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John English
Movies, Sports, Politics, LDS, SMA, etc.
Movies, Sports, Politics, LDS, SMA, etc.

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'Alien Covenant' Topples 'Guardians 2' at Box Office
For the weekend of May 19-21, 2017 , Alien Covenant took the top spot. Not quite as big an opening that Prometheus had, but this one had slightly better reviews and it also benefitted from last week's new releases opening poorly. It also grabbed an addition...

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Alien Covenant - Movie Review
Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Egojo, Amy Siemetz, Jussie Smollett and Callie Hernandez. Written by John Logan & Dante Harper. Directed by Ridley Scott. ★★★ This is a sequel to Prometheus...

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Guardians 2 still #1, King Arthur flops
For the weekend of May 12-14, 2017 , Guardians of the Galaxy 2 continues to roll. It's already in the black, having grossed over $630 million worldwide so far. The first one topped out at $773 million; this one should get to the $1 billion mark fairly easil...

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Your Name. - Movie Review
Starring the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi. Written & directed by Makoto Shinkai. ★★★★ We have an early frontrunner for the Best Animated Film of 2017. This Japanese entrant takes a cliched plot device (body-switching comedy), but it's s...

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Free Fire - Movie Review
Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Babou Ceesay, Michael Smiley and Patrick Bergin. Written by Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley. Directed by Ben Wheatley. ★★½ This is a fun little gangster flick, ...

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Rings - DVD Review
Starring Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio and Aimee Teegarden. Written by David Loucka, Jacob Estes & Akiva Goldsman. Directed by F. Javier Guitierrez. ★ Few things are more frustrating than watching a sequel and knowing - knowing! ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is #1
For the weekend of May 5-7, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the easy, obvious winner. It out-opened the original one by a significant margin, and the MCU just keeps rolling out the hits. We're now 15 movies in, and the only one that wasn't profitab...

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Summer 2017 Box Office Predictions
Another summer of big-budget blockbuster sequels, remakes and spinoffs!  Here's how I see the summer going with domestic grosses. 1. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (7/7) - $470 million - As long as it's good, it'll be huge. It's been only three years since the disa...

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Furious still #, Latin Lover #2
For the weekend of April 28-30, 2017 , The Fate of the Furious had another big drop, but no new release was going to touch it. It's already passed $1 billion worldwide. Of the new releases, the biggest hit has to be Baahubali 2 , with a per-screen average t...

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Beauty & the Beast - Movie Review
Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Written by Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos. Directed by Bill Condon. ★★★ This movie fo...
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