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China Box Office: ‘Never Say Die’ Wins Third Weekend Ahead of ‘Bad Genius’

China Box Office: ‘Never Say Die’ Wins Third Weekend Ahead of ‘Bad Genius’
Martial arts comedy “Never Say Die” took the top spot at the Chinese box office for the third week in a row, while the best-performing new release was Thailand’s “Bad Genius.”

Never Say Die” earned $30.9 million, according to data from Ent Group. That lifted its cumulative B.O. to $281 million after 16 days.

Bad Genius,” a dark thriller about a school exams cheating system, opened in second place and earned $17.6 million in three days. The film was released in Thailand in May and has become the top local film of the year. It has since gone on to have success on the international festival circuit, and at the box office in Asian territories including Hong Kong and Taiwan. According to ComScore, the film’s total gross is $26.4 million so far.

The weekend score in China was good enough to make “Bad Genius” the sixth-ranked film globally, according to ComScore. The China release is handled by Huaxia Films.

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Doctor Who Season 10 Blu-Ray To Include Tons Of Juicy Extras

There’s been much to enjoy from Doctor Who‘s last few seasons – Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, the odd standout episode here and there – but ultimately, it’s been a bit scattershot in quality. It took a while for the Twelfth Doctor’s era to find itself, which meant it lacked the cohesive quality of David Tennant and Matt Smith’s eras. Seasons 8 and 9 were enjoyable TV, don’t get us wrong, but not up to the expected quality of the show.

With season 10, though, Doctor Who finally got its groove back. It seems that, as this was the final run for both Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat, they decided to go all out in making it a year to remember. Due to the erratic scheduling of the Capaldi era – there was no season at all in 2016 – season 10 was hands down the best run of the show in a good long time.
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‘Bad Moms’ Studio Stx Plans 2018 Ipo on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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‘Bad Moms’ Studio Stx Plans 2018 Ipo on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Stx Entertainment intends to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the first quarter of 2018, with the “Bad Moms” studio looking to raise $500 million offering that would value the company at $3.5 billion, an individual with knowledge of the plans told TheWrap. Stx, an independent studio which was founded by Robert Simonds with a direct-to-theater distribution strategy and funding from U.S. private equity giant Tpg and Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, is behind “Bad Moms,” “The Edge of Seventeen” and “The Space Between Us,” among other films. The studio’s upcoming projects include “A Bad Moms...
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'The Only Living Boy in New York' Review: Weak Riff on 'The Graduate' Is a Waste

'The Only Living Boy in New York' Review: Weak Riff on 'The Graduate' Is a Waste
Marc Webb, who directed one of my all-time favorite rom-coms, (500) Days of Summer, gets it all wrong this time with The Only Living Boy in New York. How do major misfires like this happen? Blame the screenwriter. Summer showed the light touch of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; Boy is credited to writer Allan Loeb, whose growing rap sheet includes the excruciating Collateral Beauty and The Space Between Us. Even the best actors – and this coming-of-age movie boasts a handful of them – can't fight this much tin-eared dialogue.

The set-up: Thomas,
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Rihanna Goes Full Futuristic Princess, While Cara Delevingne Rocks Sheer Dress at 'Valerian' Premiere

Rihanna Goes Full Futuristic Princess, While Cara Delevingne Rocks Sheer Dress at 'Valerian' Premiere
Out of this world!

The stars came out for the Valerian premiere on Monday night in Hollywood, and they certainly didn't play it safe in the fashion department.

Watch: Rihanna Shares a Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Valerian' and Her Sexy Alien Character

Rihanna stole the show in her blush-colored Giambattista Valli edgy princess gown which had a short front and a lengthy train with puffy sleeves. She paired the bold look with matching Manolo Blahnik heels that laced up to her knees.

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The 29-year-old singer chatted with pal and co-star Cara Delevingne on the red carpet. The supermodel rocked a futuristic sheer metallic Iris van Herpen gown and gave her cropped platinum blonde pixie cut a flapper wave.

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Watch: Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner React to New 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Trailer

Delevingne, 24, got some celebrity support from her friend, Kendall Jenner, who showed
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Film Feature: Best & Worst of 2017 So Far by HollywoodChicago.com

Chicago – The 4th of July holiday is over and the second half of the year looms before us, so what better time than to assess 2017 so far, with the best and worst films of the first half of the year. The film critic contributors of HollywoodChicago.com – Patrick McDonald, Jon Espino and Spike Walters – offer up their choices for Best and Worst.

The first half of 2017 was fairly strong, as the increasingly crowded film marketplace is not necessarily holding the best films until the fall “Oscar season.” Each film critic will offer three films, as Patrick and Jon will assess their personal “Best,” and the virtuous Spike Walters will take on the “Worst.”

Best Of 2017 So Far by Jon Lennon Espino

Baby Driver

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Baby Driver: In the past, Edgar Wright has proven his versatility as a filmmaker by creating distinct genre films while making
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Jul 10

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Get Out Personal Shopper Beauty and the Beast Spaceship I’m planning to watch… Frantz Neruda A Silent Voice

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

recent releases Aquarius Certain Women Chasing Asylum Denial Fences Finding Altamira Finding Kim The Founder The Great Wall Hacksaw Ridge Hidden Figures I Am Not Your Negro John Wick 2 Kong: Skull Island The Lego Batman Movie Letters from Baghdad Logan Loving Moonlight Prevenge The Salesman Toni Erdmann T2 Trainspotting 20th Century Women We Are X Elle Gold Patriots Day Spaceship Aftermath The Autopsy of Jane Doe A Cure for Wellness
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Ashley Graham's Romance With Her Husband Is Just as Sexy as Her Bikini Snaps

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Ashley Graham's Romance With Her Husband Is Just as Sexy as Her Bikini Snaps
Ashley Graham really seems to have it all. In addition to being a model and a television host and having her own lingerie line, the 29-year-old has a sexy husband to share her success with. Ashley first met Justin Ervin at a church in NYC, and the two tied the knot in August 2010. Ashley still lives in NYC, while Justin lives in La, where he works as a cinematographer. So, what's the secret to their successful marriage? "We have a rule. We don't go longer than two weeks without seeing each other," Ashley told Et in 2016. "It's absolutely fabulous. I love it. We just meet in La or New York. We meet in Paris, Miami. It's pretty sexy." In honor of their upcoming seventh anniversary, take a look at Ashley and Justin's sweetest moments together. RelatedAll the Times Ashley Graham Slipped Into a Bikini and Looked Out of This World
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‘John Wick’ Sequel Reignites Original on Disc Charts for Lionsgate

‘John Wick’ Sequel Reignites Original on Disc Charts for Lionsgate
In a triumph for Lionsgate, two Wicks in one week made the top 10 on the two national home video sales charts for the week that ended June 18.

John Wick: Chapter 2” bowed at No. 1 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Excitement about the sequel’s disc debut sent the first installment in the action thriller franchise, 2014’s “John Wick,” back up the sales charts to No. 7 on the overall chart and No. 8 on the Blu-ray Disc-only chart.

Both films star Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman who jumps back into the game to seek vengeance.

“Chapter 2” grossed $166.8 million globally, more than four times its budget and almost twice as much as the original took in at the box office. Domestically, “Chapter 2” earned $92 million and the first “John Wick,” $43 million.

The previous week’s top seller, Walt Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” slipped to No. 2 its second week in stores.

Another new release, “The Lego Batman Movie” from Warner Bros., debuted at No. 3 on both charts after earning more than $175 million in U.S. theaters. Nielsen data shows that despite the higher box office gross, the film only sold 84.4% as many units as “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Logan,” the latest in the “X-Men” franchise, slipped to No. 4, also on both charts, from No. 2 the prior week.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was “The Shack,” a psychological drama from Lionsgate that debuted at No. 2 two weeks earlier.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Warner’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” again took the No. 5 spot for the second consecutive week.

John Wick: Chapter 2” generated 64% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 60% for the first film in the series. The “Lego Batman Movie” also generated 64% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, “John Wick: Chapter 2” also debuted at No. 1, giving Lionsgate a rare triple-chart victory.

Warner’s “Fist Fight,” the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 3, while “Beauty and the Beast” stayed at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five were two Universal Pictures films, “A Dogs Purpose” at No. 4 (the same as the previous week) and “Fifty Shades Darker” at No. 5 (down from No. 3).

Thomas K. Arnold is Editorial Director of Home Media Magazine.

Top 20 Npd VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 6/18/17:

1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (new)

2. Beauty and the Beast

3. The Lego Batman Movie (new)

4. Logan

5. The Shack

6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

7. John Wick

8. Bambi

9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

10. Moana

11. Hacksaw Ridge

12. Mine (new)

13. Dragonheart: 4-Movie Collection (new)

14. Fifty Shades Darker

15. The Great Wall

16. Get Out

17. Sing

18. Fist Fight

19. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

20. xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 6/18/17:

1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (new)

2. Beauty and the Beast

3. Fist Fight

4. A Dog’s Purpose

5. Fifty Shades Darker

6. The Shack

7. Split

8. The Space Between Us

9. The Great Wall

10. Sleepless

For complete sales and rental charts, visit HomeMediaMagazine.com.

Related storiesOscars at the Halfway Mark: 'Logan,' 'Get Out' and Women Directors'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts Atop Disc Charts'Logan' Still No. 1 as 'Shack,' 'Fist Fight' Bow on Disc Charts
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Jeff Bridges Brings Guidance in First Trailer for Marc Webb’s ‘Only Living Boy in New York’

When you aren’t carrying the weight of a superhero tentpole franchise on your shoulders, it turns out you can get a whole lot more done. Following the Chris Evans-led Gifted in April, Marc Webb‘s second film of 2017 will be arriving just a few months after in August with The Only Living Boy in New York. Ahead of the release Amazon Studios have now unveiled the first trailer.

Scripted by Allan Loeb (who is on some sort of unfortunate streak with The Space Between Us, Collateral Beauty, So Undercover, Here Comes the Boom, Rock of Ages, and, well, the list goes on…), hopefully this one is an uptick for the writer, even if the trailer sells a fairly chintzy feel-good dramedy — one that seems to be skipping a festival debut. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner, and Jeff Bridges, check out the trailer below.
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Allan Loeb Signs With Wme

Allan Loeb Signs With Wme
Exclusive: Wme has signed screenwriter/producer Allan Loeb. Loeb’s scripting credits include Collateral Beauty, which he also produced, The Space Between Us, Rock of Ages, Just Go with It, 21, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His next film is the Marc Webb-directed The Only Living Boy in New York, which Roadside Attractions releases August 11, with Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Bridges starring. Loeb, who had been repped by CAA, continues to be managed…
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‘Resident Evil,’ ‘xXx’ Sequels Take Top Spots on Disc Sales Charts

‘Resident Evil,’ ‘xXx’ Sequels Take Top Spots on Disc Sales Charts
Two new releases, both sequels, snagged the two top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ended May 21.

Sony Pictures’ “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” the sixth film in the movie series based on the survival horror video game franchise, topped the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, despite a box office of less than $27 million.

Paramount’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” the third installment in the action series, debuted at No. 1 on Npd VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

On the overall disc sales chart, “Xander Cage” bowed at No. 2, with 93% as many total unit sales as “The Final Chapter,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. Npd data shows that “The Final Chapter” generated 53% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 58% for “Xander Cage.”

The previous week’s top seller,
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Film Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ Offers Close to Nothing, Nothing

Chicago – I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the target audience for these stock young adult romance novels. Aside from the odd fascination and romanticization of teenage death and terminal illness, these stories feel trite and much closer to fantasy than anything real or plausible. This is what the film “Everything, Everything” brings to the table, which essentially translates to Nothing, Nothing.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

I am patient and empathetic. I always try to understand another person’s point of view or outlook especially when it doesn’t mirror my own. Going into every film with an open mind is the only way to truly open yourself to the experience it is trying to impart. I didn’t know anything when going into “Everything, Everything” but it soon became clear that I actually knew exactly how the story was going to progress after the first ten minutes. This
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'Alien: Covenant' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Duke it Out for Weekend Box Office #1

'Alien: Covenant' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Duke it Out for Weekend Box Office #1
This weekend could feature a little excitement at the top of the box office as Fox debuts Alien: Covenant into theaters domestically where it hopes to end the the two week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the top of the box office and depending on who you ask it could go either way. Fox will also release the fourth film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and Warner Bros. is releasing Everything, Everything, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, hoping to find some of the magic they found last year in Me Before You. Starting with the battle between Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, we're currently anticipating a #1 finish for what is effectively now the eighth film in the Alien franchise. Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, which is
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The New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer Is Out of this World

I’ll admit it. I haven’t always been a “good nerd.” Despite loving just about everything Sci-Fi – despite practically living off of the Sci-Fi channel back when it was actually called “the Sci-Fi Channel” – I have never been able to bring myself to care about Star Trek. While, like everybody else and their mother, I love the rebooted movies, the franchise’s original continuity was just something I could never get into. When I was old enough to realize that Patrick Stewart was awesome, I tried getting into The Next Generation. When the new movies came out, I tried getting

The New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer Is Out of this World
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'Logan' Claws Its Way Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Space Between Us (action-drama; Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield; rated PG-13) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (horror-action sequel; Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose; rated R xXx: Return of Xander Cage (action sequel; Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Nina Dobrev; rated PG-13) The Last Word (comedy-drama; Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried; rated R) Kill Switch (sci-fi action; Dan Stevens, Berenice Marlohe; pretheatrical release available 5/19; rated R) Fight for Space...

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Giveaway: Win ‘The Space Between Us’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson discover love across the stars in the young adult drama, The Space Between Us.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Space Between Us on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on May 16th, and we have teamed up with the studio to offer five readers each a copy of the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Sixteen-year-old Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) has lived his whole life with a team of scientists on Mars. He's always longed to see Earth to find the father he's never known and to
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Space Between Us Blu-ray

Star-crossed lovers find their place in the universe together in The Space Between Us. The movie landed on Digital HD May 2nd and will be on Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Discover young romance and the beauty of Earth, starring Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game; Hugo), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland; The Longest Ride), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy; the Harry Potter franchise), and Carla Gugino (Sin City; San Andreas).

Now you can own The Space Between Us Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Five copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie featuring Gary Oldman? (mine is True Romance!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.
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New to Streaming: ‘Things to Come,’ Jacques Rivette, ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ ‘Blow Out,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blow Out (Brian De Palma)

In a career fixated on the machinations of filmmaking presented through both a carnal and political eye, Brian De Palma’s fascinations converged idyllically with Blow Out. In his ode to the conceit of Blow UpMichelangelo Antonioni’s deeply influential English-language debut, released 15 years prior — as well as the aural intrigue of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, De Palma constructs a conspiracy
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