Month: April 2017

Weekly Box Office Work-Up: Apr. 21-23

It was a disappointing weekend at the box office for new releases, of which there were five. None of them managed to crack the top five. Born in China, the latest Disneynature documentary, came the closest at number six with $4.7 million. In fact, this week’s top five performers are the same top five from last

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9 Films That Justified the Found Footage Craze

After Blair Witch‘s disappointing box office run last year, the found footage fad has seemingly died down. This might be music to the ears of the many film fans who had grown weary of the overused trope, but it wasn’t all just shaky noise. Before Phoenix Forgotten once again sours moviegoers’ tastes this weekend, let’s take

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ has FIVE post-credit scenes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 screened for the press last night at its Hollywood premiere. The film is still under embargo so we won’t be receiving any actual reviews until closer to its May 5th release. However, critics have been blowing up social media with mostly positive feedback. But good word of mouth isn’t

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Weekly Box Office Work-Up (Apr.14-16): Don’t be fooled by ‘F8’ opening record

The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in the Universal tent pole franchise, blazed across the weekend finish line. It topped the domestic box office with over $98 million. That’s a strong number for sure, but it’s a drop of nearly 50% from the previous installment. And while the numbers suggest American audiences have

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James Gunn to write & direct ‘Guardians 3’

He said “Yes!” After months of speculation and rumors, Writer-Director James Gunn has confirmed that he will indeed return to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn made the announcement today via his Facebook account, stating that he did not want to partake in the “dishonorable” Hollywood tradition of pretending the third installment of the

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The Fate of the Furious (2017)– Review

Director: F. Gary Gray Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell Synopsis: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before (source: IMDb). Rating: PG-13 What was once

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‘The Last Jedi’ poster reveal & analysis

Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled today the first teaser poster for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi during the film’s panel at Star Wars Celebration: Orlando. The poster features Rey and Kylo Ren, two of the most prominent characters thus far in this new sequel trilogy. More prominently displayed, however, is Luke Skywalker, who has

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Josh Brolin is Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’

It’s a done deal! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Brolin has landed the role of the time-traveling, bionic Cable in four upcoming mutant movies by Fox, including the first Deadpool sequel. This, of course, to the chagrin of fans such as myself who were still holding out for Keira Knightley. Maybe in another life, perhaps. The casting makes perfect timing for

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Get Out (2017)- Review

Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, LilRel Howery Synopsis: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate (Source: IMDb).  Rating: R As one half of the Comedy Central sketch duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele has built a career around straddling the line between witty social commentary and straight-up

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Weekly Box Office Work-Up: Apr. 7-9

Despite many predictions, nothing could demote The Boss Baby in its second week. Dreamworks’ animated hit rattled the box office competition with an additional $26.3 haul. Both times the family flick managed to stave off Disney’s juggernaut Beauty and the Beast, which still scared up $23.6 million in its fourth week, on its way to crossing the

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