I remember being surprisingly impressed when the trailers for Game Night first came out, but it still didn't strike me as being anything too groundbreaking. It looked like a funny comedy with some solid action elements,
Rachel McAdams is sitting in the parking lot of Martins Millwork, a purveyor of fine home building materials, in rural Georgia where she’s visiting some friends just before Christmas.
“I was coming back from Target. I was just getting suction cups for our Christmas wreaths and I’m now pulled over in the middle of, I don’t really know where,” she says with a laugh, apologizing for being 10 minutes late for our call. Halfway through our interview she has to placate a curious Martins employee who wants her to move on. She gives him a little wave and tells him sorry, that she’ll be gone soon. So Canadian.
Since her breakout role in 2004’s Mean Girls the native of St.
“Game Night,” a trip-wired suspense comedy about six middle-class nerds who get together for a weekly Tostitos-and-beer game night, only to stumble into a simulated reality game that’s staged as if it were a matter of life or death (and here’s the trick: maybe it is), is the sort of cinematic gimcrack that’s all perilous mechanics, whipsaw reversals, and unabashed contrivance. It’s like “Deathtrap” recast as a megaplex thriller that keeps pranking the audience. The gimmicky, mouse-trap fun of it hinges on one’s willingness to see the game board
A pair of trivia and competition soulmates Max and Annie (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) gather their usual roster of friends together for their regular games group. Ryan (Billy Magnussen) goes through dates like changes of clothes, Kevin and Michelle (Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunbury) have such a worry-free marriage that one offhand comment can puncture their contended bubble, and their nosey police officer neighbor Gary (Jesse Plemons) keeps trying (and failing) to join in on the fun.
"...a group of friends meet regularly for their 'game night'...
"...but one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery..."
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What we are excited about: It’s been a while since we have had a straight-forward comedy in theaters, and this could provide some good counter-programming to the movies we have been seeing lately. Apart from Black Panther, and the award nominated films, January and February have
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be.
Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
What makes this trailer so noteworthy is that it is the latest film from newly tapped ‘Flashpoint‘ directors John Francis Daleyand Jonathan Goldstein. Although the duo’s comedy instinct was showcased in the less-than stellar ‘Vacation’ reboot, their knack for comedy with a heart manifested itself wonderfully in their screenplay for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. This film, however was scripted by Mark Perez (Accepted) and in addition to McAdams and Bateman, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morris, Jesse Plemons,
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Pre-release tracking was initially developed as a way for studios to analyze the impact of advertising strategies on potential moviegoers and involves various methods of gauging interest levels in a film prior to its release, as well as – nowadays – measuring pre-booked ticket sales. In recent years, the accuracy of estimates produced by tracking has been questioned – with blame for mistakes being placed on the widely used ‘tracking’ methodology’s perceived inability to correctly measure the influence of social media. However, given the high profile of this project,
As the first trailer established, the pair and some friends gather for a weekly couples' game night that Brooks (Kyle Chandler) hosts with the premise that he wants to kick it up a notch. The "murder mystery party" purports that one of them will be taken and whomever finds the victim wins. The new clip reveals the
The trailer begins with a brand new flashback scene, that shows how Max and Annie, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams}, first meet. Both were opposing captains of bar trivia teams, who both answer a question about the purple Teletubbie's name (Tinky-Winky) at the exact same time, then bond over his red purse. Annie reveals
That’s significantly above the first tracking on Jan. 25 for the Chadwick Boseman tentpole, which initially placed the debut in the $100 million to $120 million range for the Feb. 16-19 period. “Black Panther” could break the Presidents Day weekend record of $152 million, set in 2016 by “Deadpool.” It will easily top the second-highest debut for the four-day holiday, set in 2015 when “Fifty Shades of Grey” opened with $93 million.
“Black Panther” has been gaining steam this week. Fandango reported Wednesday that “Black Panther” is outpacing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales for Fandango’s online tickets service, eclipsing 2016’s “Batman v Superman.” It topped Fandango’s daily ticket sales in the wake of its world premiere and first screenings two days earlier.
The newest tracking showed total awareness of “Black Panther” at 88%, unaided
The film was co-directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation) from a script written by Mark Perez (Accepted) and this is the synopsis:
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each
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