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‘Alien: Covenant’ Just Barely Edges Out ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ To Take Top Spot [Box Office]
When is a number one opening at the box office a disappointment? Look no further than “Alien: Covenant.” On the plus side, Ridley Scott‘s followup to “Prometheus” and latest entry in a planned series of films that will one day connect to the classic “Alien,” cost less than its predecessor. However, the marketing was arguably more expensive, and the stakes are higher: the filmmaker needed this to be a big hit, especially if he wants to continue expanding the “Alien” mythology. Continue reading ‘Alien: Covenant’ Just Barely Edges Out ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ To Take Top Spot [Box Office] at The Playlist.
Elsewhere, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ bombs, while YA film adaptation ‘Everything, Everything’ lures younger girls. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
Admittedly, I’m not familiar with Nicola Yoon‘s well-received YA novel “Everything, Everything.” Though if Stella Meghie‘s earnest, if underwhelming, sophomore feature is a proper indication, it doesn’t live up to the source material. As proven by multiple underwhelming book-to-film translations of late, whether they might be “American Pastoral” or last month’s sorely disappointing “The Circle,” there’s a fine art to proper book-to-film translations, yet even the most assured, dedicated filmmakers can miss the mark. Continue reading ‘Everything, Everything’ Leaves You Desiring A Little Bit More [Review] at The Playlist.
Two smaller films targeting younger moviegoers also open this weeekend: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ and ‘Everything, Everything,’ which took in $525,000 in previews. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
Two smaller films targeting kids and tweens also open this weekend — a ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ reboot and YA film adaptation ‘Everything, Everything.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
How can you find love, if you can never go outside? That’s the conundrum at the center of Nicola Yoon’s novel “Everything, Everything” which is headed to the big screen and seems aimed to make tweenage hearts swoon. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, and Nick Robinson, the movie is essentially an updated bubble boy type tale, regarding a young woman who due to her medical condition can’t leave her home, but nonetheless strikes up a romance with the boy next door. Continue reading Reach For Love In The First Trailer For ‘Everything, Everything’ at The Playlist.