MOVIES

TOP 10 MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 15, 2018
1. Incredibles 2 - $180,000,000
2. Ocean's 8 - $19,555,000
3. Tag - $14,600,000
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - $9,081,000
5. Deadpool 2 - $8,800,000
6. Hereditary - $7,026,000
7. Superfly - $6,300,000
8. Avengers: Infinity War - $5,296,000
9. Adrift - $2,100,000
10. Book Club - $1,850,000
(From comScore, Inc.)




Black Panther

For the uninitiated, the character of Black Panther may seem like a new idea, but he’s been around the comic book pages since he first appeared in a Fantastic Four adventure in 1966. His first appearance in the modern Marvel cinematic universe was in Captain America: Civil War where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) witnesses the death of his father (the King of Wakanda) due to a terrorist attack. He became the Black Panther to seek revenge of those who killed his father. In the new movie, T’Challa comes home to sit on the throne as Wakanda’s new king and we soon learn more about where he came from. Read More >>>



Ocean's 8
Gosh it’s great to see Sandra Bullock again in the movies. Most of us fell in love with her when she appeared as a fairly no-name actress appearing alongside Keanu Reeves in 1994’s Speed. Her wit and comedic timing was well noted and has served her well. However, we haven’t seen Bullock in quite a while. Her last two appearances were in 2015 when she starred in Our Brand is Crisis (a film I did not see) and voiced the villain Scarlet Overkill in the animated Minions. She is such a talented actress and her onscreen presence is overdue. She leads Ocean’s 8, which is a spin-off of the former Oceans movies (11, 12 and 13) that starred George Clooney and friends. Here, Bullock plays Clooney’s sister, Debbie Ocean who proves that the heist businesses is in the family blood. Clooney appears in this film (but in photo only) and Reuben (Elliott Gould), one of her brother’s band of merry men, appears briefly, but these two are the only real connection to the former movies. This is Debbie’s/Sandra’s show. Read More>>>

Incredibles 2
While we’ve been waiting 14 years to see what has happened to the Parr family at the end of The Incredibles, the sequel, Incredibles 2, picks up immediately after the events of the 2004 movie. If you remember, Dash had just completed his first track meet and no-longer-shy Violet was asked out on a date from a fellow schoolmate. But the “normal” family life is short-lived as the Underminer (voiced by John Ratzenberger) wreaks havoc on the town and it’s back to work for the Parrs. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter) task Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) with babysitting Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile) while the husband and wife go to work. Read More>>>

Adrift
Adrift actually begins in the middle of the story with Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) bobbing back and forth inside a large sailboat full of water and debris. She is wearing a raincoat but the weather outside is sunny and calm. How long has she been knocked out? As she awakes and gets her bearings, Tami suddenly panics and calls out for someone named Richard. Struggling to make it to the top of the boat, Tami can’t find Richard anywhere and fears the worst.The film then flashbacks five months earlier and we see Tami arriving in Fiji going through customs. She has no solid reason to be there nor does she know how long she’ll stay...Read More>>>

Tag
The concept of making a movie about five adult men playing an extreme game of Tag sounds mildly amusing until you find out that this fictional story is based on fact. Then it sounds a whole lot better. New Line Cinema’s comedy film Tag is actually based on a true story and The Wall Street Journal article titled, “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It,” by Russell Adams. However, two of the real “taggers” were in attendance for the screening that I attended who explained that the finished product is rather loosely based on their real-life events. The real group consists of ten men while in Tag there are only five. The Wall Street Journal story was not written by a woman and probably wasn’t along for the adventure as she does in the movie. In fact, it is probably safe to say that most of movie is made up but inspired by real events that are shown in the form of home movies during the film’s credits. Read More>>>

Cold November
There is a lot to take in Karl Jacob’s Cold November. His film is unique in that it combines a young woman’s coming of age story with the sport of deer hunting. The story centers on 12-year-old Florence (played by Bijou Abas) who is excited to experience her first deer hunt, a tradition that has been carried out by the different generations of women before her. Florence lives in a rural area somewhere in Middle America. The film does a great job of showing what it is like to be a family living in the boonies and not make the family appear to be country hicks with a bunch of teeth missing. They don’t have much, but they aren’t poor either. They have electricity, but apparently they don’t have indoor plumbing for some reason. Read More>>>

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
The most moving images in this film are scenes taken from a men’s detention center where the Pope tells the men that God loves them and proceeds to wash their tattooed feet as tears roll down their cheeks. His message is so simple and yet so powerful. Another is a story that the Pope shares about a dying boy who wants nothing more than a phone call from the priest. Francis called the boy’s home a number of times and left messages for the boy before connecting with him which shows his dedication to his role. Read More>>>






33, The  /  45 Years  /  90 Minutes in Heaven  /  99 Homes  / 

A  A Good Day to Die Hard  /  A Hundred Foot Journey  /  Admission  /  Adrift  /  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day  /  Alice Through the Looking Glass  / Amazing Spider-Man, The  /  Armstrong Lie, The  /  Avengers, The  /  Avengers: Age of Ultron, The  /  Avengers: Infinity War

Batkid Begins  /  Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders  /  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  /  Battleship  /  Beauty and the Beast  /  Beatriz at Dinner  /  Believe Me  /  Ben-Hur  /  Big Hero 6  /  Big Year, The  Black Nativity  /  Black or White  /  Black Panther  /  Blue Like Jazz  /  Book Thief, The  /  Bourne Legacy, The  /  Boss Baby, The   /  Boxtrolls, The  /  Boyhood  /  Brave  /  Brickumentary  /  Bully  /  Butter

C  Captain America: Civil War  /  Captain America: Winter Soldier, The  /  Captain Underpants: The First Epic movie  / Captive  /  Cars 3  /  Christmas Eve  /  Christmas With a Capital C  /  Chronicle  /  Cinderella  /  Code Black  /  Cold in July  /  Confessions of a Prodigal Son  /  Coco  /  Cold November  /  Commuter, The  /  Courageous  /  Crimson Peak  / 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  /  Death of Stalin, The  /  Deliver Us From Evil  /  Descendants, The  /  Despicable Me 3  /  Details, The  /  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  Divergent  /    Dolphin Tale  /  Dunkirk

Ender's Game  /  Exodus  /  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  /

Fight Church  /  Finding Dory  /  Finest Hours, The  /  Florence Foster Jenkins  /  The Founder  /  FrankenweenieFrozen  /

Geostorm  /  Gifted  /  Gimme Shelter  /  Godzilla  /  Golden Shoes  /  Gone Girl  /  Good Dinosaur, The  Goodbye Christopher Robin  /  Gravity  /  Greatest Showman, The /  Guardians of the Galaxy  /  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  /  Guest, The  /  Guilt Trip, The 

H Hacksaw Ridge  / Hail Caesar  Heart of the Sea  /  Heaven is Real  /  Hell or High Water  /  Hello. My Name is Doris  /  Hero, The  /  Holy Rollers  /  Hotel Transylvania  /  Hotel Transylvania 2  /  How to Train Your Dragon 2  /  Hunger Games, The  /  Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The  /  Hunt for the Wilderpeople 

Identical, The  /  In Darkness  /  Incredibles 2  /  Inside Out  /  Insurgent  /  Internship, TheIntersteller  /  Is Genesis History?  /

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  / Jeff Who Lives at Home  /  Jobs  /  John Carter  /  Johnny English Reborn  /  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island  /  Joyful Noise  /  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  /  Jungle Book, The  / Jurassic Park 3D  /  Jurassic World  /  Justice League

K  Kelly and Cal  /  Kidnap

L  LEGO Batman Movie   /   LEGO Movie, The  /  Les Miserables  /  Life, Animated  /  Little Hope Was Arson  /  Little Rascals  /  Lorax, The  /

Machine Gun Preacher  /  Maleficent  / Man on a Ledge  /  Man of Steel  /  Man Who Invented Christmas, The  /  Mansome  /  Marriage Retreat  /  McFarland, USA  /  Me Again  /  Mighty Macs, The  /  Million Dollar Arm  /  Minions  /  Miracles From Heaven  /  Mirror Mirror  /  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol  /  Mission: Impossible 5: Rogue Nation  /  Monuments Men  /  Moms Night Out  /  Monsters University  / Mother India  /  Mother's Day  /  Mummy, The  /  Muppets, The  /  Muppets Most Wanted  /  Murder on the Orient Express

Need for Speed  /  Night at the Museum 3  /  Now You See Me  /  Now You See Me 2

Ocean's 8  /  October Baby  /  Oculus  /  Odd Life of Timothy Green  /  Only the Brave  /  Oz, The Great and Powerful  

P  Paranorman  /  Passengers  /  Patterns of Evidence: Exodus  /  Peanuts Movie, The  /  People Like Us  /  Pete's Dragon  /  Pirates! Band of Misfits, The  Pixels  /  Pope Francis: A Man of His Word  /  Post, The  /  Prisoners  /  Pursuit of Happyness  /  Puss in Boots  /

Q  Quartet  /  Queen of Katwe  /

Raven, The  /  Real Steel  /  RED 2  /  Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The  /  Rise of the Guardians  /  Robocop  /  Rock of Ages /  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  /

S  Salmon Fishing in the Yemen  /  Saving Mr. Banks  /  Saving Winston  /  Secret Life of Pets, The  /  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows  /  Shot  /  Spectre  /  Spider-Man 2  /  Spy  /  Stanford Prison Experiment, The  /  Star Trek Into Darkness  /  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  /  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  /  Step Up Revolution  /  Stonehearst Asylum  /  Suicide Squad

Tag  /  Taken 2  /  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  /  Thor: Ragnarok  /  Tower Heist  /  Transcendence  /  Trouble With the Curve

U  U

V  V

W  War for the Planet of the Apes  /  What to Expect When You Are Expecting  /  What We Do In The Shadows  /  When the Game Stands Tall  /  Why Him?  /  Wonder Woman  /  Woman in Black  /  Woodlawn  /   Words, The  /  Wreck-It Ralph 


Y  Y