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'Crowhurst': Film Review | Oldenburg 2017
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Chiefly known for his inventive indie horror and thriller work, Brit director Simon Rumley’s take on the tragic true story of maritime adventurer Donald Crowhurst is notable for several reasons. One is a rare executive producer credit for that grand old alchemist of British cult cinema, Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, Don’t Look Now, Bad Timing), who once tried to film this story himself. Roeg is a key influence on Rumley, not just on the hallucinatory visuals of Crowhurst but also on his stylish 2016 psycho-noir Fashionista.
World premiered at Oldenburg International Film Festival last week, Crowhurst is also newsworthy because it »
- Stephen Dalton
Weekend Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Dethrones 'It' With $39M; 'Ninjago' Stumbles
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It was a mixed bag at the box office this weekend.
Director Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle easily won the race in North America, grossing $39 million from 4,003 theaters. That was somewhat behind expectations, although the sequel still scored one of the best openings for the month of September, as well as came in ahead of the first Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million). Heading into the weekend, however, tracking had suggested the cheeky spy action-comedy would clear $40 million.
Overseas, Kingsman 2 kicked off with $61 million for a global total of $100 million.
- Pamela McClintock