Captain Marvel box office

Captain Marvel had no problem winning a second weekend at the box office for Marvel Studios. Following the film’s massive opening weekend haul of $153 million, the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe raked in another $69.3 million at the box office. That’s only a drop of 54.8% in its second weekend, which is slightly better than the average 56% that usually happens with Marvel Studios movies.

But Captain Marvel wasn’t the only movie that enjoyed success at the box office last weekend. Debut movies Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart both exceeded box office predictions, but Captive State appears to be dead on arrival. Read More »

Captive State trailer

Captive State is a sci-fi thriller that moves like clockwork. Director Rupert Wyatt‘s film always maintains its propulsion without any redundancies or large chunks of tedious exposition. Like the characters trying to start an uprising in a world dominated by aliens, Wyatt and co-writer Erica Beeney always keep their story moving. Compared to other bloated or gigantic alien invasion movies, Captive State is a refreshingly minimalist and stripped down sci-fi movie.

Similar to Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, there’s a sense of grounding and familiarity that doesn’t make it too hard to suspend one’s disbelief and buy into this world. It’s so grounded, in fact, Beeney and Wyatt often looked to history for inspiration. Beeney, who previously wrote the Project Greenlight movie The Battle of Shaker Heights, recently told us about some of Captive State‘s influences, whether it’s a political film, and writing a surprisingly empathetic antagonist.

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captive state giveaway

In the sci-fi film Captive State, an extraterrestrial force has occupied the planet. Some resist, while others collaborate. And some wear some very fashionable hoodies. Okay, I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I don’t know how accurate that last part is. But in honor of the upcoming film from director Rupert Wyatt, we’re running a Captive State giveaway that will hook you up with some out of this world swag (see what I did there?). Namely, a hoodie from the film. Details below!

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Captive State Trailer

We live in a world constantly struggling against war, famine, crime, disease and disasters. But what if our first contact with an alien race came with the promise of saving humanity from all these woes? How much would we be willing to sacrifice in order to survive? That’s exactly the question that the new sci-fi thriller Captive State asks, and the answer is a complicated one.

Watch the new Captive State trailer below to see what we’re dealing with here. Read More »

Captive State trailer

Do you often find yourself complaining about how Hollywood is out of ideas?

Director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is here to combat that lack of creativity with an original science fiction film called Captive State, in which the city of Chicago has been occupied by alien overlords for ten years. John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, and Ashton Sanders (the teenaged Chiron from Moonlight) lead the cast, and Focus Features has just released a brand new trailer. Watch it below.
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captive state trailer

Matt Reeves got all the glory for the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies, which pushed the boundaries for what a genre film about talking apes could accomplish. But nestled alongside Reeves’ masterful Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes was Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a morally complex blockbuster directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Now, after a brief sojourn to television and the 2014 crime drama The Gambler, Wyatt is returning to the sci-fi feature world with a new ambitious film, Captive State. See the first Captive State trailer below.

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john goodman rupert wyatt

John Goodman is a national treasure, especially his smile. The actor has recently been on a roll, lining up some notable projects. Before the year ends, we’ll see Goodman in Patriot’s Day, and next year we’ll see him in Kong: Skull IslandValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and David Leitch’s (John WickThe Coldest City. Another fine job Goodman has landed is a role in Rupert Wyatt‘s sci-fi film, Captive State.

Below, learn more about the Rupert Wyatt sci-fi movie.

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Rupert Wyatt sci-fi project

After directing a reboot (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), a remake (The Gambler), and the pilot for another remake (The Exoricist), director Rupert Wyatt is now developing an original project. After The Gambler, Wyatt wanted to start directing his own material again, as he did with his feature debut, The Escapist (co-written by Daniel Hardy). The filmmaker is sticking to his plan because he may next direct an original science-fiction film titled Captive State.

Below, learn more about the Rupert Wyatt sci-fi movie.

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