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Everything Actioncast Ep 258 “D-Rock”

This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about crazy Lifetime movies, the terribleness of Blackhat, the destructive awesomeness of San Andreas, a new Big Trouble in Little China and much more.

  • News: 99 Homes, The Good Dinosaur, Joe Dirt 2 trailers, The Rock starring in Big Trouble in Little China remake, Rocksteady cast in TMNT 2,  Tron 3 cancelled by Disney, James Wan directing Aquaman and Robotech movies, Mega Man getting a new cartoon, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell starring in Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption, Prison Break and 24 may return as limited series on Fox, Sony will have to rebid on the James Bond rights after Spectre, Arrested Development coming back in 2016.
  • Show and Tell: Zach and Joe saw San Andreas, Chris saw Everly and caught up on Game of Thrones and Zach saw Blackhat, Seventh Son, The Pyramid and Kung Fury.

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New Release Round Up 5/26

Pick of the Week: Enter the Ninja

Amazon.com Widgets

Battle at the Box Office 2/16

The fan fiction managed to defeat the franchise that inspired it this weekend as Fifty Shades of Grey managed to outdo the original Twilight, plus pretty much every other February release ever, during the Valentine’s Day weekend.  The smutty S&M drama brought in over $85 million, plus $158 million internationally.  The movie was in the largest number of theaters ever for an R rated film and had the fourth highest R rated opening of all time and the highest ever February opening.  There’s potential for it to nose dive though now that VD holiday is over, but the competition is also pretty light next weekend, so it could go either way.

Kingsman was a distant but still strong second place, giving Matthew Vaughn his second highest opening of all time with $36.2 million and on par with recent action movies like Taken 3 and The Equalizer.  It could potentially hold way better than Fifty Shades as well, because the boyfriends who got dragged to Fifty Shades this past weekend will probably drag their significant other to Kingsman in the next week or so, as there’s not really another big action movie until next month.

Sponge Out of Water dropped slightly under 50% from last weekend’s winning weekend, making another $31.6 million.  It’s made over $100 million in it’s two weeks out though.

American Sniper and Jupiter Ascending rounded out the top 5, the latter of which will probably make $50 million if things go well, but that’s a bit off from it’s $176 million budget.   Seventh Son, last weekend’s other huge bomb, is doing even worse than Jupiter Ascending, making only another $4 million and it’s made barely $13 million in it’s two weeks out and it cost over $95 milllion to make.

Further down the list, Project Almanac suffered the biggest drop, going from fifth to tenth with $2.8 million.

Battle at the Box Office 2/9

American Sniper was finally unseated by basically it’s polar opposite, the latest wacky adventure from Spongebob Squarepants.  Sponge out of Water made $56 million, up over $20 million from the first Spongebob movie and the fifth highest opening ever for February.

American Sniper dropped to second with another $24.2 million and putting it over $282 million for it’s four weeks out.  It’s made more than all the other Best Picture nominees combined and could possibly make over $350 million before it’s run in theaters is done.

Jupiter Ascending was a weak third place with only $19 million, which is only about $1 million more than Speed Racer’s opening in 2008 but is double Cloud Atlas’ opening.  The movie cost $176 million, so unless it makes a ton overseas, it’s going to lose a ton of money for WB.

Also probably going to lose a ton of money was Seventh Son, which only made $7.1 million, putting it below other bombs like I, Frankenstein, Pompeii and The Legend of Hercules.  It’s delay of two and a half years on the shelf probably did not really help that much.

Paddington rounded out the top 5 with $5.4 million, dropping off a bit most likely because of Spongebob.

Project Almanac had a massive fall from last weekend, going from second to sixth and only making another $5.3 million.

Admit One 2/6

Jupiter Ascending

Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth

Directed by: Andy and Lana Wachowski

Plot: A Chicago waitress learns she is part of an intergalactic royal family but her long lost siblings want her out of the way to claim Earth and it’s resources.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 26%

Critic Consensus: “Pleasing to the eye but narratively befuddled, Jupiter Ascending delivers another visually thrilling misfire from the Wachowskis”

Seventh Son

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Kit Harrington, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

Plot: An aged warrior and his new apprentice must battle the magical army of a powerful witch, who has escaped imprisonment and wants to destroy the world.

RT Freshness: 7%

Critic Consensus: “Seventh Son squanders an excellent cast and some strange storyline ingredients, leaving audiences with one disappointingly dull fantasy adventure”

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence

Directed by: Paul Tibbitt

Plot: A pirate steals a magical book that lets him do whatever he writes down.  When he steals the recipe for Crabby Patties, Spongebob and his friends must try and stop him and get the book.

RT Freshness: 73%

Critic Consensus: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water won’t win over many viewers who aren’t fans of the show, but for the converted, it’s another colorful burst of manic fun”

 

February Movie Preview

February 6th

  • Jupiter Ascending: The latest from the Wachowskis is set in a bright and colorful future, where a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign
  • Seventh Son: A veteran warrior and a new recruit, both of who are mystical seventh sons of seventh sons, must join forces to prevent an evil witch from destroying the world.
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water: Spongebob and his friends must enter the real world to save Bikini Bottom from an evil pirate, who has a magical book that allows him to write anything and have it come true.

Febraury 13th

  • Fifty Shades of Grey: The insanely popular Twilight fan fiction turned original S&M smut arrives on the big screen as a young literary student comes under the influence of mysterious billionaire, Christian Grey.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service: Based on the Mark Millar comic, Matthew Vaughn directs this spy/action movie that finds a young recruit entering the secret world of Britain’s Kingsman, who defend the world from various threats.

February 20th

  • The DUFF: Mae Whitman, of Arrested Development, is a high school senior who learns that she has been the DUFF (Designated Ugly, Fat Friend) for her entire time in high school.
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2: The gang, minus John Cusack, is back and try to travel back in time to prevent Lou from being killed by an assassin but, instead, find themselves in the future.
  • McFarland, USA: Kevin Costner is a gym coach in a small town in California who discovers a group of runners with potential to be champion cross country runners and tries to get a team created.

February 27th

  • Focus: Will Smith is a veteran con man who takes on an apprentice (Margot Robbie) but things become complicated when they become romantically involved.
  • The Lazerus Effect: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass lead a team who are trying to develop a serum to bring things back to life but things go horribly wrong.

 

Everything Actioncast Ep 225 “Gandalf Cogburn”

This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about Jeff Bridges increasingly strange voices, the lame new Expendables team, whiny Damien Wayne, the DC multiverse, Underworld backstory, ridiculous Texas stunts and more.

  • News: Seventh Son trailer, The Rock is Black Adam, The Tick may return on Amazon, Lord & Miller rebooting The Greatest American Hero, Dax Shepherd making a CHiPS movie, Underworld getting a reboot, Charlie Hunnam cast as King Arthur, may be Snake Plissken, Game of Thrones season 5 won’t feature Bran/Hodor storyline, Boondock Saints 3 on the way, Liam Neeson would want to play Ra’s Al Ghul again.
  • Show & Tell: Zach and Chris saw Action USA, Joe watched Expendables 3, Homefront and Son of Batman and Zach saw Ghostbusters in theaters, The November Man and AVGN: The Movie.

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Seventh Son Trailer #2

Originally supposed to be out soon, Seventh Son was delayed until February, which is not the best sign regarding it’s quality.  Jeff Bridges stars as a veteran of a special order of warrior who are all the seventh sons of the seventh sons and are bound to fight the evil of the land.  He recruits a new recruit in Ben Barnes, who needs to learn how to fight quick as evil witch (Julianne Moore) has returned and brought a swarm of monsters with her.  We’ve seen a lot of fantasy movies crash and burn recently like 47 Ronin and Jack the Giant Killer, and it seems like this could fall into the same trap but a wacky Jeff Bridges performance and some fun looking monsters could make it a fun early year release.  It’s out February 6th and you can check out the new trailer below.