The Heat (2013)

Release Date: June 28, 2013 Director: Paul Feig Stars: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans Runtime: 117 min The comedy genre is one of the most popular genres out there, but it's very hit-and-miss. The comedy gem of the year so far is This is the End, but The Heat will produce more than a … Continue reading The Heat (2013)


Box Office Predictions: ‘The Heat’, ‘White House Down’

  Comedy movies have performing fairly well so far this year. A few bombed (Movie 43), a few opened to expectations (This is the End), and a few impressed (Identity Thief). Now, it's time to see how the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy buddy comedy will perform. I think it will out-do Identity Thief, but not by … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘The Heat’, ‘White House Down’

Bridesmaids (2011)

Release Date: May 13, 2011. Director: Paul Feig. Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne. Runtime: 125 min. This film is usually very, very funny and features a breakout role from the charismatic Melissa McCarthy. However, I think it pans out like a traditional romantic comedy, with room for originality. Melissa McCarthy and other select characters really make … Continue reading Bridesmaids (2011)

Man of Steel (2013)

Release Date: June 14, 2013 Director: Zack Snyder Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Runtime: 143 min Man of Steel is my first film experience with the Clark Kent/Superman character. So, I cannot compare this to earlier Superman films. As an origins story, it does introduce this character in a unique way, but not … Continue reading Man of Steel (2013)

World War Z (2013)

Release Date: June 21, 2013 Director: Marc Forster Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz Runtime: 116 min The zombie sub-genre is a successful one. (And The Walking Dead shows it's wildly successful on television, as well.) We saw that with Warm Bodies earlier this year, that brought about a unique film to the the … Continue reading World War Z (2013)

Monsters University (2013)

Release Date: June 21, 2013 Director: Dan Scanlon Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Runtime: 110 min Pixar is one of this century's most consistent studios; but they are fallible. I've seen 10 out of 14 of their movies. Cars 2 is apparently the runt of the litter, and I haven't seen that, or … Continue reading Monsters University (2013)

Alpha Dog (2006)

Release Date: January 12, 2007 Director: Nick Cassavetes Stars: Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake Runtime: 122 min This is one of my favourite bio pics. It is interesting, even though it plays out traditionally with room for surprise. It is both a depiction of Jesse James Hollywood (portrayed by Emile Hirsch) at a certain point in his life … Continue reading Alpha Dog (2006)

Box Office Predictions, 6/21-6/23: Clash of Monsters and Zombies

Two big releases are going up against the Man of Steel holdover. The first release is Monsters University, the anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. It's one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and my most anticipated movie of June. For me, any score lower than a 75 or so would be a disappointment. … Continue reading Box Office Predictions, 6/21-6/23: Clash of Monsters and Zombies

The Apparition (2012)

Release Date: August 24, 2012 Director: Todd Lincoln Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton Runtime: 82 min Horror movies have always kept me up at night. I'd watch them, but in my younger years; I saw very few. I believe Darkness Falls was my first horror movie. (Sadly, I don't remember some of the first … Continue reading The Apparition (2012)

Box Office Results: ‘Man of Steel’ soars above the rest

Man of Steel broke June records by opening to $116.6 million, ahead of previous June highest weekend opening record-holder Toy Story 3 (110.3 million). If only I would have predicted it at $116... 16 is my favourite number! I'm still glad I was within $13 million of the actual, since it really was a wild … Continue reading Box Office Results: ‘Man of Steel’ soars above the rest