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Trailer: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE

The new trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted at Comic-Con this past weekend! The movie, directed by Zach Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Diana Prince as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

We’ve got a while for this one: release is set for March 25, 2016!

Monday Box-Office Breakdown (MINIONS Clean Up, THE GALLOWS Falters, and SELF/LESS is Less Than Immortal)

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minions-posterThe Despicable Me spinoff Minions is the new champion this summer in animated movie category, easily beating Pixar’s opening weekend for Inside Out at $115.2M (the Pixar movie grossed $90.4M on its first weekend) and pushing it farther down the weekend charts to #3).

With that total, Minions is the second biggest animated opening in history, passing Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3, settling just under Shrek the Third, which is still at the top with $121.6M. Distributor Universal Studios can’t be too upset by that, especially coming off the heels of the biggest opening of all-time with Jurassic World.

Selfless_posterMeanwhile, while Ryan Reynolds is in the spotlight for Deadpool at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, his current presence in the theater is lacking. Self/Less performed under expectations, nearly hitting $5.4M. Doing slightly better at $10M was found-footage horror movie The Gallows, which barely pushed Magic Mike XXL out of the top 5 by about $600k. The-Gallows-poster1

On to the MoviePass stats! As you might imagine, Minions was easily at the top, grabbing almost 25% of check ins this weekend. The other new releases were flipped for #2 and #3, with Self/Less grabbing 15% and the Gallows only getting 8%. Terminator: Genisys still held in the top 5 at #4 with 7%, followed closely by documentary Amy about the late Amy Winehouse at 6.9%, which saw an expansion this week to 335 theaters.

MoviePass: We Love Movies

We couldn’t hold back our excitement for the movies coming out soon, so we made this music video/trailer mashup!

Check it out below, let us know what you think, and share it with your fellow movie-lovers.

Featuring the song “Shadow Preachers” by Zella Day and the following movie trailers:

CREED
FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
HITMAN: AGENT 47
THE WALK
EVEREST
SOUTHPAW
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
PAN
MARTIAN
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION
POINT BREAK
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

 

Trailer: GOOSEBUMPS

The adaptation of R.L. Stine‘s famous spooky stories for kids Goosebumps stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Ryan Lee, and Odeya Rush!

See it in theaters October 16th.

Film is Better Than Worst – A Rebuttal to Dustin Hoffman

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Maybe you saw the interview last week in the Independent with Dustin Hoffman, who said, among other things, that film is, “the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst.” I take objection to that line in particular, and I hope you’ll click through to read why.
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