Film

“Joker” Blows Box-Office Away

HOLLYWOOD—We knew the box-office receipts for the origin tale of one of Batman’s greatest villains, The Joker, would be big at the box-office, but I never expected it to be this big. “Joker” took in a massive $96 million haul during its opening weekend. “Joker” now holds the largest opening for a movie in the month of October, taking away...

“Ready Or Not,” A Fun Thriller

HOLLYWOOD—I absolutely entered the theater with the lowest of lowest expectations for the thriller “Ready or Not.” It’s a cross of a comedy and horror that is quite intelligent and enthralls the audience once the movie gets going. The movie stars Samara Weaving, as newlywed Grace, who just married Alex De Lomas (Mark O’Brien). They say marrying into any family...

“Don’t Let Go” Is Minor Fun

HOLLYWOOD—This film has been teased as a mind-bender and let me tell you it is indeed, but it’s not along the realm of the thriller “Get Out” or “Us” even though it was heavily advertised that way to draw the audience to the multiplex. I’m referring to the film “Don’t Let Go,” starring David Oyelowo. Jason Blum places his...

“Abominable” Victorious At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was an animated flick about a Yeti that ruled supreme at the box-office over the weekend. Yes, I’m referring to “Abominable” which debuted in first place with an impressive $20.9 million. I expect the flick to have some legs considering the critics love the flick and audiences were pleased by the film. Dropping to second place was “Downton...

“Downton Abbey” Victorious At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was the TV version of an iconic series that dominated the box-office over the weekend. That series was the BBC series “Downton Abbey” that rose to the top spot with an impressive $31 million, dethroning “It: Chapter Two” from the top spot. I really didn’t think there was a massive audience for this series, but audiences came out...

“The Goldfinch” Is A Bore Fest!

HOLLYWOOD—I cannot recall the last time I was so bored and ready for a movie to end in recent years. I’m not calling it the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but “The Goldfinch” is a jumbled mess that I could not wait and I mean wait for this drama to end. The film is an adaptation of the popular...

“It: Chapter Two” Wins Over “Hustlers”

HOLLYWOOD—The battle at the box-office over the weekend was much closer than I anticipated. After having a monster opening last week, “It: Chapter Two” took a big tumble, dropping more than 50 percent in box-office receipts. The horror sequel still maintained the top spot at the box-office earning $41 million in its second weekend in theaters. As a result,...

“Hustlers” Is A Fun Ride!

HOLLYWOOD—Let me put this out there, if you’re going into the Jennifer Lopez starrer “Hustlers” to see stripping and actual nudity, you might be disappointed. Yes, the movie is about strippers, but its focus is NOT solely on women stripping and taking their clothes off. You might think that is a bad thing, but it is not. This movie...

“It: Chapter Two” Spooks Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Everyone knew the sequel to the 2017 hit “It” would draw big numbers at the box-office. The question everyone wanted to know is rather the flick would surpass its predecessor in terms or box-office receipts. “It: Chapter Two” had a big weekend taking in over $91 million during its first three days in theaters. It falls short of the...

“It: Chapter Two” Is Intense, Damn Scary!

HOLLYWOOD—I have been waiting since September 2017 to see how it would all end. It has been a very long time since a horror movie unnerved me, like the remake of “It” did. It was the first horror flick in quite some time that really placed children in the harm of evil and that opening sequence left me rattled....
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