After a week off for the 4th of July holiday, we’re back with a brand new episode of The Flickcast. And you thought we’d forgotten about you. Not likely.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe talk about a lot of different things, as usual. Some of these “things” include the recent Emmy nominations and the worst snubs, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest on Doctor Who, more on Guardians of the Galaxy and a bunch of other stuff.
Chris and Joe even make a bet on the opening weekend box office for Guardians. What did they think? Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Saw that coming, didn’t you?
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of director John Hillcoat’s Lawless and Joe’s pick of the wonderful, and sadly soon to be extinct, 35mm film.
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Typically the Labor Day weekend is not a huge boon for the box office. People seem to like to spend the pseudo last summer weekend outside at the beach or at a BBQ. So it really comes as no surprise that despite a few new films the weekly box office still sputtered to unimpressive numbers.
Leading the pack this weekend is the horror film The Possession, which was a cheaply made horror film that managed to pull in over $17 Million. The first place finish and the budget beating haul make this film an immediate success by just about any standards. It won’t light the world on fire like a Saw or Paranormal Activity, but it is a win all around for just about everyone involved.
Second place went to the Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy moonshiner film, Lawless. Despite the big names attached this film was never marketed very ambitiously and thus its $10 Million weekend is actually a pretty decent win all things considered. The film is rated R and even though it stars big name actors, it was never really being positioned as a big deal as a release.
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In director John Hillcoat’s Lawless, written by Nick Cave and based on Matt Bondurant’s The Wettest County In The World, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke play brothers who, shall we say, skirt the law in order to bring thirsty citizens the adult beverages they really want. Also in the movie, Guy Pearce plays a lawman who wants to end the party and Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor and Dane DeHaan make up the rest of the cast.
Based ont his cast, and from what we’ve seen so far, Lawless looks pretty darn good — even though it does have the LaBeouf in it. Now there’s a new, R-rated trailer for the movie out today and we’ve got it for you.
Look for Lawless to hit theaters on August 29th. Check out the trailer after the break.
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