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Weekend Box Office Report: October 14-16, 2016

The Accountant counts to 1! Ben Affleck 's autistic talents for calculations and assassinations put THE ACCOUNTANT on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated opening of $24.7 million ! The R-rated action-thriller from director Gavin O'Connor (WARRIOR) cost a reported $44 million to make. The original tale of math and murder (also...
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Review: The Accountant

PLOT: Christian Wolff ( Ben Affleck ) is a mathematical savant with high-functioning autism, who works as a forensic accountant. Pulling in big-bucks for his dangerous work un-cooking the books of the world’s deadliest criminals, he tries to lay low by taking what seems to be an honest job working at a robotics firm. Soon, an error in the books discovered by a low-level...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: J.K. Simmons

Last week, we took a look at the career of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN star Emily Blunt . Another week, another thriller, and this week’s badass is getting a long overdue column... J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons is a really nice guy - and I say that from experience. Here’s the thing, I’ve always admired Simmons as an actor. But, he also scares the...
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Review: The Late Bloomer

PLOT: A thirty-year-old sex therapist who’s never reached sexual maturity due to a benign brain tumor all of sudden experiences puberty – all at once. REVIEW: Believe it or not, THE LATE BLOOMER is kinda, sorta based on a true story. While not a sex therapist, Ken Baker, a writer whose memoirs this is based on, actually did suffer from the same condition Johnny...
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Peter Berg recounts the Boston Marathon bombing in the Patriots Day trailer

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders ( Mark Wahlberg ) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers ( Kevin Bacon ), Police Commissioner Ed Davis ( John Goodman ), Sergeant Jeffrey...
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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross will lend their musical gifts to Patriots Day

Much like with Christian-themed pics, there’s a certain audience in America that wants nothing more than movies about Jesus, America, and people who drive Ford trucks. Hence, we get directors like Clint Eastwood , Michael Bay and Peter Berg who give us movies like AMERICAN SNIPER, 13 HOURS, and LONE SURVIVOR. These movies are almost never good, lacking a certain artistic...
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Ed Helms & Owen Wilson are a couple of Bastards

My favorite genre of film is, by and large, comedy. There's something so effortlessly fun and spirit-lifting about a good comedy, and so soul-crushing about a bad one. But with comedy, the story doesn't need to be unique as long as it's funny. That's exactly how the new Ed Helms / Owen Wilson comedy, BASTARDS, looks: not exactly original, but looks like a fun time....
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J.K. Simmons wraps on Justice League; praises Zack Snyder's "fun" set

When it comes to my feelings on Zack Snyder 's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, I probably fall somewhere in between; I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. Despite those lukewarm feelings, I am looking forward to JUSTICE LEAGUE as it seems that those involved are aware that they need to give us something more this time around. One surefire way to do that is to...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger replaces Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice

While I don't think we'll be seeing a sequel to TERMINATOR: GENISYS anytime soon, you will be able to get your Arnold Schwarzenegger fix on a weekly basis with the NEW Celebrity Apprentice. That's right! This isn't your granddaddy's Apprentice! Check out the new promo for the upcoming season that totally has nothing to do with TERMINATOR at all! The upcoming season will see...
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Ben Affleck sports a nice pocket protector in new trailer for The Accountant

It wasn't really all that long ago in the grand scheme of things when seeing Ben Affleck 's name attached to a film wasn't exactly something to be celebrated, but damn, Affleck has certainly turned things around over these past few years to the point where I'm genuinely excited to see what he's up to next, either in front of or behind the camera. Aside from the...
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Why It Works: Whiplash

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** As evidenced by the 87th Academy Awards, 2014 was a great year for nontraditional films, with Alejandro Iñárritu 's BIRDMAN taking home Best Picture and Best...
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Poster and synopsis revealed for Peter Berg's Patriots Day

Director Peter Berg (LONE SURVIVOR, THE KINGDOM) certainly hasn't been slacking as of late, with his oil rig disaster movie DEEPWATER HORIZON hitting in September of this year, and his next effort opening a mere 4 months later. PATRIOTS DAY is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing featuring Mark Wahlberg , Kevin Bacon , John Goodman , J.K, Simmons and Michelle...
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