Summer Loser: The Month of August

The next summer loser was the entire month of August.  In a month packed with so many independent films fighting for an audience, it was the studios that failed to offer a film that could appeal to the entire family or at least a few of the movie-going quadrants. The month started off with the release of The Dark Tower from Sony Pictures and Aviron’s Kidnap starring Halle Berry.  Nevermind the fact that Sony had…

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Summer Loser: The R-Rated Comedy

The R-rated comedy is going to need to be revamped heading into next year because aside from Girls Trip, they landed with a dud.  The best comedies this summer were all indie comedies and I’ll have more on that when I visit the summer winners on Monday. Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, opened against King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.  But a front-loaded opening weekend of $19 million wasn’t enough to keep it…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson display comedic chemistry

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson clearly have chemistry in The Hitman’s Bodyguard but that’s just about the only positive thing to like about the action comedy. Directed by Patrick Hughes from a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor, the action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, with Richard E. Grant. Following a client being murdered in front of his eyes, Michael Bryce…

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