May 24, 2013
March 10, 2013
1. Oz the Great and Powerful - $80.3 million [debut week] Disney had high hopes in making this prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” and they were rewarded with a magical best of 2013-opening with the Sam Raimi production.
With little in the way of family films to contend with in the next few weeks, this could retain the top spot until “G.I. Joe Retaliation.” Star Mila Kunis already announced that the cast is signed on for sequels so the first round of meetings to discuss another route on the yellow brick road of box office success.
March 8, 2013
“Dead Man Down” is a revenge thriller that aspires to be more than your average revenge thriller and surprisingly succeeds. More
December 17, 2012
New on DVD/Blu-Ray Ada Wong, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Clint Eastwood, Colin Farrell, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Leon Kennedy, Li Bing Bing, Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Pitch Perfect, Resident Evil: Retribution, Trouble with the Curve, video game series 3 Comments
Total Recall – This needless remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film thankfully bombed at the box office further damaging Colin Farrell’s credibility as a box office draw. It wasn’t his fault though. Hollywood execs continue to ignore the fact that sometimes people don’t want their “cult classics” messed with for remakes no matter how much technology has advanced since the original. More
October 8, 2012
I’m pretty sure “Seven Psychopaths” is going to be a guilty pleasure for me this fall starring Colin Farrell (“Total Recall“), Sam Rockwell (“Iron Man 2″), Woody Harrelson (“The Hunger Games“) about a writer whose friends steal a gangster’s dog.
Just to raise the craziness scale a bit more of the film, a new trailer, “Seven PsychoCATS” has just been released featuring cats directed by Adult Swim alumni Jim Tozzi. Yes, it’s completely brilliant, but how could you go wrong with a cat channeling Christopher Walken?
“Seven Psychopaths” opens this Friday.
August 5, 2012
1. “The Dark Knight Rises” – $36.4 million [$356.6 million; 3rd week]For a third straight week, Batman beats out all comers. Expect a much tougher challenge come next weekend with the arrival of “The Bourne Legacy.” The final Batman film for Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale is actually losing less of its audience from “The Dark Knight,” but is bringing in a lot less. See more on that here. The very entertaining Summer Olympics is likely contributing to some of this box office though. More
August 3, 2012
“Total Recall” (take 2) is the ideal science-fiction film for anyone who hasn’t seen the 1990 original or cares about particularly compelling movies. More
July 31, 2012
With the phenomenal success of last year’s “Spider-Man,” it was logical to assume that more comic book based movies would be appearing on the big screen faster than you can say “up, up and away.”
Never one to miss out on a potentially untapped gold mine, Hollywood studios are releasing four comic book movies this year. [2012 FF: Good thing Hollywood got off the sinking ship that was investing big into comic book movies...] The first one to get a crack at duplicating “Spider-Man’s” success is Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, a pretty popular character in comic book circles, but can his popularity translate into a good movie? More