JACK THE GIANT SLAYER
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor Eleanor Tomlinson,
Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane & Bill Nighy
Directed by Bryan Singer for distribution by Warner Brothers/New Line
The Plot: A young farmhand (named Jack) accidentally opens a portal to a land of giants that are chomping at the bit to try and reclaim the land they felt was taken from them years ago.
The Final Word: Originally conceived as a big budget summer tentpole, ‘Jack’ somehow ended up being released in the dead of winter. While not expected to be a huge blockbuster, the film could still earn a solid return and not that’s even including foreign markets that have traditionally carried a number of prior under-performing domestic releases.
THE LAST EXORCISM PART 2
Starring: Ashley Bell
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly for distribution by CBS Films
The Plot: Picking up after the events of the original 2010 release, a young girl returns home not remembering any of the deadly incidents from her past and only to be attacked again by the same demonic force.
The Final Word: Lionsgate had a surprise a few years back with the original and now CBS Films is looking for the same success with the sequel. Horror film tends to do very well year round nowadays, but interestingly many estimates have this one barely reaching $10 million, which could be a sign audiences thought the story had run its course the first time.
21 AND OVER
Starring: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright,
François Chau, Jonathan Keltz, Daniel Booko & Dustin Ybarra
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore for distribution by Relativity Media
The Plot: On the night before a medical school interview a straight laced student cuts loose with his two best friends to celebrate his 21st birthday leading to a series of over the top hijinks.
The Final Word: We’ve seen this movie before only with a few different names…none of which that memorable or profitable