Now we’re getting to the big categories. For Best Director, as well as the four major acting categories, I felt that I needed a top 10. I included directors both whose films I loved, and directors who I felt their … Continue reading 2015 In Review: Best Director
FUTURE A-LISTER AWARD OF THE YEAR (A Performance That Should Have Made A New Star) Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) Brie Larson (Room) Michael B. Jordan (Creed) Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) For … Continue reading 2015 In Review: Best In Film Part 4
I’m actually live blogging the Golden Globe awards over at mjsbigblog.com, so if you’d like to join us for the part over there, that’s where I’ll be on Sunday night. But, for now, my predictions for how the night will … Continue reading Golden Globe Predictions
Since this showed up in my newsfeed from Entertainment Weekly, I felt like responding with my own list. For those too lazy to click, their list is: 16) Cars 2 15) A Bugs Life 14) The Good Dinosaur 13) Monsters … Continue reading Ranking Pixar’s 16 Films
The two big new releases this weekend both performed well, and proved to be a shot in the arm at the box office, which desperately needed it after last weekends pathetic results. Leading the pack is The Perfect Guy, starring … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Perfect’ ‘Visit’ A Shot Of Adrenaline For The Box Office
This weekend, two films traded places, as War Room dramatically exceeded expectations, and We Are Your Friends bombed almost on a record breaking level. It posted the third worst wide opening in history, besting only Delgo and The Oogieloves (there’s … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘War Room’ Surprises, ‘We Are Your Friends’ Is An Epic Bomb
Straight Outta Compton remained straight at the top, as all three new contenders were huge disappointments. Compton dropped 55% in week two, a bit harsher than predicted, but still managed to break past the 100M mark. It wasn’t the only … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Compton’ Wins, Newcomers Don’t Even Fight
The big news of the weekend is how well Straight Outta Compton did, beating everyone expectations. It even opened above 8 Mile. It’s the 6th highest opener for August, beating some heavy hitters like Rise Of The Planet Of The … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Straight’ To #1, ‘The Man From’ Disappointment
Four new releases couldn’t strike gold this weekend, as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ended up in the top spot, defeating poorly reviewed Fantastic Four. Originally, Fantastic Four was tracking at 40M, but as more and more bad reviews trickled in … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Ethan Hunt Defeats The ‘Fantastic Four’
After enduring bad press and weirdly bad advance word of mouth, Fantastic Four will try to pull an “against all odds” this weekend and open big. I don’t think it can open too big. We’ve seen this story before. The … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fantastic’ Weekend Ahead?
Tom Cruise managed the 2nd largest Mission Impossible opening and the third largest of his career with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which showed the power of good reviews, grabbing an A- from Cinemascore and a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Mission’ Possible. Tom Cruise Opens Above Projections.
See what I did there? I’m so creative. My mommy always said… so creative. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Mission Impossible sequel will rule the box office. The last installment had a weird platform release where it opened in 425 … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Audiences Will Go On An ‘Impossible’ ‘Vacation’
Ant-Man barely edged Pixels this weekend for the top spot. A 56% drop (not too shabby) kept it in the lead. It broke 100M in its 10th day of release. Pixels was likely hurt by some truly devastating reviews. Audiences … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Scores Narrow Victory, ‘Paper’ Crumbles In 6th
Until last summer’s Blended, Adam Sandler was one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. If you look at his non-R rated mainstream comedies, they all open well. Pixels puts him back in this familiar territory, and this time he’s … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Pixels’ Fight For 1st
Ant-Man may have won the weekend, but it’s the lowest debut for a Marvel movie. There’s even talk that it might not hit 58M. It might fall short. Also, some people are going with the “sky is falling” routine for … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Lowest Marvel Debut, ‘Trainwreck’ Passes Expectations