Aquaman has only been in theaters around the world for over a month, but the blockbuster comic book movie has already crossed the $1 billion mark. It’s the first DC Extended Universe movie to reach that box office milestone, and it’s only the 37th film in history to cross that threshold. Who would have thought it would be DC’s most mocked superhero making this achievement?
However, even though Aquaman now has over $1.02 billion for its worldwide box office haul, the past weekend’s domestic haul of $17.6 million wasn’t enough to take the top spot. Instead, The Upside starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston exceeded analysts expectations by earning $19.59 million and landing at the top of the charts, dethroning the King of Atlantis. Read More »
A Dog’s Way Home is a Hallmark card of a movie — it’s pretty and cute, but it’s full of empty emotion. Until about two-thirds of the way through the film when you realize that there may be a surprisingly dark hidden message scribbled in the corner by an embittered card maker.
Penned by the writers of 2017’s saccharine super-hit A Dog’s Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon, A Dog’s Way Home treads a similar path. There’s a wholesome story about a loyal dog (voiced with an extra-sweet lilt by Bryce Dallas Howard) that will overcome any obstacles to make its way back to its loving owner, here an aspiring medical student named Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King). But this is no sequel — you can look to the similarly blandly named novel A Dog’s Journey later this spring for that — this is a whole new beast. And it’s weirdly dark.
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The world is a terrible place, but at least we can take solace in the fact that Hollywood will never stop making movies about adorable animals. A Dog’s Way Home is the latest entry into the genre, and it looks to be making a serious play to become this generation’s version of the 1993 talking-pet classic Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Grab a tissue and check out the trailer below.
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