June 2017 comes with a mix of high profile money makers, animated family affair, Summer horror counter-programming, and smaller films. We’re looking at a June box office that will see a DC figurehead go up against the seemingly unending onslaught of transforming toys. We’re looking at comedy and horror that will try to become surprise hits. And there’s a Tupac movie.
Let’s take a look at what June has in store.
Here’s why you don’t get your hopes up, folks. People will tell you that this looks like Continue reading Summer 2017 Movie Release Preview: June
May kicks off the Summer movie season: One of the best…no that’s not right…one of the most underwhelming periods in the Hollywood calendar.
Alright, that’s not entirely fair. But there have been some clunky Summers in recent years when it comes to U.S. theatrical releases. Every year there are films that are on the schedule that look great on paper (Jurassic World), or at least acceptable on paper (Independence Day: Resurgence), and then turn out to be major disappointments. (Yes, I realize Jurassic World was by no means a major disappointment in terms of money or general audience response. But mark my words that that film will not hold up over time).
And sure, there can be May surprises (Mad Max: Fury Road, a second example), but Summer is generally Continue reading Summer 2017 Movie Preview: May
With the upcoming May release of X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest in the long-running superhero franchise of films, you might find yourself asking just what the f**k is going on with this cinematic universe. And you’re not the only one. Here are five things that might help you prepare for the film.
1. The X-Men Timeline is Messy, But That Makes Your Life Easier
The X-Men film franchise is huge at this point: eight films spanning 16 years. One could be forgiven for forgetting what happened way back in that first trilogy of films, and the fact of the matter is Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before Seeing X-Men: Apocalypse
The Summer movie season is over. As such, the obligatory Summer wrap-up list must come out. A lot of movies graced moviegoers’ popcorn-greased faces this Summer, making it hard to whittle a list down to an even and psychologically-pleasing 10.
So, let’s start with some honorable mentions.
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