October 19-21 Box Office

 

This October has been a great month for breaking records!

The newly released Halloween movie managed to bring in over $76 Million! Meaning that this sequel to the 1978 film managed to become the highest opening weekend slasher movie of all time, as well as October’s second highest grossing movie – just falling short of Venom, the first place film, by $4 Million.

However, Halloween isn’t the only successful film this weekend.  A Star is Bornthe Bradly Cooper directed film that came out 3 weekends ago, managed to overtake Venom for the first time since its release.  It is very rare for a movie to stay in the 2nd place spot for 3 weeks in a row, while other movies fall below the 2n place marker. This can only be attributed to the very positive word of mouth surrounding the film, as well as repeat views by audience members.

Check how the other films faired in the top five below!

No 1. Halloween (2018) – $76,221,545 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $19,051,082.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $126,127,328.

No 3. Venom – $18,043,887.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $171,063,982.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9,721,173. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $28,810,985

No 5.  First Man – $8,327,135.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $29,762,185.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see Halloween this weekend? Have you seen A Star is Born, or did you see it again?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

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New Spider-Man Suit Has Been Officially Debuted!

If you were unaware, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is set for a release date of July 5th of next year and to commemorate the film’s completion of filming in New York City Tom Holland gives us the official look at the new Spidey costume.

For the past few weeks there have been many paparazzi pictures that have leaked the look of Holland’s Spider-Man, but not in the best way possible.  Many of the pics are grainy, and taken out of context.  It is no surprise that Disney and Marvel decided to get out ahead of the narrative created by these vultures and officially debute the suit that everybody has been talking about last night on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.  You can see the clip below!

Now, if you’re thinking, “Wait, didn’t the web-head get dusted in Avengers: Infinity War?” And you are correct, and Kimmel tried to address the timeline question to Holland, but to now avail.  So we are still left to speculate if the movie takes place before the events of Infinity War or if Spider-Man will actually come back from the dead during Avengers 4 when it releases on May 3rd – one month before Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

What do you think of this suit?  When in the Marvel time line do you think this Spider-Man movie takes place?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

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Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors

This week marks the launch of the new Halloween movie that is produced by the powerhouse production company, Blumhouse Productions.  For the Blumhouse production owner, Jason Blum, this should be a week of celebration, however, it turned out to be a week of foot-in-mouth and back peddling.

During an interview with Polygon that was published early this week where Blum was supposed to be promoting the release of the new film a question was posed asking why the production company has yet to hire any female directors for their staple horror films.  This is what Jason Blum ha to say:

There are not a lot of female directos period, and even less who are inclined to do horror. I’m a massive admirer of [The Bobadook director] Jennifer Kent. I’ve offered her every movie we’ve had available. She’s turned me down every time.

Soon after the publication of this article the entire industry came down on the producer, offering up many female directos that are more than willing to direct one of his horror movies.

However, Jason Blum took to his twitter account to follow up on his “…dumb comments in that interview,” admitting that he made “a stupid mistake.” Continue reading “Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors”

Terrifying First Look At ‘The Curse Of La Llorona’

A first look trailer for the James Wan produced film, The Curse of La Llorona, has hit the web and once again shows that anything that Wan touches will haunt your nightmares.

Wan is responsible for such terrifying horror franchises as The Conjuring and Insidious.  Now he brings us the story of La Llorona, a crying woman who lives between heaven and hell – cursed by her own hand when she drowned her two kids.  The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who Wan has picked to direct The Conjuring 3, so this proves that the horror director/producer has a lot of faith in Chaves’ capability in directing horror.

The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Valasquez, Marisol Ramirez, and Sean Patrick Thomas. The film is set for a release date of April 19, 2019.  Expect to be terrified.

What did you think of this trailer? Are you a fan of James Wan’s films?  Will you be seeing this when it comes out?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

First Trailer For ‘Miss Bala’ has dropped!

Sony has dropped a first look at their upcoming action/thriller movie Miss Bala, which if you translate it from spanish means “Miss Bullet.”  After watching the trailer you can see that it is aptly named.

Many do not know that this Sony film is actually a remake of a 2011 movie of the same name, but what in Spanish only.  The film is directed by Catherine Hardwickebest known for Twilight, and stars Gina Rodriguez  in the leading role as Gloria, the winner of a beauty contest that is force to work for a crime boss after witnessing a murder.  The film also stars Anthony Mackie in a currently unknown role.

On the surface this looks like your average Hollywood action film.  However, if you know the source material you can blatantly see that there is something missing.  The original Miss Bala that came out in 2011 was a brutal, R rated, movie that was meant to show just how bad some of these Mexican cartels could get.  It wasn’t just an action movie, it was a film that spoke of the atrocities experienced by many that are unwillingly drug into the cartel business.  This version of that movie is a PG-13 film that has more of a Jason Bourne/Salt feel, nothing at all like the original.

While it is certainly possible that the movie gives a better representation of the source material than the trailer does, it is probably safe to assume that this will just be a normal action movie out of Hollywood.  Miss Bala will be hitting North American theaters on February 1st of 2019.

What did you think of this trailer? Did you ever see the original, or will you watch the original and compare it with this one?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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Warner Bros Set to Make ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies

Get ready fans of Tom and Jerry, as well as Scooby-Doo, you got movies coming!

According to an article published in Variety, Warner Bros. are in negotiations with director Tim Story to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid film, as well as talking to Chris Columbus to be the creative producer on a new Scooby-Doo animated movie.

This announcement comes on the heels of Warner Bros. announcing that they are aiming for a balance of animate movies as well as live-action hybrids.

Tom and Jerry is expected to start shooting in 2019.  The plan is to shoot in the real world with an animated version of Tom and Jerry interreacting with real people.  This sounds like it could be in the very same vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam.  Sources have also told Variety that, staying true to the characters of Tom and Jerry, they will not talk and will continue to rely on physical comedy as they have been since their inception in 1940.

As far as Scooby-Doo, the fully animated movie is full steam ahead with an expected release date in the first quarter of 2020.  At the moment there is no casting announcement for the voices for the meddling kids, but expect one soon.

What do you think of this announcement?  Are you a fan of any of these properties?  And do you think these movies can work?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.  Lets make a discussion about it.

Aladdin Teaser Trailer!!

Disney has finally released their first look at their live action Aladdin in the form of the biggest teaser trailer ever.  Just yesterday we got our first look at a teaser poster, and many speculated, correctly, that they would drop a teaser trailer toady – which you can see below

The film is set to be remake of the beloved animated feature with original and new songs written by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul who did music for the beloved musical The Greatest Showman.  The film will star Billy Magnussen as Aladdin, Will Smith as the Genie, and Naomi Scott as Jasmin.

While this teaser trailer doesn’t show much in the form of narrative, nor does it show any of the main characters outside of Aladdin himself, it does give just enough to know that this movie just may be that “diamond in the rough.”

Aladdin is set to be released on May 25th, so be prepared for more promotional material in the coming months.

What did you think of this trailer?  Is it  enough to get you excited, or are you still holding out?  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.  We can make a discussion  out of it.

2nd Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

We finally get our second glimpse at M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming movie Glass, and it doesn’t disappoint.

If you are unaware, Glass ties together the two worlds of Shyamalan’s films Unbreakable that came out in 2000 and Split that came out in 2016.  The two movies showed three very different superhumans – Samuel L. Jackson‘s fragile yet cunning Mr. Glass, Bruce Willis‘s strong and unbreakable David Dunn and James McAvoy‘s Wendell Crumb who has 24 different personalities living inside him. Check out the trailer below!

The first trailer was debuted earlier this year at San Diego Comic Con to great applause.  And this trailer does more to get audiences excited.  If this movie proofs to be as good as the trailers have advertised then it is not question that Shyamalan is back to form and delivering entertaining movies.

Glass is scheduled to release into theaters on the 18th of January.  If you haven’t seen any of the other two movies that this one ties into you better see them by then.  From the trailer alone it is easy to speculate that you will be lost if you don’t know the backstory of each of these very unique characters.

What did you think of this 2nd trailer?  Did you see Split and Unbreakable?  What did you think of them?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Creepy First Trailer For Pet Sematary!

The first, very creepy, trailer for Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary was dropped today and shows that a new fresh cinematic reimagining of the beloved book and thirty year old movie is just what we need.

This remake stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow and is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.  The first iteration of this movie that came out about 30 years ago to mild success.  Ask anybody who has seen the movie and they will tell you about how creepy it is.  This trailer shows that they are aiming to capture the same magic as the original, and push the envelope even farther.

Pet Sematary will be in theaters next year on April 5th, and I can not wait.

What did you think of this trailer? Did you see the 1989 Pet Sematary? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it.

Sequel For ‘Venom’ Will Be PG-13

With the great box office results of Venom over the past weekend it is no surprise that the film will be getting a sequel in the very near future.  And with that comes the question of, “Will this movie be rated R?”

Mild Spoiler for Venom end credit scene: In the mid-credit scene we see that Woody Harrelson will most likely be appearing in Venom‘s sequel as the psychotic and terrifying villain, Carnage.  Anybody with Spider-Man knowledge knows that Cletus Kasidy, who is the host for the Carnage symbiote, is a deranged serial killer. Therefore, it is not too unreasonable to think that a sequel with Carnage in it, despite Venom being PG-13, would  get that coveted R rating.  Well, not so according to Venom producer Avi Arad that told Collider:

“When you hear, Carnage, the only think you can think of is R. But, if you know his story, if you really know the comic, there’s no R here. He’s a tortured soul. It’s not about what he does, because we never have to show the knife going from here to there, and the blood is pouring. What you have to show is, what is the motivation? Was he born like that, or is he someone we should feel for, because if you are succeeding in making a villain someone you can feel for, jackpot.”

So, there it is, the producer of the film said that he has no intention of making Venom 2 with an R rating.  What he says is true, in the original comics where Carnage is introduced there is not an abundance of swearing, nudity, or blood and guts.  So why should the movie need an R rating? Yes, later iterations of the comic eventually become more adult themed, but all comic characters eventually have a mature run – that doesn’t mean all comic movies should get that R rating.

Also, Sony may still have some plans on tying their universe into Marvel’s universe.  A PG-13 rating will help to keep everything a little bit more even.  This type of merger is still just speculation, and Sony may not ever integrate Venom into the Avenger’s universe.  However, it is still a possibility at this time.

What do yo think of this?  Do you think a movie with Carnage in it should be rated R?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.