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Sunday
Jul292018

Box Office Possible - Fallout

by Nathaniel R

The Mission Impossible franchise (in movie form at least) is 22 years old and just won't quit (and neither will Tom Cruise) having its best opening weekend yet with film #6, Fallout. It's also Cruise's second biggest opening weekend ever after only War of the Worlds (2005). My personal favorite of the M:I franchise is Ghost Protocol from 2011. Yours? 

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(July 27th-29th)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Blindspotting
1.๐Ÿ”บ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT  $61.5 *NEW* REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ BLINDSPOTTING $1.3 on 523 screens (cum. $1.7) 
2. MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN $15 (cum. $70.4) REVIEW 2. ๐Ÿ”บ EIGHTH GRADE  $1.3 on 158 screens (cum. $2.9) CAPSULE REVIEW
3. THE EQUALIZER 2 $14 (cum. $64.2) 
3.  ๐Ÿ”บTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS $1.2 on 433 screens (cum. $6.7) REVIEW
4. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 $12.3 (cum. $119.2) 
4.  LEAVE NO TRACE $499k on 289 screens (cum. $4.6) TRAILER DISCUSSION
5. ๐Ÿ”บ TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES $10.5 *NEW*
5. ๐Ÿ”บ DON'T WORRY HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT $351k on 266 screens (cum. $860k)

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Friday
Jul272018

Review Catch-up: Eighth Grade, Ant-Man and the Wasp, etc...

by Nathaniel R

A few recent major pictures we didn't post full reviews on. Oops. Let's take them in order of preference...

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
Synopsis: A slice of life in middle school as an introverted teenager with an unwatched YouTube channel tries to survive eighth grade. 
Capsule: Such is the miracle of this movie that I felt pangs of recognition all throughout it even though I am basically the dad's age and not the daughter's, and also not a parent. I went to middle school a million years ago and so much about life as a teenager has changed radically since then. We didn't have social media, cel phones, and gun drills when I was a teenager...

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Sunday
Jun242018

What did you see this weekend? 

by Nathaniel R

Dinosaurs or a Super Family? That was the big choice for moviegoers this weekend but since The Incredibles 2 had debuted last week to gargantuan numbers a lot of people have already seen it and flocked to the Jurassic World sequel this time despite its terrible reviews. In other box office news Oceans 8 has crossed the $100 million mark, Solo crossed $200 million and Deadpool 2 (BARF!) crossed $300 million proving once again that people have terrible taste. I kid. To each their own...

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 22-24)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Gotti
1.๐Ÿ”บ JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM $150 *NEW*  REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? $1.8 on 348 screens (cum. $4.1) 
2. INCREDIBLES 2 $80.9 (cum. $350.3)  2. GOTTI $812k on 466 screens (cum. $3.2)
3.๐Ÿ”บOCEANS 8 $11.6 (cum. $100.3)  CATE'S PROMO SUITS 
3. ๐Ÿ”บAMERICAN ANIMALS $576k on 339 screens (cum. $1.4) 
4. TAG  $8.2 (cum $30.3)
4. RBG $425k on 209 screens (cum. $10.8) REVIEW
5. DEADPOOL 2 $5.2 (cum. $304.1) PODCAST
5. ๐Ÿ”บ HEARTS BEAT LOUD $319k on 104 screens (cum. $795k) 

 

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Monday
Jun112018

Box Office: Oceans 8 nabs the loot. Audiences also move into Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 8-10)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Oceans 8 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
1. ๐Ÿ”บ OCEANS 8 $41.5 *NEW* CATE'S PROMO SUITS 
1.  RBG $700K on 375 screens (cum. $9.1)  REVIEW
2. SOLO: $15.1 (cum. $176.1)   REVIEWBEHIND THE SCENES   2. ๐Ÿ”บFIRST REFORMED $558k on 334 screens (cum. $1.7) REVIEW, ETHAN HAWKE
3. DEADPOOL 2 $13.6 (cum. $278.6)
3. ๐Ÿ”บWON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? $470k on 29 screens *NEW*  
4.๐Ÿ”บHEREDITARY  $13 *NEW* REVIEW
4. ๐Ÿ”บAMERICAN ANIMALS $234k on 42 screens (cum. $422K) 
5. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR $6.8 (cum. $654.7) REVIEW 
5.๐Ÿ”บBELIEVER $144k on 32 screens *NEW*

 

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Thursday
Jun072018

Top 5 Suits Cate Blanchett Wore to Promote Ocean's 8

by Murtada

Tonight’s the night! Ocean’s 8 starts playing and we will finally get the full fashion parade of Cate Blanchett’s costumes. Word is that she’s almost exclusively in suits. That wardrobe is already making the internet aflutter. But Cate has also promoted the film wearing suits to every premiere and press engagement. Her co-star Anne Hathaway said it best at the movie’s New York premiere Tuesday night:

Cate Blanchett has owned her lady suits this entire movie process up to now. She's that great of an actress. She's committed to her character. We wouldn't dare wear a suit for the premiere!"

So here are the top five suits Cate Blanchett wore promoting Ocean’s 8:

#5 - Today Show, designer unknown

This pale lavender number below is cute and all but it wins this placement because it was what Cate wore when she appeared alongside Sarah Paulson in the now viral non-interview at the Today show...

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Saturday
May052018

'just link a prayer, your click can take me there... ๐ŸŽต

Guardian has a really fascinating interview with Sean Penn about his novel (yes he wrote one), his ex-wives, his humanitarian work, the Me Too movement and more
AV Club Netflix suggests it's going to back away a bit from its war against the movies... or at least from competing on the awards battlefield. Does this mean they're abandoning their Oscar campaigns? This statement is quite vague.
Boy Culture connects two of my favorite things of all time: Madonna's "Like a Prayer" phase and... Natalie Wood?
Time Can Oceans 8 bring back the glamourous caper?

EW Uma Thurman willing to work with Quentin Tarantino again
W interviews Grace Jone about her fierceness "I pack a good wallop"
Variety YES! A24 is planting the seeds for an Oscar campaign for Toni Collette in the horror film Hereditary
Coming Soon For some reason Monty Python's Spamalot is going to become a movie
Variety Olivia de Havilland talks about being Cannes very first female jury president decades ago
Electric Literature "storytelling" in WestWorld and how literary it actually is
Awards Daily Academy votes to expel Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby
AV Club Steve Martin and Martin Short are actual best friends
i09 beautiful posters for King Kong's Broadway musical debut
Playboy "Hollywood's pansexual moment" - interesting points in this article but I'm really quite annoyed that we've jumped from gay rights to "let not define ourselves and let's explore fluidity" and are acting like homophobia is solved / gays are accepted. There are literally still laws being pushed in the US to discriminate against queer people - even this very week

Click to enlargeAvengers Mania
<-- This Captain Marvel poster going around looked so official I thought it was. Apparently it's actually fan art by a Brazilian illustrator Fabio Rodrigues

Vulture Infinity War facial hair rankings
Monkey See Glen Weldon coins a genius term for the ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Well worth a close read.
Crooked Marquee Eric D Snider wins the award for "best headline to an Avengers Infinity War review"
/Film Black Widow's solo film actively looking for a director (even though no screenplay is written yet. Hmmm)
AV Film how are we supposed to care about Ant-Man and the Wasp post the brutal ending of Infinity War
Coming Soon Infinity War has been out just one week and it's already nearly at a billion dollars globally. Jesus.
Express a very elaborate theory on how Captain Marvel and Ant Man could save the day in Infinity Wars Part 2