Author: Erica Enriquez

DVD Review: Sweet Virginia (USA, 2017) is a suspenseful and absorbing thriller

March 29, 2018

Mild-mannered Sam (Jon Bernthal) is a retired rodeo champ living a quiet existence as a motel manager in a quiet Alaskan town. We get the impression that he’s not asking for much – just a space to live out his days as peacefully as he can, perhaps get to know Bernadette (Rosemarie DeWitt) a little better. The ripple in the very calm pond in Sam’s life comes in the form of intensely furious Elwood (Christopher Abbott), who befriends Sam and sets off a chain of events that will disturb Sam’s peace and those around him.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Justice League outperforms Daddy’s Home 2 at the top

November 29, 2017

It’s been another great week for Justice League as it tops the box office for the second week in a row, making $3.34m this weekend. Since its debut in theatres, the film, which was reasonably unloved by critics, has made $13.37m nationally.  ... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Justice League round out a very strong top 3 in cinema

November 23, 2017

Superheroes are likely to hang around the top 10 ladder at the box office, with the newest franchise from the DC Universe, Justice League, opening at no. 1 this week.  In its opening weekend, it made a superhuman $8.08m, and earned a screen average of $11,095.  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are joined by Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, and are definitely giving the Marvel universe a run for their money (right now). ... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Murder on the Orient Express arrives in 1st place

November 15, 2017

This week’s box office charts saw a strong opening weekend for Murder On The Orient Express, which went straight to no. 1, earning $3.85m.  This Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the the Agatha Christie mystery classic premiered on 333 screens nationally, and managed an impressive screen average of $11,565.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: The mighty Thor: Ragnarok remains at the top of box office

November 7, 2017

Although this film’s earnings were down 34% from last week’s whopper of a weekend opener, the mighty Thor: Ragnorak still managed to take in $6.68m at the box office this week, and hold onto the no. 1 spot for the second week in a row.  ... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Thor: Ragnarok smashes its way to the top

November 1, 2017

Hooray for Kiwi director Taika Waititi and his leadership in taking the Marvel franchise (at least, just this part of it) into a fresh and fun direction! Leading and supporting cast worked their superhero muscles off to take Thor: Ragnarok straight to no. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend.  It made a mind-boggling $10.13m, which makes up for the relatively low box office performance of late.  The only film that generated a better result this year was Beauty And The Beast, which opened with $13.16m in March.  In comparison, the previous Thor film, Thor: The Dark World, opened in 2013 and made $7.2m.  If you haven’t seen it yet, go see Thor: The Dark World – we gave it a rave review.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Geostorm narrowly avoids disaster in slow box office week

October 25, 2017

Good news for Geostorm, starring our Abbie Cornish and someone else’s Gerard Butler.  In its premiere weekend, it narrowly avoided disaster, coming out on top with just $1.53m in earnings.  ... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Blade Runner 2049 cuts through to top spot

October 11, 2017

While its numbers weren’t quite as strong in the US as was expected, Blade Runner 2049, the follow-up to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 film, sits comfortably in  its opening week in Australia at no. 1, earning $4.52m, with a screen average of $9,093 across 498 screens.  It’s a fan favourite for both cinema-goers and critics alike – we’ve already deemed it an “instant classic“.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Kingsman: The Golden Circle tops the ladder for the second week

October 5, 2017

School holiday cinema viewing has been kind to Kingsman: The Golden Circle, where it sat at no. 1 for the second straight week, following its strong debut last week.  This weekend, it made $3.60m, and has already made $12.08m to date nationally.  ... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Kingsman debuts in golden spot

September 29, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle made a phenomenal debut at the box office, taking in $5.71m and sitting in top spot this week.  This cinema debut was the best since It opened with $7.46m.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle also managed a screen average of a whopping $14,116 across 405 screens.... Continue Reading

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