This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk new GI Joe movies, Eddie Murphy becoming Rudy Ray Moore, interactive movies, the insanity of Hobbs & Shaw, The Boys, Legion, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and more.
The Lion King dominated the box office, shattering all kinds of records, including biggest July opening of all time and the widest release ever while Avengers: Endgame finally toppled Avatar and is now the highest-grossing film of all time.
No one apparently wanted to take on the might of Simba and Disney as Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King is the only new wide release this weekend.
Disney is continuing their quest to remake every one of their beloved animated classics into live-action and Mulan is coming back in 2020 with a more realistic style and seemingly some wuxia inspiration from something like Crouching Tiger.
Toy Story 4 opened with the highest opening ever for the series but did not meet Disney’s absurdly inflated expectations while the new Child’s Play also did not meet its modest expectations and Luc Besson’s latest didn’t even open in the top 10.
The Fox era of X-Men comes to a lackluster end after almost 20 years as Dark Phoenix is a boring, lifeless rehash of prior X-Men movie plots and character motivations.
Brad Pitt is tasked with an intergalactic mission to travel to the edge of the solar system and find out if his long lost father is working on an experiment that could threaten everything in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ad Astra.
Godzilla took over the box office but it was a much lower opening than expected and nowhere near its 2014 predecessor while Rocketman and Ma had solid debuts and Endgame is a hair’s breadth away from taking the All-Time record from Avatar.
Disney dominated the holiday weekend with the live action remake of Aladdin, while the other two releases performed around expectations and Avengers crawls ever closer to taking out Avatar on the All-Time box office chart.
A ton of TV news this week thanks to the Upfronts, including cancelations and renewals, Mel Gibson is starting to possibly gather his Wild Bunch, a final Purge is coming next year, Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are battling for the Batman cowl, Chris Rock is working on a Saw spin-off and more in this week’s News Shotgun.