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‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Victoria and Abdul’ serve up solid scores at the specialty box office. Worldwide, ‘It’ approaches a terrifying $500 million. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Based on the acclaimed comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was a crass, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the spy films of the ’60s and ’70s. Co-written and directed by English filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (of Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), the stylish and subversive send-up became the filmmaker’s most commercially successful film to date. Enter the highly anticipated sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a movie so overblown and preposterous that it feels less like On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and more like the deranged lovechild of Austin Powers and Crank. This sequel picks up a year after unrefined street kid Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton) joined the Kingsman, England’s super-secret spy agency, and saved the world from Richmond Valentine’s neurological wave broadcast. Since then, Eggsy has taken his late mentor Harry Hart’s code name, Galahad, and is living with Crown Princess Tilde of Sweden (Hanna Alström). Things are going great for the suave super-spy …

From the hero’s luxe orange tuxedo jacket to the villainess’s Valentino Rockstud pumps, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” oozes style (and even offers it for sale). But the visual pleasures don’t end there; for his sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” director Matthew Vaughn continues his reign as a helmer whose obsession with the look of a film pays off for the audience. However, despite all the beauty, elegance and energy seen on screen, “The Golden Circle” has all the endurance of an Instagram post. Continue reading ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Fast-Fading Fun [Review] at The Playlist.

That may be enough to beat animated Lego spinoff ‘Ninjago,’ although the two films cater to completely different audiences. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

There were seemingly two camps when it came to Matthew Vaughn’s genre mash “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” There were those who were pleasantly surprised and taken with the wildly careening film that had Colin Firth bucking his typical role of stuffy, upper class, sauve white guy to stuffy, upper class, suave white guy who kicks major ass set to the tune of “Freebird.” Then there were those who felt it was obscene, tired and poorly committed to its idea of being satirical when it refused to actually shake the restraints of a spy movie. Continue reading NSFW ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer Heads To America at The Playlist.

However you might feel about “Love Actually,” it’s not often you get a cast like Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson. And all those players have returned for the film’s sequel, which aired in the U.K. in March and in the U.S. last night as part of the Red Nose Day special. Continue reading ‘Love Actually’ Sequel Has Arrived To Tell You That You’re Perfect at The Playlist.