Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. Nobody likes to compete with the Super Bowl, so there is only one wide release hitting theaters this weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/2/2018): Winchester
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key – which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
The thing about the Fast movies is that, starting with Fast Five (which is also when the series became a lot of fun), with each subsequent installment, they have to find a way to top the ridiculous thing they did the previous time out. Flicking a switch to use up a NOS can isn’t cutting it anymore. I was under the impression that the insanity of Fast 7 could not be topped. Then the first trailer had a wrecking ball, a tank, and a submarine. NONE OF THAT TOUCHES THE INSANITY IN THE SECOND TRAILER!!! There is a point during this short film of vehicular mayhem, where I was screaming at my computer that it had won, and I will submit and just go see if there’s anything left they haven’t already bombarded us with with in two trailers. The title is still stupid though. Read below for plot details (ARE YOU GOING FOR PLOT???).
Continue reading Trailer Time: The Fate of the Furious Trailer #2 *THE CARS ARE FLYING!!!*
After managing to pull a miracle out of the tragedy of Paul Walker’s death and turn in a seventh Fast & the Furious that rocketed to $1.5 billion globally, which makes it still the sixth highest grossing film of all-time, I think the series should ended on that triumphant note. However, this is the age of the franchise, so it was immediately renewed for three more installments (at least) with potential spin-offs for series regulars. Fast 8 certainly landed a great young director in F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and added Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren (really?) to their giant ensemble. Then they went and put a title on this thing that Telemundo would have rejected as overly melodramatic. The Fate of the Furious? Sigh. Check out the first look at the film, and plot details below from Coming Soon. I’m certainly intrigued by this trailer and stoked that Kurt Russell and Jason Statham will be back. What I will keep calling Fast 8 opens next April. Continue reading Trailer Time: The Fate of the Furious Trailer #1 *Say it Ain’t So, Dom!*
Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a man in the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy. His way of coping of it is by writing letters. Not to the deceased. They tell you to do that in grief counseling and sometimes it helps. Smith is writing letters to Death, Love, and Time. And mailing them. This has his friends understandably concerned, but not as concerned as Smith when Death (Helen Mirren) shows up with one of his letters in hand. The film also stars Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, and Naomie Harris, and has the daunting task of opening against the next Star Wars film when it debuts December 16, 2016.