“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 [...]

Pacific Rim (2013)

Release Date: July 12, 2013. Director: Guillermo del Toro. Stars: Charlie Hunman, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi. Runtime: 132 min. "Pacific Rim" is the first movie I attended a premiere for since "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" back in December. As the day of the premiere approached, I became more and more excited. Heck, I could hardly even sleep one [...]

Premium Rush (2012)

Premium Rush Release Date: August 24, 2012 Director: David Koepp Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon Runtime: 91 min Tagline: Ride Like Hell Premium Rush is filled with fun one-liners, reckless characters and a fast-paced story; all the characteristics of a fine action flick. That's just what this is: a fine action movie that [...]

Looper (2012)

Looper Release Date: September 28, 2012 Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt Runtime: 118 min Tagline: Face your future. Fight your past. Johnson brings us action, and science fiction, moviegoers one heck of a unique ride. It is the year 2042, where time travel hasn’t been invented quite yet. Thirty years [...]

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers Release Date: May 4, 2012 Director: Joss Whedon Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans Runtime: 143 min Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) make The Avengers. This film is pretty sweet. The Avengers assemble [...]