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The Business of Film: Blinded By The Light

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The Business of Film: Blinded By The Light
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, still dominated by the rampaging Lion King. He recommends the 80s-set Blinded By The Light which enters at #4 though is less keen on The Art of Racing In The Rain, which didn't even make it into the top ten. For home release, his tip is Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Horrible Histories - The Romans

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The Business of Film: Horrible Histories - The Romans
James Cameron-Wilson looks at an historic week for the UK box office with The Lion King roaring to £37m, with Disney also having #2 spot with Toy Story 4 and #10 with Aladdin. He reviews Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans, a spin-off from the TV series ('#6) and The Current War, about the competition to supply the United States with Electricity (#8). For home release, he recommends the Blu-Ray release of Hal Ashby's 1978 triple Oscar-winner Coming Home, starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Lion King

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: The Lion King
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the ferocious entry of The Lion King to the UK box office charts. debuting at #1 as the only new entry in the top 10 with a weekend gross of almost £17m, with a site average of £23,383. With Toy Story 4 and Aladdin, the top few slots are dominated by Disney. As well as lamenting the death of Rutger Hauer, For his DVD of the week, James reviews the challenging teen drama Five Feet Apart, recommending it as a complex, absorbing movie.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home

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The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a depressed UK box office, hit by the double whammy of hot weather and a bumper sporting weekend. Spider-Man reigns supreme with Annabelle Comes Home, 7th in a horror series, in at #3. Stuber is at #9 and Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die debuts at #10. There's a review of the TV series Chernobyl, now out on DVD, as well as Colombian-set indigenous crime drama Birds of Passage, which James claims is "unlike anything I've ever seen before".
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home

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The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office figures. Although attendances are still suffering from the hot weather, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened at #1 with a £14.1m gross, pushing Toy Story 4 into second place. Other new films include a Westlife doc, horror film Midsommar, the animated The Queen's Corgi and yet another Luc Besson female assassin movie, Anna. For home release, James recommends The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Yesterday

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The Business of Film: Yesterday
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where the hot weather has once more hit admissions. Toy Story 4 still reigns supreme, with the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle romcom Yesterday coming in at #2 with a very disappointing £2.2m take. Doc Apollo 11 debuts at #8. The recommended home release of the week is Loro from Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino, about Silvio Berlusconi.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Toy Story 4

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The Business of Film: Toy Story 4
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, where Aladdin's 4-week chart-topping run was ended by the success of Toy Story 4's opening (though both are Disney films). James reviews that and the new entry at #5, BrightBurn, as well as Child's Play at #9. For his home release of the week, he has chosen If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel, which picked up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Men In Black International

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The Business of Film: Men In Black International
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office numbers, with Aladdin clinging to the #1 spot for the fourth week. New release Men In Black International was just beaten into #2 spot while Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona doc came in at #9. James's home release of the week is the 1983 political thriller Under Fire with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman. James also reveals the casting gossip about the latest James Bond movie.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of FIlm: X-Men Dark Phoenix

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The Business of FIlm: X-Men Dark Phoenix
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Aladdin held off newcomer X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Another highly-recommended new entry is Emma Thompson comedy Late Night, slipping in at #10. James's home release of the week is Green Book, the Oscar-winning true tale of discrimination in the American South in the 60s, which James also gives a big thumbs-up to.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Godzilla - King of the Monsters

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: Godzilla - King of the Monsters
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the most recent UK box office chart, with the live-action remake of Aladdin still at #1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens at #2 while, despite an absence of official numbers, James determines that high-school comedy Booksmart should feature at #7. His DVD of the week is Vice, the biographical drama-comedy about US Vice-President Dick Cheney starring an almost unrecognisable Christian Bale. James's view? The mark of a good film is one you appreciate even more a second time.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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