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
– The directors of Avengers: Endgame call Sony’s handling of Spider-Man a “big mistake”. [read more]
– Robert Downey Jr. set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year. [read more]
– Marvel Studios reportedly considering hiring people of color for two iconic X-Men roles. [read more]
– HBO greenlighting second Game of Thrones prequel that will focus on House Targaryen. [read more]
– Disney+ will include iconic Marvel cartoons from the 1990s. [read more]
“What’s Dropping Slime?”
American Horror Story: 1984 (FX) – Wednesday, September 18
Ad Astra – Friday, September 20
Rambo: Last Blood – Friday, September 20
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Netflix) – Friday, September 20
71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Sunday, September 22
Trailers & Tings
Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
Living With Yourself
FORD v FERRARI Official Trailer #2
QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT
Deleted post-credit scene from the original Iron Man
Classic Sitcom Moment of the Week
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Dennis Reynolds Untethered Rage (Season 10, Episode 6)
Throwback Watch of the Week
Official Synopsis: “When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). Unfortunately, under the mask’s influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), whose goons get blamed for the heist.”
Our Review: First of all, despite being a 25-year-old film, it’s genuinely remarkable how well the CGI has held up. Outside of the CGI, while the brand of humor may seem a little dated, Jim Carrey’s brilliance is anything but, as The Mask serves as a prime reminder of how mesmerizing peak Carrey was.
Netflix Gem of the Week
The Place Beyond The Pines
Official Synopsis: “In upstate New York, two men (Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper), and later, their sons (Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen) must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions.”
Our Review: Featuring Bradley Cooper before he became the A-list actor/director we know and love today, The Place Beyond The Pines remains one of the more underrated movies of his — and Ryan Gosling’s — filmography. A beautifully shot and scored film, what The Place Beyond The Pines lacks in substance it certainly more than makes up for in style.
Pop Culture Must-Cops
Batman: Return to Arkham – BUY IT HERE
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