This has been the year of Marvel Comics at the box office, and not just because of the success of Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Beyond the success of Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp, movies like Deadpool 2 and Venom have raked in a lot of dough as well, and now one more has landed on top of the box office.
Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted in theaters this past weekend, and while it didn’t light the box office on fire, that didn’t stop it from setting the record for the largest three-day animated opening weekend of all time for the month of December with $35.4 million. It just barely beat out Illumination Entertainment’s Sing, which previously earned $35.2 million back in 2016. But how did the rest of the box office do? Read More »
At 88, Clint Eastwood remains a steadfast, no-nonsense filmmaker, and The Mule doesn’t show him changing in his twilight years. Inspired by a true story, this new film is equally no-nonsense, which here means that it’s unambiguous in its character arc and development, rote in its depiction of the Mexican drug cartels, and unwilling to dive deep into its eponymous character. No doubt, with Eastwood mostly staying behind the camera these days, The Mule is notable for featuring the Man with No Name as the lead of this new project. But it’s a passable effort at best.
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The last time Clint Eastwood directed and starred in a film was nearly a decade ago, with Gran Torino in 2009. Now he’s back in front of the camera and behind it with a new drama from Warner Bros. Pictures that feels like it’s really making a push for awards.
The Mule stars Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone, an eighty-something who is broke and alone and on the verge of losing his business and home. But a new job opportunity comes along and all he has to do is drive. Unfortunately, that new job is running drugs for a Mexican cartel, and the law starts getting on his trail. Read More »
Clint Eastwood hasn’t acted in a movie since his turn in the 2012 baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, but it appears that the 87-year-old is getting back in front of the camera again soon. He’s set to direct and star in a drug thriller called The Mule, and his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper is in talks to share the screen with him. Read More »