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Box Office: Why Has the Media Become Chicken Little Every Weekend When the Sky Isn't Falling?

Plus, my thoughts on the 'Knives Out 3' cast and this weekend's new releases 'In a Violent Nature' and 'Handling the Undead.'

It’s Tuesday, and everyone was nursing their own version of a Memorial Day weekend hangover today.

Sean Baker’s Anora won the Palme d’Or at Cannes over the weekend, becoming the first American film to win the festival’s top prize since The Tree of Life in 2011. I’m 100 percent confident that Anora will be better than that movie, too. Jesse Plemons was named Best Actor for his work in Kinds of Kindness, while the Best Actress prize was split between the stars of Emilia PerezZoe Saldana, Karla Sofía Gascón, and Selena Gomez — and Coralie Fargeat took home the Best Screenplay award for The Substance, which I can’t wait to see this fall.

This weekend, I celebrated another wild, come-from-behind victory from the Boston Celtics, who will be playing for their 18th NBA Championship next week — probably against Dallas, but you never know, as Minnesota just forced a Game 5.

Tonight, I’m planning to watch Gary Vider’s new special It Could Be Worse, so don’t be surprised if I write about that soon… along with the trailer for the new Brad Pitt-George Clooney movie Wolfs, which is supposed to arrive tomorrow

In tonight’s newsletter, you’ll read my thoughts about this weekend’s box office coverage courtesy of a Chicken Little-esque press corp, plus a bunch of new genre movies such as In a Violent Nature and Handling the Undead. You’ll also read about the cast of Knives Out 3; new projects featuring Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Theo James, and Adria Arjona; Richard Dreyfusswild weekend in Massachusetts; a new project from Oscar winner Diablo Cody; and a trio of sad deaths.

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