April 26-28 Box Office Predictions: ‘Pain & Gain’ vs. ‘The Big Wedding’

        The Big Wedding looks like a lame romantic comedy. It could be funny, but it looks as if it has flop scribbled on it. It's a big ensemble including Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and Topher Grace. I guess it's better than just another Katherine [...]

‘Oblivion’ Starts off Blockbuster Season with $37M

The following article is courtesy of Joe over at Two Dude Review. Also, I'm a part of a box office game with him and a few others (Nick of Cinematic Katzenjammer, Shane of FilmRehab, and Jason and Trevor, both of Movie Mavericks). It's pretty fun, silly me for waiting until now to mention it. Trevor of [...]

Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion Release Date: April 19, 2013 Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko Runtime: 126 min Tagline: Earth Is a Memory Worth Fighting For Jack (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen remaining on Earth. All other survivors have evacuated, after a decades-long war with an alien race, where now [...]

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Release Date: April 12, 2013. Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen. Runtime: 85 min. Tagline: Evil is coming. Bring protection. This quote from Billy Madison, said by the Principal to Madison, sums up my thoughts on this film really well (I have paraphrased it extensively), "Mr. Zucker, your movie is one of the most insanely [...]

April 19-21 Box Office Predictions: ‘Oblivion’

Oblivion seems like a promising film with great visuals, and it's the only new release of the weekend. Director, writer and producer, Joseph Kosinski only had a hand in directing Tron: Legacy, so at least one person has some experience in the sci-fi genre. The other two writers are new to genre, Karl Gajdusek only [...]

42 (2013)

42 Release Date: April 12, 2013 Director: Brian Helgeland Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie Runtime: 128 min Jackie Robinson (portrayed by Chadwick Boseman) is a prominent figure in the civil rights for black athletes, as he is the first African-American athlete to play in the major leagues and break the colour barrier. 42 [...]

Box Office Predictions: ’42’ versus ‘Scary Movie 5’

After three consecutive weekends where at least one film grossed over $20 million, this weekend has the potential to be a four-peat. I say again, potential because the two new releases are a baseball biopic, 42, and the fifth addition to the Scary Movie franchise. Baseball movies are sometimes a hard sell at the box [...]