This is your Week In Geek Recap for week ending 01/04/2015!
In Theaters This Week
The Woman In Black 2
When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve and Jean bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House; an odd but seemingly safe location. It isn't long before Eve starts to sense that this house is not what it appears to be as the children in her care begin to disappear. As their house of safety becomes a house of horrors, Eve enlists the help of a handsome pilot to help investigate what is happening. She soon discovers that it may not be a coincidence that she has come to reside in the house inhabited by the Woman in Black.
Starring Pheobe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory this film is rated PG-13 for Disturbing imagery.
Top Five Weekend Box Office
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $21,732,090
- Into the Woods - $18,728,441
- Unbroken - $18,169,840
- The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death - $15,027,415
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - $14,518,274
Source: Box Office Mojo
In an odd publicity campaign Marvel released what they called the Ant sized Ant-Man Trailer Which features Extremely small images that are difficult to make out with the naked eye. A "human sized" trailer is set to release on Tuesday Jan 6th during the premier of the new Marvel show Peggy Carter to air on ABC, no doubt to bring fans to the MCU to watch the show.
Given the relevance to things that are going on in today's world, it is interesting to see that starting January 9, the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, AL will be offering free screenings of the film as a gesture of appreciation toward its namesake town. In a Statement from Selma Mayor George Evens, he says:
“I’m so happy that the movie ‘Selma’ will be shown in Selma when it’s released to the nation,” Evans said. “I’m so grateful of the fact that Selma has been blessed to have a movie named after it. I’m thankful to the producers, director Ava, and executive producer Paul Garnes for their leadership, and all of the cast for selecting Selma to produce this movie.”
The real-life inspiration to the character played by Chaning Tatum in Foxcatcher, Mark Schultz has gone on the record as saying he hates the movie.The athlete, now 54 years old, slammed the movie on Twitter.
His tweets read “I HATE BENNETT MILLER,” the film’s director. Another read: “Everything I've ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.”
MTV.com reported that on a Facebook account attributed to him, Schultz shared another lengthy post with his criticisms of the movie:
“The movie doesn't show hardly any of my victories,” it reads in part. “It focuses on my losses. The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and, although Channing is outstanding, the personality is not accurate. However, I think Channing played me the only way it was possible to play me due to the confines of the director’s vision.”
He later dialed it back on Facebook with the following statement:
Fox Catcher stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carrel and Mark Ruffalo.
What do you think of this weeks news? Was the Ant-Man teaser to the teaser effective? Are Mark Schultz's comments warranted? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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