At the Movies this month we’re starting to see the beginning of all those Summer Blockbusters or at least what should be.
All things considered things are creeping along at the Box Office for some movies that were supposed to be huge. For instance, SOLO: A Star Wars Story was supposed to have a huge opening last month and had a disappointing Box Office World Wide.
However, two weeks ago It was holding on t the number two Box Office Earning bringing in a $15.8 Million behind Ocean’s 8 at $41.6 Million for that weekend.
In case you ave not see SOLO I’ll tell you know the problem is not the movie. After all is was Directed by none other than Ron (Opie Taylor) Howard. In my humble opinion the problem with SOLO is the fact that it had NO bona fied Stars in it. Coupled with the fact that it had little TV Advertising all equates to little Buzz and a poor Box Office.
From Walt Disney Pictures, “Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. The plot explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, as the pair are involved in a heist within the criminal underworld and meet a young Lando Calrissian. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Solo and Chewbacca encounter the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action/violence). Check It Out. Check It Out.
Just out about a week ago, from Universal Pictures, “Three years since the theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment, Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.”
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril). Gotta catch this one for sure.
Get out of this hot summer sun and into a new great adventure today A The Movies.
Summer just around the corner even though here in Texas we're already there but what a great time to duck into a nice cool theater and enjoy a great movie. No better time then now with such a variety of flicks to choose from.
If you've been waiting for a movie for grown folks that you may better relate to then I would suggest The Book Club out in theaters now. What a cast of great mature women whom you might or might not remember. We're talking Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen(yes, Ted Danson's real life wife), American film actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton, and who could ever forget Candice Bergen the once infamous TV Character better known as Murphy Brown.
From Paramount Pictures; Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
Funny movie without any blood and guts and killing, who knew? Check it out.
Coming soon to a theater near you, Ocean's 8, or as I call it, a woman's tale with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn. From Warner Bros. Pictures; Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.
Look for Ocean's 8 coming soon to a theater near you. So with the summer heat looming do yourself a favor and sneak into a nice cool theater and get away into a great get away At The Movies.
First, from Universal Pictures; “John Boyega who you may remember from Star Wars and /or The Force Awakens, stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger plays a pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori played by Rinko Kikuchi)-who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.
As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert who was allso in The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood, and 15-year-old a newcomer Cailee Spaeny, as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale. Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight who also directed Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus and also Star’s Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Lots of action, if you like the first one you’ll love this one too. Rated PG-13 and Runs 111 minutes
From Warner Bro’s Pictures it’s Ready Player One. If you like special effects you’r going to like this one for sure. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
This film is Rated PG-13 and Runs 140 minutes.
Two great films to check when you get away in to your next adventure At The Movies.
It's Movie Time for sure and just opening at a theater near you;
FIRST, It's the Re-Boot of a movie that Angelina Joli helped to make famous.
From Warner Bros. “Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished seven years earlier.
Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone.
Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Now the adventure is on.” Rated PG13 and runs 118 Minutes.
NEXT, A Movie about Tolerance, Acceptance, Forgiveness and LOVE from 20th Century Fox, LOVE SIMON.
“Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated. You see, Simon has a not so little secret that he's been hiding for at least four years now. He's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.
Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.” Rated PG13 the film runs 109 minutes.
Time to get away from the stresses of everyday life and into a Great Movie at The Movies.
Already Knee Deep into another year and the great movies just keep coming. A couple to keep your eyes out for.
In Theaters NOW, From Marvel Studios, “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. Defiantly a Must See.
NEXT, Bruce Willis is Back and just as good as ever in a Movie named after an old Charles Bronson flick, DEATH WISH.
From Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and Scot Free Productions; Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city’s violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media’s attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel or the Grim Reaper itself.
Same Bruce Willis, same Kick Butt attitude that all you Willis Fans are used to. DEATH WISH at a theater Near You Very Soon.
THEN, BREAKING IN. an American thriller directed by James McTeigue and starring Gabrielle Union. Union is also set to produce the film alongside Will Packer, James Lopez, Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor.
From Will Packer Productions and Practical Pictures ; A woman (played by Gabrielle Union) takes her two children on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech estate in the countryside. She soon finds herself in a desperate fight to save all of their lives when four men break into the house in search of something. Now it’s up to her to protect her kids and get them back from the invaders who have taken them hostage.
Duck into a theater near you and get away while your At The Movies.
Great new movies to experience especially if your a big fan of the Action Genre flicks
A couple that I have recently check out and highly recommend. 1st Liam Neeson is his latest movie called The Commuter. We're talking major suspense, Action and Thrills.
He used to be a cop who left the police force 10 years ago and became a successful insurance broker until now when his company decides to downsize him out of a job. Not wanting to alarm his wife by getting home early he stops off at the old cop's bar for a few drinks to waste the time before he takes the train home. After a while his old partner shows up and they talk about his situation but something else in the bar just doesn't seem right and so it starts.
The train ride home turns into a suspenseful, action packed, nightmare. I've always thought Liam Neeson was the modern day Charles Bronson and he has not disappointed in like roles. The Commuter from Lionsgate, in theaters now, Rated PG and runs 105 minutes. A Must See, Enjoy.
Next, a lady I first saw in the TV Series Person of Interest where she played a Police Woman who then turns detective. You might have also seen her in The Empire and a few other things. Now she proves to us that she's a bona fied Movie Star as well.
I'm talking about Taraji P Henson in Proud Mary. Holy James Bond Batman, Taraji delivers in this Action Packed flick about a Hit Woman who chooses to save a young man she made an orphan after a hit. It's a year later and she sets out to save the young man from the mean streets at a cost that could and almost does cost her, her life.
The action is high and the bullets are flying in Proud Mary from Screen Gems,
Rated R for Violence. A Must See as well
Duck out of a normal day into an adventure At The Movies.
Things are cracking At The Movies about this time of year.
How ever, when you spit out names like Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano, Rene Russo and Jane Seymour just to name a few. You got a Fun Time At The Movies.
From Broad Green Pictures and from Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, called Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO played by San Antonio’s own Tommy Lee Jones checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the spot of Top Dawg, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived SUZIE played by the lovely Rene Russo. When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.
The movies is a super fun time and it’s Rated PG.
Just when you thought it was safe to go prancing through the jungle, wait, The Rock is back in Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle.
From Columbia Pictures; When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein played by Kevin Hart; popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor played by none other than Jack Black; and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior who is them plaed by Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Jump into a theater near you for a Fun Time At The Movies.
Great time to duck into a theater with all the fun, great movies coming out.
Just out and starting of to an unusually slow start on it’s Opening Friday at only $38 Million is the much awaited Justice League. Don’t believe all the garbage you hear from the Movie Critics that are bashing this flick, it’s good.
If your a Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash fan... you’re going to like this movie. As you already know, in the beginning, Superman is dead, Batman thinks he is responsible and a great threat is here to crush humanity.
Bruce Wayne is trying to find a group of gifted and talented super friends to help him fight this world threat and sit back for the spectacular ride. The Critic Bashing is HOG WASH. Take yourself into the theater and have a Good Time as you dive into Justice League. It’s Rated PG and almost 2 Hours Long but never once felt the story was lagging. From Warner Bros. Pictures.
Next, an Inspirational Move for us all. A film that makes us realize that at some point in our lives we realize our looks have little if nothing to do with who we are inside.
From Lionsgate and based on a book from the New York Times Best Sellers List comes the film, WONDER.
August Pullman was Born with facial differences that, up until now prevented him from going to a mainstream school. That all changes when Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. Watch as his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance withing him and themselves.
Staring Julia Roberts, Owen Williams and Jacob Tremblay as Auggie. WONDER is Rated PG and Runs 113 Minutes.
Fall is in the air and you should go to enjoy one of the great flicks At The Movies.
It has been a while since the face and abilities of Jackie Chan had graced the big screen but even though he is a little older and a little wiser, make no mistake about it, Jackie Chan is still the viable actor he was back then. His new movies is called The Foreigner and and set and filmed primarily in The U.K.
The Foreigner is a film about a single dad bringing up his only daughter who is in High School now and getting ready for that big school dance towards the end of the year. Chan who play’s the single parent is running late to get home and give his little girl a ride to the dress store for her fitting. They get in his car and they’re off to he store where He will drop her off and her friends will friends will bring he back home. Just after dropping her off as he’s pulling away something goes horribly wrong as a terrorist bomb goes off in the dress store and demolishes the whole building. Chan jumps out of his car and rushes into the ruins to find his daughter. At this point I’ve already told you too much.
The movie continues with Chan, a London businessman named Quan who also happens to be a retired military special ops guy, trying to locate the terrorist responsible for the bombing. The film is Rated R, it is an Action & Adventure,Drama,Mystery & Suspense Movie and is already showing at a theater near you. Enjoy.
Also just hitting theaters near you. Madea is back in “Boo 2”. Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.
THOR, RAGNAROK is in theaters now too. From Marvel Studio’s; “Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok--the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization--at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.”
Jump into a theater near you soon and get away into a great time At The Movies.
The Fall Movie Line Up continues at a theater near you with Tom Cruise staring in what sounds like an updated version of a movie that Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Junior brought the life back in 1990 called Air America.
This time around the movie is called American Made and follows pretty much the same script except this time the war is in Mexico instead of Vietnam.
From Universal Pictures; “Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran-Contra scandal.” The picture Runs 115 minutes and is Rated:R.
From 20th Centurty Fox, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit...” The picture is Rated:R.
And in another 1990 Re-Make of a Movie that Kiefer Sutherland stared in.
New from Columbia Pictures; “In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.” The picture Runs 108 minutes and is Rated:PG13.
Jump into a theater today and enjoy a great movie while you take a break At The Movies.