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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

While The Witch continues to be the most-lauded Satanic horror film-festival favorite, we were a little blindsided by The Devil’s Candy as a worthy demonic competitor, offering all of the rock and roll thrills that its high-brow peer does not. There’s no reason why they both can’t find an audience amongst starving horror fanatics, so we’re here to crank up the volume on… Continue reading 4 Reasons 'The Devil's Candy' Should Be on Every Horror Fan's Radar

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

If you’re one of the many, many people who felt Alan Moore’s Watchmen comic would have worked considerably better as a TV series than as a movie, we’ve got some potentially great news for you. However, if that’s the case but you also aren’t a big Zack Snyder fan, we’ve got some potentially heartbreaking news for you: According to Collider, Snyder is in… Continue reading Reel TV: Zack Snyder and HBO Considering a 'Watchmen' Series; 'The Lego Movie' Guys Adapt 'Serial'