Weekend @ the Box Office
Happy New Year! It’s January 2015, and there’s like a 90% chance that every movie that is released this month will range from bad to mediocre. Only the good movies that came out in December make money now. Like The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, which earned $21,910,000 at a 46.5% drop from the previous week, again owning the weekend. Into the Woods ran up to second place with $19,066,000. Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken is getting mixed buzz but brought in $18,358,000. In grand tradition of movies that surprise me with their existence, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death came along and went on to earn $15,145,000. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb continues to earn some money by pulling in $14,450,000.
Do you know how difficult it is to find decent movie news in a time like this? Not very but it’s more difficult than usual. It helps when directors go to Instagram to post about one of their projects that probably won’t happen anymore. Neill Blomkamp took to the photo app to divulge concept art that is spawning Alien franchise fans to say, “It can’t be worse than Resurrection!” Honestly, this stuff looks pretty cool. I’m a big supporter of Alien 3: Assembly Cut so I wouldn’t want this movie to retcon any of the material there. Any sequel that has Ripley’s involvement with the Xenomorph still warrants attention. I just wish they’d leave that particular stone unturned. Where would he have taken the franchise? I don’t know. But Ripley is in the Space Jockey suit and that’s worth mentioning. *Source: Instagram*
Aaron Paul is rumored to be in talks for the Star Wars spin-off Han Solo movie. This doesn’t mean he’s going to be Han Solo. It just means there have been discussions behind the scenes about his involvement. I love Aaron Paul, but for all good things on God’s green Earth, do not let him be Han Solo. Paul has charisma, but not that type of charisma. *Source: Making Star Wars*
Trailer of the Week
Do you ever wonder how something can be made? Some movies are so daft in their presentation that they can’t even salvage decent material for a trailer. I’m not talking about Ant-Man, a movie that seems to be having fun with marketing with an ant-sized trailer. I’m talking about Dragon Blade. It stars Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody (or is it just Brody now?). Brody looks like he just walked off the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel and didn’t even bother to shower or anything. He just stayed in wardrobe until his next movie. I’m not really sure what’s happening in this trailer. I think Brody wants John Cusack to kill Jackie Chan. I think someone got honey-dicked.
Tweets of the Week
[Me, having sex] “mmmm my Spidey senses are tingling” [Smokin hot babe] “haha I get that reference & am more turned on now actually”
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) December 30, 2014
It is distinctly possible that Nick Offerman is Nature’s perfect comedy weapon. He’s like the greatest Muppet ever built. — DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) January 2, 2015
It’s almost 2015, time to accept the fact that Black Widow is way more interesting than Batman — JAPSPEPORJ FENWAY (@SidizenKane) January 1, 2015
everyone can be a BIRDMAN if they really try — josh lewis (@thejoshl) January 1, 2015
Don’t forget, in a few hours we’re supposed to start dressing like this. pic.twitter.com/3Mh1FwK76X
— Slater (@jerslater) December 31, 2014
Paul McCartney sure was lucky for the opportunity to work with Kanye. — Josh Rosenfield (@JoshRosenfield) January 3, 2015
Woman to Batman: “I’m pregnant with your child” Batman to unborn child: “Your training begins now, maggot!” Story written by Frank Miller
— Thinker2k15 (@thinker365) January 3, 2015
Ripley in the Xenomorph suit means we were denied Blomkamp using the “Put on a suit from the enemy” plot point a 3rd time. Bummer. — Brian Collins (@BrianWCollins) January 2, 2015
I don’t care if you really like it, but some dude online goes “I DIDN’T RELATE to Boyhood.” What, you don’t RELATE to, like, TIME PASSING?
— LexG (@LexG_III) January 1, 2015