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In Theaters This Week (1/19/2018): 12 Strong, Den of Thieves, Forever My Girl

Gerard Butler in Den of Thieves

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.  This weekend sees three more Oscar contenders go wide and three 2018 films going up against the NFL and snow. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/19/2018): 12 Strong, Den of Thieves, Forever My Girl

In Theaters This Week (1/12/2018): Paddington 2, The Commuter, Proud Mary

Vera Farmiga and Liam Neeson in The Commuter

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.  This weekend sees another Oscar contender go wide and three 2018 films, two of which definitely scream JANUARY RELEASE: BEWARE! Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/12/2018): Paddington 2, The Commuter, Proud Mary

Movie Review: Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle (2017) *Greatest Video Game Movie EVER!*

Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black In Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been the biggest holiday 2017 hit not to feature lightsabers, and rightly so.  Who’d have thought a sequel to a 20-year-old Robin Williams film about an enchanted board game (based on the brilliant book by Chris Van Allsburg) would have been A) good and B) a complete and total blast.  Deftly utilizing the conventions of video games and the comedic talents of its four leads, Jumanji is pure action-adventure fun. Continue reading Movie Review: Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle (2017) *Greatest Video Game Movie EVER!*

In Theaters This Week (1/5/2018): Insidious 4

Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game

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.  This weekend one awards contender goes wide and one tired horror franchise kicks off 2018’s slew of upcoming franchise installments. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/5/2018): Insidious 4

No Formal “In Theaters” Column This Weekend – 12/29/2017

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World
There are no new, wide releases on the final weekend of 2017.  I did neglect to include three films in the 11 movies the opened around the Christmas weekend.  Molly’s Game (written and directed by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin), All the Money in the World (directed by Ridley Scott), and The Phantom Thread (Daniel Day-Lewis’s final movie) all opened on Christmas Day, and I have placed their trailers below.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi repeated at the box office, but with 11 new competitors and mixed fan reaction, it’s total barely stayed in triple digits at $101 million (though that number is in contention; some have it at $99 million).  This was enough to make Episode VII already #3 in 2017 domestic box office and it will pass Wonder Woman for #2 this weekend.  Internationally, the film has made $815 million, and will likely move from #10 to #4 for the year by weekend’s end.  We’re one weekend away from a 47-5 record for the year and a 90% prediction rate so I’m staying with The Last Jedi for at least one more week, but this weekend will be where we see just how the split in the fan base affects the box office.