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‘Captain Marvel’ Takes in $455 Million in First Week!

Captain Marvel’s weekend box office was a slam dunk success and powered higher than industry expectations imagined. According CNN Captain Marvel made $153 million, flying much higher than the estimated $130 million analysts speculated it would bring in. The film has brought in $455 million worldwide, which according to Forbes makes it the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s seventh best opening behind Avengers: Infinity War, The Avengers, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3. 

 

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The film also surpassed Wonder Woman’s $103.5 million in 2017, making it the biggest female-led superhero film of all time. The film also gave a much needed jolt in the arm to the box office for 2019, as the movie industry’s box office was down 26% but thanks to Captain Marvel, the totals were up a huge 50%. The film currently sits with a gratifying ‘A’ Cinemascore from audiences and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It remains to be seen how much Captain Marvel will continue to grow but considering how much it has already made in just three days, it’s safe to assume the superhero film will continue to ascend to even greater heights. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Goose, the cat. Go check out this film out!

 

 

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Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, and James Corden Set to Star in New ‘Cats’ Adaptation

It looks like the infamous Broadway musical Cats is currently being adapted to the big screen with the most all-star of all-star casts and we are just pulsing with excitement!!

 

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Jennifer Hudson, Sir Ian McKellan, James Corden, and Taylor Swift have officially been named as four of the luminaries leading this brand new cinematic opus. The film is also set to be directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) so it is already abundantly clear that this major motion picture will be something major, indeed. 

 

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The beloved kitten musical is based upon the T.S. Eliot collection of whimsical poems and prose all about the psychology of the feline mind, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and is the largest grossing and most translated musical (with over $340-million grossed and twenty languages translated to) in existence. It seems like a new adaptation was ultimately inevitable (and it’s a little surprising it hasn’t happened sooner)!

 

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The story itself takes place within the world of a group of cats known as the Jellicles as they prepare for the Jellicle Ball, where the Jellicle leader will choose one, lucky feline and grant them an extra life. It’s strange, campy, a little grotesque, and unlike anything else you will ever see!

 

The new adaptation will begin filming in the UK in November (and we cannot wait)!

 

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Stephen King Uses His New Book to Remind Us How Much He Hates ‘The Shining’

It’s not quite a secret that Stephen King hates Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining. King fans know it, film buffs know it, everyone knows it. But, if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, then not to worry because Stephen King is clearing up any confusion.

 

In his newest book, The Outsider, Stephen King throws a somewhat subtle jab at legendary director Stanley Kubrick, whose take on The Shining King once referred to as, a “big, beautiful cadillac with no engine inside.”

 

In one chapter of The Outsiders, King depicts a character watching Kubrick’s film Paths of Glory because, in the character’s opinion, it’s “better than The Shining.”

 

Ouch. We see what you did there, Stephen.

 

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Though The Shining is considered one of the best horror films of all time by many critics and audiences, King has criticized it for being, as his cadillac metaphor suggests, superficial and empty of deeper meaning.

 

Apparently King’s opinion hasn’t changed much in the thirty-eight years since the film’s release. Maybe another decade will smooth over his feelings? 

 

 

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Sherlock Star Responds to Fan Criticism Over Controversial Statement

Sherlock actor Martin Freeman got himself into a bit of a frenzy a few months ago when he said that Sherlock is “not fun anymore” due to the pressure from fans. Unsurprisingly, fans didn’t take his comments too well. Now, Freeman is taking his words back. 

 

In an interview with The Telegraph last March, Freeman spoke about the pressure to deliver what fans wanted. 

 

“People’s expectations, some of it is not fun any more. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of, ‘You better f**king do this, otherwise you’re a c**t’. That’s not fun anymore,” he said.

 

 

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Now, Freeman is changing the script. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman assured fans that he is grateful for the fanfare he has received. However, he points out, that fanfare can come with strings attatched. 

 

“If you’re in something that has a lot of fans, that’s better than being in something that has no fans. My point with Sherlock was that those expectations can be heavy,” Freeman said. “There’s a certain aspect that some fans are going to run with the ball and make their own thing out of your show—which is completely fair enough, as long as we all acknowledge that that is what is happening.”

 

 

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While its understandable and predictable that audiences will want the show to go in a particular direction, audiences have to accept that they won’t always get their wish, says Freeman.

 

“When people insist that Sherlock is supposed to be this show, when we decide what show it is, it’s like, ‘No, this is actually the show we’re making, and that we’ve always made. I know you want to see this happen, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to have to happen.’ I want all kinds of things, but they’re not going to happen in life. So that’s what gets, frankly, wearing,” Freeman said.

 

Nevertheless, Freeman wants to assure fans that his love and appreciation of Sherlock along with his character John Watson hasn’t wavered.

 

“But the show itself, I’m well aware of its importance in my life, both professionally and personally, because I love the show. I’m a fan of the show. Unfortunately, that’s the joy of being quoted out of context, and joy of newspapers needing a headline, even though the headline is not something I ever said at any point in the interview.”

 

So never fear Sherlock fans, Dr. Watson is still on board!

 

 

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8 Walt Disney Quotes for Magical Inspiration

Walt Disney’s innovative creativity and vision brought color to the childhoods of billions of people everywhere. Responsible for creating one of the most iconic characters in history (i.e. Mickey Mouse), this animator and entrepreneur created a cinematic powerhouse responsible for pumping out some of the best, and most influential, films in history.

 

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From classic silent short animations to today’s feature films depicting memorable Disney Princesses, Walt Disney’s vision had a profound impact on our society and culture. While his magical inspiration will forever be represented on-screen, it will also be preserved through his words off-screen.

 

Here are 8 Walt Disney quotes to inspire you!

 

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