Monday, April 17, 2017

Some Furious Box Office Results


New Live on MNN this Saturday. This will be our last live show for spring. We will be back live sometime in June. New Radio Show now playing: FF Franchise.

Update:
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/the-fast-and-the-furious-series-to-end-at-number-10-264-02
Maybe they realized they are running out of ideas and stunts. But money talks and they could still do spinoffs aka Star Wars. Butall eyes are on the box office as there is no competition will the film still fade out as this film is really not built on repeats like the others. That whole NYC sequence was a blowout as far as I'm concern. But being a New Yorker it's a miss opportunity when the city sure looks alot like Atlanta. (well of course it was film down there).

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/five-studios-are-currently-bidding-for-bond-distribution-rights-159
Talk about Furious anyone notice that there are two direct references to Bond, both said by Tyrese in F6 and F7. And the last Bond Spectre needed what Furious has done in the last trilogy. Good drama, great action with imagination and funny in the right places.  After seeing Spectre 3 times, it really is a bore fest for a Bond film. Get new writers and and new Bond, Craig really looked ragged in the last one. Bond needs to be rebooted. Hey hire the guys from Furious that might work. As far as the studios go to believe that Sony only made $38M profit is a joke. Really?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-fate-furious-nabs-1002m-us-record-5325m-global-start-994377
Yikes, that's crazy. And it breaks Force Awakens box office record. Guess the force is strong with Vin. Actually Awaken wasn't release at the same time, it was released a month later in China. But even then it wouldn't have mattered as Awakens only made a little over $125M in it's entire initial run. So there, lol.
Mini-review: 4out of 5. Not as strong as 6 & 7 with No. 5 still being the best. But still a lot of fun.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-fate-furious-races-record-books-190m-opening-994404
Thanks to China this should cross the $1B mark. No. 7 made $390M in China alone. And if this comes close to that it will clear that mark. Star Wars wish it had these numbers.Now that's embarrasing.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fast-9-franchise-go-fate-furious-993866
Outer Space? Don't forget the volcano, lol. In No. 6, Tyrese mentions a reference to James Bond. So writer Chris Morgan really has Bond in the back of his mind. As this article has a point where can the Furious go for more ideas.  While the idea is far fetch don't forget this franchise totally ignores the rules of gravity. So they can go anywhere. If Bond can go into space, anyone can go no matter how ridiculous the idea.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/summer-movies-2017-sequels-reboots-date-trailers-plot-992217/item/2017-movies-guardians-galaxy-vol-2-959221
While we are taking a break as I have to head down south to vsit family, look at what we'll be missing in the meantime. Actually not much. Most of these I could stay home and wait for Netflix. But we will have the radio show and this blog for reviews in the meantime until we come back.
Besides Guardians 2 for the summer the ones I'm most curious about are:

Wonder Woman: Will DC get their heads out of their ass? Or screw this up also?
Despicabloe Me 3: Love these minions but No.2 had a stupid plot. Will this have a better one?
Spiderman Homecoming: This has to be better than the last 2 and it has Iron Man cameo.
War for Planet of the Apes: Love my apes and the tech but are they dragging this out a bit?
The big question is after Furious and Beauty braking the $1Billion mark who else is going to join them at the mark. Maybe Transformers but not much else until Star Wars at the end of the year.

Bonus:
http://www.darkhorizons.com/johnson-diesel-reunite-for-fast-9/
Funny how money talks doesn't it. With F8 heading to a $1B mark it would be foolish to break up the team. If it's not broken........

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/king-kong-skull-island-tv-series-im-global-marvista-entertainment-1201806617/
With rumours of another King Kong movie might in the works after the success of Skull Island, it looks like they rather just jump into Godzilla vs KK battle nad just have Kong on tv. So maybe we still get to see those huge ants that was mentioned in the movie seen heard but not seen.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fate And The Furious Future Box Office


New Live On MNN now playing on YouTube. Radio show this week: Rogue One BR full review.
The answer to the Quiz: The cinematography of Godzilla 2014 is doing the latest Hugh Jackman's film, The Greatest Showman. Check it out on IMDB.com.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/fate-of-the-furious-box-office-opening-1202028227/
While the latest picture will be huge at the boxoffice, the thing that boggles my mind is the budget, rumoured to be $250M. That's fine but do they think it will be in the top 10 of all time like No.7?
Sure it's got Russian and China upfront take but that price tage might be a bit much.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/fate-of-the-furious-box-office-opening-1202028227/
Now we're talking, now this is how to do a a trailer. Playing the song of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" was magic. Talk about chills up the spine. And the best punchline ever: "We se to work together!" And why the most watch? The replays over and over, well I sure did.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-force-change-charity-campaign-offers-last-jedi-premiere-trip-992661
Kind of lame when you think about it. While the heart is in the right place and coming after the release of the Blu-ray release of Rogue One. But you were kind of expecting a bit more.

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/carrie-fisher-star-wars-episode-ix-final-movie-todd-fisher-interview-1201803393/
Speaking of which... would someone make up their mind? No image CGI but........

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rogue-one-honest-trailer-highlights-new-hope-scene-looks-sillier-992789
Speaking of which again...this is so spot on. Which makes its even funnier. But the break down of this is the best, how much money will you spend on filling in a plot hole over 40 years ago, lol.



Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Rogue One Blu-ray And Kong World Wide Box Office

New Live on MNN coming this Saturday. New Radio show before that. Also photo of me as a background actor on Law & Order SVU 400th episode. Why? It's the same location that was used for Hugh Jackman's new movie. Also the quiz of  what GZ 2014 and Logan have in common will be answered.

Update:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rogue-one-blu-ray-review-no-deleted-scenes-alternate-ending-is-frustrating-991684
When this magazine of this statue brings this up you know there's a problem with this release.
The big mention of course there's no mention on behind the scenes making of with the reshoots.
More questions than answers can be really fustrating for sure.

Previously:
http://disneyexaminer.com/2017/04/04/there-arent-any-deleted-scenes-on-the-rogue-one-star-wars-blu-ray/
I cry Bullshit! there was enough completed scenes for them to include or just give us the directors cut. Either way down the line there should be a double dip as Disney knows the fans would buy this again. I know I would. But how long will this take? Only the house of mouse knows that.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-boss-baby-demands-attention-bossy-49-million-no-1-opening-990622
Finally Beauty and the Beast got it's boring ass kick out of the top spot. Good for you Baldwin, lets face it, people love his take on Trump. But the real story here is that Kong Skull Island is a huge hit in China. And with that it's going to cross the $500M. We have a winner folks and that's all that matter. Still in the top 5 for the week and Logan still in the top 10. Hell yeah.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/03/hugh-jackman-circus-flick-uses-mechanical-bull-instead-of-elephant/
Finally completed work on this project which is edning this week. The ironic thing of this article is that this particular day was filmed 3 blocks away from where I live and they didn't even call me for this day. I was there the previous day as this same location the day before where they filmed Law & Order SVU. The big famous steps at 60 Center St. where they filmed their 400 anniversary episode.
More explain on our live show and radio show.but in the movie they used actual fire breathing people for the film but are going to use CGI animals instead. Talk about backwards, lol.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-greatest-showman-hugh-jackman-cinemacon-1202019565/
While it's a short trailer, it does give you a glimpse on the look of the video. Also another hint on that quiz of what Godzilla and Hugh Jackman have in common. The actual clip is on Youtube now.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/joss-whedon-to-direct-new-batgirl-movie-w474399
He's perfect for this. While Marvel was serious about it's movies they did allow Whedon to have humour in his movies, all tongue in cheek which is what those DC movies need. We don't need another gloomy end of the world flix. Which I hope Wonder Woman. Which will show her as smart, sexy sassy with a sense of humour. Which some of us call marriage material.

http://www.slashfilm.com/shrek-5-big-reinvention/
Another reboot that nobody is asking for. I was never a fan of this except fo the time travel one whatever number that was. It's movie like these is why our show will wrap up in a few years. It's getting to be a stretch talking about something that's already done, been there, etc.

Bonus: Screen shots of some of the shows I've done: Law and Order SVu and Blue Bloods.