Mind you, this is a horror film that STILL has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes the day before it begins its Thursday evening showings. 30 reviews counted so far, all Fresh. Get Out is definitely a super buzzy horror film, … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: How High Will ‘Get Out’ Go?
Yes, I believe that the Ice Cube/Charlie Day comedy Fist Fight is going to outgross Matt Damon’s action The Great Wall. Interestingly, The Great Wall has already made 224M overseas (170M of that being from China alone). That doesn’t mean … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fist Fight’ Will Climb A ‘Great Wall’
LEGO Batman didn’t quite hit the 60M many were expecting, but 54.5M total is good. Fifty Shades of Darker did much better than expected, and somehow managed a B+ cinemascore, which is up from the C+ the original received. I … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Lego’, ‘Shades’, ‘Wick’ all impress
Even though it might be the top destination choice for Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades Darker is not expected to win this weekend. That could be a surprise, considering the original set the record (then) for biggest February opener, which would … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fifty Shades’ Of ‘Batman’ and ‘John Wick’
Here’s the thing. Split has been doing really well. It opened above expectations, and it only dropped 35% last weekend. It’s on track to be the first 100M release of 2017, possibly as early as this weekend (but more likely … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Is ‘Rings’ A Hit?
Here it is. My top 10 list of the year and I believe I’m getting it in before the Oscar nominations are announced. 10) Hidden Figures It just works on every level for me. It’s a feel good movie, based … Continue reading Best Of 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Films (10-1)
The Best Actors Of 2016 are…
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Here are my pics for Best Actress of 2016.
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For me, when I pick my directors, I think of many different factors. Was the film made better because the director was attached to it? Does the director have a unique voice and/or perspective? How well shot and edited was the film? Did it have a lot of pacing issues? Was the work original and groundbreaking, or just more of the same. Could literally anyone have replicated their work? These are the 10 directors I felt did the best directing job of 2016, plus five more for “Breakthrough In Directing”, which means they either had directed their first feature, or nearly their first.
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Split has managed to do even better than expected, showing that Shyamalan still has power at the box office. The film has also managed a B+ cinemascore, which is really good for a film of this genre. Of course, what … Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Split’ Explodes, ‘XXX3’ Just Does OK
I have a feeling both Split and XXX3 are going to beat their current projections. I’m seeing Split exploding on tracking, and if The Bye Bye Man can hit 15M with shit reviews, Split might even get 30M with good … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘XXX’ or ‘Split’?
Here’s my third posting for Best Of 2016. Today I’m tackling both Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) and Costume and Makeup Design. The top five in each category.
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Continuing my picks for the Best Of 2016, here are my five picks for Visual Effects and five for Cinematography.
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I’m starting my Best Of 2016 lists officially today. With the Oscar nominations coming up next week, I have a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time. Today, I’m highlighting my five favorite Original Scores and my five favorite original songs of the year.
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Star Wars is looking to win this weekend, even with a hard hit coming out of the holidays. Hidden Figures is the only film that’s being set up as a potential breakout. It’s tracking in the high teens, but I … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Star Wars’ Vs ‘Blood Wars’