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Faves of 2017: Sachin Hingoo, Writer

Sachin Hingoo is a freelance writer when he is not working at an office job that is purpose-built for paying the bills while he works as a freelance writer. His writing has appeared on Popshifter, Mcsweeneys.net, the CBC Street Level Blog, Ohmpage.ca, The Little Red Umbrella, and The Midnight Madness Blog for the Toronto International Film Festival. He has also been featured at Toronto lecture series Trampoline Hal and his mutant power is “feigning interest.”

In a year that was defined for many as full of dismay, disappointment, and outrage, picking faves was actually easier for me than I thought it would be. They were moments, big and small, across several mediums, that allowed me forget about the smoldering tire fire outside my window and on the other side of my screen, or maybe even gave me some hope that someone might, perhaps, throw a little water on that tire fire. Anyways, that’s 2017 for you.
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wins the battle of the box office

Hey gang – technical difficulties today, so we’re just serving up the weekend results:

Here were our predictions:

1) War for the Planet of the Apes – $75 million
2) Spider-Man: Homecoming – $54 million
3) Despicable Me 3 – $20 million
4) Baby Driver – $9.5 million
5) The Big Sick – $9 million

Here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) War for the Planet of the Apes – $56.5 million
2) Spider-Man: Homecoming – $45.2 million
3) Despicable Me 3 – $18.9 million
4) Baby Driver – $8.75 million
5) The Big Sick – $7.6 million

It’s war between apes and spiders this weekend at the box office

It’s been a while since we’ve had an exciting dual at the box office, but things should heat up this weekend, as last week’s number one takes on a newcomer with some serious heat. Who will come out on top? Here’s our prediction:

War for the Planet of the Apes is the conclusion to the outstanding trilogy of films that have brought the Apes i franchise back to prominence. While Woody Harrelson may be the big name attached, there’s little doubt that Andy Serkis as the motion-capture ape leader Caesar will be who brings in audiences this weekend. Well, that and the fact that director Matt Reeves has made a serious name for himself. The previous film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes exceeded both the debut and gross of the original Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Fox and company are certainly hoping for a similar result. The only thing that could spoil the primate party is if Spider-Man: Homecoming continues its winning ways. It may be a battle for first place, and we predict that, with its already strong reviews and word of mouth, War for the Planet of the Apes will come out on top. Look for a first place debut with $75 million.

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