Aug 30, 2015

WIWTW #11

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Some News (That I Actually Care About)

You might hate them, but those little minions aren't going anywhere soon. Minions has hit the $1 billion mark at the global box office which now makes Universal the first ever studio to have three billion dollar movies in a single year. Hello merchandising! @The Hollywood Reporter

With Bruce Willis having left the ensemble cast of Woody Allen's next film, that spot was quickly snatched up by Steve Carell. No question that Willis can make up for those lost earnings with a couple of direct to video action flicks with minimal effort... @Deadline

War Room is proving once again that there is an audience for Christian-themed films. We Are Your Friends seems to be proving that there might not be much of one left for Zac Efron anymore. @Box Office Mojo

Some new official Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage was posted on Instagram. I'm ignoring it though, better to NOT know everything if you ask me. Watch at your own risk: @Instagram

Quebec film Turbo Kid is starting to generate some serious hype. Looks to be following in the footsteps of Hobo with a Shotgun to me. Here's the trailer: @YouTube

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Number of movies watched this week: 7

Average rating: 5.9
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Aug 23, 2015

WIWTW #10

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Some News (That I Actually Care About)

A long and meandering article about how Disney's revival of Star Wars may just be a massive cash grab and not as great as we'd all like. Talk about depressing. @Grantland

 Nintendo? Thinking about making movies based on their IPs again? We've forgiven them for Super Mario Bros. by now right? @SlashFilm


So how is Robert Rodriguez planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi? By making a movie with the same $7,000 budget of course. @Austin360

Michael Mann and Christian Bale for an Enzo Ferrari movie? Sounds good to me. @Deadline

Is anyone actually surprised that there's going to be a sequel to Straight Outta Compton? Honestly, I actually am a little bit. I mean it's not every day you get a biopic sequel. Money talks. @Consequence of Sound

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Number of movies watched this week: 8

Average rating: 6.06
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Aug 16, 2015

WIWTW #9

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Some News (That I Actually Care About)

Orlando Bloom's career can be pretty much summed up as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Pirates of the Caribbean. Not such a bad thing I guess as it's been announced that he'll be appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which is due in 2017. @Hollywood Life



Colin Trevorrow is officially the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. So far he's known for the very excellent Short Term 12 and the very OK Jurassic World. @Star Wars

Terence Stamp had suffered an almost fatal accident on the set of Bitter Harvest. Here's to wishing the 77 year-old a speedy recovery. @The Hollywood Reporter

It seems like Universal can do no wrong as Straight Outta Compton rocketed to a stunning $60.2 million weekend debut. Meanwhile, the less that's said about Fantastic Four, the better. @Variety

What kind of world are we living in if Sony could seriously be considering a Bad Boys sequel WITHOUT Will Smith. Let's not go there, pretty please? @AV Club

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Number of movies watched this week: 9

Average rating: 5.7

Aug 9, 2015

WIWTW #8

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Some News (That I Actually Care About)

Besides drawing the ire of critics everywhere (9% on RT), Fantastic Four isn't doing very good business at the box office. That leaves the door half-open at this point for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to take the #1 domestic spot in its second week. @Box Office Mojo

Is Gunday really one of the worst movies of all time, if we go by IMDb's Bottom 100 (#17 spot at time of writing)? Probably not, which goes to show just how imperfect IMDb's voting system really is. @FiveThirtyEight

So Universal must be pretty happy about their year so far. Make that 5.53 billion reasons why. @The Hollywood Reporter

The extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will apparently be released with an R-rating as opposed to the PG-rating that the theatrical version got. Question is, does anyone even remember what happened in that movie? @TheOneRing

And in super interesting facts everyone should know, Rocky IV is in fact 1/3 montage, 2/3 movie. Thank you for this Steve McCutchen, this is need to know stuff: @Cavalcade of Awesomeness

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Number of movies watched this week: 7

Average rating: 6.2

Aug 2, 2015

WIWTW #7

But first...

Some News (That I Actually Care About)

Samurai Cop 2 is coming this October. While there's no way that it could possibly recapture the badness of the first one, maybe this'll be another Thankskilling 3-esque situation? @IMDb

This is how you correctly rank all the Tom Cruise movies (by his hair). Well done Matt Singer. @Screencrush

J.J. Abrams literally broke his back for Harrison Ford. Ouch. @EW

Gotta agree with Simon Pegg about what I consider to be an outdated way of marketing a film. The results speak for themselves unfortunately. @The Telegraph

The Vacation reboot is looking like it's going to struggle in its first weekend which is good news to me. I certainly don't need a new comedy trilogy full of edgy humour based off an 80's classic. @Box Office Mojo

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Number of movies watched this week: 9

Average rating: 6.4