November 10, 2018 – New Releases – ‘Eternals,’ ‘Your Name,’ ‘Escape Room,’ ‘Escape Plan 3’ and more

BOX OFFICE REPORT: Sony’s “Eternals” stars “Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey and “Masters of Sex”’s Michael Sheen as scientists who discover the ancient and elite race of “super heroes.” The film opened to…

November 10, 2018 - New Releases - 'Eternals,' 'Your Name,' 'Escape Room,' 'Escape Plan 3' and more

BOX OFFICE REPORT: Sony’s “Eternals” stars “Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey and “Masters of Sex”’s Michael Sheen as scientists who discover the ancient and elite race of “super heroes.” The film opened to $11.1 million in its first weekend, well below expectations. Paramount’s “Smallfoot” held steady in second place with $16.8 million, bringing its 10-day total to $58.8 million.

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REVIEW: Harry Styles makes his movie debut in Sony’s “Eternals.” The pop star plays a high school kid who stumbles upon a supernatural experiment that brings him into contact with powerful beings that may hold the key to the future. Reviews for “Eternals” have been mixed, with most critics calling the film in a state of familiar middle-ground between “Beasts of No Nation” and “Ant-Man.”

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REVIEW: “Your Name” has become one of the surprise indie hits of 2018. A straight-up anime on the Chiyoda-in Highways, the film finds a young boy and a girl falling for each other and explores deep emotions in a genre that’s perhaps unfamiliar to some moviegoers. The film took home the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno Film Festival, the award for best European film at the Berlin Film Festival, and is nominated for four Golden Globes. The movie is currently in the running for Best Animated Film at the upcoming Academy Awards.

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REVIEW: The other side of the country, everywhere in the Midwest, sits under a dome from which nothing can be seen. Wyoming’s Great Sky Gallery is a collection of 85 glass plate preservation projects. Directed by Maya Toensing, the sights, sounds and nature elements capture the hills of Great Sky’s surroundings as they used to be around the town of Dryburg, when it was a small mining community nestled on its sacred peaks.

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REVIEW: For her new project, “Wonder Park,” writer and director Jennifer Lee created a fictional town of misfit toys. There’s Ralphie, the bumbling, redheaded bear; Gilly, the little girl and footstool; Marty, the dinosaur; and Edna, the mansion’s resident villainess, who stomps around the town in a grass skirt. Additionally, there’s Bailey, the town’s teenage librarian, a doll who is delusional about her looks but trains the town’s children to be good citizens. Not only does the film touch on holiday themes, but it also touches on some larger themes of youth, identity and family and the things that happen when the world has forgotten that our friends are we each.

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