Men in Black celebrates 20 years today. The sci-fi action comedy was released on this day in 1997 and I remember watching it at a drive-in theater (yes, they still existed in the 1990s). Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the summer hit stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as secret agents in a secret organization. Produced on a $90 million budget, Men in Black took in just over $250 million domestically and just short of…"Men in Black celebrates 20 Years"
Thanksgiving is known for a number of movies opening in either limited or wide release. This year will be no exception and will likely be busier than 2016. STX Entertainment has announced that Molly’s Game, based on the novel by Molly Bloom, will launch on November 22nd. This is the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, who also pens the screenplay. Jessica Chastain leads a cast that also includes Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy…"Molly’s Game to lead crowded Thanksgiving weekend"
Comedy movies have taken a toll at the box office this summer. What’s going on with this and how can it be fixed? Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. have taken a hit with Baywatch, Rough Night, and The House, respectively. I’ve seen and reviewed both Baywatch and Rough Night. The House, however, was not screened for critics. Baywatch has struggled since it’s release. It’s made just over $57 million against a $69 million budget. It’s…"The House Fails and What’s Going On With Comedy Movies This Summer?"