Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.
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||March 4th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films|
||June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 29th, 2016 (Wide), released as Born to be Blue (United Kingdom)
||July 26th, 2016 by IFC Video|
||R for drug use, language, some sexuality and brief violence.|
(Rating bulletin 2416 (Cert #50348), 3/16/2016)
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||1960s, Musicians, 1980s, Jazz, Romance, Character POV shot, Hitchhiker, California, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Nightclub, Addiction, Epilogue|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||New Real Films, Lumanity, Black Hangar Studio, Productivity Media, K5 International, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Entertainment One|
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July 27th, 2016
It’s a rather shallow week on the home market with the biggest release being Batman: The Killing Joke, which is a hot mess. More on that below. As for the best new release of the week, there are a handful of releases that were contenders for Pick of the Week, including Barbershop: The Next Cut, Deadline U.S.A., and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI. In the end, I picked Sing Street on Blu-ray for that title.
March 30th, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned first place on the theater average chart for the weekend and for 2016 with $39,134. The previous record was $38,002 held by Midnight Special and was set last weekend. This week, Midnight Special had to settle for second place on the chart with an average of $20,003. Born to be Blue was the best new limited release earning an average of $15,395 in three theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was April and the Extraordinary World, which earned $11,413 in its lone theater.
March 27th, 2016
Batman and Superman not only had to fight each other this weekend, but also mediocre reviews. They have come through in some style, however, posting a record for March of $170.1 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. Our model has the film coming a little below that mark, at $165 million or so, which might mean it won’t quite top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II’s $169 million, which is currently the studio’s best ever weekend. But the fact that we’re comparing the movie to the Harry Potter franchise is nothing but good news for them.
March 25th, 2016
It is a relatively good week for limited releases with a few films earning stunning reviews. This includes Born to be Blue, which I think has the best shot at mainstream success. April and the Extraordinary World and Mia madre also have a chance at doing well in limited release.
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