Friday, June 21, 2013



1. Man of Steel / 56% - $116.6M
2. This is the End / 85% - $20.7M
3. Now You See Me / 50% - $11.0M
4. Fast & Furious 6 / 71% - $9.6M
5. The Purge / 38% - $8.3M

Here's Scott Mendelson's analysis of the weekend box office over on Forbes.


This Week
  • A Hijacking* / 98%
  • The Bling Ring / 58%
  • The Haunting of Helena*
  • Maniac* / 54%
  • Monsters University / 76%
  • Unfinished Song* / 64%
  • World War Z / 67%

Last Week

  • 20 Feet from Stardom* / 97%
  • The Bling Ring* / 62%
  • Hatchet III* / 56%
  • In the Fog* / 88%
  • Man of Steel / 56%
  • Pandora's Promise* / 58%
  • This is the End / 85%
  • Vehicle 19* / 25%

* = limited release


  • 21 and Over / 26%
  • American Mary / 59%
  • The Brass Teapot / 26%
  • Jack the Giant Slayer / 52%
  • The Last Exorcism Part II / 17%
  • Marketa Lazarova CC / 100%
  • Movie 43 / 4%
  • Quartet / 79%
  • Safety Last! CC / 96%
  • Stoker / 67%
  • Things to Come CC / 91%
  • Upside Down / 29%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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Michael Cera holds the magical cactus in the trailer for "Crystal Fairy." Not sure what this phallic imagery is going for, but it seems to suit the acid trip this flick is purported to be. Nice use of only green, yellow, white and black at that.

James Wan's sequel to "Insidious" retains its creepy atmosphere with this poster. When in doubt, use a baby! I still don't understand the significane of the "SI" being red. Anybody?

The poster for the "300: Rise of an Empire" is one of the best I've seen this year. A tidal wade of blood-red sea ushers in this long-due sequel that is, fittingly, set quite a bit on the seas.

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I felt Michael Shannon as General Zod was one of the best parts of "Man of Steel." Check out JoBlo's "Top 10 Superhero Movie Villains." 

Did you see "This is the End"? What did you think of the celebrities' versions of themselves. To go along with that Rotten Tomatoes serves up "24 Frames: People Playing Themselves." I found this a valuable list as my wife and I were just wondering what other movies were like "This is the End" as we drove home from the theater last night. This list proves there have been a lot of cameos over the years, but it seems nothing has ever been near the level of "This is the End."

In honor of "World War Z" dropping this weekend here's Rotten Tomatoes with "24 Frames: Zombie Nation."

You ready to enroll at "Monsters University"? MOVIECLIPS counts down "Top Ten Movie Monsters' for us.

David Ehrlich over on lists "The 10 Best Music Moments from Sofia Coppola Movies." This is a sweet resource that I may have to refer to in future Movie Music Moments. Coppola's latest, "The Bling Ring" is currently in limited release, opening wider this weekend.

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James Gandolfini passed away Wednesday at the age of 51 due to a possible heart attack. The Film Tome sends thoughts/prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Head over to The Film Tome Facebook page to remember and honor this American icon by sharing some of your favorite performances of his. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" was due out this October but has now been pushed back to next August. This bodes both well and unwell for the project. Now they'll have more time to make it better (fingers crossed), but maybe it was so unready they had no other choice. Looks like I'll need to readjust my most anticipated films of 2013 and 2014 respectively. When they were still casting earlier this year I thought something like this would happen. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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Here's a lovely and moving James Gandolfini video tribute.

Here's MOVIECLIPS with the Weekly Five (five things to be excited about this week in the world of entertainment!).

There's a bronze seven-foot statue of Bruce Lee over in L.A.'s Chinatown! I should catch up with some of his films and go pay my respects. And so should anyone who remotely cares for the martial arts genre. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

In preparation for "Monsters University" Film School Rejects looks back at the Pixar shorts over the last 27 years.

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Here's a song review of "Man of Steel." We typically don't see these...

Here's The Onion with "Ecstatic Native Americans Praise 'The Lone Ranger.'"

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1 comment:

Galyn said...

An interesting and eclectic report. Insidious 2 is only rated PG13? Ok, then. So sad about James Gandolfini although I don't think I've seen a single thing he has done. But, we did enjoy Monster's University this week, and the shorts that played before it.