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“Toy Story 4” Defeats “Annabelle” At Box-Office!

HOLLYWOOD—I thought “Toy Story 4” might have a bit of competition at the box-office this weekend, but was I ever wrong. For the second consecutive weekend, the animated sequel ruled the box-office adding another $57 million to its total. After 10 days in theaters, the sequel has amounted over $236 million at the domestic box-office. The next chapter in the...

“Toy Story 4” Victorious At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—At long last, the box-office has officially gotten a taste of summer since the release of “Avengers: Endgame.” Yes, I will be the first to admit that summer 2019, has been dreadful when it comes to receipts for the box-office. Big summer tent poles and sequels have been busts for movie lovers, but that all changed this weekend with...

“Avengers: Endgame” Big MTV Movie Awards Winner

SANTA MONICA—The awards show that is mostly voted on by fans was held over the weekend. No, I’m not talking about the Oscars, not the Grammys, not the Tony Awards; I’m referring to the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The ceremony was hosted by “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi and I must say the guy was hilarious. He had a...

“Men In Black: International” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—I think it is indeed safe to say the 2019 summer box-office is NOT off to a great start. We’ve seen disappointing returns for “Aladdin,” “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Dark Phoenix” and now you can add “Men in Black” to that list. The next installment in the “MIB” franchise (without Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones), “Men in Black:...

“Dark Phoenix,” Nothing To Scream About

HOLLYWOOD—The moment I knew the “X-Men” franchise was traveling down that rabbit hole to focus on another Jean Grey and Dark Phoenix storyline I immediately had concerns. “Dark Phoenix,” the final chapter of the “X-Men” universe at least for 20th Century Fox, as the franchise now shifts to Disney offers very little to satisfy those fans of the comic...

“Secret Life Of Pets 2” Victorious At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Another weekend, a new champion at the box-office. Last week it was “Godzilla: King of Monsters” to rule, this weekend, it was the sequels “Dark Phoenix” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” that battled for the top spot. Let’s just say the results were not that impressive. The supposedly final installment of the “X-Men” franchise for the Marvel universe...

“Godzilla: King Of Monsters” A Worthy Sequel

HOLLYWOOD—I thought this was perhaps not only the worst movie I saw in the year 2014, but perhaps one of the worst flicks that I’ve seen in a real long time. That flick was the remake of “Godzilla.” Was it the fact that the movie lacked star power? Nope. Was it the fact that the special effects were lackluster?...

“Ma” Is Quite Unnerving, Frenetic Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It is Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in a role unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. I had to take a moment to come to the realization that this woman has appeared in a lot of movies, but has never had a starring role until now. Spencer shines as a twisted woman, who might appear sane, but if you dig...

Taron Egerton Shines In “Rocketman!”

HOLLYWOOD—Let me be very clear please don’t attempt to compare “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Rocketman.” Yes, while both movies are about musical icons, one about Freddie Mercury, the other about Elton John, they are not similar to say the least. How so? “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a biopic (actually a drama) that had music in it, while “Rocketman” is an actual...

“Godzilla” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—There were a lot of new offerings at the box-office this past weekend. That is a rarity the week after the big Memorial Day holiday weekend. You had the sequel “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Ma” and “Rocketman” all vying for the top spot and moviegoers money. However, it was a monster that reigned supreme. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” dethroned...
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