“Mortal Engines” bombs at the box office

Is anyone surprised by this? The premise of this film looked pretty ridiculous.

Here’s a good overview of why “Mortal Engines” bombed so badly.

The article points out that sci-fi films are a hard sell at movie theaters unless it’s got a popular brand like Marvel on it, particularly if the critics don’t like it.

  

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The Benefits of Watching Movies at Home

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There’s no doubt that going to a movie theater to see a film is a really cool thing to do. You stand in line with everyone else, purchase your ticket, buy your popcorn and soda, and head for the big theater. When the phone comes on, you are reminded that there is no substitute for watching a movie on a very large screen, particularly if it is an action or science fiction film. No matter what type of film it is, you also get to be part of a crowd in the theater who will laugh, scream, and gasp with you at all the right times. Watching a movie in the theater is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Trailer released for “Downton Abby” movie

The “Downton Abby” movie will be released in the fall of 2019, and the first trailer has been released, though it’s mostly limited to scenes of the iconic building.

  

TV Flashback – Larry King asks Jerry Seinfeld an idiotic question

Jerry’s reaction is hilarious . . .

  

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan star in “Mary Queen of Scots”

4113_D001_00325_R_CROP(l-r) Grace Molony stars as Dorothy Stafford, Margot Robbie stars as Queen Elizabeth I and Georgia Burnell as Kate Carey in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, a Focus Features release.Credit:  Parisa Tag / Focus Features

Margot Robbie stars as Queen Elizabeth I and Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart in “Mary Queen of Scots,” a new Focus Features release. “Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart along with her rivalry with Queen Elizabeth. Robbie has been taking on some challenging roles so it will be interesting to see how she portrays the iconic Queen Elizabeth. She could have easily settled for “hot babe” type roles but she’s pushed herself as an actress and she is getting rewarded with great parts.

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