“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” was the second of three movies I saw during the Thanksgiving weekend. The original movie, “Puss in Boots,” came out 11 years ago. If you’re like me, you don’t remember that movie whatsoever. But don’t worry. “The Last Wish” was a PURR-fect movie for the holidays.Read more “Why Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Is A PURR-fect Movie”
Why Glass Onion Had A Limited Release in Theaters
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” was the first of three movies I saw during Thanksgiving weekend.
The new Netflix movie is a sequel to “Knives Out” that came out in 2019. “Glass Onion” had a one-week run in theaters before it starts streaming on Friday, December 23, 2022. For a limited release movie, making $15 million US on 650 screens was quite amazing.
Why did “Glass Onion” only run for one week in the theaters? The answer might surprise you.Read more “Why Glass Onion Had A Limited Release in Theaters”
Watching 9 Movies During The Blockbuster Drought
Between “Bullet Train” in August and “Wakanda Forever” in November, the theaters had a blockbuster drought. The studios scheduled no blockbuster movies for the last three months due to COVID-19. The new movies that did come out didn’t break $100 million US on opening weekend. The theaters showed old blockbusters and new non-blockbusters to fill out the schedule.
Here are the nine movies that I saw during the blockbuster drought.Read more “Watching 9 Movies During The Blockbuster Drought”
“Julie & Julia” Author, Julie Powell, Dead at 49
“Julie & Julia” author, Julie Powell, passed away from a cardiac arrest at age 49. She started a blog on Salon called the Julie/Julia Project in 2002. Her goal was to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year.
The blog became a book, “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen,” in 2005. The book became a movie, “Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, in 2009. If you read the book or seen the movie, you would think her life was all sunshine and roses.
Her death revealed a darker side of her life and for food writing.Read more ““Julie & Julia” Author, Julie Powell, Dead at 49″
Will Michael Myers Return After Halloween Ends?
Will Michael Myers return after the end of “Halloween Ends”?
If you’ve seen the movie, there’s no way in hell that he can return for another movie. Unless the next movie is set in Hell with Jason and Freddie. A “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” crossover is unlikely to happen.
The new movie is Jamie Lee Curtis’s last “Halloween” movie. The series could reboot with a different cast like it did for the two Rob Zombie movies in the late 2000s. The final scene of “Halloween Ends” hints at a possible sequel without Michael Myers.
That depends on whether the boogieman was inside the man or the mask.Read more “Will Michael Myers Return After Halloween Ends?”
Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania Ghostbusters #SHORTS
If you’re Ant-Man and stuck in the quantum realm, who you’re gonna call? In the original trailer, Kang asks, “So… What’s it gonna to be?” In this short video, I changed the trailer to, “So… Who you’re gonna call?” and switched to the Ghostbusters montage.
Deadpool 3 with Hugh Jackman Shouldn’t Be A Surprise
Ryan Reynolds dropped two new videos about “Deadpool 3” on his YouTube channel. He asked Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine one more time and he said yes. They answered how they were going to handle Wolverine’s death in “Logan” and what to expect in the new movie. This announcement shouldn’t be a surprise anyone who watched the extended end-credits in “Deadpool 2.”Read more “Deadpool 3 with Hugh Jackman Shouldn’t Be A Surprise”
What The Woman King Boycotters Got Wrong
When I saw #BoycottWomanKing trending on Twitter, I wanted to see “The Woman King” even more. Whenever someone on social media tells you to boycott a movie, you should probably see the movie. You might be missing out on something special. “The Woman King” is less about the slave trade and more about the bonds of love.Read more “What The Woman King Boycotters Got Wrong”
Dirty Harry, Chowchilla Kidnappings & The Parolee
“Dirty Harry” with Clint Eastwood was a controversial movie when it came out in 1971. A homicide detective takes the law into his own hands to stop a serial killer who got off on a legal technicality.
A different scene from that movie inspired a real life kidnapping five years later. The serial killer hijacks a school bus with the driver and children on board to get away from Dirty Harry. The school bus crashes inside the entrance to a rock quarry.
The Chowchilla kidnapping was—and still is—the largest kidnapping in U.S. history.
Why is that kidnapping still relevant today? The third and final kidnapper got paroled from prison and came out $100 million US richer than he went in.Read more “Dirty Harry, Chowchilla Kidnappings & The Parolee”
Is the Freedom Tower READY For KAIJU MOVIE After 9/11?
The Empire State Building became the tallest building in New York City in 1931. King Kong climbed that building to make his last stand in 1933.
The twin towers of the World Trade Center became the tallest buildings in 1973. King Kong climbed those buildings to make his last stand in 1976.
On September 11, 2001, 21 years ago today, terrorists brought down the twin towers. One World Trade Center, a.k.a., the Freedom Tower, rose up from the ashes to become the tallest building in 2014.
Is the Freedom Tower ready for a kaiju movie?Read more “Is the Freedom Tower READY For KAIJU MOVIE After 9/11?”