MOVIE REVIEW UPDATES AND PREVIEWS FOR JULY 2017

“AN UPDATE ON LAST WEEK’S TWO “A” RATED MOVIES”

DUNKIRK received an A- from CinemaScore. I also scored DUNKIRK with an A-. The all-important box office: First place with a first weekend box office total of $50 million from 3,720 domestic theaters. Current domestic box office for 6 days is now at $69 million on a budget of $100 million.


Last week I wrote how lonely it felt being the only Las Vegas film critic sitting in the reserved press row section for the local screening of GIRLS TRIP.

I awarded GIRLS TRIP an “A” rating. GIRLS TRIP received the very rare “A+” national rating from CinemaScore. Equally impressive was coming in second place with a first weekend box office of $20 million from 2,591 domestic theaters. Current domestic box office for 6 days is now at $42 million on a budget of $19 million.


“RECENT CINEMASCORE A+ MOVIES”

If you really liked any of the following films, you might just consider putting GIRLS TRIP at the top of your “big screen movies to see” list. They each received the very rare A+ national rating from CinemaScore:

HIDDEN FIGURES
THE HELP
THE BLIND SIDE
AMERICAN SNIPER
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS


“ON DECK NEXT WEEK”

DETROIT (2017)

This intense film is loosely based upon a true story that took place during the summer of 1967, when Detroit burned. It was and remains one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that has taken place in the United States.

This R rated movie belongs to Oscar-winning director KATHRYN BIGELOW, responsible for THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY. This is not an easy movie to watch. Racism and the contradiction of police brutality does not easily build a movie audience. Some would argue that 1967 and 2017 are not so different when talking about job discrimination, residential segregation and heavy handed law enforcement.

I strongly recommend you research “The Algiers Motel Incident”.
DETROIT opens nationwide next Friday, August 4, 2017.

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