Monthly Archives: May 2014

Box Office Predictions May 30-June 1: A Million Ways to Die in the West Gets a Little Maleficent

As one of the two big films being released this weekend, Seth MacFarlane brings us his follow-up to 2012’s Ted, this time basing this film in 1882 Arizona. This one is called A Million Ways to Die in the West. … Continue reading

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Blended (2014)

Released: May 23, 2014. Directed by: Frank Coraci. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Runtime: 117 min. Adam Sandler and co bring us a rom-com that’s heavy on the romance, light on the comedy. Six or seven good laughs … Continue reading

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Box Office Predictions, May 23-26 – X-Men: Days of Future Past to mute Adam Sandler’s Blended

This weekend, X-Men: Days of Future Past eyes an opening north of $100 million over the Memorial Day frame. Films similar to this open at $84.2 million. A reason I don’t see this being huge, like a $125 million opening, … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014)

Released: May 16, 2014. Directed by: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston. Runtime: 123 min. Gareth Edwards brings his latest film to life with ambition and a great scope. Edwards previously dabbled in the monster genre with … Continue reading

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Drinking Buddies (2013)

Released: July 25, 2013. Directed by: Joe Swanberg. Starring: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick. Runtime: 90 min.  Drinking Buddies is an experimental romantic drama/light comedy directed by Joe Swanberg that follows best buddy brewery workers Luke (Jake Johnson) and … Continue reading

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Box Office Predictions May 16-18: Godzilla has a Million Dollar Arm

  The big opener this weekend will be Godzilla from director Gareth Edwards (director of the cool, low-budget flick Monsters). It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. I’m pretty excited for this one, partly due to a fantastic advertising … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

  Released: March 28, 2014. Directed by: Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe. Runtime: 100 min. Wes Anderson’s films are an acquired taste. It is a taste that I am starting to like after two of his … Continue reading

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