It was a massive week of news as Disney and Sony dissolve their Spider-Man deal, Disney announces three new MCU Disney+ shows, including Moon Knight, Ewan McGregor is officially back as Obi-Wan for a Disney+ Star War series, Bond 25 has an official title and much more in the latest News Shotgun.
To celebrate the “Summer of Keanu”, Zach and Chris watched Keanu’s first-ever starring role in the 1986 TV movie, The Brotherhood of Justice, which also co-stars Billy Zane and Kiefer Sutherland, where Keanu leads his high school friends in a vigilante gang to combat the drugs and other crime affecting their school.
Keanu plays a scientist who uses the technology he’s working on to illegally make clones of his dead family in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Replicas.
Bruce Willis stars as LA private eye Steve Ford, who is out to rescue his kidnapped dog Buddy from a local drug dealer in the upcoming action/comedy, Once Upon a Time in Venice.
Riding high on some of the best reviews of the last few months, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out took the top spot at the box office with $30.5 million while the two other new releases were epic bombs.
This week on the podcast, Chris and Joe are back from seeing The Misfits at Riot Fest and join Zach to pay their respects to Gene Wilder, pitch Sidekicks 2, Deathstroke joining the DCEU, Hard Target 2, the ghost rules of Crimson Peak, if you’re supposed to root for Kevin Costner in Criminal and more.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about The Rings series, the terrible twist of The Boy, the unnecessary new Ben Hur, one of the strangest bits of TMNT history, Jean Claude Van Johnson, the alternate realities of Jumanji and much more.
The previous TV seasons are starting to arrive as we are about a month or two from the fall TV premieres with Blindspot, The Blacklist and, our Pick of the Week, The Knick Season 2.
Captain America: Civil War easily dominated the box office with the fifth highest opening of all time and put Disney over $1 billion in domestic grosses for the year so far.
The Jungle Book remained on top at the box office for another weekend while Keanu was the best performing of last weekend’s new movies.