Box Office: “Fault” Sees “Stars,” “Edge” Falls Short

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Box office results are in and Shailene Woodley adds another huge success to her resume while Tom Cruise takes a disappointing hit.

“The Fault In Our Stars” had a huge opening weekend debut with $48 million. It’s not quite as big as Divergent’s $54.6 million debut, but this is further proof that you should never underestimate a film based on a young adult novel. I still have yet to see the film, but based on what friends of mine have told me, I’m happy for it’s success. I might be seeing it sometime over the weekend due to an overload of screenings this week. Continue reading

Fresh V Rotten (May 30, 2014)

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This weekend in movies, we have Angelina Jolie’s return to acting since 2010’s “The Tourist” (2011 if you count “Kung Fu Panda 2”), Seth MacFarlane’s sophomore directorial effort (this time without a teddy bear), James McAvoy going crazy again, and Jesse Eisenberg blowing up a dam. Time to check out what’s fresh and what’s rotten.

 

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” – 33% ROTTEN

General Consensus: “While it offers a few laughs and boasts a talented cast, Seth MacFarlane’s overlong, aimless ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is a disappointingly scattershot affair.”

 

“Maleficent” – 50% ROTTEN

General Consensus: “Angelina Jolie’s magnetic performance outshines ‘Maleficent”s dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.” Continue reading