As the entertainment industry exponentially expands, so does its constant coverage — blogs, podcasts, YouTube shows, and magazines to cover every episode, casting announcement, trailer, and movie release that happens during the course of the week.
Add in all of those “New On Netflix This Week” articles out there and the influx of information for the average pop culture nerd can become overwhelming.
But what if someone fixed that? What if someone compiled all of the must-see trailers, all of the trendiest rumors, all of the pending release dates, all of the most-fuego latest gear into one easy-to-consume article?
What if the hero we deserve and the hero we need is actually just a weekly entertainment newsletter?
Wonder no more, because The Hot Box Office is here.
News & Rumor Roundup
-Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige “loves” Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and wants him to join the MCU. [read more]
–Suicide Squad star Joel Kinnaman takes a shot at Jared Leto’s Joker. [read more]
–Stranger Things 4 production schedule revealed, may not drop until 2021. [read more]
-Keanu Reeves has had discussions about joining the Fast & Furious franchise.
“What’s Dropping Slime?”
Friday, November 1 – Terminator: Dark Fate
Friday, November 1 – See, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, Dickinson (Apple TV+)
Friday, November 1 – Jack Ryan Season 2 (Amazon Prime)
Monday, November 4 – His Dark Materials (HBO)
Trailers & Tings
The Grudge Trailer
Aaron Paul Goes Sneaker Shopping
Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon Make Clear Who Is Who
Classic Sitcom Moment of the Week
Jim impersonates Dwight – The Office (Season 3, Episode 21)
Throwback Watch of the Week
Official Synopsis: “After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest “00” operative will topple the man’s organization.”
Our Review: First of all, Casino Royale is now so old that Daniel Craig looks like a different person. Yes, I’m aware that even actors age, but it’s generally shocking to see the contrast in youthfulness between Casino and, let’s say, Spectre.
Which is also a way to say that if they nail No Time To Die (which, fingers crossed, hopefully, they do), Craig’s run as James Bond will have been truly epic, as it will have encompassed five films across 14 years, with three of those films being definitive iterations of the character (again, the third would be No Time To Day).
But back to Casino Royale, which kicked the whole franchise off in 2006. Ditching the cartoonish nature of the latter Pierce Brosnan Bond flicks, Casino Royale is stunning in its simplicity and its silence.
Cold, calculated, yet still utterly thrilling, Casino Royale has aged immensely well and remains arguably the best James Bond film of the last 30 years.
Netflix Gem of the Week
Tell Me Who I Am (Documentary)
Official Synopsis: “In this documentary, Alex trusts his twin, Marcus, to tell him about his past after he loses his memory. But Marcus is hiding a dark family secret.”
Our Review: Due to its very nature, discussing the plot would inherently spoil it, so I’ll simply say this: it’s unlike any crime doc you’ve seen before. And it’s excellent.
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