I’ll break down my thoughts on all the winners and losers very soon, but for now, here’s a look at some of the hottest stars and what they rocked to the biggest night of the movie calendar year. Who’s your favorite and who should have tried another outfit? Continue Reading
What a beautiful mess. That perfectly sums up “Jupiter Ascending,” the latest disaster spectacle from The Wachowskis who I’m convinced would have been better suited for the silent film era where annoyances like plot and a comprehensive script wouldn’t be nearly as problematic. Continue Reading
22 Jump Street – After the 2012 comedy raked in over $138 million, a sequel was inevitable and once again, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill thrilled audiences with a sequel that was just $9 million shy of hitting $200 million. You can lock in “23 Jump Street” any day now. 22 Jump Street (2 Discs) [Blu-ray] Continue Reading
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $36 million [2nd week; $174.7 million in total] Benefiting from some of the season’s weakest competition, the fourth installment of the “Transformers” saga easily retained the top spot this week, becoming the first film since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to actually retain its No. 1 ranking in consecutive weeks.
Transformers: Age of Extinction [Blu-ray]
1. Think Like a Man Too – $30 million [debut week] – The sequel to the breakout 2012 hit didn’t match the $33.6 of its predecessor, but it did earn enough to win this week’s box office. It’s possible the lousy critical response – the film has a terrible 13% freshness rating on rottentomatoes.com – played a part in the film failing to exceed the original’s debut despite being in 210 more theaters.
For star Kevin Hart, this marks his third film this year that’s opened to at least $25 million – a very impressive feat that continues to prove he’s a box office draw.
This marks a record ninth consecutive week where the previous champ failed to hold serve and retain its box office crown. The last film to successfully repeat was back in April with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” And with the fourth Transformers film coming to theaters next week, a 10th week is a lock for another changing of the guard.
“Jupiter Ascending,” one of the rare oddities for the 2014 summer blockbuster season – an original film that was neither a sequel or a comic book related adventure, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne, has been delayed to February 2015. Continue Reading
I just knoooow Keith is gonna love this news, which promptly got upstaged to smithereens with the reveal of Ben Affleck as Batman in “Batman vs. Superman.”
At the London premiere of “X-Men:Days of Future Past,” producer Lauren Schuler Donner said that Channing Tatum will be Gambit in a future X-Men film. Continue Reading