We laughed (at how bad the movie was), we cried (because we didn't see a different movie), we kissed eight bucks (or ten or twelve or sixteen, depending upon the format) good-bye!
Stale jokes, missing plots, phone-in performances...too often this summer movie season, we found ourselves scratching our heads in wonder at how actors and directors we have come to respect could have strayed so far off course. We probably should have gone back to the box office and demanded a refund for some of the stinkers we endured this summer. If you feel the same way, vent your frustration by helping us rate the Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Worst Movies >> Posted 09.27.12 by BrentJS
A crippled hero rises to save his city one last time. A team of scientists seeking God in the depths of space instead discover pure evil. A fairy tale princess becomes a warrior and saves herself. A foul-mouthed teddy bear plays the white trash name game. This summer's selection of movie releases were filled with triumphant, terrifying, inspiring and hilarious moments.
The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises obliterated the popular myth that the superhero action genre had run its course. Ted proved that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is even funnier when he doesn't have to censor himself. Moonrise Kindom cemented Wes Anderson as the indie king of whimsical, witty comedies with a heart. Each of these movies were fantastic in their own ways, but how do they stack up against each other? Help us rate the Top 10 Best Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movies >> Posted 09.26.12 by BrentJS
Movie studios are constantly hunger for the next comic book, 'tween novel, or Harry Potter-esque franchise to exploit for box office success, but it seems that audiences on the other end of the age spectrum are also getting studio attention. Fox Searchlight scored a $131 million hit in May with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which followed Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and five other elder English actors as they moved to a retirement hotel in India, while Hope Springs also found success as it followed Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a long-married couple that enters couples therapy to rekindle their romance. Most recently, Sylvester Stallone and his (mostly) AARP card-carrying band of mercenaries blew up the box office with the sequel The Expendables 2. And it looks like it's only the beginning of studios targeting Baby Boomer audiences. more on Hollywood's aging trend >> Posted 08.24.12 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Bourne Legacy ||$40.3M ||40.3M ||Though it failed to match the opening numbers of the last two Bourne installments, this reboot proved the franchise can survive without Matt Damon |
|The Campaign ||$27.4M ||$27.4M ||No joke: highest debut ever for a politically themed movie |
|The Dark Knight Rises ||$19.5M ||$390.1M ||Knocked off its perch after three weeks, now the 15th highest-grossing movie of all time |
|Hope Springs ||$15.6M ||$20M ||Older audiences put this Meryl Streep movie in the top 5 |
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ||$8.2M ||$30.6M ||Strong weekday ticket sales helped this movie bounce back after a weak opening |
Posted 08.13.12 by reelz