I’ve been a George Clooney fan since I first saw him as “George” on The Facts of Life back in the 1980s. I thought he was suitably charming as Booker on Roseanne, and while I wasn’t a big E.R. fan, I thought he was knockdown, drag out awesome in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. All this was before he really became GEORGE CLOONEY – HOLLYWOOD ICON ™. While I don’t go out of my way to watch his every film, when I do sit down to watch something, as I did with Money Monster from director Jodie Foster, I usually enjoy George’s work. Which was mostly true this time out.
Husband. Father. Business owner. Entertainer. Serial killer. By all accounts John Wayne Gacy was a likeable guy to those who knew him, but he harbored a dark secret and even darker desires. Why are we still fascinated by the killer clown?
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Forget me and the dog days of summer. For this weekend, at least, theatres got a second wind, thanks to the arrival of a new horror film. Here’s what went down:
Don’t Breathe, the new collaboration between director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi, opened with an outstanding $26 million to land in first place at the box office. Audiences were interested in the movie which, with a budget of just $10 million, is already a big hit. While genre films tend to have steep drop offs week to week, in this case it won’t matter, as the core audience has clearly been well served. Read the rest of this entry
We hear about Syria a lot these days. Ravaged by ISIS, crushed by their own dictatorial leaders, the Syrian population is wildly displaced, with millions of refugees looking for new homes around the globe. But we don’t know a lot about the actual country. TIFF looks to fill that gap, with a week-long program of Syrian films called Syria Self-Portraits: Chronicles of Tyranny, Chronicles of War. Stars in Broad Daylight is one of the oldest in the program, from 1988, by Syria’s foremost filmmaker Ossama Mohammed. It’s a bleak comedy, an absurd look at the country’s longstanding oppression.
As we saw in the last episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution, while tracking down future technology, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes came face-to-face with Kang the Conqueror. After threatening New York, Kang retreats to the future, dragging the entire team, except for Thor, with him. Meet me after the time jump for my thoughts on “Into the Future.”
This week on Pump Up The Jam, we’ve got Nerd Noise Night, featuring The Cybertronic Spree, Johnny Headband, and other great bands; plus new videos from Odonis Odonis; Muuy Biien; and more.
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Dog days of summer, week two. However, there could be a bit of surprise at the box office this weekend, as a new horror film from a couple of masters could shake things up a bit. Here’s our prediction:
Don’t Breathe is a new collaboration between producer Sam Raimi and director Fede Alvarez, the duo behind the scary as hell remake of Evil Dead back in 2013. Using those two names as a lure should definitely help this horror film find some strong success over its opening weekend, and with a minuscule budget of $10 million, it doesn’t have to over perform to be a success. Look for a first place debut with $22 million for Don’t Breathe.
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