Anyone that’s walked up to the box-office, say 20 or 30 times in their life, to buy a ticket for something showing on the silver screen knows that there’s a period each year in which the not-so-good movies come out. Generally, it’s just after all the big Oscar Contenders come out – which happens between October and December – and just before the U.S Summer Blockbusters start to roll out. It’s about… well, now. And a big hello to those reading from “Pompeii”.
It’s not always the case, but when a film is scheduled for January or February it generally means that it’s not much chop. Take this month, for example, there’s probably one really good, solid film due for release; the rest are films from the ‘Jesus, what do we do with this junk?’ pile.
So when Warner Bros announced this week that they’re releasing Guy Ritchie’s “Man from U.N.C.L.E” movie next January, most understandably wrote the film off as a complete disaster. While I don’t believe that’s the case – the script was apparently quite good – the date doesn’t bode well for what, just a couple of years ago, was tipped to be one of its years biggest releases. But then, that was when Tom Cruise was attached – not the guy from ‘The Lone Ranger’. It could simply be that Warners does have a good film, but knows that it doesn’t feature any big stars (Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star), so doesn’t want to take too much of a risk by releasing it smack-bang in the middle of Summer or up against the Christmas day releases. If Cruise had done the movie, I’d almost put money on Warners scheduling the movie for a more pleasing release slot.
A January 16, 2015 release date is definitely more attractive than say, February 27 though. Oh look! That’s when Will Smith’s next one, “Focus” is coming out. This is the con-man movie with Smith as the veteran schemer, and young hottie Margot Robbie as his protege and love interest. Smith’s a big star- – from 1999. He just can’t open movies anymore… we saw that last year when “After Earth” flopped like a bloodless Johnson. And considering Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart exited the film during its swift per-production phase (yep, we live in a world where Ben Affleck is now a fussier, bigger name than Will Smith), there’s always a whiff of worry about the thing. Be interested to see whether the Warner release is as average as its release date suggests it is.
Warners have also scheduled a Liam Neeson actioner called “Run All Night” for Feb, 2015. Now this doesn’t scream ‘bad film’, it simply means the movie is a popcorn flick in the vein of Neeson’s “Taken” movies, and the “Non-Stop” thing of his that’s coming out next week. A movie like ‘Taken on an airplane’ has no change in hell competing with the big boys during the holiday season, so it’s actually probably a smart movie leaving it to February. And maybe “Non-Stop” is tracking well, and that’s why Warners has decided to release their Neeson movie at the same time next year? Anywho, “Run All Night” will be out February 6, 2015.
- Superbowl Spot : Insurgent - January 31, 2015
- The CW releases another iZombie promo - January 31, 2015
- Deepwater Horizon : Chandor Out, Berg In - January 31, 2015
- Cast fills for Franco’s In Dubious Battle - January 31, 2015
- Nicolas Cage’s latest lands a Hobbit - January 31, 2015
- Rose Byrne back for next X-Men - January 31, 2015
- Orphan Black star gets lead in Star Wars spin-off!? - January 31, 2015
- Leia may face a Hutt again in The Force Awakens - January 31, 2015
- Affleck, Schoenaerts are HBO’s Lewis and Clark - January 31, 2015
- Production begins on Zoo - January 31, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.