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.
Men in Black: International was at the top of the box office but it was another weekend of new entries in established franchise vastly underperforming compared to their predecessors while Dark Phoenix continues to fall off a cliff and dropped almost 75% from last weekend.
It seems like both the Men in Black and Shaft franchises should have stayed dormant, as both of this weekend’s new entries have been panned by critics.
What’s old is new again for June as Men in Black, Child’s Play and Shaft all return in new forms along with Toy Story 4, the final chapter of the X-Men as we know them in Dark Phoenix and more.
Three generations of Shafts come together this summer as cybersecurity expert John Shaft Jr (Jessie Usher) recruits his bad-ass father John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) and the OG Shaft (Richard Roundtree) to help solve a murder.
Hulu renews Future Man and Runaways and picks up a new horror anthology series from Blumhouse, Starz is moving forward with the John Wick TV series, Vin Diesel may kick off the Valiant Comics movie universe as Bloodshot, Kitty Pryde may be getting her own movie and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
James Cameron is returning to Terminator, Miles Morales will make his big screen debut in 2018, The Rock will star in a solo Black Adam movie and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Another WWE legend passed away, the greatest Joker returns for potentially the greatest Joker movie, Wonder Woman starts shooting this fall and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
We get our first look at Aquaman, a new Alien movie, more additions to X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Joe and a late Chris talk about the latest creepiness from Guillermo Del Toro, bizarre plot points of the Pirates franchise, the over the top awesomeness of Kingsman, the current state of Arrow, Hannibal, The Slap and much more.