‘Playing it Cool’ is an ambitious rom com starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan about a commitment-phobic bachelor who finally finds his ideal match only to learn she’s the one that’s hard to get.
This week’s releases include two (and a half) Academy Award winners; the gruelling final season and the latest shock-filled season of two acclaimed series; a low-budget slasher that relies on its ingenuity; and a comedy that could have used more of it.
UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.
This week’s releases include an Oscar nominee and one deserving of more recognition; a reality series that goes deep behind the camera; a couple of unexpectedly satisfactory horror pictures; and the inspiration for a ‘90s phenomenon.
This week’s releases include a love story worth staying in for; some things to keep the kids entertained; horror movies of varying quality; a pristine sci-fi picture; and a violent tale of brotherhood.
The British Academy Film Awards hand "Boyhood" a big win as it further sets up a race between it and "Birdman." After last night's Directors Guild of America awards, some may have settled on "Birdman" for Oscar gold.
UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.
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Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This week’s releases include an old and new war drama; an Oscar-nominated performance alongside a plain-clothed superhero; a captivating story of betrayal and vengeance in two parts; and a silly sequel to an exhausted franchise.
"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.