Category: Movies

‘Deadpool’ eclipses ‘Gods of Egypt’ at the box office

LOS ANGELES: Superhero blockbuster “Deadpool” dominated the North American box office over Oscar weekend, beating out the fantasy epic “Gods of Egypt,” which staged a disappointing second-place debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, “Deadpool” took in an estimated $31.5 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. That gives the film a projected total of $286 million after it clocked the fastest rise of any R-rated movie in history following its debut three weeks ago. “Gods of Egypt” — which had a production budget of $140 million in hopes it would launch a new...

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They’re a no-show: Major movies banned in Malaysia

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY The King and I, 1956 https://youtu.be/jfvpFluHQaA Innocuous, featherweight film adaptation of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Broadway behemoth, based on the 1860s shenanigans of Anna Leonowens, governess of the epically-fertile King of Siam’s 82 offspring. Starring big kahunas Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, the musical spawned earworms like “Getting To Know You” and snagged 5 Oscars. Cause for offense: None, actually. The film was banned simply for causing b***hurt to the authorities of neighboring Thailand, who declared ‘The King and I’ “illegal” based on an inflexible 1930 lese majeste law. Official reason for ban:...

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Bear vs DiCaprio – The Revenant Review

Leonardo DiCaprio is back with yet another tour-de-force in The Revenant: a cold, grotesque thriller that will make you want to just stay indoors for awhile. Helmed by Mexican director Alejandro Innaritu (Birdman), The Revenant also stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises). With The Revenant, we see Leonardo DiCaprio being pushed to his limits by Mother Nature through a series of unfortunate events – be it wild animals, bad weather, or just sheer bad luck. And all that was during the filming of the challenging movie. Based on a true...

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