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The Box Office: Together, you are stronger than he can ever be…

Monday, August 18th, 2014


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stayed on top for another week, proving nostalgia and curiously will beat out critical consensus all the time. Guardians of the Galaxy remained in the second spot as well (did you see the dancing Groot yet?). The Expendables 3 was a failure in every sense of the word; blame the online movie leak or a tired franchise, but it took a beating. The formula of bringing back old action stars might have run its course, and that’s alright. It tried to get a bigger audience this time around with a PG-13 rating over an R but that didn’t even help. Let’s Be Cops managed to beat it by a pretty big margin.

The weekend’s other new release was The Giver, the adaptation of the bestselling fantasy novel by Lois Lowry.  The book was published over 20 years ago, but because of the success of The Hunger Games and Twilight, it’s just now made it to the big screen. Well it failed like a lot of young adult mishandlings (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures).  From over 3000 locations, The Giver only earned an estimated $12.6 million.

Next week we get: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay, When the Game Stands Tall

Title Weekend Total 1. Neighbors $51,070,000 $51 2. Amazing Spider-Man 2 $37,200,000 $147.9 3. The Other Woman $9,250,000 $65.7 4. Heaven is for Real $7,000,000 $75.2 5. Captain America 2 $5,619,000 $224.9 6. Rio 2 $5,125,000 $113.1 7. Mom’s Night Out $4,200,000 $4.2 8. Legends of Oz $3,705,000 $3.7 9. Divergent $1,700,000 $145 10. Brick Mansions $1,480,000 $18.3
Title Weekend Total
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 28.4M $117.6M
2. Guardians of the Galaxy $24.7M $175.8M
3. Let’s Be Cops $17.7M $26.1M
4. The Expendables 3 $16.2M $16.2M
5. The Giver $12.7M $12.7M
6. Into the Storm $7.7M $31.3M
7. The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.1M $23.6M
8. Lucy $5.3M $107.5M
9. Step Up All In $2.7M $11.8M
10. Boyhood $2.1M $13.8M

CoF Weekend Preview: There Will Be Explosions

Friday, August 17th, 2012

YES. All kinds of YES!

Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview, here is a look at what’s opening this weekend and don’t forget to check out the City of Films SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE so you can plan your summer movie experience. See you here Monday for the City Strip.

The Expendables 2RT (65%) – Trailer

If you liked the first one, you will probably like this one just as much or even more.  Any movie that can bring back Chuck Norris is alright in my books.  So many names here it’s pretty impressive, you can tell they had a great time making this one.  Imagine the parties after, the stories they shared, to be a drunk fly on that wall let me tell you.

The Odd Life of Timothy GreenRT (40%) – Trailer

A nice sweet concept that might be a good balance for the wife and daughters while the men in your house check out Sly’s Expendables 2.  Jennifer Garner, I don’t know still, we forgive her for Elektra?

ParaNormanRT (85%) – Trailer

Now this looks good, I live stop-motion and the story here (a boy who can see dead people) isn’t the most original, but here’ to hoping the execution of the whole thing works like magic.

SparkleRT (55%) – Trailer

I’m not one for melodramatic sing song movies; the voices here are great if that’s your thing though.

Limited: Compliance, Cosmopolis, Robot & Frank, Why Stop Now?

The City of Films SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012


The 2012 Summer Movie Season is on and The City of Films has put together your guide of the must-see movies including each superhero extravaganza, highly anticipated blockbusters and the lesser known movies getting a limited release.

So sit back and grab a cold one as we take a look at this summer’s releases.



Full-Length Trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2, Almost Every Action Hero In Movie History Kicking Ass

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

"I'm back."

The Expendables 2 much like the first installment won’t be winning any major awards, but it’s sure going to be fun.  Van Damme is the villian here and is looking to get his hands on a lot of plutonium or something.

Watch the trailer below, The Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.


TODAY’S LINKS: Lovelace Poster, HBO Gets McConaughey and Harrelson, Louis C.K. Is Louis C.K. wins Webby Awards, and More

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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  • Watch a supercut of Val Kilmer  taking off glasses. [buzzfeed]
  • Amanda Seyfried is looking good and ready in the LOVELACE poster. [image]
  • HBO has orderd 8 Episodes of TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, yes please. [thr]
  • The poster for A Fantastic Fear of Everything with Simon Pegg. [image]
  • Michelle Rodriguez set for Fast & Furious 6 and Machete Kills. [variety]
  • 5 Movie Apocalypses That Would Defeat Themselves. [cracked]
  • Louis C.K. wins Webby Awards Person of the Year honors, obviously. [thewrap]

The Expendables 2 Teaser Starring Terry Crews


THE EXPENDABLES 2 Roster Trailer With Norris, Van Damme, And Some Other Guys

Thursday, December 15th, 2011


It’s almost been 9 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger fired a gun (Terminator 3), but he’s back, along with all his playground buddies in the first trailer for The Expendables 2.  There is no plot in here, just what some may call the best action movie roster of all time: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The film will get a August 17 release next year, in the mean time watch the teaser below and there’s a synopsis too if you care:


Today’s Links: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Dark Knight Rises At Occupy Wall Street, Electric DeLorean Happening and More

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • You saw the bad-ass trailer, now here’s the poster for ‘The Grey’ starring Liam Neeson. [image]
  • ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D’ teaser poster is here. [image]
  • The Dark Knight Rises will possibly film at Occupy Wall Street. [nymag]
  • No ‘Expendables’ sequel for Mickey Rourke, he will be missed. [deadline]
  • DeLorean Car Company apparently building an electric version of the car, sold. [autoguide]
  • Anne Hathaway has been cast in ‘Les Miserables’ film. [bbc]

Trailer for Harry Potter Documentary ‘When Harry Left Hogwarts – a new documentary that will be on either the Blu-ray or DVD of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2:


Today’s Links: The Expendables 2, Soderbergh’s Liberace Biopic, Avatar 2 and More

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis on the Set of The Expendables 2, awesome.   Schwarzenegger tweeted the image with the following message: Back in action for The Expendables 2! I’m having a fantastic time on set with Bruce and Sly in Bulgaria. [image]
  • Jim Carrey to join Steve Carell in ‘Burt Wonderland’. [deadline]
  • Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic picked up by HBO. [reuters]
  • Sandra Bullock to Join Clint Eastwood in ‘Trouble with the Curve’. [twitch]
  • James Cameron Talks about Bringing Back Sigourney Weaver in Avatar 2. [nymag]
  • The Walking Dead Mad Magazine Cover. [image]

Here is a trailer for THE DIVIDE, a post-apocalyptic thriller with Michael Biehn, watch it below:


Casting News: Arnold & Willis Confirmed for Expendables 2, Hopkins Hunts A Serial Killer, Tucker In Something Other Than Rush Hour

Thursday, September 8th, 2011


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis have been officially confirmed for The Expendables 2. Deadline reports that the two are set to take on “substantial” roles opposite Sylvester Stallone who is also returning.  Still no confirmed word that Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris are joining, so keep dreaming folks.  Simon West is directing the sequel with filming to begin in October; original cast members Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews are expected to return.

Anthony Hopkins returns to the serial killer genre once again with Solace says Variety. He will play a former doctor with psychic abilities who works for the FBI and gets drawn into a serial killer case.  No director yet, Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin wrote the first draft of the script, which was then rewritten by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man).

Chris Tucker plans to end acting hiatus with role in The Silver Linings Playbook Variety reports.  Tucker is in talks to join David O. Russell’s adaptation and is said also to be circling a key role in 20th Century Fox’s comedy Neighborhood Watch where Bradley Cooper is stars as “a former high school teacher who’s institutionalized for depression and then released into the care of his mother. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with an eccentric neighbor with problems of her own.” Jennifer Lawrence is the neighbor, Robert De Niro will play Cooper’s father. Tucker will play “Danny, Cooper’s spirited friend who lives in a mental hospital. He escapes on several occasions to visit the troubled protag, as the duo have a special understanding of each other”.

Today’s Links: A Poster Remake, George Lucas Leaving Star Wars, and More News

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • The poster for the upcoming remake of Straw Dogs is a remake in itself. (pic below)
  • Simon West (Con Air) will direct The Expendables 2 and James Mangold (Walk the Line, Knight and Day) will direct Wolverine 2, he also worked with Hugh Jackman in Kate and Leopold. [nymag]
  • George Lucas reveals title of Seth Green’s STAR WARS sitcom and that he’s moving away from Star Wars, sure you are George, sure you are. (video below) Continue Reading…