June has a lot going for it at the domestic box office. Following Wonder Woman‘s record breaking opening weekend ($103 million), this weekend is going to impress with the added release of Universal’s The Mummy. Two other new releases—A24’s It Comes At Night and Bleecker Street’s Megan Leavey—look to compete against the impressive lineup of current releases that also includes Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
With all of this competition, who comes out on top?
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 6/9
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First good DC cinematic universe film?! All female screenings?! Uproar over a movie based on children’s comic books?! Interrobangs?!
Diana “Prince” (Gal Gadot) is Princess of the Amazons on Themyscira. Trained at a young age as a warrior god, Diana becomes transfixed with the concept of vanquishing Ares, the god who defied Zeus and condemned the world of man to war.
When a Great War soldier, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), enters Themyscira through a portal, hurtling out of the sky in a crashing fighter plane, Diana rushes out to save him. The German army in hot pursuit of Trevor, the Amazons must fight them off, and Diana gets her first glimpse at the horrors of war.
From here, she sets out to Continue reading Wonder Woman (2017) Movie Review
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?
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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
Movie trailers. Love them or hate them, they exist, and they are paratexts necessary to understanding how hype and expectation affects box office draw and the cultural capital of a product.
This week sees the release of a couple new ad spots for franchises we have already seen footage from: Wonder Woman, and The Fate of the Furious. And it also sees the front page IMDb attention of the trailer for Edgar Wright’s new action comedy (?) Baby Driver (a misleading title, to be honest).
The trailer for Baby Driver makes the film feel like Wright’s least comedic film to date. The trailer does pause for a breather on a bit about a Mike Myers vs. Michael Myers mask mix-up. And the international trailer opens on a scene involving Continue reading Trailer Rundown: Wonder Woman, The Fate of the Furious, & Baby Driver
Happy New Year beautiful readers! With the New Year upon us, it is time to take a look forward at 2017 in the theaters. As happens every January, we are looking ahead hopeful at the high profile films that are coming out. And once we get through the wasteland that is January (I’m looking at you, The Bye Bye Man) our starry eyes will be glazed over with a lack of faith in the Hollywood system.
So before that happens, let’s take a look at the most highly anticipated films of 2017. Note: I know what you’re thinking. You think this list will be playing into the hands and pockets of Hollywood given the sequels, reboots, and huge budget tentpoles that will inevitably be on this list. Which is why I am splitting this list in half. This list will look at the bigger budget releases, and a separate article will look at the potentially smaller (certainly not sequel) films of 2017.
Additionally, this list is not ranked. Instead, it is organized by what the scheduled release dates for the films are.
The X-Men franchise has come in waves. The first two films broke open the Continue reading Most Anticipated Films of 2017