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It’s the end of September but Pierce Brosnan is hoping November proves a magic month for his latest film. How will the former James Bond perform? Here’s our prediction:
The November Man is a new spy flick staring Brosnan, based on the series of books with the same name. The film is a “one last mission” sort of deal, a concept that is ideally suited for the actor who, in my opinion, was unceremoniously dumped from the James Bond franchise after helping reinvigorate it. Will audiences check him out in a familiar genre – possibly, but we’ve to remember that it’s the last weekend of the summer box office season, typically a dumping time for films. This is one film that will likely find its audience overseas and on Netflix, though a sequel is already in the works. Look for a second place showing with $13 million.
Of all the big summer releases, the one that actually let me down was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After coming off what I felt was a successful reboot, full of great action and wonderful chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, the second instalment sadly just seemed to revel in getting things wrong. Having gone back and watched it a second time on Blu-ray, the things that bothered me (Jamie Foxx, the sloppy writing) haven’t gone away.
However, what the new home release does demonstrate is that there was if not a good movie, at least a better one that was filmed and left on the cutting room floor. Never have I enjoyed super-hero deleted scenes more than when I watched those that belong to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Well, when I’m wrong with a prediction, I’m REALLY wrong. I may feel a little bad about bombing, but I’m pretty sure Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller feel a hell of a lot worse this weekend.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For absolutely struck out at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated (not to mention horrible) $6 million for its opening weekend. Yes, that’s its three day gross! Clearly, I didn’t gage interest in this film well at all, as I predicted a first place showing with $30 million. Nearly a decade between instalments and lacklustre reviews helped sink this one like a proverbial stone. Just an absolute disaster.
It’s been nearly a decade since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller unleashed Sin City upon the cinematic world. Will it’s long-awaited sequel find an audience or is it too late? Here’s our prediction:
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has everything going for it – style, stars and source material. 9 years may be a long time to wait for a sequel, but the original still maintains high regard among genre fans, which could help this installment find an audience. Some speculate that the film’s time may have come and gone, but I’m going out on a limb and will predict a first place showing with $30 million.
If anyone had any expendable cash this weekend, they weren’t spending it on the latest instalment of The Expendables. Here’s what went down:
For the second weekend in a row, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held firm at the top of the box office, bringing in an excellent $28.4 million to raise the film’s total to $117 million in two weeks. Following in second place was Guardians of the Galaxy with $24 million, bringing its three week total to $222 million. There’s a strong possibility, should GotG continue its strong hold, the film could become the most successful of the year before long. Who would have thought it?
While the world waits for some official confirmation that Game of Thrones and Conan star Jason Momoa will be cast as Aquaman for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I can tell you without any hesitation that the man recently released his first directorial effort, a solid film titled Road To Paloma. I didn’t have any expectations going into this one, and I was more than pleasantly surprised by the final results.
This weekend, the sly one returns to theatres to once again assault our senses. Will audiences have some expendable cash for aging action action heres? Here’s our prediction:
The Expendables 3 is yet another blow ‘em up action film from Sylvester Stallone and some of the biggest faces in action history – Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. It’s an amazing cast, likely surrounded by a less than adequate script. But look, what can we expect from a movie like this? As long as there are big explosions and some macho male bonding, people should be happy. Truth is, though, I believe the novelty of all these guys together has worn off. On that note, look for a third place showing with $22 million.
Rather than wallow in the sadness of the death of Robin Williams, one of my favourite comedians, I thought I would compile some videos of his great, great work. I’ll watch them tonight, perhaps you will too, and I’ll remember the genuine joy he gave us throughout his life. Rest in peace, good sir, and thank you for the wonderful memories.