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As movie studios try to figure out how make their films critic proof, they can at least rest assured horror movies will always bring audiences out no matter the reviews. And this weekend, moviegoers wanted to get scared. “Annabelle: Creation” led the pack at the box office, hauling in $35 million. It’s slightly under the $37 million launch of its predecessor, but ‘Creation’ fared much better with critics, and with a low budget of $15 million its going to earn a decent buck for New Line. Continue reading ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Scares Up Top Spot, ‘The Glass Castle’ Falls Apart [Box Office] at The Playlist.

After the critically acclaimed success of 2013’s “Short Term 12,” director Destin Daniel Cretton already knew what he wanted to tackle next — an adaptation of Jeannette Walls‘ 2005 best selling memoir “The Glass Castle.” The book is chalk full of dark and heavy themes about Walls’ childhood but primarily focused on the dysfunctional relationship she had with her mentally unbalanced parents. Continue reading Director Destin Daniel Cretton Talks Building ‘The Glass Castle’ Starring Brie Larson [Interview] at The Playlist.

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ and the book adaptation ‘The Glass Castle’ also open wide this weekend. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

The weekend’s two other new nationwide offerings are the animated sequel ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ and the drama ‘The Glass Castle,’ adapted from Jeannette Walls’ acclaimed memoir. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton launched two careers in 2013 with his empathetic at-risk teen drama “Short Term 12”: his own and Brie Larson’s. Then mostly known as a comedic actor, with roles in films like “21 Jump Street” and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” Larson convinced everyone of her dramatic chops in her “Short Term 12” performance, which paved the way to a deserving Oscar win two years later in “Room.” Considering their alchemy, it’s little wonder the duo reteamed for “The Glass Castle,” an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir about her severe family dysfunction. Continue reading ‘The Glass Castle’: Brie Larson Cannot Save Its Cracked Façade [Review] at The Playlist.

In case you haven’t been paying much attention, the summer 2017 season has been a rather strong one. Sure, we still had to content with the poorly conceived sequel here, but despite “The Emoji Movie” dealing such a ridiculous blow to a slate that, up until this point, had been impressive, ultimately, there were more than enough quality films to find. From “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to “A Ghost Story” to “Wonder Woman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Baby Driver” and “Dunkirk,” the summer has been one to clamor to the theaters for. Continue reading 12 Movies To See In August at The Playlist.

You can’t outrun family, and that marks the central theme of “The Glass Castle,” the adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, that will offer a bit of counter-programming this summer. Brie Larson takes the lead role, reteaming with “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton, in the film which tracks Walls’ wild upbringing and how she reconciled with it as an adult. Continue reading Brie Larson Is Haunted By Her Past In First Trailer For ‘The Glass Castle’ at The Playlist.
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There’s now less than a month until Christmas, and after a start last week with our look at the Best Posters and Best Trailers of the year, this week commences in earnest our annual smorgasbord of movie love that is our annual Playlist year-end features marathon. We’ll be looking at the best and worst of films, performances, sequences, cinematography, soundtracks and more across the next few weeks, which will serve as a reminder that 2016 was a pretty strong year at the movies. Continue reading The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017 at The Playlist.

It’s a loooong way until we see Brie Larson kicking superhero ass in “Captain Marvel,” but the actress has a full slate in the year ahead. She stars in Ben Wheatley‘s wickedly fun shoot-em-up “Free Fire,” goes blockbuster with “Kong: Skull Island,” and then will presumably be getting back in the awards season race following her Best Actress Oscar win for “Room” with “The Glass Castle.” And I guess since it’s never too early to start campaigning, the first images have arrived. Continue reading First Look: Brie Larson As Jeannette Walls In ‘The Glass Castle’ at The Playlist.

EXCLUSIVE: The Beautiful Lie star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to appear in Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle, the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls. Like the book, the film will chart Wall’s dysfunctional, impoverished upbringing in the American Southwest and its impact on her later writing career; the deal isn’t done yet, but Snook would play Walls’ sister opposite Brie Larson as Walls, with Naomi Watt and Woody…