Another weekend has gone by, and Shazam! continues to hold fast to its spot at the top of the box office. Everyone else fell behind by a mile!
This was an interesting weekend at the box office. In the top five positions there were three movies that are reboots of previously made movies, and one movie based on an already excising comic book IP. Meaning that Little, which came in second place, was the only movie based on an original idea that made it into the top five box office positions.
Two films made their opening weekend debut this past weekend, yet failed to make it into the number one spot – Little, which made $15 million and Hellboy, making only $12 Million. The returns for both of these films is below what outlets were predicting and below what the studios wanted Is this due to bad marketing? Probably not. Many, including myself, are speculating that their lack of box office success is due to the looming shadow that the upcoming Avengers: Endgame has been casting over the month of April. Many movie going audience members are saving their pennies so they can spend it on the newest Avengers film.
For a few months now, small nuggets of news have been dropped ever so quietly about the still untitled Christopher Nolan directed film. However, Robert Pattinson, just spoke about his experience reading the script, and it’s enough to get you amped for the new Nolan film.
Pattinson has been on a press tour this past week promoting his upcoming Sci-Fi film High Life, directed by acclaimed French director Claire Denis. And it is in this press tour that Pattinson told USA Today that he was “locked in a room” and got to read the script, and found it to be “unreal.”
Here is his full quote:
“I got locked in a room to read the script – I don’t have it myself…. I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”
The first trailer for Todd Phillips‘ origin story for the most notorious DC villain ever created just dropped today – no joke. Check it out below!
Phillips, who is most known for TheHangover trilogy, is taking a new Batmanless approach to telling the origin story to the Clown Prince of Crime. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, struggles to find respect working as a clown on the streets of Gotham. However, after having suffered at the hands of many of the residents of Gotham, he spirals into becoming a manic criminal.
Phillips has described his film as a tragedy, a movie that will live separately from the newly upbeat vibe of Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
Joker gets released on the world on October 4th.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to the newest take on the Joker? Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.
It is April 2nd, and that means that Avengers: Endgame pre-sale tickets have just gone live! And with that we get another, and possibly the final, trailer for the long awaited film. The remaining Avengers are banding together, and Thanos is awaiting another battle.
The film opens this month, April 26th, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin.
Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers:Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
What do you think of this new trailer for Avengers: Endgame? Are you buying your tickets early? Have you already purchased them? Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion. Also, be apart of the conversation by following Kylan on Twitter @KylanReelCritic
For years fans have been clamoring for the next installment to the 2009 Zombie/Comedy flick, Zombieland. Well, it looks like Bill Murray is stepping in to scratch that itch – only it’s not in the form of a Zombieland sequel.
In this new zombie adventure Murray and Adam Driver are teaming up for a very tongue-in-check adaptation of a zombie takeover film in The Dead Don’t Die. Check out the trailer below!
The film is written and directed by Broken Flowers director Jim Jarmusch. And has a packed cast alongside Murray and Driver with Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez and Tom Waits.
The dead will rise on June 14th of this year!
What did you think of this trailer for The Dead Don’t Die? Is this a movie you will be going out to see? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.
Another weekend done, means another box office is in the bag.
To nobody’s surprise Dumbocame out on top this weekend bringing in around $45 Million dollars, with Usand Captain Marvel trailing behind by quite a lot. However, that was to expected. If you listened to last Friday’s podcast, then you’ll know that this is exactly what was predicted.
However, this weekend did bring with it one big shock. Unplanned, a film that flew compleetly under my radar, made it into the number 4 box office spot. This is extreamly shocking, and was ironicly unplanned, due to the lack of hype around this movie – or so I thought.
I had never seen a trailer for Unplanned, never heard of it, didn’t know it was coming out. Yet, despite my lack of knowledge it struck a cord with its targeted audience and they came out in droves to support it. The film managed to making just over $6 Million on a reported budget of the same amount. The film was out for only its first weekend and already made its money back.
Check out the full box office breakdown of the top five spots below!
No 1. Dumbo – $45,000,000 in its first weekend of release.
No 2. Us – $33,605,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $128,220,440.
No 3. Captain Marvel – $20,5000,000. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $353,805,815.
No 4. Unplanned – $6,382,298. in its first weekend of release.
No 5. Five Feet Apart – $6,197,557. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $35,823,158.
What did you think of these box office numbers? Did you know about Unplanned coming out? Where your predictions correct? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.
Division 19 is a science fiction/thriller written and directed by S.A. Halewood and set in an apocalyptic future where prisons have been turned into online entertainment. Subtribes to the system vote on what felons can eat, watch, wear and who they fight in the prison. However, when the world’s most watched felon escapes, the authorities scramble to bring back their most valuable asset for the grand opening of their new prison system.
Division 19 stars in the leading roles Linus Roache, from 2018’s brutally brilliant Mandy, and Alison Doody, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. These two are far and beyond the best part of the entire film. Both of the characters they portray are very believable in their attempts to capture the escaped convict, Hardin Jones. Unfortunately, the movie fails in most other aspects of basic film making. Continue reading “‘Division 19’ Review”
This weekend Disney’s launches their newest live action, Tim Burton directed film, Dumbo. Based on the very well-known 1941 animated film, Dumbo tells the story of a baby elephant born with abnormally large ears that ridiculed by everyone in the circus, however, manages to overcome his deformity due to his large ears giving him the ability to fly.
This new iteration of Dumbo falls in a long line of Disney live-action makeovers such as The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Maleficent, and the soon to be released The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan.
For the first half-hour to forty five minutes the film is par for the course. Burton reintroduces characters known to the audience from the animated film, and acquaints us with newly introduced characters played by Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, and Finley Hobbins.
However, after that the entire movie switches over to a version of what can only be described as Dumbo II. If you’ve never heard of Dumbo II, that’s because it has never been made. Burton takes this opportunity to make the mythology of Dumbo all his own and it doesn’t exactly work. Especially Michael Keaton’s character V.A. Vandevere, who is more cartoonish than the 1941 film. He is a basic Disney Richie Rich screen villain – shadowy lair and all. Continue reading “‘Dumbo’ Review”