By Kimberly Donahue

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Who is Tim Burton? Genius? Idiot? Racist?

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Will-Ridiculous, butchered Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, creepy creativity, for every good movie he has, there’s a bad one. When he does a remake, he ruins the film.

Patrick-Interesting up until the early 2000s where it got wonky, an eye for visual pop

Liv-Once he signed with Disney he went down the tube, likes him more as a producer

Hayley- really dislikes the Alice and Wonderland films, they’re trying too hard but has really great films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, sometimes writing and acting are to blame

News On The March

Susan Schneider Williams, Robin Williams’ widow, releases a personal essay on coping with her late husband’s last moments of life. He was diagnosed with Lewy Body Disease when he was misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  He was struggling with his simple lines in Night at The Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb. Schneider says he was drowning and she was drowning with him.

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Zac Efron is set to produce and possibly star a dark Wall Street comedy called Straight to Hell. The film is still in development.  

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A trailer has been released for Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences, which Washington actually starred. The film is set to release Christmas Day.

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Viacom and CBS are in legal talks to remerge as one whole company. Viacom originally split from CBS in 2005.

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A synopsis and release date is now out for the remake of War for The Planet of The Apes. “In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins this own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.”

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Sony has announced a five film franchise to release the Valiant comics including Bloodshot, Harbinger, and Harbinger Wars.

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Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, bad things happen as he gets to know the residents of the home. Will thinks Tim Burton tried to recreate X-Men and that Miss Peregrine was not in the film enough and that Jake is dull. Patrick liked the Tim Burton style but thought it was boring and all over the place. Skip it.

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American Honey

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew but gets into a life of hard partying with a band of misfits. Shia Labeouf wasn’t even acting because it seemed like a film crew was following his life and it was a fantastic movie. It was very long, but well paced. The main character was great for not even being an actress. It was a perfect lackadaisical movie and captures a part of America you don’t really see. See it!

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Masterminds

A guard at a car company organizes one of the biggest bank heist’s in American history. There’s a very talented cast, but it’s very type casted and no chemistry between any characters. Skip it.

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Deepwater Horizon

The story of the worst oil spill in United States history at Deepwater Horizon. The movie was no where near strange. Great sequences and great directing. Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell had a great pairing. Go see it.

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Top 10 Mark Wahlberg Performances

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10. Three Kings

9. Four Brothers

8. Shooter

7. The Other Guys

6. The Fighter

5. Ted

4. Lone Survivor 

3. The Departed

2. The Perfect Storm

1. Boogie Nights

This Week at The Box Office

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1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children $9 million

2. Deepwater Horizon $7 million

3. Magnificent Seven $4.6 million

4. Storks $3.1 million

5. Sully $2.4 million

That’s all for this week on The Screening Room! Tune in next wee on 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University.