Category Archives: Andy Burns/Andy B

Will Jason Bourne top the box office this weekend?

Bourne is back, but will he be able to go beyond the current Star Trek movie in release? Here’s our prediction:

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Matt Damon returns to the title character of the latest Jason Bourne film, which brings with it returning director Paul Greengrass, lofty expectations and some lacklustre reviews. Could we be seeing yet another summer sequel that simply won’t cut it with audiences? All signs are pointing to yes. Look for a first place showing with $49 million.

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Trailer Time: Wonder Woman

The trailer for Wonder Woman is here, giving us all more of what we wanted from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -more Gal Gadot. The film is going the Captain America route, taking place in the early 20th century, and this trailer captures the vibe perfectly.

Trailer Time: Suicide Squad

The final trailer for Suicide Squad dropped today, and it’s three minutes of serious noise and action. I’m still curious what the actual plot of the movie, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Trailer Time: Justice League

The Justice League trailer just dropped at Comic-Con, and it feels pretty darn good to us.

How about you?

Will Star Trek Beyond Beam Up An Audience?

It’s a big weekend at the box office, as two more sequels look to duke it out for the top spot. Can either of them take down the reigning animation champion? Here are our predictions:

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Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted franchise. This one is a stand alone, original story, rather than the pseudo-remake of the original Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan the previous film, Into Darkness acted as. Directed by Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin, the film currently has solid reviews and decent word of mouth going for it, even in the face of the tragic death of series co-star Anton Yelchin. The question is, following the lacklustre reception to Into Darkness from die hard fans, has Star Trek Beyond lost a piece of its core audience? The secret weapon here is Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the film, along with co-starring as Scotty. Pegg is a geek and knows what the audience wants, and I’d be surprised if this third film doesn’t deliver. Look for a first place showing with $65 million.

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Rewatching “The X-Files” Event Series on Blu-ray is No Conspiracy

The-X-Files-Event-Series-blu-rayThe truth was out there last winter as The X-Files returned to television for the six episode “event series” that essentially served as the tenth season of the series. We covered it during its original airing here, but with the recent run making its way on to a two disc Blu-ray set, and with a few months separated from the thrill of its return, I thought it would be worthwhile to see how the latest season holds up.

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Finding Dory discovers a record-breaking weekend

It was a record-breaking weekend at the box office, as the latest Disney-Pixar extravaganza took the top spot. Here’s what went down:

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Finding Dory, the sequel to the classic 2003 film Finding Nemo, was the clear pick for audience across North America this weekend, as it debut in first place with an estimated $134.9 million. That’s the largest opening for an animated film in history, trumping Shrek The Third’s $121 million back in 2007. Finding Dory could wind up being the biggest movie the summer, and will give Disney yet another massive hit on their hands.  Read the rest of this entry

You don’t need Central Intelligence to know Finding Dory will be a hit

There’s definitely something fishy going on at the box office this weekend, and it’s looking to have a huge opening. How much will this new release find? Here’s our prediction:

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Finding Dory is the long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s 2003 massive hit Finding Nemo, which grossed $930 million worldwide some 13 years ago. This second instalment has been generating great reviews, and awareness is huge with families. This is going to be one of the biggest movies of the summes and it should have a huge debut to along with it. Look for a first place arrival for Finding Dory with $136 million.

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IDW hails the king of team books with Marvel Artist Select Series: George Perez

There’s no comic book company on the planet celebrating the history of comics better than IDW. From their oversized Artist Editions to their new Marvel Artist Select Series, the company is the master of collector-friendly deluxe collections. Last fall, IDW released their first IDW Marvel Artist Select Series title, highlighting the work of Sal Buscema on the Incredible Hulk.  This time around, the latest artist to get the treatment is the legendary George Perez, whose various runs on the Avengers are highlighted.

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The Conjuring 2 scares off the box office competition

Two sequels and a new franchise debut at the box office this weekend, but only one of them could be categorized a big success. Here’s what went down:

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The Conjuring 2, the sequel to the blockbuster 2013 horror film, had an exceptionally strong showing this weekend, debuting in the top spot with an estimated $38.3 million. That’s only slightly off from the original’s $41 million debut. Combined with the fact that critics and audiences both gave it top marks, everyone involved should be pretty pleased with this result, even if The Conjuring 2 may not hit the first film’s $137 million total in North America.

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