July 23, 2016
        Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actress contenders                "Star Trek Beyond" is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season                The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay's documentary "The 13th"                Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make us swoon as "La La Land" drops a luminous Teaser Trailer                "Loving" announces itself as an awards player with a great Trailer                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for July                Woody Allen has another crowd pleaser on his hands with "Cafe Society"                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders                Kristen Stewart shines in the sci-fi love story "Equals"                'Ghostbusters' is an excellent re-invention of the classic franchise                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders                "Captain Fantastic" is one of the year's most pleasant surprises                This week brings an adorable bit of animation in "The Secret Life of Pets"                Aaron Eckhart has plum supporting roles in "Bleed for This" and "Sully"                "Cafe Society", "Captain Fantastic", and "Ghostbusters": Films to see in July        

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Hollywood Movie Roundup: Total ‘Eclipse’ of ‘The Last Airbender’

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is the number one film at the Independence Day weekend box office already collecting close to $93 million since bowing Wednesday.
Film is looking to beat Sony’s 2004 sequel “Spider-Man 2” as the highest Independence Day weekend opening. That film grossed over $180 million in six days, benefiting from the July 4th holiday falling on a Sunday and buying another day at the box office.
“Eclipse,” the third chapter in Stephenie Meyer’s romantic vampire-werewolf saga ups the triangle tension between human Bella (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). However, a rogue vampire, Victoria, is leading a horde of fresh bloodsuckers against Edward’s family, the Cullens, with her eye on taking Bella out. Who do the Cullens need in such time of crisis? Why Jacob and the werewolves and it’s up to Edward and Jacob to be friends.
Rotten Tomatoes scored the film at 52% rotten, but many top-notch critics see it as the best in the series with Richard Roeper yipping, “The first two movies were mediocre, but ‘Eclipse’ represents one of the more astonishing upgrades in movie franchise history.”
THE LAST AIRBENDER

Taking a rest from his thrillers with surprise endings, M. Night Shyamalan took a stab at brining a Nickelodeon franchise to the bigscreen, “The Last Airbender” based on the 2005 animated series. To date at the box office, the Paramount film is doing fine, grossing $16.3 million, but the film really needs to do well if it’s going to best its $280 budget and marketing cost.
“Airbender” follows a monk like boy (Noah Ringer) who can bring balance to the warring tribes of Earth, Air, Water and Fire; Fire being the bad guys. The movie is bogged down with trite kiddie dialogue and goes to great lengths to explain its mythology – but there are some kick-ass martial art scenes and the 3D does complement the action (certain powerful people in each tribe know how to manipulate and fight with their element – and that looks cool). “Slumdog Millionarie’s” Dev Patel stars as well as Nicola Peltz.
Most critics loathe the film, but most family fare is repellent to such harsh curses from the pen.
Rotten Tomatoes tracks the film at 9% rotten with Ty Burr of the Boston Globe yelling, “’The Last Airbender’ is dreadful, an incomprehensible fantasy-action epic that makes […]