Shazam took the top spot at the box office again for its second weekend out as none of the new releases could top it, most of all the disastrous new Hellboy.
The latest from Laika, the new take on Hellboy, a body-switching comedy and a movie based on fan fiction are this weekend’s new releases.
Mr. Link, a Sasquatch, reveals his existence to legendary monster hunter Sir Lionel Frost and sets in motion an adventure to find Mr. Link’s “cousins” in the Himalayas in next year’s Laika stop-motion animated Missing Link.
Tons of casting for some of the upcoming Stephen King adaptations, the first solid details on the DC streaming service, Demolition Man is coming to SDCC, Eggman cast for the Sonic movie, two new Scare Zones for Halloween Horror Nights and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
The Transformers head back to the decade that made them, the 80’s, for a prequel spin-off where Bumblebee is on the run in 1987 and bonds with a teen girl named Charlie, who buys him in his beat up VW Beetle form from the local used car lot.
Kubo and the Two Strings seems like the obvious choice this weekend as the other two releases are rotten according to the critics.
Stop motion masters Laika are back and following up the goofy charm of The Boxtrolls with an epic looking adventure set in Feudal Japan, Kubo and the Two Strings.
Laika’s latest bit of stop motion sorcery is the charming, British flavored Boxtrolls, where a young boy raised by the kind hearted titular creatures must rescue his adopted family from an evil exterminator.
With Denzel firmly in bad ass mode, The Equalizer easily took the box office this past weekend with one of the highest ever September openings and a top 3 opening for Denzel and director Antoine Fuqua.
September ends with a pair of opposites as violent action takes on family friendly stop motion.