With a whimper, we leave Summer 2017 behind. After a dismal August at the box office, we are prepared to move into the Fall movie season.
This said, let’s dwell on the recent past for a bit longer and take a look at the best and worst films of the Summer, ordered chronologically by release date.
The tongue-in-cheek TV series adaptation Baywatch just doesn’t feel Continue reading Top 9 Best & Worst Movies of Summer 2017 →
Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is a bodyguard. Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hitman. The bodyguard must bodyguard the hitman. Hilarity ensues.
Except, not too much hilarity. Some hilarity. Well, maybe hilarity isn’t the word. There are some chuckles.
But mostly the film is heavy on the Continue reading The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Movie Review →
Box Office Results: Weekend of August 11
- Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
- Dunkirk – $11.4 million
- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $8.93 million
- The Dark Tower – $7.87 million
- The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million
- Girls Trip – $6.52 million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $6.1 million
- Kidnap – $5.22 million
- The Glass Castle – $4.87 million
- Atomic Blonde – $4.57 million
August continues to be a slow month at the box office. The latest in the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle: Creation took number one, earning over Continue reading Weekend Box Office Breakdown: August 11 – 13 →
Box Office Results: Weekend of August 4
- The Dark Tower – $19.5 million
- Dunkirk – $17.6 million
- The Emoji Movie – $12.35 million
- Girls Trip – $11.41 million
- Kidnap – $10.21 million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $8.8 million
- Atomic Blonde – $8.24 million
- Detroit – $7.25 million
- War for the Planet of the Apes – $6 million
- Despicable Me 3 – $5.28 million
August is off to a slow start in 2017, with a season low estimated cume. Newcomer The Dark Tower leads the pack with Continue reading Weekend Box Office Breakdown: August 4 – 6 →
The first weekend of June is looking to be a smash at the domestic box office. A strong opening for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales could translate into an equally strong second week. The impressive run of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is looking to continue into June.
And then there’s this little movie. This DC Studios film by the name of Wonder Woman.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 6/2
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I’m about a month late to this game, but, you know, life gets in the way sometimes. Who are you to judge? This said, I am cheating a bit with a month’s worth of data already available.
Either way, it is time to take a look at what Hollywood blockbusters will top the domestic box office in Summer 2017 (Summer 2017 in this case encompassing the period between the first weekend in May and Labor Day weekend). Shall we?
The Top Ten: Continue reading 2017 Summer Box Office Predictions →
In 2012, Prometheus became the highest grossing Alien movie (not adjusted for inflation). Weirdly enough, it wasn’t really an Alien movie at all.
But the numbers make sense, given the film was Ridley Scott’s return to the beloved franchise that he created. Alien: Covenant, releasing this Friday, is Scott’s return to a real Alien film. Will it take number one this weekend? Do I like to use leading questions as a means of getting people on my homepage to click through to the full article?
Yes. The answer…the answer’s yes.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 4/19
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Alien was set against the backdrop of corporate struggles between white collar and blue collar. Aliens: on the backdrop of ragtag soldiers not understanding the gravity of their situation; an extended metaphor for Vietnam, if you will. Alien 3, although flawed for it, is about religious persecution by way of prison purgatory.
Alien: Covenant? It is set on the backdrop of ironic lost love. Thanks, Hollywood.
On a colonization vessel, the Covenant, headed for an Earth-like planet, an aberration in space causes a handful of the thousands of passengers to lose their lives. Among them is Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017) Movie Review →
July. There are movies. Some of them are big. Some of them will suck. Must I go on writing preamble?
Do we need another Spider-Man movie? He was my favorite comic book character as a child. Then I grew older and cynical and found out about Watchman and The Killing Joke. Either way, my inner child is sick of Continue reading Summer 2017 Movie Release Preview: July →