Box Office Report: 'No Good Deed' Goes Unpunished, Plus 'Guardians' Hits Another Milestone
Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. No Good Deed - $24.5 million ($24.5 million total)
2. Dolphin Tale 2 - $16.5 million ($16.5 million total)
3. Guardians of the Galaxy - $8.0 million ($305.9 million total)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $4.8 million ($181.0 million total)
5. Let's Be Cops - $4.3 million ($72.9 million total)
6. The Drop - $4.2 million ($4.2 million total)
7. If I Stay - $4.0 million ($44.9 million total)
8. The November Man - $2.7 million ($22.4 million total)
9. The Giver - $2.6 million ($41.3 million total)
10. The Hundred-Foot Journey - $2.4 million ($49.4 million total)
The Big Stories
No good deed goes unpunished. So the saying goes. Perhaps by that logic one could also say no bad deed goes... Read More
Best of the Week: New Batmobile, Lego 'Ferris Bueller,' Toronto Buzz and More
The Important News
We got our first official look at the new Batmobile. Earlier we'd seen a spy photo of that and one of the Millennium Falcon on the set of Star Wars Episode VII.
Top Gun 2 has a writer on board. 23 Jump Street also has a writer on board. Ted 2 has a Morgan Freemam on board.
Warner Bros. and DC might make a Legion of Superheroes movie. Marvel might have extra plans for Drax of Guardians of the Galaxy.
The mystery of Jack the Ripper may have been solved thanks to From Hell. Film noir might be coming to television thanks to David Fincher and author James Ellroy.
It was a bad week for new movies at the box office. It was a good week for Jennifer Lawrence thanks to box office.
Speaking of Lawrence, see... Read More
The Last Sci-fi Blog: The Rules We Hope 'Star Trek 3' Will Follow
With Star Wars: Episode VII stealing all of the headlines for the past year or so, things have been awful quiet on the Star Trek 3 front. We know that franchise writer Roberto Orci is taking over the director's chair from J.J. Abrams, but that's really about it. We don't even have a proper release date, which is just plain weird for a major motion picture in the 21st century.
Since everyone knows so little, it's only appropriate for the fans to wish and hope that Star Trek 3 course corrects after the last film. So, without further ado, here is the Last Sci-fi Blog's Star Trek 3 Wish List of Things That Need to Be Considered for the New Movie.
Until the most recent movies, almost every single Star Trek movie and TV series were about... Read More
The Schmoes Know Movie Show: The Top 5 Enhanced Animals in Movies
Who are the Schmoes, and what exactly do they know?
The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who--like you--are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we're posting brand new video from the Schmoes that'll give their spin on a given movie topic.
We all love animal movies, but we especially like animal movies where the animals do all sorts of really crazy things. In honor of Dolphin Tale 2, this week's Schmoes Know Movie Show counts down the top five enhanced animals in movies.
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The Best Movie Trailers of the Week
Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.
This new trailer for Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman is a little slow to start, but once we meet Hilary Swank’s Mary Bee Cuddy and discover what she’s all about, the appeal of the narrative takes hold. Simply put, the piece will make you wonder how they make it through this seemingly impossible trek alive... and the famous faces they meet along the way don’t hurt either. Who’s going to pass on a film starring Jones, Swank, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Hailee Steinfeld and more?
Maps to the Stars
Thanks to her Best Actress win at Cannes, we’ve known that Julianne Moore delivers... Read More
Poster-Crop Quiz: Can You Guess These Movies Set in Brooklyn?
Welcome, readers, to another installment of the Poster-Crop Quiz. This week, The Drop has us in a New York state of mind. Specifically, we're pondering other films that, like The Drop, are set in the borough of Brooklyn. We've gathered posters from 10 of these films, and then like Brooklyn we went hard on them with our crop tool. See if you can identify the posters from what remains, leaving your guesses in the comment section below. The first person to correctly name all 10 will receive a shout-out in next week's quiz. Drop what you're doing and get to it!
Though most of the film is set in an alternate dimension version of Brooklyn, and though the movie is categorically atrocious, I still have a soft spot for Super Mario Bros., which is among the more epically... Read More
'John Wick' Trailer: Kill Keanu Reeves' Dog and You're Going to Have a Very, Very Bad Time
Movies about hit men or gangsters or bank robbers coming out of retirement for one last hurrah are a dime a dozen. They come out like clockwork on both the big screen and small, and they all tend to follow the same general rule of a badass dude trying to enjoy the late stages of life only to get inadvertently wrapped back up into the lifestyle he left behind.
Sometimes it's because someone is trying to find them (A History of Violence), other times they're defending an innocent person (The Equalizer). The upcoming John Wick, however, may take the cake when it comes to excuses for a hard-core hit man to get back in the game.
If the trailer is to be believed, Keanu Reeves is living a nice, peaceful life, until some dumb goon kills his dog. Yes, his tiny, tiny dog. So he... Read More
See How Awkward 'Star Wars' Is Without John Williams' Music
When people think of movies, they tend to think of larger-than-life images playing out across a silver screen. It’s easy to forget that the sound of a film can be just as important as the visuals selected by a director and cinematographer when it comes to creating mood, or, well, just not making things awkward. We learn this firsthand in this Star Wars video showing Episode IV’s throne room scene without John Williams’ iconic score.
The guys over at Auralnauts have posted the clip to their YouTube channel, and it’s a fantastic example of just how important music is in some of our favorite scenes. Watch as Luke, Han and Chewie march in silence to meet Princess Leia at her podium – without Williams’ rousing victory music, our three... Read More
Watch: Apple's Latest Ad Is Guaranteed to Inspire You
Apple’s had a busy week – it unveiled a new iPhone, a new watch and a new commercial. Since we’re not really a tech site, you can probably guess that we’ll be focusing on that new advertisement in this post.
The new ad titled Perspective is an almost three-minute-long piece advocating for Apple and that its users are visionaries in a world filled with people content to do things in the same old boring way. The thing that really sets it apart is the way it was shot, which features a camera moving in one continuous take through a series of what are almost optical illusions -- inspired by the art of Felice Varini -- that convey the company’s message. What at first looks like a garbled mess of nothing soon snaps into focus thanks to a shift in... Read More