Michael Showalter Movie News

  • War for the Planet of the Apes opens strong; Wonder Woman to become 2017's top superhero film

    After Spider-Man took the box office crown last weekend, this week it was the turn of Caesar to reign supreme with the third film in the new Planet of the Apes jumping straight into the top spot at the US box office.

    Opening in 4,022 cinemas,…

    After Spider-Man took the box office crown last weekend, this week it was the turn of Caesar to reign supreme with the third film in the new Planet of the Apes jumping straight into the top spot at the US box office.

    Opening in 4,022 cinemas, War for the Planet of the Apes opened to an estimated $56.5million – which is behind its predecessor Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($72.6m) but ahead of the first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($54.8m). Across the globe, the film brought in…
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Michael Showalter Movie Reviews

  • The Big Sick Review

    Tonally The Big Sick is nothing short of a triumph.

    Tonally The Big Sick is nothing short of a triumph.
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  • Hello, My Name Is Doris - Review

    In Hello, My Name Is Doris, Field proves that she’s still more than capable of elevating a film’s overall quality.

    In Hello, My Name Is Doris, Field proves that she’s still more than capable of elevating a film’s overall quality.
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Michael Showalter Movie Features

  • Top 5 Comedy Films of 2017 so far - and the 5 we can't wait to see...

    So Far…

    Toni Erdmann

    Germans are not particularly renowned for their comedies, but this year, they’ve arguably presented the very best in the genre. This Maren Ade, Oscar-nominated movie does what most timeless comedies do – combine…

    So Far…

    Toni Erdmann

    Germans are not particularly renowned for their comedies, but this year, they’ve arguably presented the very best in the genre. This Maren Ade, Oscar-nominated movie does what most timeless comedies do – combine the playful nature of the film with a somewhat tragic undercurrent, as while this film will undoubtedly have you in stitches – it may just make you cry too. Clocking in at just under three hours, to maintain its humour throughout is of great…
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Michael Showalter Movie Trailers

  • The Big Sick - Trailer

    A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

    A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
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  • Hello, My Name Is Doris - Trailer

    After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love.

    After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love.
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