Zombies Will (Probably) Devour Stallone, Elderly in a Crime Comedy, and the Rest of the Competition

The new releases         This weekend, there are three new releases coming along: the zombie-love story, Warm Bodies; Stallone's new vehicle, Bullet to the Head; and a limited release of Stand Up Guys, where Alan Arkin, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken team up for a crime comedy. Sylvester Stallone is breaking off [...]

‘Hansel and Gretel’ Comes Out on Top (Jan. 25-27)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters came out on top with $19.69 million, and Mama drops 53.9% to $13.088 million this weekend. Parker made $7 million, while Movie 43 proves to be the worst reviewed film of the year so far, and the largest box office bomb with a measly $4.8 million. Click the title for my review. Top 10 Box Office, The Results [...]

Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 Release Date: June 10, 2011 Director: J.J. Abrams Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Joel Courtney Runtime: 112 min Tagline: It arrives. Plot: During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. Quick Thoughts review. - A problem with this one [...]

The Last Stand (2013)

The Last Stand Release Date: January 18, 2012 Director: Jee-won Kim Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville Runtime: 107 min Tagline: Retirement is for sissies The most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the Western hemisphere escapes a prisoner transfer and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a [...]

Mama (2013)

Mama Release Date: January 18, 2013 Director: Andrés Muschietti Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier Runtime: 100 min Tagline: A mother's love is forever In this modern age, it is very difficult for horror films to be original. There is so little ground that has not already been stepped on. This is exactly one [...]

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield Release Date: January 18, 2008 Director: Matt Reeves Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan Runtime: 85 min Tagline: Some thing has found us Older review, written November 26, 2012.  You all know how these found footage feautures work, right? Something attacks, everyone (probably) dies. Yup. That's it, that's all. That's all she wrote. [...]

Fear (1996)

Fear Release Date: April 12, 1996 Director: James Foley Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen Runtime: 97 min Tagline: Together forever. Or else. As far as stalker flicks go, they can be great experiments in cinema or they can ultimately fail. Some good ones include Fatal Attraction, Disturbia or Cape Fear. They can be [...]

January 18-21 Box Office Results

Mama did extremely well this weekend, with a return of $33 million over the four-day weekend. Broken City and The Last Stand underperformed this weekend, with only a combined $16.69 million.  Click the title for my review. Top 10 Box Office, The Results (Estimates) My Prediction/Off by (+/-) 1. Mama (review will be up this week): $33, 035, 000 - $16, 000, [...]

G.I. Jane (1997)

G.I. Jane Release Date: August 22, 1997 Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft Runtime: 125 min Tagline: Failure is not an option. G.I. Jane follows Lieutenant Jordan O'Neill (Demi Moore), the first woman to be enrolled in a U.S. Navy SEAL training camp. Everyone expects her to fail, especially the fairly [...]