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Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 4 (May 23, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 4 (May 23, 1997)
This weekend sees the wide release of two movies – both set on or near water and each competing for different audiences: the fifth installment in the long-past-its-prime Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and a big screen adaptation of the seminal ’90s TV show, Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac... Read more »

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant
ALIEN: COVENANT Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: A crew of romantically entangled shipmates head to a remote planet to colonize it, only to discover something distinctly “alien” threatening their very existence. Behind-the-Scenes: After debuting to $51M and a wave of pre-release hype surrounding director Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise, 2013’s Prometheus quickly developed a... Read more »

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Orphaned as a child when his parents are cruelly murdered right in front of his eyes, young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) must reclaim his destiny and become King by taming his powerful sword and using it to defeat his evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law). Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set... Read more »
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Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 2 (May 9, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 2 (May 9, 1997)
This weekend sees the wide or semi-wide release of 4 movies: Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched, Doug Liman’s The Wall (which apparently is not as “Great” as the Matt Damon flick from earlier this year), and Lowriders. Let’s get in our time machine and go back... Read more »

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. JOHN: At this point, Marvel pretty much runs Hollywood. They own the early May date that kicks off summer. Their movies consistently top $200M and often go higher.... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2017

Summer Movie Forecast 2017
Though I’ve done this post every year for the last 7 years, this may be the first year where the concept of a summer movie no longer means what it once did. When Beauty and the Beast opens to $175M in March and then goes on to make $500M, or when The Fate of the... Read more »
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"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 136 mins. Premise: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to turn against his crew by a malevolent hacker named Cipher (Charlize Theron). Can Dom’s crew stop Cipher’s plans for world domination before Dom turns his back on family for good? Behind-the-Scenes: After James Wan declined to return, F. Gary Gray took over directing duties,... Read more »

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship
GIFTED Genre: Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 101 mins. Premise: Mary, a gifted 7 year-old who excels at math, finds herself in the middle of a bitter custody dispute between her uncle/caretaker (Chris Evans) and her absentee grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) over her upbringing and education. Behind-the-Scenes: Taking a break from the big-budget demands of his two Amazing Spider-Man films, director... Read more »

No No, Power Rangers

No No, Power Rangers
POWER RANGERS Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 124 mins. Premise: Five renegade, detention-bound teenagers discover magic stones that give them superpowers. Working together, they unlock their mighty morphin’ skills to take on the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), who threatens to destroy the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was all the craze in the early to mid-90s but... Read more »
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There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genre: Fantasy Musical Rating: PG Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: When her father is held prisoner in the Beast’s castle, Belle (Emma Watson) volunteers to take his place and finds the castle and everyone living inside has been cursed by a witch. The handsome prince is now a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens), and the support... Read more »