The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Released: July 18, 2014. Directed by: James DeMonaco. Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford. Runtime: 103 min. After last year's The Purge disappointed, my expectations were virtually non-existent for The Purge: Anarchy. The quick production of the sequel also contributed to my low expectations, because I appreciate a strong production value. The film opens with three different [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Recap of June’s Theatrical Releases

I saw six out of the nine major theatrical releases of June. I still plan on seeing the following from the month of June, in alphabetical order: "Berberian Sound Studio", "The Bling Ring", "Byzantium", "The Internship", "Maniac", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Song for Marion", "Syrup" (because I love Brittany Snow), "Violet & Daisy", White House [...]

Box Office Predictions: ‘The Heat’, ‘White House Down’

  Comedy movies have performing fairly well so far this year. A few bombed (Movie 43), a few opened to expectations (This is the End), and a few impressed (Identity Thief). Now, it's time to see how the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy buddy comedy will perform. I think it will out-do Identity Thief, but not by [...]

The Purge (2013)

Release Date: June 7, 2013 Director: James DeMonaco Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder Runtime: 85 min Tagline: Survive the Night The year is 2022. America's economy is flourishing, the unemployment rate is at 1%, and crime is almost non-existent. Except for one night a year; for twelve hours, all crime, including murder, is [...]