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In Theaters This Week (12/15/2017): Star Wars The Last Jedi, Ferdinand

Ferdinand

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.  In case you’ve been dwelling under a rock, this weekend brings the biggest film of 2017: Star Wars Episode VIII and a sacrificial lamb….bull.

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No Formal “In Theaters” Column for 12/8/17

There’s just an informal “In Theaters” column this week as there is only one new wide release, and Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones in Just Getting Started is getting the kind of reviews that ensure that it never will.  To recap, KT picked Coco and Justice League to stay #1 and #2 at the box office last weekend, and so they did, and so they shall again.  James Franco’s The Disaster Artist did better in limited release than Episode VII did, but even in wide release this weekend is going to look the same as the previous two.  Coco puts Disney on top three weeks in a row going into next week’s box office steamrolling by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which should keep Disney on top at least another three.  The mouse is ruling the box office until mid next-month.

 

In Theaters This Week (12/1/2017): The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, Wonder Wheel

James Franco in The Disaster Artist

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.   There are no wide releases this week, but studios will be expanding previous wide releases like Ladybird and Darkest Hour and those in larger markets will have three new limited releases to peruse this weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (12/1/2017): The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, Wonder Wheel

In Theaters This Week (11/22/2017): Coco, Darkest Hour, The Man Who Saved Christmas

ManWhoInventedCmas

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 being Thanksgiving week, movies open on the Wednesday before the holiday for a five-day weekend.  There are two new wide releases and one limited release all looking very promising. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (11/22/2017): Coco, Darkest Hour, The Man Who Saved Christmas

Movie Review: Justice League (2017) *Just Mediocre*

JK Simmons, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ben Affleck, and Ezra Miller in Justice League

Justice League has seemingly been on the way forever and has endured one of the more tortured roads to the screen of any blockbuster in recent memory.  First it was two films; then it was one. Then backlash from Batman vs. Superman changed things; then success from Wonder Woman and input from the always meddlesome WB demanded reshoots.   Then director Zack Snyder’s family tragedy caused him to drop off the picture.  Then Joss Whedon (who was already on-board to do the reshoots) took over the picture and cut the running time by 50 minutes, and then the tone was changed to be more in line with the hopeful note set by Wonder Woman.  Take a second to breathe.  So after all of that, what is the dominant impression walking away from Justice League?  There isn’t one.  It’s a film that makes no impact, has no presence, or lasting punch.  So many cooks have been in its kitchen that the final product is just an average, bland waste of an opportunity. Continue reading Movie Review: Justice League (2017) *Just Mediocre*