Posts Tagged ‘kung fu panda 2’

The CoF Presents: Movies You Should Have Seen In 2011

Monday, January 2nd, 2012


The following is a wide range of great films that came out in 2011. I strongly urge every Citizen to check out these titles. With the exception of ‘The Best Movie of the Year’, the rest are in alphabetical order. There are many list around the web by this time, you will find a lot of people share the same favorites, take that as a sign that those are must see movies, or ignore everyone and watch what you want, I’m not your parent.



Box Office Report: The Secret’s Out, Super 8 Takes It

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

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Super 8 took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $37M to push the X-Men to second place with $25M just a day or so away from crossing the $100M mark.  To me Super 8 should have done better, especially with the crazy push the studio gave it over the last week.  It was also one of the best of year according to my review.

1. Super 8 – $37M
2. X-Men: First Class – $25M ($98.8M)
3. Hangover Part II – $18.5M ($216.5M)
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $16.6M ($126.9M)
5. Pirates 4 – $10.8M ($208M)
6. Bridesmaids – $10M ($123.9M)
7. Judy Moody – $6.2M ($6.2M)
8. Midnight in Paris – $6M ($14.2M)
9. Thor – $2.3 ($173.6M)
10. Fast Five – $1.7M ($205)

[MORE: Box Office Mojo, The-Numbers]

X-Men is still moving slower than the previous mutant films, but as I said last week, this film was a much harder sell and should merit a sequel when all is said and done.  The Hangover Part II broke the $200 million mark on Friday and soon after became the top-grossing film of 2011.  Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris expanded into 944 locations and still holds in the top 10.

Next weekend, Green Lantern…anyone heard of it?

Box Office Report: Biggest Memorial Weekend Ever

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

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We will have official numbers tomorrow, the biggest Memorial Weekend box office ever is pretty money.  Estimates (via Deadline) are saying that The Hangover Part 2 is going to shatter the R-Rated comedy record with $137M over first five days; Kung Fu Panda 2 $68M; Pirates 4 goes past $500M Global.  The real winner this weekend is Woody Allen if you ask me, Midnight in Paris made it into the top ten with just 58 theaters.

Here are the estimates for the top ten films this past Memorial Day Weekend.  If we need to, all official numbers will be updated tomorrow.

1. Hangover Part II – 3-day Weekend $85M, Est. 4-day $105, Est.  5-Day $137M
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – 3-Day Weekend $47.5M, Est. 4-Day $62M, Est. 5-Day $68M
3. Pirates – 3-Day Weekend $42M, Est. 4-Day $53M, Est Total $166.5M
4. Bridesmaids – Est 3-Day $16.2M, Est. 4-Day $21.5M, Est Total $90M
5. Thor – Est 3-Day Weekend $8.5M, Est 4-Day $11M, Est Total $161.3M
6. Fast Five – Est 3-Day $5.8M, Est 4-Day $9M, Est Cume $198.4M
7. Midnight in Paris – Est 3-Day Weekend $1.7M, Est 4-Day $2.6M, Est Cume $3.5M

[MORE: Box Office Mojo, The-Numbers]

The CoF Weekend Preview: Unless You Love, Your Life Will Flash By

Friday, May 27th, 2011


NOTE: Due to earlier releases this week this is a re-post with updated information for the official weekend.

Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Sunday night for the Box Office Report and return Monday for The City Strip.  Don’t forget to check out the CoF Summer Movie Guide 2011 for what’s coming soon to theaters. And Here We…Go! (more…)

Cut To The Chase: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


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!

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a sequel that gets it right; with introductions and other such preliminaries out of the way – we get right to more laughs, better animation and more heart, all on a larger scale.  In the beautiful landscape of China, we our presented with amazing sequences of fighting that have obviously matured from the first film, so it’s clear they have been practicing in the off season.

One of my favorite scenes from the first Panda was the hand-drawn opening scene well the style is back for a few scenes this time around, just some of the best art I’ve ever seen on screen.  It doesn’t come off at all that this movie just wants your money having been released in 3-D, I would say this though; if you enjoyed Kung Fu Panda in 2-D, you will enjoy this sequel just as much or even more in, yes beautiful 2-D.  Save some coin and enjoy a more colorful experience. (Note: I was able to see a good portion of this film in 3-D so I could make this statement).

I’ve said many times on our site how much I loved the original, so it is with get pleasure I can now share with you my pure delight with Kung Fu Panda 2.  It’s what you would expect and more, in not just a sequel but more of a continuation from the first film.  I can’t wait for Kung Fu Panda 3.

Score: 4/5

The City of Films Summer Movie Guide 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011


The 2011 Summer Movie Season is on and The City of Films has put together a guide to the must-see movies including a record number of sequels, highly anticipated blockbusters and lesser known movies. Grab a cold one as we take a look at this summer’s hot releases.  Note: Dates are subject to change – COF will keep it updated.

Logo, Synopsis and Teaser For Kung Fu Panda 2

Monday, November 8th, 2010

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DreamWorks Animation has posted the synopsis for Kung Fu Panda 2 on the official KFP website. They added the number 2 to the title, and we have a little teaser below. I really enjoyed the first film, it looked amazing and had some genuinely funny moments.  I was surprised how great the action sequences were, I’m sure they will step it up for this sequel.

Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and Dustin Hoffman are all set to reprise their roles from the first movie; they will be joined by Gary Oldman, Jean Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh and Victor Garber for Kung Fu Panda 2’s May 27, 2011 3D release.

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.  It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.