Movie Money Refinanced: Episode I

This weekend at the box office had very few surprises, with the exception of one mildly impressive opening. Coming in at number 5 is 'Avengers Infinity War' which brought in $7.2M bringing it ever so close to that coveted $2B worldwide total. The film will likely hit that in the coming week, as it's just $2M shy. At number 4 we have 'Hereditary', dubbed as this years horror surprise and, "the scariest movie of all time". Well, what's scary is its opening numbers totalling $13+M. With a $10M budget, it's not the worst opening in the world, but it's not as if this will be the box office breakout hit of the year. The number 3 movie is the irreverent, juvenile and hyperviolent superhero smash 'Deadpool 2', bringing in 'Hereditary' numbers with a $14.1M weekend. The sequel has brought in a total $655M worldwide. The original film came to a total of $783.1M, so it doesn't look like the sequel will do quite as well, but for a $110M film, Deadpool remains one of the most profitable film franchises in existence. A third film is all but guaranteed at this point. The biggest disappointment of the year, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' has brought in $15.7M in its third weekend, which brings its worldwide total to a resounding $313.4M. That's incredibly low considering the film's $250M budget, the immense marketing costs that follow any Star Wars property. It's by far the least successful product from the…

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‘Black Panther’ (2018) Review

Black Panther (2018) Review: Game Changing Masterpiece. It seems the phrase "Best Marvel movie yet" loses it's meaning more and more. It's something that's proclaimed with almost every iteration in the cinematic universe. Mostly for different reasons. This creates a constant one-upmanship among the films. As a viewer, it's seemingly great that. We're treated to great films at a near constant rate, but there does exist the potential for that greatness to become old news real fast. Basically, if every movie is special, no movie is.There's no way to know how it will affect 'Black Panther'. It's certainly a test of time. I will say that objectively speaking, I believe 'Black Panther' to be Marvel's best achievement in filmmaking. I don't think that's likely to change due to how realistic this work of impossible science fiction feels.The Marvel Universe has shown us many unbelievable things. The Norse God of thunder? Real. Robots that can walk through walls? They’ve envisioned it. A talking raccoon guarding the galaxy? Make it so. They’ve even shown us the realm of magic. However, if you thought the world was finished growing, the franchise is about to expand even further with its latest film, ‘Black Panther’.At the centre of it all is not the Black Panther himself, but rather his home, Wakanda. The country is a rich and vibrant world all on its own. It's also fully realized. Wakanda feels more lived in than Asgard has in three Thor films.…

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‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ (2018) Review

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Review: Easy Come, Easy Go After what seemed like the beginning of a descent into development hell, the third chapter in the loosely aligned Cloverfield saga has emerged. The film 'The Cloverfield Paradox' was previously known as 'The God Particle', which tells you a fair bit about the film already. Set immediately prior to the original 'Cloverfield', the movie shows us a desperate last-ditch attempt by humanity to solve the world's energy crisis, demonstrated of course by...pretty long lines at the gas station.What follows is, unfortunately, much of what you've come to expect. There's a ship, a crew, and a mission. A bunch of technical jargon is hurled at you a mile a minute, and nothing goes as planned. I don't want to be reductive in saying 'The Cloverfield Paradox' is your standard space exploration horror flick...but it kind of is. That's not to say there aren't elements of it that I didn't enjoy, but the whole time I couldn't shake the feeling that this had all been done before.What hasn't been done before, at least not very often, is having the lead in a movie of this type being played by a person of colour. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the lead role of Hamilton, and she's joined by quite the cast. David Oyelowo as the crew's captain, Daniel Bruhl, John Ortiz, Chris O'Dowd, Askel Hennie, Ziyi Zhang and Elizabeth Debicki all play different types of scientists. They're well-acted…

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