Friday Box Office Analysis
The Empire Strikes Back.
In all my years of writing articles about box office, I never quite thought I'd be commenting on the fact that Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back would win the box office. Yes, I'm aware that it happened back in the 1990s during a crappy January weekend. Nonetheless, this story shouldn't be a reality.
#1 Movie in America
Purple Rain.
“Purple Rain,” the iconic, Oscar-winning musical seemingly borne straight from a place deep in Prince’s subconsciousness, was only the number one movie in America for a single week.

Review: Enola Holmes
The only failure in “Enola Holmes,” a mostly charming caper concerning a plucky young detective who happens to be the kid sister of a certain Sherlock, is its ambition.
Review: Kajillionaire
“Kajillionaire,” a curious and charming new film by writer-director Miranda July, plays upon the mind on a level that can’t quite be analyzed.
Friday Box Office Analysis?
There's not much to say about Friday box office.
Review: The Devil All the Time
The Devil All the Time
“The Devil All the Time” is an okay film. It is, however, an excellent film for Netflix.
Movie Review: Rent-a-Pal
“Rent-A-Pal” tells the familiar story of a sad, lonely, lovelorn man in his 40s who just can’t catch a break when it comes to romance.
#1 Movie in America
The Time Machine
Simon Wells was a veteran of animated film by the time “The Time Machine” entered pre-production.
Friday Box Office Analysis?
The New Mutants
What happens when only three studios (technically two) report box office on Saturday for Friday theatrical showings?
Movie Review: Unpregnant
How do you give weight to yet another road-trip comedy? One easy way: By making it a road-trip comedy about an abortion.
Review: The Social Dilemma
The Social Dilemma
It’s tricky, at this point, to interrogate the prominence of social media in our lives.
Review: River City Drumbeat
River City Drumbeat
“River City Drumbeat” arrives at a time when it seems more appropriate than ever to state practical, positive messages.
#1 Movie in America: 10
Looking back at forty-plus-year-old movies always involves some degree of distance...
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Walter Matthau is born in New York. His roles included playing many curmudgeons in Neil Simon comedies. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in The Fortune Cookie.


George Romero's searing Night of the Living Dead opens. Human/zombie relations are set back decades.

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