The Smurfs (2011)

Released: July 29, 2011. Director: Raja Gosnell. Stars: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters. Runtime: 103 min. This is not my type of movie. I watched it because I wanted to see how bad of an animated movie many people say it is. It's torture, in all honesty. I feel bad for all the [...]

Pontypool (2008)

Released: September 6, 2008. Director: Bruce McDonald. Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly. Runtime: 93 min. When a film opens with sound waves moving up and down, and a man with a soothing voice talks about a missing cat, and some sort-of conspiracy behind it all, one knows they're in for a different type [...]

Box Office Results July 26-28. (I can’t think of a clever title.)

"The Wolverine" did good business this weekend, but not nearly as great as everyone thought it would be. While it was tracking for a $70 million opening, it was only able to nab a $53.114 million opening. This opening should be attributed to the fact that the disappointing "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" disappointed many, so it [...]

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Release Date: July 19, 2013. Director: Robert Schwentke. Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon. Runtime: 96 min. A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department, that hunt Deados (ugly spirits who slipped through the cracks of the system and are now rotting on earth), [...]

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Release Date: July 12, 2013. Director: Dennis Dugan. Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade. Runtime: 102 min. The mystery of why Adam Sandler has never previously done a sequel has been solved. "Grown Ups 2" is worst than his average movie, but it's about on par with "Jack and Jill". (That's no compliment if you've seen "J&J".) [...]

“The Conjuring” scares a big audience, Snails and Retired Spies do okay, “R.I.P.D.” bombs hard

New releases from the weekend that are still on my watchlist: The Conjuring, R.I.P.D., Red 2, Turbo. So, all of them! I've realized that I haven't been a good box office analyst. I've been posting my predictions, but neglecting to report the results. This weekend, I'll change that. At the beginning of 2013, it was looking like this [...]