After getting our first look at the Joker in the Todd Philips-directed origin film, I came to a conclusion that has been building up in my mind for a few months. DC, its characters and stories, have worked best in cinema when being grounded in realism. Not to be confused with darkness, which has been […]Read More Opinion: DC Works Best When Grounded in Realism, and The Joker is Proof of It
We’re more than halfway into the year, and as festival season gears up, we can now start to picture which films will be featured at Hollywood’s biggest awards show. NOTE: Most of this is pure speculation based on past Oscars and talent involved. Here’s a look at the Best Picture race. THE CONTENDERS Black […]Read More Early Oscars 2019 Predictions: Best Picture
After surprising almost everyone in Hollywood with its big opening, ‘The Meg’ will now compete in its second weekend with fellow Warner Bros. film, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, which is opening on a Wednesday. Warner has positioned ‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ in its marketing as a historic film for asian-american representation in film, boasting almost an exclusive […]Read More BOX OFFICE PROJECTIONS: CAN ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ CHALLENGE HOLDOVER ‘THE MEG’?
While everyone expected a big weekend for the Pixar sequel, nobody saw this coming. ‘Incredibles 2’ not only unseated previous animated champ Finding Dory ($135M), but it also grossed more than juggernaut live-action superhero films ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. It turns out it was worth the 14-year wait […]Read More Box Office Actuals: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Huge $183M+ Weekend
Ever since ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ bombed during the Memorial Day weekend, the summer movie season has been craving for another hit, especially Disney. It’s up to ‘Incredibles 2’ now. Coming off a massive 14-year wait, Disney has been pulling no stops with the marketing of this film. The original, back in 2004, made […]Read More Box Office Projections: ‘Incredibles 2’ to Post Best Animated Feature Opening of All Time
The box office went mostly as expected this week, with ‘Ocean’s 8‘, as predicted, held its own with a $41.5M opening, stealing the “Ocean’s” franchise record debut of the second entry back in 2004 — of course, not adjusted for inflation, which would actually make this the lowest opening of the franchise, but good thing […]Read More Box Office Actuals: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Opens Solidly; ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Opens Strong In Foreign Markets
(Projections for the weekend for North America for the weekend of June 8-10) Last year, we were coming off the excellent opening of ‘Wonder Woman’ and a tremendous hold this weekend. It’s fair to point out that 2017’s summer ended up being one of the lowest grossing in recent memory, but as things are going, […]Read More Box Office Projections: ‘Ocean’s 8’ to Top the Weekend (and ‘Solo’ to Continue Plunging)