The third John Wick film is also the third in the series for its director, Chad Stahelski. Of course, one of the challenges of maintaining a franchise is to give the audience what it wants to see, but without repeating too much. So, what’s new in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum? Well, first of all, there’s Halle Berry, who’s been brought in as a co-star. Stahelski and Berry also say the type of action you’ll find in the movie has been revamped, too. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chad Stahelski & Halle Berry)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opens in theaters on May 16.
Child’s Play is not a remake of the 1988 horror classic, but rather it’s dubbed as a “re-imagining” of the tale. Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) is single mom Karen who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll. As well all know, this doll is not as lovable as can be and actually is all about mayhem and murder!
The big draw for folks who are not diehard fans of the Chucky franchise may be Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) who is the voice of Chucky. In preparation for the flick, Hamill saw all seven of the previous films and since he’s one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved voice actors (he voiced Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke), he should knock this role out of the park. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think of Hamill’s interpretation of Chucky (his voice is teased at the end of the clip)!
Taylor Schilling, best known for her work in Orange Is The New Black, is hilarious as Kate Stone, a New Jersey hedge fund executive in the new indie comedy Family. Kate, who is career minded, candid, and anti-social is tasked with taking care of her niece (Bryn Vale) after her brother (Eric Edelstein) and sister-in-law (Allison Tolman). Written and directed by Laura Steinel, the feature also stars Kate McKinnon and Brian Tyree Henry. Lastly, Family should appeal to fans of Insane Clown Posse and the juggalo culture, as they are given substantial screen time in this 83-minute gem.
Also spotlighted on the latest episode of CinemAddicts is Avengers: Endgameand the indie drama Little Woods which stars Tessa Thompson and Lily James. This month, we also do a deep dive into the classic films Giant (starring Rock Hudson, James Dean) and the Orson Welles directed Touch of Evil. That episode will be available for our Patreon members. Check out Episode 94 of CinemAddicts below!
The Curse of La Lloronawas the #1 film at the box office, taking in $26.5 million in its debut weekend. Shazam! came in at the second spot with $17.3 million, followed by the Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) drama Breakthrough (#3, $11.1 million). Here’s the top 10:
The Curse of La Llorona – Horror takes in $26.5 million and it’s a bonafide hit since its budget was estimated at just $9 million!
Shazam!– Comedy collects $17.3 million.
Breakthrough – Drama grosses $11.1 million.
Captain Marvel – Brie Larson headlined comic book flick takes in $11.1 million.
Little– Comedy grosses $8.4 million.
Dumbo – Tim Burton’s latest feature makes $6.8 million.
Pet Sematary – Latest Stephen King adaptation makes $4.9 million.
Missing Link – Animated feature collects $4.4 million.
Us – Jordan Peele thriller collects $4.2 million.
Hellboy – Budgeted at $50 million, Hellboyhas been a disappointment. Feature makes $3.8 million.
UglyDolls is an animated musical adventure that centers on Moxy (Kelly Clarkson), an individual who aims to break free from environment of Uglyville and celebrate her individuality. Nick Jonas voices Lou, a seemingly “perfect” individual who is not a fan of the UglyDolls’ aesthetic. The first single from the UglyDolls soundtrack is the Clarkson track “Broken & Beautiful,” with Jonas also contributing with the original song “The Ugly Truth.” Janelle Monae and Blake Shelton round out the ensemble.
Click on the media bar to hear Jonas talk about why the theme of celebrating one’s differences drew him to UglyDolls:
UglyDolls, directed by Smurfs: The Lost Village director Kelly Asbury, hits theaters May 3.
This is going to be a bittersweet week for Chris Evans. While he’s proud to see Avengers: Endgame hitting theaters, he’s also very sad to see the series coming to an end. But this week will be nothing compared to what it was like to shoot the movie’s final scenes, when he said the emotions were running incredibly high, which he thinks will translate into a really emotional experience for audiences. (Click onbt he media bar below to hear Chris Evans)