‘Phoenix’ goes up in flames, ‘Pets’ not much better

Call it “sequel-itis.” Call it mediocre moviemaking. Call it ambivalence because of moving to Disney/Marvel. Whatever the reason, the final film in the 20th Century Fox X-Men (or ‘Fox-Men’) universe ended with a whimper as Dark Phoenix landed at the weekend box office with a resounding THUD. Consider this. Although Dark Phoenix was sold as … Continue reading “‘Phoenix’ goes up in flames, ‘Pets’ not much better”

Even with awful reviews ‘Dark Phoenix’ set to rise at B.O.

Fox’s Dark Phoenix, the last of the 18-year-old X-Men saga, is currently on track to take the top spot at the worldwide box office with a $170 million-plus debut. Roughly 50% of that projection is based on an estimated $120 million overseas debut, mostly coming from China. Tracking indicates the X-Men film will earn $50M-$60M. … Continue reading “Even with awful reviews ‘Dark Phoenix’ set to rise at B.O.”

Patty Jenkins teases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ poster

In exactly one year from yesterday, Princess Diana, played by Gal Gadot, will return to theaters in Wonder Woman 1984. While much of the sequel’s plot is currently under wraps, we do know Gal Gadot’s titular heroine will come into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and face a formidable new adversary named … Continue reading “Patty Jenkins teases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ poster”

Dole roars with fun ways to support Disney’s ‘Lion King’

Disney is having a very good first and second quarter at the movies. Marvel Studio’s champion namesake Captain Marvel has amassed $1,127,224,434. Avengers: Endgame has now earned $2,686,851,641 and is breathing down all-time champion’s Avatar’s neck and now the mouse’s latest live-action adaptation of a classic animated film, Aladdin has raked in $255,847,707 in one … Continue reading “Dole roars with fun ways to support Disney’s ‘Lion King’”

Marvel fan suits up with Ist Iron Man-Inspired Hyundai

Why was it not me? And I hate you, Matthew Conway. The hate is real. Last month, Hyundai, in partnerhship with Marvel, celebrated its first Kona Iron Man Edition delivery to Matthew Conway, an Air Force veteran from Florida. Conway picked up his new Stark-inspired SUV at Hyundai of Wesley Chapel in Florida to become … Continue reading “Marvel fan suits up with Ist Iron Man-Inspired Hyundai”

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series

When Zack Snyder’s neo-noir superhero drama Watchmen was released in 2009, like many of Snyder’s films, it was extremely divisive. The decision to replace the Octopus from the Alan Moore comics with Dr. “I got my penis hanging out” Manhattan destroying the globe riled many fanboys and girls up. We, on the other hand, fell … Continue reading “HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series”

Teleflora thanks moms for their unconditional love

Teleflora’s in-house agency, The Wonderful Agency, have teamed up with director Jamie McCelland to create a wonderfully humorous spot that pays matriarchs for Mothers Day. The new spot coincides with the world’s leading floral delivery services introduction of its new Mother’s Day bouquet collection. Titled “Love Like a Mother,” the humorous 55-second spot highlights a … Continue reading “Teleflora thanks moms for their unconditional love”

‘La Llorona’ scares up $26.5m during low Easter weekend

Warner Bros./New Line got a great Easter basket this weekend as the Burbank studio secured the number one and two position this week on the domestic box office chart. This is particularly significant as this was also the lowest box office Easter weekend in 14 years, down 22% from last year, according to The Wrap. … Continue reading “‘La Llorona’ scares up $26.5m during low Easter weekend”

Harrelson & Foxx lead ‘All in the Family/Jeffersons’ reboot

I’ve often said that with all of the political correctness out there that you could never get away with half of the things Archie Bunker said or George Jefferson calling white people, “honky” almost ten times an episode. What 96-year-old Norman Lear was able to do with All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Sanford … Continue reading “Harrelson & Foxx lead ‘All in the Family/Jeffersons’ reboot”

‘Shazam!’ flies ‘Pet Sematary’ lives Weekend B.O.

Shazam! That was the magical word Warner Bros. used at the Box Office this weekend as the original Captain Marvel (yeah I remember the 70’s Saturday AM series) flew to an outstanding $53 million and a worldwide gross of $158.6 million. With a reported production budget of $80 – $100 million, the film has virtually … Continue reading “‘Shazam!’ flies ‘Pet Sematary’ lives Weekend B.O.”

‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars

‘Green Book’ and Olivia Coleman surprise Oscar experts with wins in Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Okay, so I was wrong. Six times. But I take solace in knowing that other Oscar prognosticators were wrong too, when it came to predicting who would win Best Picture and Best Actress. On a night that … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars”

Who will win the Oscars? Here are our picks

Awards season finally comes to a curious, confounding and sometimes confusing end this Sunday when the Oscars announce their winners at the Dolby Theater. This year, there is no host (may come to regret that, Kevin Hart detractors) for Hollywood’s version of The Super Bowl. And in a Black History Month where a notable number … Continue reading “Who will win the Oscars? Here are our picks”

Coolest “Dicks” in New York are back in new ‘Shaft’ trailer

“Shut your mouth.” “I’m talking about… not one… not two… but three Shafts.” The next chapter in the Shaft franchise is here and it features three generations of the iconic character created in the 1970s by Richard Roundtree. Can ya dig it? The trailer for the New Line Cinema action comedy re-introduces us to John … Continue reading “Coolest “Dicks” in New York are back in new ‘Shaft’ trailer”

FCA blitzes big game spots for digital and social

This year, instead of advertising on CBS for the Super Bowl, FCA US rolled out seven (Yes, seven) online videos this week as part of its “Big Game Blitz” strategy. The final two videos – the Ram brand’s “Roll Rams Roll” and “4th Quarter Fight” – launched today, Friday. FCA debuted the seven videos across … Continue reading “FCA blitzes big game spots for digital and social”

‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ lead 91st Oscar noms

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced at dawn Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) unveiled the list of nominees in the 24 Oscar categories starting at 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated eight movies out of a possible ten … Continue reading “‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ lead 91st Oscar noms”

‘Green Book’ wins top prize at PGA awards

The Producers Guild Awards, which tees up possible winners for the Oscar Best Picture category, announced their awards which were held on January 19. Peter Farrelly’s dramedy, Green Book, which stars Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali, took home the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures which, excluding the recent back-to-back discrepancies with The … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ wins top prize at PGA awards”

Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer

Aw yeah! After premiering last month at CCXP in Brazil and causing all kinds of chatter, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. And kids it is SPECTACULAR. There is lots to get excited about here. We quickly learn that Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter … Continue reading “Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer”