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On the surface, things played out as expected at the weekend box office.

As analysts predicted, “The Martian” won the top spot with an estimated $ 55 million, coming within spitting distance of the October record set two years ago this weekend by the similar “Gravity.”

Art-house crime drama hit “Sicario” expanded wide and grossed $ 12.1 million, as expected, and… Continue reading Why 'The Martian' Stomped All Over 'The Walk' at the Box Office

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. The Martian – $ 55.0 million ($ 55.0 million total)

2. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $ 33.0 million ($ 90.5 million total)

3. Sicario – $ 12.0 million ($ 15.0 million total)

4. The Intern – $ 11.6 million ($ 36.5 million total)

5. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Drew Goddard cut his teeth in the entertainment industry as a writer for Joss Whedon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Since then he’s stayed largely in the TV world, having worked on Alias, Lost, and Marvel’s Daredevil series, but he continues to flex some increasingly big movie muscles. He wrote Cloverfield, he directed Cabin in the Woods (which he co-wrote with

Not every movie about space exploration gets to use NASA logos. As a government agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has the right to refuse representation on screen if they consider that representation a negative portrayal. Inaccuracies galore are okay, such as in the case of Armageddon, but apparently showing an astronaut murder another astronaut can get a movie like Red Planet denied. 

NASA… Continue reading Watch: These NASA Videos Will Answer All Your Questions About 'The Martian'

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, with many of this fall’s most anticipated movies rolling out over the course of several days here in one of Canada’s friendliest (and cleanest) cities. 

This year I’m here seeing as many movies as I possibly can, and in between them all I’m recording 15-second instant reviews for you to devour. Plenty… Continue reading Toronto Buzz: 'The Martian,' 'Demolition,' 'Green Room,' 'I Saw the Light' and More