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The Box Office: CAPTAIN AMERICA Edges Out RIO 2 for Second Win

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

The Box Office

Last weekend Captain America: The Winter Soldier set a new April record, and this week it slightly edged out the family draw Rio 2. The other new releases Oculus and Draft Day more or less met expectations.

Rio took the lead Friday but was no match for the Saturday night power of Captain American fans.  The animated sequel did a lot better than I thought it would ($39 M) because let’s face it – it just looked terrible.  The first entry into the relentless franchise that I would now put in the same weak category as Cars, earned slightly more ($39.2 M) its opening weekend.  Marvel usually takes a big box office drop after the first weekend; saw Winter Soldier with a better hold than Iron Man 3 or Captain America: The First Avenger. The sequel has now earned a worldwide total of $476.7 M, which puts it just $168 M behind the final gross of Thor: The Dark World.

The horror movie Oculus earned $12 M and Draft Day took home $9.7 M, less than Kevin Costner’s last feature 3 Days to Kill took on opening day ($12.2 M).  It’s no Field of Dreams folks.

Next week we get: Transcendence, Heaven Is For Real, A Haunted House 2, Bears

Title Weekend Total
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.4 M $159 M
2. Rio 2 $39 M $39 M
3. Oculus $12 M $12 M
4. Draft Day $9.7 M $9.7 M
5. Divergent $7.5 M $124.8 M
6. Noah $7.4 M $84.8 M
7. God’s Not Dead $4.4 M $40.7 M
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $4 M $39.4 M
9. Muppets Most Wanted $2 M $45.6 M
10. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.8 M $105 M

Trailer for DRAFT DAY Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary

Monday, December 23rd, 2013


Ivan Reitman’s upcoming sports drama Draft Day has a trailer below and it begs the question, how is this a movie?  Well that’s just me I guess, I know there’s a lot of people who would watch this, a film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft.

General Manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

The last movie Reitman made that I liked was Kindergarten Cop when I was 5 years old, so…go bears!  The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Denis Leary, Timothy Simons, and Ellen Burstyn.

Draft Day opens April 11, 2014, watch the trailer below:


Trailer for 3 DAYS TO KILL Starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, and Hailee Steinfeld

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


The first trailer for McG‘s 3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner has arrived and it’s very silly.  It doesn’t know if it’s an action drama or comedy; and when they say the title of the movie in the trailer, that’s a bad omen.  It’s all over the place!  It’s like Taken without the brooding father and with the poor acting of Amber Heard.

3 Days to Kill opens February 21, 2014.

In this heart pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission- even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

Watch the trailer below:


Trailer for JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Starring Chris Pine

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013


The trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit can be watched below.  It’s based on the late great Tom Clancy’s character and stars Chris Pine as Ryan, a Moscow-based financial analyst who faces off against his employer when he discovers a plot to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy.

Like most Jack Ryan movies, you’ll be treated to action, intrigue, and espionage.  I can’t say I’m a fan of any of the flicks but over the last few years it seems I’d watch co-star Kevin Costner make a sandwich if offered.

The film also stars Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, David Paymer (one of the best “that guy” actors), and Peter Andersson.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters on Christmas Day, watch the trailer below:


Cut To The Chase Review: MAN OF STEEL – He Is Risen, Finally

Saturday, June 15th, 2013


Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!


This is the best Superman movie ever made, take that however you please. The Christopher Reeve Superman movies are classics for one reason or another. It was the first time Superman graced the big screen blending humor and then “special” effects, crafting a tribute to an American pop culture icon. It’s been done again, but with a far more serious tone. This Superman doesn’t smile, nor does he have much reason to.

Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns wasn’t his own; I felt he just made a checklist of things to include in the film to remind people of the original Superman. Here Zack Snyder nearly puts it all away for a reboot that works, and was very necessary.  Zack Snyder has updated Superman for the 21st Century; the action scenes are incredible to watch. Henry Cavill brings charisma and character to Superman; you can feel his agonizing thought process throughout the film. He has to actually think about whether to save the humans who don’t even believe in him. That’s what I loved about this movie, it makes you ask yourself what this ultimate hero should do or could do. It’s not as easy as swooping in and flying off into the sun winking anymore. The movie shows that Superman has a moral compass, and it’s sometimes scary to consider this man has options.

With every Superman movie to date, this one is no exception when it comes to calling back to Superman mythos whether we like it or not (I don’t).  The movie is still entertaining, inspiring, heartfelt, and beautiful to look at. The cast is incredible, and should be getting more attention. You can breathe a sigh of relief: we don’t have to start this over again anytime soon – this Superman works.


+ The cast: Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon are in top form.
+ Intense action on an epic sci-fi scale.
+ You will wish Krypton was a real place.
- Panders to Superman of yesteryear.
- It’s enough with Jesus already.

Super New Trailer for Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


Here is a new trailer that Warner Bros. has released for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman.  It’s not your typical superhero action based movie trailer that’s for sure; it asks what would you think if Superman really existed?

The tone feels somber and mournful much like the marketing for Superman Returns, which was actually an OK film.  Will the Last Son of Krypton finally have a great movie is the question.

We also get a look at Amy Adama as Lois Lane, the great Michael Shannon as Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as  Martha Kent.

Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013.


TODAY’S LINKS: Arrested Development, The Master, Indiana Jones and More

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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  • Arrested Development started filming new season; to Air on Netflix in 2013. [huffingtonpost]
  • Kevin Costner eyes Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan Film and Luc Besson’s Three Days to Kill. [wegotthiscovered]
  • Sacha Baron Cohen sells James Bond spoof to Paramount. [variety]
  • New poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. [image]
  • Full list of special features revealed for Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection. [dailyblam]
  • Justin Lin in talks to direct L.A. Riots. [vulture]

First trailer for Liberal Arts starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen – watch it below:


Teaser Trailers for Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012


Some of you may have seen the teaser for Man of Steel this weekend attached to The Dark Knight Rises, it was pretty great I must say.  A true teaser trailer, and it’s always good to hear the amazing LOTR soundtrack again.

There are two teasers, basically the same but with one narrated by Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and the other (my favorite of the two) by Russell Crowe (Jor-El).  Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel hits theaters June 14 2013.

The film is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan.

Check out all of our Man of Steel news and watch the trailers below:


It’s The MAN OF STEEL Banner, That Is All

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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We showed you the first Look at Henry Cavill as Superman, now here is the official logo/banner for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel.  Thanks to reader Damian for showing us the movies official facebook page where we got the image from.

Will the franchise breath new life thanks to the producing efforts of one Christopher Nolan who brought Batman back from the dead?  Find out June 14th, 2013.

Check out all of our Man of Steel coverage.

The Official Synopsis for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’

Thursday, August 18th, 2011


The official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has arrived online via ComicBookMovie, it is expected the film will follow Superman’s origins as Clark Kent decides to become Superman but some folks will need more than that to stay awake during an action movie.  We reported that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod, so ass will be kicked.  So let’s get to the plot:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.

The Man of Steel arrives June 14, 2013.