Thursday, July 18, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 114


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE


1. Despicable Me 2 / 74% - $43.9M
2. Grown Ups 2 / 6% - $41.5M
3. Pacific Rim / 71% - $37.3M
4. The Heat / 63% - $14M
5. The Lone Ranger / 27% - $11.5M

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

NEW IN THEATERS



This Week
  • The Act of Killing* / 100%
  • Computer Chess* /100%
  • The Conjuring / 85%
  • Girl Most Likely* / 14%
  • Only God Forgives* / 47%
  • Red 2 / 42%
  • R.I.P.D.
  • Turbo / 65%


Last Week
  • Grown Ups 2 / 6%
  • Pacific Rim / 71%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES


  • The Bitter Buddha / 94%
  • Bullet to the Head / 47%
  • The End of Love / 56%
  • Erased / 28%
  • Evil Dead / 62%
  • Solomon Kane / 65%
  • Wild Bill / 100%

% from Rotten Tomatoes
* * *

POSTER CHILD





This tease of a poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is all about the 'stache, ban



This mondo poster for The Heat is an awesome callback to '80s action films.


This poster is our first glimpse of Edge of Tomorrow (formally known as All You Need Is Kill), directed by Doug Liman. It's an awesome suit our protagonist (Cruise) looks to be putting on.


* * *



CAST AWAY



John Lithgow (?!) and others join the cast for Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi flick Intersteller. (Source: JoBlo)

* * *

ENLISTED




Today commences the San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest film geek events of any year. I'll be heading down for the day tomorrow. HitFix has listed their 10 most anticipated movie panels.



Die Hard  has been out for 25 years this week. Vulture ranks "The 25 Best Action Movies Since Die Hard."



In (dubious) honor of Grown Ups 2 HitFix considers "15 of the most unnecessary sequels of all--time."

* * *


THE GOOD



MOVIECLIPS lets us know what's must-see at Comic-Con today (Thursday). And here's their videos for Friday and Saturday.




In honor the action classic Die Hard's 25th Anniversary Matt Zoller Seitz shared a few words.

* * *

AND THE RANDOM




Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9 and his sci-fi follow-up Elysium) has recently talked about the possibilities of a Halo movie and a possible sequel a to District 9 among other things. (Source: JoBlo)

 * * *

OR THE COOL




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



Check out this before/after effects reel for The Great Gatsby!



Nicolas Winding Refn did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit yesterday. I would've asked what somebody did ask, "Was the Driver autistic?" (Referring to the main character played by Ryan Gosling in Drive). Refn responded with, "Possibly." Translation = YES. I've been thinking back on the film through this lens for a while now and it makes perfect sense. Read the rest of that Q&A here and seek out Refn and Gosling teaming up again for Only God Forgives in select theaters this weekend!

Legendary Pictures has what they're calling the Godzilla Encounter at Comic-Con this year, no doubt in preparation for next year's Godzilla reboot. Check out 75 pictures of what this exhibit is via Collider.



Pacific Rim has left us debating some of the more important questions in life...


* * *


MAYBE THE HILARIOUS





How It Should Have Ended has tackled Man of Steel. Do you agree?



The Nic Cage's face on things fixation has really taken off, but you've never see it like this before!

* * *

TV TOO


Here is HitFix again, this time with their 10 most anticipated TV panels at Comic-Con.


* * *

1 comment:

Galyn said...

I'm so excited that you get to go to Comic-Con. I'll be watching Insta-gram closely. Have fun!