Hollywood Beat: Minions Top Johnny Depp; WAY, WAY BACK Rises Way, Way High; FRUITVALE STATION Opening

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Did you enjoy your holiday weekend? Did you even get a day off? Canadians got to celebrate Canada Day last Monday, while Americans were granted Thursday to celebrate Independence Day -- or, as it's known in my neighborhood, "set off the cheap firecrackers and make all the kids scream and dogs bark" day and night.

At the multiplex, Disney sent out a reimagined Tonto along with a white-hatted hero to do battle with instant childhood favorites called "minions." Remember when Disney was known for family entertainment? Er, not so much this weekend ...

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