Good morning, dads and moms. I have to take my youngest daughter to volleyball camp this morning… and then take my oldest daughter to the train station and my youngest son to a birthday party. Before I go, I have one winner announcement on my dad blog.
Star Trek Beyond (Chris Pine) and Ice Age: Collision Course (animated) are the big new movies opening this weekend. Other new films this weekend include Lights Out (Maria Bello), Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Jennifer Saunders), Don’t Think Twice (Keegan-Michael Key), and Summertime (Cécile De France). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
The Secret Life of Pets remained in first place at the box office by grossing another $50.8 million over the weekend. The rebooted Ghostbusters opened in second place with $46.0 million. The Legend of Tarzan dropped to third place by grossing another $11.4 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
There’s a new The Karate Kid movie. It’s not actually part of the The Karate Kid series. That’s why the new film is called The Martial Arts Kid. The title is different (kinda), but the story is essentially the same: a high schooler is bullied, but he deals with his situation by learning karate. Sounds familiar, right? Don’t worry. Even though the story isn’t original, the film is still interesting and enjoyable to watch. BTW, The Martial Arts Kid is a Dove Foundation Family Approved film. The Martial Arts Kid (Traditionz Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (review | Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill) is the headliner for this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. The DC superhero movie was a gigantic hit at the box office, but it also got a lot of bad reviews. Other new titles include Demolition (Jake Gyllenhaal), A Perfect Day (Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins), Kill Zone 2 (Tony Jaa), and The Perfect Match (Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Looks like another busy weekend at the theater. New movies this weekend include Ghostbusters (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig), The Infiltrator (Bryan Cranston), Cafe Society (Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart), Garnet’s Gold (documentary), Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (documentary), Phantom Boy (animated), Tulip Fever (Alicia Vikander), and Undrafted (Tyler Hoechlin). I’m hoping I’m wrong, but the rebooted Ghostbusters doesn’t look very funny (based on the trailers). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Today I have a fun giveaway for fans of both monkeys and gymnastics. Thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away three copies of the upcoming Gibby DVD on my dad blog. Gibby, which will be available on August 2nd, is about a girl who loves gymnastics, but loses interest when her mother dies. But then her life changes again when she meets a monkey named Gibby.
The Secret Life of Pets opened with an impressive $104.4 million over the weekend to take home the box office crown. The Legend of Tarzan barely remained in second place by grossing another $21.0 million. Meanwhile, Finding Dory dropped to third place with another $20.8 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
Looks like it’s another slow week for new Blu-rays and DVDs. New releases include The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Shailene Woodley, Theo James), Miracles From Heaven (Jennifer Garner), and Green Room (Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin). Allegiant looks the most promising, but Green Room might be worth taking a look at. The film stars Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation) and the late Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movies). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.