Ever made a wish on a star? We found a funny strip that collects the wishes of a few celebrities that MUST have come true!
In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic). Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten, a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right. Some were wrong. Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?
No Pixar films has EVER opened outside the top spot, but Jurassic World has been a force to be reckoned with! Who won the week?
Continue reading Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Jurassic World Turns The Record Books Inside Out
Last week Ryan filled on in the Box Office report and wrote about the thousands of dollars collected on Broadway. This week we are back to FILM GROSSES and one film made waayyyyyyy more than Hamilton could ever dream of (that’s both a Broadway joke and the guy who created the National Bank!) Who won the week?
Continue reading Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Back to Jurassic, Back to Movies
It may seem strange to compare a disaster movie to a theory on robotics but San Andreas is an earthquake movie starring The Rock so comparisons to strong creatures with limited, if any, emotional range are purely coincidental. The Uncanny Valley is a theory, pictured above to the extent any theory can be, that says as robots become more and more human-like there is a moment where our emotional reaction to them dips before coming back up. To the left of the valley the robots are so unlike humans that we perceive them as curiosities. To the right of the valley the robots are close enough to humans that we can have positive emotional responses to them. But that moment when the robot is close to being a human without getting it right and instead it is just…creepy–that is the Uncanny Valley. And San Andreas is the Uncanny Valley of disaster movies. There’s a lot to discuss here and some of it involves spoilers, so you can read more after the break.
WARNING: THE REST OF THE POST CONTAINS SAN ANDREAS SPOILERS, TO THE EXTENT THAT A DISASTER MOVIE REVIEW CAN ACTUALLY CONTAIN SPOILERS.
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.
Disclaimer: I’m a fan of the entire Fast and the Furious series. Every single one. Even Tokyo Drift. This may seem odd since I’m not a car guy nor am I into racing in any way, but in terms of mindless entertainment it’s hard to beat this franchise. It took me far too long to see the seventh installment, but now that I have I’m prepared to give you seven reasons why this movie is beyond awesome. You can see them all after the break.
In the era of stacked early weekends followed quickly by the next blockbuster, we rarely see a film take four consecutive weekends. Could Furious 7 hold off the competition and hit the modern era milestone?
Continue reading Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Can 7 go for 4?
There’s a new sheriff in town! Or at least a new rent-a-cop. Did he have enough to take down some former car thieves?
Continue reading Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Mall Cops and Car Robbers
We all expected the 7th installment of the Fast and Furiousverse to be big. Not sure ANY of us expected this big.
Continue reading Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- A Furious Attack on the Box Office!