Weekly Film News: Sam Mendes, ‘Wonder Woman 2’ & Allison Janney

Sam Mandes To Direct WW1 Drama 1917 With the Bond films now firmly in his rearview mirror, Sam Mendes is looking to move on to other things. He’s now set up a new film, striking a deal with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners company to finance World War I drama 1917. Mendes wrote the film with Penny…

‘Jurassic World 2’ Aiming For $150M US Debut

Last weekend saw one of the biggest box office upsets in history, probably since It took $123M in its opening weekend when it was estimated at $70-80M, but The Incredibles 2 really took it to the next level, looking to come in at $140M, ends up being at $181M. This weekend we will see what we thought would…

‘The Incredibles 2’ Takes Mega $180M Opening Weekend

SUNDAY: Armed with rave reviews, 14 years of anticipation, a beloved brand with all-quadrant appeal and the above-noted combo of the two most popular sub-genres, Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 scored a record-crushing $180.2 million in its Fri-Sun debut. That’s a 2.51x weekend multiplier, which is about on par with Finding Dory ($135m from a $54m Friday in 2016). That’s…

Top 10 Pixar Films: From ‘The Incredibles’ To ‘Coco’

The Incredibles 2 is hitting theatres this weekend looking to break the opening weekend box office record for a Pixar film. The Brad Bird film marks the twentieth Pixar film in the past 23 years, and what a variety we have had. Here are some of the best: 10: Toy Story 2 (1999) This may surprise…

Weekly Film News: Simon Pegg, ‘Red Notice’ & ‘Jack Ryan’

John Krasinski Is On A Mission In First Jack Ryan Trailer While the attempt to show the earlier years of Jack Ryan on the big screen haven’t always worked out, that isn’t stopping Amazon from giving it a shot for TV.Based as ever on the Tom Clancy character that has been portrayed several times in…

What Can ‘The Incredibles 2’ Achieve This Summer?

This weekend we will see one of the most anticipated films of this summer. Fans have been waiting for over a decade, and finally it here, Pixar fans, buckle up; The Incredibles 2 is here. Test screening have received standing ovations for the film with some calling it the best animated film ever. But what…

Why Is Patrick Melrose So Good?

Just how good is Patrick Melrose? I can understand how it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially with the sickly, Danny Boyle-level first episode with Patricks weekend in the Big Apple, but this really is Cumberbatch’s best performance of his career. St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels have been picking up fans since he published the…

Ocean’s 8 Heading For $42M+ Opening Weekend

Warner Brothers Oceans 8 is heading for a cracking weekend at a record-breaking $42M, the highest entry in the Oceans franchise. Ocean’s 8‘s $15.9M Friday haul is also a best for the Ocean’s movies outflanking Ocean’s Eleven ($13.3m), Ocean’s Twelve ($14.7M), and Ocean’s Thirteen ($13.1M). Should Ocean’s 8 ticket sales keep up into Saturday, the movie will rep the second-best live-action pic debut for Oscar-winner…

Emmy Contender: The Looming Tower

Yesterday I wrote a post on the possibility of Patrick Melrose getting nominated for an Emmy, and it seems to be quite popular, so I’m going to write another one on what is possibly my favourite TV show of 2018: The Looming Tower. According to Golderby, the Limited TV Series category is currently a three-horse race between Versace, Godless…

Emmy Contender: Patrick Melrose

It is a long way until the Emmy’s in September, however it isn’t too early to look at the contenders. Though many believe series such as Westworld, Game Of Thrones & Atlanta will take the winnings there are a few series that are looking to stop it, like Jeff Daniel’s The Looming Tower and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose. Four years ago,…

Weekly Film News: ‘A Star Is Born’, Tarantino & ‘The Joker’

Damien Lewis & Dakota Fanning Join Once Upon A Time In Hollywood With production now underway, Quentin Tarantino has once again bulked up the cast of his latest, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. And it’s quite a batch of people, as Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond have all…

A Record Breaking June Ahead?

Currently the record for June Box Office in the United States and Canada is $1.47BN last year. This was largely thanks to Wonder Woman, which grossed around $345M in June alone. In fact in the past few years there has always been a film that has grossed $400M+; Finding Dory in 2016 and Jurassic World in 2015. This year ought to be an…