Movies opening wide this weekend:
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, & Stephen Lang
Director: Christian Rivers
Rotten tomatoes: 27% rotten
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena & Andy Garcia
Director: Clint Eastwood
Rotten tomatoes: 63% fresh
ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets, Morena Baccarin & T.J. Miller
Director: David Leitch
Rotten tomatoes: 52% rotten
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfield, Mahershala Ali & Brian Tyree Henry
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman
Rotten tomatoes: 97% certified fresh
Opening with limited release: Capernaum, The House that Jack Built & If Beale Street Could Talk
THOUGHTS: I’ve seen Spider-Verse already and it was so damn good. I can’t wait to see The Mule because the trailer has been really great plus it’s Clint Eastwood directing. Once Upon A Deadpool looked so funny, I also can’t wait. I’m seeing Mortal Engines as well but I’m not excited, trailers weren’t great.
Which movie will you watch first and what are you excited to see this weekend? I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year.. Are you all ready for Christmas and New Year? What are your domestic box office predictions this weekend? Comment below and let us talk about it.
My box office predictions:
1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2. The Mule
3. Mortal Engines
4. The Grinch
5. Ralph Breaks the Internet
My last week's prediction score: 5/5
The Mule (2018) Review
Release Date: December 14th, 2018
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga
Plot Summary: Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.
I wanted this movie to be really good... But honestly, I didn’t even get chills with the trailer so I had my doubts going in.
Let’s just get right into it. The Mule is an empty canvas with an extremely basic script. Aside from Clint Eastwood, I didn’t care one bit about anyone else - not his wife, not his daughter, not the cartel, not anyone. It was weird to watch a two hour movie with no suspense or climax. Nothing about the movie made me care! I literally rolled my eyes every time the wife talked because it was like she was reading from a teleprompter. Bradley Cooper was only thrown in the mix to make an arrest, but there wasn’t much of a chase. The scenery was repetitive because of the director’s choices - truck, interstate, garage, repeat. This movie was emptier than Widows, and that’s saying something. IF you see this, make sure it’s on DVD. Don’t go to the theater.