BOX OFFICE ROUNDUP

Are you ready kids!? American Sniper sure wasn’t as The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water crushed the Oscar nominated film at the box office this week, opening at a hefty $56,000,000. American Sniper still held firm but only managed to land in second place with $24,165,000. Jupiter Ascending did not ascend to the challenge (every report must use “ascend” or “descend” when discussing JA) making a meager $19,000,000 opening weekend. Seventh Son made $7,101,000 in its inaugural weekend, making approximately six million more dollars than I anticipated. Paddington continues to charm the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere by pulling $5,365,000 and claiming the #5 spot.

KEANU ROUNDUP

Woah… Movies.com is reporting the almost-best action movie of 2014, John Wick, is getting a damn sequel. This proves the reality of God or a higher power existing is more than likely, but also that Keanu Reeves may get the franchise he deserves. Richard wrote a great piece on reconsidering the general stance on the Matrix sequels. I still need to give it another shot, but Reeves deserved his own big action franchise back then, and he still deserves it now. Variety reports there is also talk from the CEO of Lionsgate as seeing this as a “multiple-title action franchise.”

In news that is probably the best thing you’ll hear in your life, Variety says Keanu Reeves also joined the cast of Nicholas Winding Refn’s upcoming project Neon Demon. In addition to Reeves joining the picture, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, and Jenna Malone have also joined the film.

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TRAILER OF THE WEEK


I may  be the only person in the world who put Only God Forgives on my top 10 movies of 2013. What others saw as dull and dreadful, I found similar to a nightmare of neon-infused violence. Gosling’s directorial debut The Lost River seems to follow in the footsteps of his time spent with Nicholas Winding Refn. Everything will probably be painted in metaphor. Who needs mass audience approval when there’s this much stylistic endeavor present? Don’t get me wrong, this movie needs to tell a story of some kind. I find this trailer incomprehensible but beautiful all the same. I hope Gosling knocks this out of the park.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK