The Bling Ring (2013)

Release Date: June 21, 2013. Director: Sofia Coppola. Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson. Runtime: 90 min. "The Bling Ring" completes the trio of 2013 social commentaries on the stupidity of the human race. The first is "Spring Breakers", Harmony Kormine's reality check for today's youth, and the way that their decisions on their spraaaang breaaaak vacation [...]

May 10-12 Box Office Predictions: ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Peeples’

History isn't on The Great Gatsby's side. For whatever reason, Warner Bros. shows the preference to release summer movies on the second weekend, where they can either flop or prosper, based on the reception of the movie that starts the summer. They can either do decent business (Dark Shadows opened to $29.68 million against The Avengers; and Robin [...]

May 3-5 Box Office Predictions: ‘Iron Man 3’

Movies similar to Iron Man 3 open to an average $87.72 million. The first Iron Man opened to $98.62 million while the second opened to $128.12 million. The Marvel franchise has an established fan base, and this movie's going to have one of the best opening weekends ever. The popularity of The Avengers has helped [...]

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain Release Date: April 26, 2013 Director: Michael Bay Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie Runtime: 130 min Tagline: Their American Dream is Bigger Than Yours Michael Bay doesn't have a good reputation. He's that one director that is best fit to movies that have gigantic budgets and simple plots. Some may [...]

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 [...]