Month: December 2018

What’s Coming to the Box Office in 2019

What’s Coming to the Box Office in 2019

Make no mistake 2018 was an epic year for movies with HUGE hits at the box office.  Releases like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the Incredibles 2 all topping a billion dollars in ticket sales.  Dozens of others like Venom, Aquaman and Mission Impossible: Fallout made hundreds of millions of dollars.  The movie industry did just fine in 2018 and we were highly entertained, 2019 promises to be just as good.  What’s coming to the box office in 2019?  Let’s look at some of the movies that we are already waiting to see.

Avengers 4

With Infinity Wars being the highest grossing movie of 2018, you can bet that the next installment in the Marvel franchise will have us hanging on the edge of our seats.  The expected release date is May 3 and even the title has been kept a secret.  After the last movie ended and Thanos wiped out half the universe we all want to see how the remaining heroes are going to fix it.  Here is everything we know about the movie thus far.

Star Wars: Episode IX

Another huge franchise that is expected to do well at the box office and Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the next installment.  This is the last installment of the trilogy and it will be interesting to see what will happen with Luke dead, the death of Carrie Fisher and what happens to Rey and Kylo Ren.  Despite the last movie not being a fan favorite SW fans are loyal and will still be flooding the theaters when it is finally released in December.

Disney Releases

There are a ton of new releases coming from Disney this year including the live action releases of the Lion King, Dumbo and Aladdin.  The Toy Story franchise will get another installment and so will Frozen.  You will have lots of options for family entertainment coming in 2019.

Glass

If you are a fan of the weird and wonderful world of M. Night Shyamalan then get ready for the final installment of the Unbreakable trilogy.  20 years in the making the last installment will be released on the 18th of January it will feature Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy, let’s hope it is as good as the first two.

Captain Marvel

MCU has 3 releases coming out in 2019, Avengers, Spiderman and lastly Captain Marvel.  Marvel has yet to have a female superhero featured in her own film and Captain Marvel is supposed to be the most powerful superhero yet.  Also Captain Marvel is expected to play a big role in the upcoming Avengers movie.  So this is one we can’t wait for!

Why I Hate Award Shows

Why I Hate Award Shows

It’s the end of the year and we are smack in the middle of award season, as a movie and TV buff you would think this would be my favorite time of year.  It isn’t, in fact award shows lost their appeal years ago and I rarely catch any of the award shows anymore.  If you are wondering why I hate award shows and where this animosity comes from I will try to explain.

I Haven’t Watched any of the Movies

Be it the Golden Globes, the Oscars or the Emmy’s rarely have I seen any of the movies or shows that are nominated.  I think in the past decade I have watched one or two Oscar nominated films and half of them I have never heard of.  Very rarely anymore do you see box office hits that even get nominated unless it’s some obscure category only industry insiders pay attention to.  Most of the nominees resemble art films and genres like action, fantasy or even comedy are grossly underrepresented…unless they are made by Clint Eastwood.

They Have Become Interchangeable

There is very little difference between the Oscars and the Golden Globes, in fact most of the winners from the Globes go on to win the Oscar.  The production looks the same, the red carpet looks the same, the nominees are the same and they have both become boring.  Most of these awards are only relevant to industry insiders and not really the general public.  While I applaud someone getting kudos for their work in any field that doesn’t mean I want to watch it on television.

They Are Just Too Long

Four hours…four hours of my life that I will never get back. That is just for the award show itself, there is always at least an hour of red carpet coverage before the show even begins.  If you are interested in the fashion aspect of the ceremonies then this is great, but if you aren’t it’s an endless parade of celebrities interspersed with silly interviews asking people what they are wearing.  After the show there is another hour where they break down the winners along with who got snubbed.

The Politics

I genuinely have mixed feelings about this.  While I admire celebrities that can use their star status to bring awareness to social issues that we face today, at the same time this isn’t necessarily the platform where I want to hear it.  There is also the politics involved in the nomination and award process.  I could live without all of it.

Award shows just don’t have the appeal that they used to.  Rarely are any of the movies I watch or enjoy ever nominated making for a very long and boring award show.