The highly controversial Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on DVD/Blu-Ray this week along with the latest seasons of critically acclaimed shows like Legion, The Americans and Mr. Robot.
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.
Jumanji continued it’s domination even after over a month in theaters, taking the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row while both of the weekend’s new action releases performed better than expectations.
The first weekend of 2018 sees The Last Jedi fall out of the top spot and Jumanji surging ahead to take it while the first new release of 2018, Insidious: The Last Key, had the second best opening for the franchise.
Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga delivers some bold, exciting and unexpected plot and character choices on top of some visually stunning Star Wars action as Rey tries to get Luke Skywalker to teach her the ways of the Force while the few remaining scraps of the Resistance are in a desperate chase with The First Order.
There was no question The Last Jedi was going to destroy the box office but the only question was how big it would actually be? The answer is the second largest opening of all time along with a bunch of second place finishes for other records.
The Last Jedi finally arrives in theaters alongside the John Cena starring animated movie Ferdinand, which is apparently solid counter-programming according to the critics.
2017 closes out with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Disaster Artist and more.
The full voice casts for The Lion King and the new TMNT cartoon were revealed, Amazon rebooting Lord of the Rings, a new DC show is coming to The CW, Tower of Terror getting a Christmas makeover and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
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.