Oscar winners slipping at the box office — 2016

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For most of the Academy’s history, the award for Best Picture has gone to a fairly big box-office hit, a film that appealed to the vast majority of moviegoers everywhere.

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Oscar nominations — my own two bits, and a complete list

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It looks like La La Land is the movie to beat at this year’s Oscars.

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Box office: Split completes the Shyamalan comeback

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The M. Night Shymalan comeback reached a new peak at the box office this week.

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Review: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (dir. Dallas Jenkins, 2017)

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The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a “faith-based” comedy about a washed-up former child star who, having trashed a hotel roof bar, is told to do a couple hundred hours of community service at a Chicago-based megachurch and ends up starring in their Easter play. It’s a safe, formulaic and utterly predictable film — precisely the kind of “Christian” movie I tend not to review here — but because of my interest in movies about Jesus, I was interested in seeing how this film would depict the play.

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Sony Animation reveals the cast for Nativity film The Star

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The studio hasn’t released any pictures yet, to my knowledge, but today Sony Pictures Animation sent out a press release announcing the voice cast for its upcoming film The Star, which tells the story of the first Christmas from the animals’ point of view.

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Box office: Hidden Figures holds on to the top spot while six new films fail to find an audience

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A drama about three African-American women who broke racial barriers in the early 1960s held on to the top spot at the box office on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, while half a dozen new wide releases failed to find an audience.

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