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‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Luckily, the box-office beating “The Boss Baby” and “Beauty and the Beast” put on Sony’s new release “Smurfs: The Lost Village” couldn’t make the animated gnomes any more blue. The Alec Baldwin-voiced baby with a briefcase took the No. 1 spot for the second week in a ...

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — After two weeks of domination by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” there’s a new boss in town. In a squeaker, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated family comedy “The Boss Baby” claimed the top spot at the box office, pulling in a bigger-than-expected weekend estimate of...

‘Ghost in the Shell’ has big shoes to fill for anime fans

‘Ghost in the Shell’ has big shoes to fill for anime fans

March 29, 2017


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The opening moments of the new “Ghost in the Shell” — a minute-and-a-half establishing shot of its futuristic city and its hero, The Major (Scarlett Johansson) — could have taken quite a bit of time if it had been done on only one computer, said the film’s visual-effects supervisor, Guill...

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