December 31st, 2016

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Big Adventures for 2017



2017 looks like it will be filled with Adventure starting in March!



Plus it might be a good time to review "Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness"



to appreciate the nuances of "Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales!"



Interested in horror? "The Querulous Nights of Athena Minerva" is the most disturbing book Cinema Dave has written



to supplement Universal's new Monster Universe in the making...



For those who like to take a walk on the dark side of history, check out "The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations"

to get into the mood of the old &


& new
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2016 in Review

2016 has been an interesting year for the business. The biggest blockbusters (Finding Dory. Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book, Deadpool) were released in the first half of the year. With the exception of Sully and Rogue One, the second half of the year suffered from a disappointing box office performance.

There can be many factors that have caused cinema’s deflating box office: riveting news coverage of the election and terrorism attacks, sports drama featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Cubs and even the Miami Dolphins having their first winning season in eight years. The common denominator is that television programming has done much to erode the cinema box office.

In November 2016, the Ft. Lauderdale International film Festival promoted the motion picture industry in our community. Gregory Von Hausch, Jan Mitchell, Erin Fontes, Melissa Fresita, Lenny Wong and a crew of hundreds efficiently screened films from all over the world and hosted informative interviews from Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Arlene Dahl to a young talent like Bailee Madison.
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The Top Ten

13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Sully

The Shallows

Miracles from Heaven

Pete's Dragon

The Jungle Book

The Conjuring 2

Captain America Civil War

Boy by the Sea

Arrival