The Hot Box Office: All Of This Week’s Trailers, Rumors, Releases And Netflix Gems
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 reportedly planning to adapt Secret Wars. [read more]
-Discussing the major twist at the end of the first episode of The Mandalorian. [read more]
-The screenplay for Joker leaked and it makes the film’s ending much more clear. [read more]
-Deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame sees Tony Stark reunite with his adult daughter. [read more]
-Marvel Studios was concerned if Robert Downey Jr. was “family-friendly” enough to star in Iron Man. [read more]
-OPINION: Guardians of the Galaxy is the best sci-fi movie of the century. [read more]
“What’s Dropping Slime?”
The Mandalorian (Disney+) – Tuesday, November 12
Ford v Ferrari – Friday, November 15
Charlie’s Angels – Friday, November 15
The Crown (Netflix, Season 3) – Sunday, November 17
Ray Donovan (Showtime, Season 7) – Sunday, November 19
Trailers & Tings
Deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame
Honest Trailer – Hobbs & Shaw
Sonic The Hedgehog Official Trailer (Redux)
Classic Sitcom Moment of the Week
Kramer interrogates the sniffing accountant – Seinfeld (Season 5, Episode 4)
Example #1571 why Seinfeld will never be touched when it comes to sitcoms: this man Kramer is chugging that beer and ripping that cig because he’s investigating whether or not their friend’s accountant is addicted to cocaine, so he’s trying to act like a man who fuckin’ parties. Just imagine this airing on a major network sitcom (NBC!!!) in 2019. Pretty sure The Good Place, the show about intense morality, is in Seinfeld’s old slot. Ya hate to see it.
Sure, It’s Always Sunny can pull it off, but they’re tucked away on FXX and have always been referred to as Seinfeld on crack anyway. Seinfeld was a show that made inuendos about jacking off and railing lines, and they did so in the primetime NBC Thursday night comedy line-up at like 8 p.m. when parents across the nation were sitting on the couch with their children and their microwaved TV dinners. The 90s, man. Epic stuff.
Throwback Watch of the Week
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Streaming on Disney+)
Official Synopsis: “Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.”
Our Review: In all seriousness, I’m not sure if this is a hot take or a commonly shared opinion, but to me, Rogue One is easily the best Star Wars film to be made since Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney. So, what is that, four of them? Force Awakens, Last Jesi, Rogue One, and Solo? Yeah, Rogue One is easily the cream of that respectable, but still frustratingly average crop.
While complete with all the classic sci-fi bells, whistles, and CGI that you have come to expect from a Star Wars entry, the film feels much meaner and leaner than its peers, which is ultimately to its benefit.
With an ending as emotional as you’ll find in the Star Wars franchise thus far, Rogue One’s greatest feature is that it takes the grandiosity of the galaxy far, far away and makes it feel innately personal.
Hopefully, going forward, Disney gives us more Rogue Ones and less The Last Jedis, as the former is everything that’s great about the Star Wars universe.
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