Our proper summer movie lineup continues with a film that's a distillation of all that summer movies have come to be lately – big noisy action, a new wave of marquee names and a sequel that makes everyone think “OK, but do we really need that one?”
This is So Last Week: 6/15/18-6/21/18
The sequel was how Incredible? Who lost all the money? Which talk show is shuttered? And which sitcom may return? Answers to these questions and more in our pop culture quiz for the 25th week of 2018.
5 Ways to Prep
Before we start talking about Jurassic World 2, let’s talk about the pink elephant in the room.
How Well Do You Know: Descendants 2
Descendants 2 finds Mal not exactly enjoying her happily ever after. She returns to the Isle of the Lost to find a new enemy waiting - one that seeks to ruin life for all in Auradon. How well do you know Descendants 2?
Hidden Gems: Hot Rod
Hot Rod may be the stupidest movie I've ever seen. If you watch it after reading this column, it's likely to be the stupidest movie you've ever seen too.
Movie Review: Hereditary
In case it was still needed, here it is: incontrovertible proof of the way that it’s not what a story is about, but how it’s about it...
Overpaid Jerks: 6/11/18-6/17/18
The World Cup, a whopping lawsuit, an Open violation and MLB injuries. Put on your sports news thinkin' cap, here's our review quiz for the 25th week of 2018.
The most anticipated sequel in Pixar’s repertoire (outside of maybe next year’s Toy Story 4) comes 14 years after the original.
One of the most long-awaited sequels in cinematic history anchors this weekend's slate of films as we dive right into the sweet spot of summer releases.
5 Ways to Prep
It’s official: the best movie of the summer is upon us.
How Well Do You Know: Sing
Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who loves the theater - namely, the one he owns. Buster and The Moon Theater have fallen on hard times, so in order to fill those seats, he puts together a singing contest. Anyone and everyone in town is encouraged to show their talents so Buster can make them a success - and save his theater, which is about to be repossessed. The motley crew of singers come together despite their own challenges to put on a great show - but of course there are obstacles to overcome. Sing was a box office hit, grossing over $634,000,000 and spawning a yet-to-be-released sequel. You may know all about "squid power", but how well do you know Sing?
Movie Review - Solo
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a classic, both as a science fiction and “Star Wars” adventure, but unfortunately in this case, this is a shortcoming rather than a virtue.
May Box Office Recap
Phil? Phil Connors! It’s me, Ned Ryerson! Massive Marvel movies are only supposed to come once a year, right?
Overpaid Jerks: 6/4/18-6/10/18
A week full of championships saw redemption at the French, a triple crown chance at the Belmont and the Stanley Cup for Washington. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 24th week of 2018.
We're mostly back to a normal summer release schedule this weekend...
Friday Box Office Analysis
The Ocean's franchise returns with a gender flip, while a horror movie with great reviews and abominable Cinemascores tries to capture some audience share.
The chaos inflicted upon the summer schedule by Disney may be winding down now, as there seem to be no other attempts to avoid weekends.
This is So Last Week: 6/1/18-6/7/18
A Star is Born again, a politician writes a novel, the internet breaks and a remake is scrapped. Here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 23rd week of 2018.
5 Ways to Prep: Ocean's 8
This weekend we have Ocean’s 8, the female-filled reboot of the Ocean’s 11 franchise.
This relationship did not end with War Dogs. Which is great, because that would have been a really ignominious way to wrap up this topic.
How Well Do You Know: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Four detention-bound high school students with nothing in common get transported into a video game, and have to play (and win) to get out alive. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, was a sequel 22 years in the making. It was a box-office holiday hit, earning over $950,000,000 worldwide. You may know all about the "missing piece", but how well do you know Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?
Overpaid Jerks: 5/28/18-6/3/18
A Finals blunder, MVP, a Bee champion and NBA burner accounts. After a wacky seven days, here's your sports recap quiz for the 23rd week of 2018.
It's the second weekend for Solo: A Star Wars Story and suddenly we have a disaster on our hands that was virtually unthinkable even a month ago.
Friday Box Office Analysis
A bunch of studios ran away from this weekend, figuring they'd rather not contend with the second frame of Solo: A Star Wars Story's big box office success.
5 Ways to Wizard World
The time has come to settle the Battle of the Philly Comic Cons.
June 2018 Forecast
The two biggest films of June 2018 seem to have been chiseled into stone with certainty (yes, dinosaurs and superheroes...)...
The feast or famine summer season continues for the start of June with a trio of films that could barely headline a September weekend...