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Box Office Report: “Birdman”

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

By Jack Heyden

November 20, 2014

I knew that Michael Keaton would be playing a mirage of himself (given that both he and his character were both formerly cast as megastar superheroes), and I knew that I was going to like what I saw on the screen.  It was by far the most original film I have seen in a very long time — not solely for...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit more red lights than I intended to.  The film concerns a retired hit man played by Keanu Reeves, who bre...

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’

October 23, 2014

Quite possibly vying to be the biggest surprise of Oscar season, “Fury” is a driven movie capable of evoking strong emotions in any viewer.  At first glance it might seem to be another rudimentary war film, cookie cut with a star-studded cast and dazzling special effects; however, it was far more dev...