The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- Hey you guys! Believe it or not, The Goonies is getting a sequel. Director of the original film, Richard Donner, made the announcement at the weekend when speaking to TMZ. No details are yet known about the film, but Donner did go as far to say that he hoped all the original cast would return. This is certainly a turn up for the books and something I never saw coming. I’ll be keeping my ears open for any more news regarding The Goonies 2 over the next few weeks.
- Disney are apparently planning sequels to two of their recent animated hits, with Frozen 2 and Wreck-It Ralph both being prepped over at the house of mouse. Wreck-It Ralph composer, Henry Jackman, recently told Collider that a sequel is on the way with a script already being prepped. No details are yet known about the sequel, but I would put money on the cast from the first film returning, along with a few more names added to proceedings.
- With production having already begun on the remake of the 90’s action classic Point Break, the producers have given us a quick update on what to expect from the new film. Speaking to Collider, they revealed they will be using real athletes instead of stunt doubles for the extreme sports scenes as the scenes are deemed too dangerous for mere stunt doubles, and that the script is completely different to the original film. They also note that one of the few similarities will be the relationship between Bodhi and Johnny Utah, while the sports on show will include surfing, free climbing, motocross and wingsuiting (whatever the hell that is).
- By far the biggest shock of the weekend was the news that Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the US box office with a massive $96.2 million. Who would’ve thought the small independent film from an up and coming studio could do so well? Noah dropped down one place to number two after earning another $17 million to add to its respectable haul of $72.3 million. Divergent also fell one place to third after it took $13 million in its third week of release. God apparently isn’t dead as God’s Not Dead actually rose one place to fourth and took another $7.7 million, which left The Grand Budapest Hotel in fifth place after earning a further $6.3 million.
DVD/Blu-Ray Picks Of The Week
A somewhat slow week again for home releases, with The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug being the biggest release. TV fans can get their hands on ITV’s drama The Widower and Continuum season 2, and horror fans looking for a cheap thrill can look to The Borderlands, which will likely be in the bargain bin at Asda in no time. Poor.
Video Of The Day
While it gives nothing away story wise, I must admit I’m liking the look of The Expendables 3 already. With some new faces on board, most notably Wesley Snipes and Harrison Ford, this is a teaser in the truest sense of the word.