The 90th Academy Awards were held last night and The Shape of Water was the big winner with Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread also picking up multiple awards.
The 90th Academy Awards are this weekend but the only awards that actually matter are our Kick Ass Awards, celebrating the best and worst of the previous year, including the Ass Kicker of the Year and the Kick Ass Movie of 2017.
Grab the excellent third season of Better Call Saul, the under-watched Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, Beyond Skyline and much more this week on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Billy Batson cast for the upcoming Shazam movie, two huge bits of Star Wars news, Niantic working on a Harry Potter ARG mobile game, the MGS movie gets a writer, Nacho Vigalando is working on his first comic adaptation and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Jigsaw successfully took back Halloween but it was one of the lowest ever openings for the series while most of other new releases bombed as well and Amityville: The Awakening had one of the weirdest and most pointless theatrical releases ever.
Boo 2! took the top spot at the box office and continued the Madea series run of $20+ million openings but the rest of the new releases did not do great, especially serial killer thriller The Snowman and disaster movie Geostorm.
Happy Death Day continued Blumhouse’s horror success by taking over the box office from Blade Runner 2049, which took a pretty significant tumble from last week’s opening and continues to struggle with anyone outside of hardcore sci-fi fans.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, Joe and special guest Dylan dive into the trailer from NYCC including Pacific Rim: Uprising, the Hobbs/Shaw Fast & Furious spin-offf, Creed 2, Masters of Horror, new and old Blade Runner, the return of the Arrowverse, Gotham and more.
Blade Runner 2049 took the top spot at the box office but it under-performed against even modest predictions for how it would fare and the other new releases did not set the world on fire either.
Many critics are calling Blade Runner 2049 better than the original and it’s out this weekend along with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba trying to survive the wilderness, My Little Pony and a true story about England’s Queen Victoria.