Aug 30, 2015

WIWTW #11

But first...

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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August 23rd


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982): Best Movie of the Week Award

Rating: 8/10

What is it: The 80's, Spielberg and Reese's Pieces
What's good: Emotionally memorable, funny on many occasions and John Williams' score
What's bad: 

August 24th

 

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979)

Rating: 5/10

What is it: A Spider-Man TV movie that doubles as a tourism commercial for Hong Kong
What's good: Late-70's cheese, cool concept of Spider-Man vs. martial artist baddies
What's bad: Hard to take seriously, action is usually always lacking, forgettable villain

August 25th

 

Mr. Wrong (1996): Worst Movie of the Week Award

Rating: 3/10

What is it: Ellen + crazy stalker boyfriend + psychotic ex-girlfriend
What's good: You feel accomplished for having managed to sit through it
What's bad: Fails as a black comedy, fails as a comedy, poor direction with overacting everywhere

August 26th

 

Batman: Year One (2011)

Rating: 7/10

What is it: Animated Batman origin story with Bryan Cranston and Ben McKenzie
What's good: Gritty and violent, slow and introspective
What's bad: Very short running time, animation during certain action scenes

August 27th

 

Mother (1996)

Rating: 7/10

What is it: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, house cheese
What's good: Perfectly casted, well written, amusing at every turn
What's bad: Ending feels a bit easy, product placements are a bit too obvious

August 28th

 

The Other Woman (2014)

Rating: 4/10

What is it: A modern First Wives Club
What's good: ...
What's bad: Poor acting from just about everyone, painfully unfunny, surprising amount of toilet humour

August 29th

 

Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Rating: 7/10

What is it: Dr. Seuss and a kid who talks in sound effects
What's good: Nice limited animation style, Seuss storytelling, satisfying message
What's bad: