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Mark Laurence...Summer Movie Season

‘Tis the season to talk about summer movies.  “Summer” at the movie theater means approximately May 1st, so we’ve already had the first blockbuster, http://www.fandango.com/captainamerica:civilwar_185792/movieoverview, Captain America which already made over $200 million in its first week.  I know, money making does not equal a great movie, but it’s probably the best measure of what…

Mark Laurence...Movies Are Looking Up For March

I don’t think any regular movie-goer will disagree that things have been pretty slow at the theatres for a couple of months. Yes, there was true excitement with Deadpool, http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool a movie that took its own creators by surprise at how big a hit it turned out to be. I’ve never seen a movie theatre…

Mark Laurence...Boston TV Past And Present

One of the big TV broadcast networks might be pulling the plug on its Boston TV channel. For a while people speculated that NBC might be going off the air, moving to cable-only, or to a much smaller TV station in Manchester, New Hampshire. Years ago, that would have been unthinkable! I remember when Boston’s…

Mark Laurence...Christmas Movies

Looking for a good family Christmas movie this holiday season? The movie theatres have a couple of entries, but your best bet might be to stay home and make sure you’re paid up on your Netflix subscription! At the movies, “The Peanuts Movie” http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/thepeanutsmovie/ is a solid #2 and heading over $100 million at the…

Mark Laurence...Movie Pass, A Great Deal

This summer I splurged on a MoviePass, which lets you see almost every brand new movie in the theater, for a flat price of $30/month. I’ve made it worthwhile so far, and since the beginning of summer I’ve seen 24 movies! You might think there were a lot of duds in that adventure, but I…

Mark Laurence...Minions Are Taking Over

"Minions" made millions in this first weekend, and will probably make over a billion dollars before their brand new movie leaves theaters several months from now. The http://deadline.com/2015/07/minions-marching-to-114m-to-116m-weekend-box-office-friday-1201473955/ final weekend figure is over $115 million, and that is the 2nd best animated movie opening of all time.  Add huge international ticket sales and “Minions” has…