Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:50
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 did, well, incredible this weekend, shattering records left and right and taking the number one spot with $180 million. The film had the highest opening weekend for an animated film, beating Finding Dory, the previous record holder. And that’s not all! The film also had the eighth highest opening of all time. Expect this film to have serious legs for the rest of the summer.
Submitted by Kevin McNamara on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:25
Welcome to another WhoReps look at the 2018 World Cup. Today we'll be recapping the second slate of games and looking ahead to tomorrow's matches! Enjoy.
It was all in danger of slipping away. Underdog Portugal had already given up leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in their opening match against favored Spain, and they now found themselves trailing 3-2 with scant time remaining. They needed a miracle. Fortunately, God wears a Portugal #7.
Submitted by William Morey on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:14
Sequels are always a tricky business to get right. Sequels to much beloved first entries are even trickier; even trickier is when the wait is fourteen years between entries. Pixar’s latest, Incredibles 2, is a worthy addition to the franchise that doesn’t quite hit the highs of the original. At this point, I should note, I’ve never quite understood the love the original Incredibles gets. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad film – it’s just put on a pedestal by everyone, and I’ve never understood why.
Submitted by Kevin McNamara on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:42
Welcome to WhoReps first look at the 2018 World Cup. Today we'll be recapping the opening game and looking ahead to tomorrow's matches! Enjoy.
And we're off! 1,432 days after Germany defeated Argentina in the 2014 final in Rio de Janeiro, the FIFA World Cup is upon us once again. For the next month, the center of the sporting, cultural, and political world is a little-known Eurasian country by the name of Russia. Not like they've been in the news lately or anything.
Submitted by William Morey on Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:13
I’ve said before that high concept genre exercises need a spine of a familiar story so audiences can get lost in the world a film is creating. Hotel Artemis is an example of a high concept genre exercise that could have used a little more of a simple story inbedded in its DNA. In fact, I think I needlessly criticized this summer’s earlier Upgrade for adhering too closely to its story formula. Because what Hotel Artemis shows is that you can have a fantastic cast, a great premise, but ultimately can whiff it on where it matters most.
Submitted by Anthony Steinhart on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:33
BAD ROBOT GAMES
J.J. Abrams' company Bad Robot has recently announced they will be entering the video game industry, not as a publisher of games like Megan Ellison's company, Annapurna Interactive, but as developers of original content for mobile, pc, and consoles. No games have been announced as of yet.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:57
Ocean’s 8 took the number one spot right out from Solo this weekend with a opening haul of $42 million. This was higher than most analysts were predicting. And is a solid start for the heist film. It will be interesting to see how well this one fairs going forward. On the one hand it could play as nice counter programming to the big blockbusters. On the other its staring down the barrel of the one two punch of Incredibles 2 this week and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the following week.