick Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  February 10th is considered Valentine’s Day weekend, so I suppose that’s the logic for releasing what will most likely be the three films that dominate the rest of the month all in one weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/10/2017): LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick 2, 50 Shades Darker

In Theaters This Week (2/3/2017): Rings, The Space Between Us

Asa Butterfield, The Space Between Us

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  February 3rd is Super Bowl weekend and studios tend to give America’s biggest television event of the year a wide berth, so there are only two new releases. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/3/2017): Rings, The Space Between Us

In Theaters This Week (1/27/2017): Resident Evil 6, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

Dennis Quaid, A Dog's Purpose

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  January 27th has three challengers to the surprising success of Split, though none of them are garnering much praise with critics. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/27/2017): Resident Evil 6, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

In Theaters This Week (1/20/2017): xXx 3, 20th Century Women, The Founder

Michael Keaton, The Founder, Ray Kroc, McDonald's

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  January 20th offers three new 2017 releases and another 2016 release going wide, all of which are trending positively on Rotten Tomatoes; a minor miracle when you consider that one of them is xXx 3.

Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/20/2017): xXx 3, 20th Century Women, The Founder

My Favorite Scene: The Sixth Sense (1999) “I See Dead People”

Again, like I said when I did Braveheart, sometimes your favorite scenes ARE the obvious ones, and there is a very good reason why this became The Sixth Sense‘s most iconic scene: it’s brilliant, brilliantly acted, brilliantly written, and it flat out tells you the secret ending of the film (which people were awfully good about not spoiling in 1999-probably not so much today) and you still don’t get it.  The Sixth Sense is everything a scary movie should be: smart, tense, has a “gotcha” moment or two, but mostly builds a sense of suspense from the brilliant opening with Donnie Wahlberg (still the best Wahlberg actor, Mark, still) until the famous finish that we all should have seen coming.  A lot of people will tell you they knew right away, but I didn’t, and the test scores say I’m fairly bright.  Haley Joel Osment’s performance stands among the best child actor performances in film history, and I’m still mad he and Michael Clarke Duncan didn’t tie for the Oscar that year, because the two of them side-by-side holding Oscars would’ve been the greatest picture ever.  Alright, so let’s talk about what happened to M. Night Shaymalan. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Sixth Sense (1999) “I See Dead People”