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It was a slow Easter weekend at movie theaters as Warner Bros and New Line’s The Curse of La Llorona took the top spot with only $26.5 million. This actually topped the expectations of the movie as moviegoers are looking for new horror movies that raise the bar. This, in turn, gave both studios their third straight weekend at the number one spot.
In second place was Warner Bro’s Shazam! with $17.3 million. So far worldwide it’s made $322 million and it’s only on its third week. I expect the number to hit somewhere between $350 and $400 by the time it’s done. Simply because Avenger’s Endgame is coming out this next weekend and will dominate the charts for some time.
Third place saw Fox’s Breakthrough with $11.1 million. While fourth and fifth place saw Captain Marvel and Little with $9.1 million and $8.4 million. Check out the full top ten list below.
Wizard Entertainment Inc. announced four new events to the 2019 calendar of Wizard World conventions, including the return to Los Angeles (June 8 at Sony Pictures Studio Lot, Culver City, Ca.), fifth visit to Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 6-8 at Renaissance Tulsa), third event in Pittsburgh (July 26-28, David L. Lawrence Convention Center), and first trip to the Bay Area (Oakland, Ca., Nov. 22-24, Oakland Convention Center).
What caught my attention was the Los Angeles event which is, in fact, a Ghostbusters Fan Fest. If you were or are a fan of Ghostbusters this event was basically made for you. This will be a once in a lifetime event celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the 1984 film. Celebrity guests include Director Ivan Reitman, Actors Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and more! Learn more about the event here.
Sony Pictures has released the first look photos for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie directed by Elizabeth Banks. The first details of the new team have also been revealed, giving fans an idea on what of each of the characters is all about.“Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card; Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), the ex-MI6 muscle of the group; and Elena Houghlin (Aladdin’s Naomi Scott), the MIT-trained scientist”.
For those who don’t know, The Charlie’s Angels franchise began with a TV show that originally ran from 1976-1981 starring actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. The franchise saw a resurgence in the early 200’s with two films, Charlie’s Angels in 2000 and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu.
Charlie’s Angels is set to make its debut in theaters on November 15 of this year.
Over the weekend at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Disney showed off four official images from the highly anticipated Disney+ series The Mandalorian. At the official panel during the celebration fans were treated to both images and sneak peeks of footage from the show. While the footage is not being released to the public yet, check out the photos below.
Overseeing the show panel were the show’s creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. When talking about the look and feel of the show “Getting back to the roots of what inspired George Lucas, the westerns and Samurai films. That period of time in history that was so fertile, the time of the 7 Samurai,” Favreau said during the panel.
The Mandalorian will launch on Disney+ on November 12th, 2019.
Actress Gina Carano as Cara Dune a former Shock Trooper.
Actor Carl Weathers as Greef Carga as the Leader of a guild of bounty hunters.
Actor Pedro Pascal as the title character the Mandalorian in an action shot.
Another great shot of Actor Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian.
I will be honest, I am a huge fan of the actress Emily Bett Rickards and it was a big reason that I went to the Los Angeles premiere of the film Funny Story. I really had no idea what I was walking into with the plotline, though what I got was an amazing story that is both tragically funny and deeply saddening.
Directed by Michael J. Gallagher, the film is a tragic comedy about a well-intentioned father Walter, played by actor Mathew Glave, who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter Nic, played by actress Jana Winternitz and her partner Kim, played by Emily Bett Rickards.
The basic story is that Walter is looking to rekindle his relationship with his daughter Nic by spending the weekend with her. She tells him that she can’t visit him because she’s going with a group of friends to a resort in Big Sur. Walter asks if he can join them. She reluctantly agrees. On the way, she asks him to pick up her friend Kim to bring with him. What he doesn’t know and finds out when arriving is that his daughter and all of her friends are lesbians and that Nic and Kim are a couple who are planning to get married that same weekend
Through a laundry list of questionable actions and decisions made by Walter, the overall question asked from the story is if you knew a secret that would ruin somebody’s life, would you tell them? This becomes his conflict through a series of hilarious and awkward encounters he has with his daughter, partner, and group of friends that he comes to know for the weekend.
What I Liked About It;
I really didn’t know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Director Michael J. Gallagher did a brilliant job at making you feel as is you were a part of the film in such a way as if you were overhearing someone else’s story or conversation. Which is why it was both funny, sad, and sometimes awkward to watch as if maybe you shouldn’t be watching this deep and very personal story about this group of people. The last movie that had that feeling for me was Director David O. Russell’s movie Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Actor Mathew Glave brought this amazing fine line between humor and tragic figure throughout the entire movie. His work was absolutely amazing in this role. Though it’s not surprising as he’s a seasoned actor who’s been on shows like ER, Stargate SG-1, Army Wives, and Angie Tribeca. Looking at his IMDB page, he has a wide range of roles that are all across the spectrum. I firmly believe if it was anyone else in the role, the movie would not have been as good as it is.
After seeing Emily Bett Rickards in this movie I can honestly say she is underused on the CW’s Arrow. If she and her team are about to make some business moves then I can see why she jumped ship for next season. I think Hollywood is about to see how truly talented she is. Her performance in this movie wasn’t just brilliant, it was real. You could feel the emotions she put into every scene.
What I Think Didn’t Work;
If anything it left you with questions at the end. But maybe that’s a good thing? It forces you to use your imagination and create a whole new story in your head in how you think the story ended.
If are looking for something completely different when it comes to your movie preference, then I would highly recommend Funny Story. Great acting, great story, it’s well worth checking out. Learn more about the movie at it’s website here www.funnystorymovie.com and check out a click from the movie below.
During a panel over the weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Respawn Entertainment announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™, a new third-person action adventure game, will launch on November 15, 2019, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The game will feature an authentic story set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, when the Jedi have fallen. Fans will play as a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, brought to life by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham), who has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s secret decree to eliminate all Jedi.
Players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now for pre-order, and will offer fans unique cosmetic content. For more details, visit StarWarsJediFallenOrder.com and check out the trailer below.
Classic horror fans rejoice as Universal is letting their monsters out of the cage for the first time ever with a DVD box set called Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection.
From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all of the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring some of the most legendary actors including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these films set the standard for a new horror genre and showcase why these landmark movies that defined the horror genre are regarded as some of the most unforgettable ever to be filmed.
The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes;
The Mummy (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Werewolf of London (1935)
Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
The Mummy’s Ghost (1942)
The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
Invisible Agent (1942)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
House of Dracula (1945)
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, and includes a 3D version)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Revenge of the Creature (1955 and includes a 3D version)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
The box set also comes with a 48-page collectible book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs and is accompanied by an array of bonus features including behind-the-scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce, 13 expert feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more.
Twentieth Century Fox finally released a full trailer for Alita: Battle Angel. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, and David Valdes.
The movie stars Rosa Salazar, best known for her roles in the Maze Runner franchise as Brenda. Salazar plays the half human, half robot known as Alita. Also starring in the movie is two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly.
There is also many actors of note that are in the supporting role, with the likes of Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Casper Van Dien, and Mahershala Ali.
The film is about When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a doctor who realizes that this abandoned cyborg shell has the heart and soul of a young woman. As she learns to navigate her new life on the streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.
IMDb announced that for the third year in a row, writer/director/podcaster and all around pop culture geek Kevin Smith will host three days, July 19-21, of original celebrity video interviews, a 90-minute live show called IMDb LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con, and other exclusive convention coverage aboard the IMDboat at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018. Celebrities scheduled to appear include the casts of The Predator, Doctor Who, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, The Walking Dead, The Flash and more.
To follow exclusive Comic-Con coverage later this week, which includes breaking news, expert analysis, original celebrity interviews, trending information, the 90-minute live show, field pieces shot around the convention featuring fans, cosplay and top stories of the day, daily convention, and panel recaps, and more, go to www.imdb.com/comic-con.
Family-friendly movies always rule the box office and this weekend is no different with Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation with $44.1 million. Voice acting from Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, this is the third movie of the franchise. This this the weakest opening of the three movies as the last one made $47.5 million in its opening weekend, while the original made $42.5 million. Though overall it is a profitable franchise for Sony as both previous films in total have made $318 million. That’s not including DVD, OnDemand sales, and toy merchandise. Though I expect it will fall to the number two or three spot next week as the new action movie Equalizer 2 movie opens up. Plus it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60% and an audience score of 55%.
In second place is Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp with $28.8 million. So far in its second weekend, it has made $132.8 million domestically and $283 worldwide so far. While it was loved by both critics and audiences alike, the movie is already seeing a drop off with 62% at theaters. Though this is to be expected as we are right in the middle of the summer with big movies coming out every weekend.
In third place and opening up in its first weekend is The Rock’s new movie Skyscraper with $25.5 million. The movie received a “B+” from CinemaScore, though critics aren’t really in love with the film as it received a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Universal is going to have to do something at foreign box offices as the movie had a budget of $125 million. So far it’s opened in 57 international markets this weekend and will open in 11 additional ones next weekend, which including Italy and China.
In fourth place and still holding on strong is Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 with $16.2 million. In its fourth weekend, the movie is still breaking records. Besides being the highest grossing animated film of all-time domestically, this past weekend it jumped ahead of The Dark Knight to become the ninth largest overall film all time domestically. Also with this past weekend, the movie has made over $856 million, making it the 64th largest worldwide release of all-time.
In fifth place was Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with $15.5 million. So far domestically it has made $363.3 million and worldwide it’s seen $1.134 billion. Making it the 18th largest worldwide release of all-time and rising.
Check out the full list below.
1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $44.1M
2. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $28.8M
3. Skyscraper – Universal – $25.5M
4. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $16.2M
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $15.5M
6. First Purge, The – Universal – $9.1M
7. Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures – $4.3M
8. Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Sony – $3.9M
9. Uncle Drew – Lionsgate – $3.2M
10. Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $2.9M