"Creed II" is an outstanding sequel and one of the year's best films                Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"        

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Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Life,’ ‘Secretariat’ neck in neck

HollywoodNews.com: Despite the entry of three wide releases this weekend, Sony’s Facebook biopic “The Social Network” could beat them all. Warner Bros. drama-edy “Life As We Know It” and Disney’s femme sports drama “Secretariat” are both expected to cash in $15 million, however, “Life” could have the edge. Film[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Killers,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Marmaduke’

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: A soft May could turn into June gloom at the box-office if the pre-“Toy Story” (June 18) releases all fail to break out. Four new movies debut this week, but will all likely fall behind the ogre who looking to three-peat at number one. GET HIM TO THE[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Enter Sandman (but make way for the ladies)

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer’s first three-day weekend features a pair of films that figure to split demographically along gender lines with the women taking the top spot at the box-office. Memorial Day is traditionally one of the biggest holiday weekends at the movies, but without a behemoth to soak[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Shrek” Always, but not 4ever

BY Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer fare keeps coming with nary an original idea in sight. This week’s offerings boast a distinct “Saturday Night Live” vibe, featuring a showdown between prominent alums and current cast members. SHREK FOREVER AFTER “Shrek the Third” disappointed animation fans so expectations are on hold for what is[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Hood” — #2 with an Arrow, not a Bullet

BY KEVIN CRUST Hollywoodnews.com: A return to Sherwood Forest doesn’t herald any type of rich-to-poor stimulus package so the Man in the Iron Suit will continue to control the box-office lucre. In more modest offerings, the new princess of romance is back and the Queen indulges in some romantic comedy hoop[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: J-Lo, comic book action and lots of water

BY KEVIN CRUST How lackluster a week is this for new movies? A movie in its fourth week of release is likely to trump the trio of new films opening. Consider it the calm before the coming Summer storm of blockbusters, sequels and remakes. THE BACK-UP PLAN Jennifer Lopez returns to the romantic[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Give me “Kick-Ass” or give me “Death”

BY Kevin Crust You can put your 3D glasses away because for the first time in weeks a 2D movie should rule the box-office roost. Two modestly budgeted genre movies will duke it out for the top spot with “How to Train Your Dragon” a threat to slip back into second[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: What a “Dragon” it is getting old

BY KEVIN CRUST This is the week that “Alice” finally topples from her perch atop the box-office charts and folks in big cities will be paying even more for that third dimension. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DreamWorks Animation, which had a big hit this same weekend last year with “Monsters Vs. Aliens,”[...]