Top 10 Movies

Top 10 Movies for the Weekend of March 17-19, 2023*.

  1. Shazam! Fury of the Gods / $30,500,000
  2. Scream VI / $17,500,000
  3. Creed III / $15,372,000
  4. 65 / $5,800,000
  5. Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania / $4,071,000
  6. Cocaine Bear / $3,870,000
  7. Jesus Revolution / $3,500,000
  8. Champions / $3,030,000
  9. Avatar: The Way of Water / $1,928,000
  10. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish / $1,510,000

*According to Comscore.


Movie News


The Magic of LAIKA is Coming to Seattle

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA will allow guest to get up close and personal to the “hidden worlds” of LAIKA — both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics. Opening on March 17 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, this is the largest exhibition that the studio has ever mounted. It will span more than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactive spotlighting all five films and maybe a sneak peek at their upcoming works.  Read More >>>

Oscar and Razzies Winners for 2023

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the best of the best movies (The Academy Awards) and chastising the worst of the worst (The Golden Raspberry Awards). Ana de Armas, the star of Blonde (Netflix’s biopic about Marilyn Monroe) was nominated for an Oscar while Xavier Samuel was nominated for a Razzie for Worst Actor in the same film. For the movie Elvis, Austin Bulter was nominated for an Oscar while Tom Hanks was nominated for a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor. (Hanks was also nominated for Worst Actor for Disney’s “live action” version of Pinnochio). Read More >>>

(Universal Pictures)

‘Renfield’: A New Dracula Buddy Film

Dwight Frye played Universal’s first Renfield character in 1931’s Dracula. His character was a real estate agent who was sent to Transylvania to meet with Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula, but ends up falling prey to the vampire’s controlling power. The new 2023 story couldn’t be any more different. Renfield is a modern, comedy/horror film about the vampire’s servant and his co-dependent relationship with his boss. Read More >>>


Pixar’s Next Movie Looks Like Fun

After Pixar’s disappointing run of the Toy Story-ish movie Lightyear and Walt Disney Animation’s disaster of an opening of the animated Strange World, Disney wasted no time in releasing a teaser trailer for Pixar’s next film, Elemental, which already looks like a much better picture. After having told stories from the points of views of bugs, toys, cars and emotions, the studio is now turning its attention to the fictional Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. Read More >>>


Movie Reviews

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

With all of the main cast reprising their roles, Wakanda Forever continues its tale in grand form. It’s epic and beautiful, heart-warming and heart-breaking. It is less triumphant compared to other Marvel movies. It is a story about family, loss and moving on. It is a female-driven story with larger roles given to Wright, Bassett and Gurira while introducing a new character: human inventor Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne). Read More >>>

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

So, while I would have loved to have seen another heist movie featuring Scott and Hope, I have to admit that I rather enjoyed this new film. I will admit that I think the reason for this is more due to the casting (loved seeing Douglas, Pheiffer and Murray once again) than the storyline. Similar to Doctor Strange and Multiverse of Madness, Quantumania not only shares a goofy title but also a weird plot. But this one isn’t nearly as dark or depressing. Read More >>>

Jesus Revolution

On paper, this might not sound like the most entertaining movie, but there are many layers to Jesus Revolution. The fish-out-of-water scenario alone is worth watching. The combination of these three men and their different personalities offers some genuinely funny moments. Not the cringe-worthy attempts at humor that we’ve all seen from older faith-based material. And there are some real touching moments as well. The film also offers some heartache as well. Biblical truth is shared, but the story isn’t preachy. Read More >>>


There must be a bazillion different versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that have been produced. Many theatre productions of the story are presented every year as well. You would be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with the tale. For that reason, I was skeptical of watching Spirited on Apple TV+. But as it turns out, it isn’t really a new take on the story. It’s a whole new musical fantasy that features the key characters from A Christmas Carol but not how you would expect. Read More >>>

The Son

As an actor, Hugh Jackman is pretty incredible. He has played a circus legend, a superhero with razor-sharp claws, an aggressive stage musician and now this: a normal dad. He’s the main character in Florian Zeller’s new film where despite the name (The Son) the film focuses more on Jackman’s portrayal of Peter Miller than his troubled 17-year-old son, Nicholas. It’s a heartbreaking tale that begins briefly on a positive note before traveling down the rabbit hole of mental illness. Read More >>>


Sharper is sort of a “who is conning who” type of story. It is told with five chapters focusing on five main characters, one character at a time. The movie begins with “Tom” inside a small New York bookstore. The bookstore is quiet and Tom (Justice Smith) is alone. Then Sandra (Briana Middleton) walks in looking for a particular book and the two hit it off. He asks her out. She accepts. A romance is born. The relationship is cute and the pair appear to be made for each other. But something is off. Read More >>>


Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Director: John Francis Daley

Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Opening: Mar. 31, 2023

A thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.


Director: Jon S. Baird

Starring: Taron Egerton, Toby Jones, Roger Allam, Ben Miles

Studio: AI-Film/Apple TV+

Opening: Mar. 31, 2023

The story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to players around the globe. Businessman Henk Rogers and Tetris inventor Alexey Pajitnov join forces in the USSR, risking it all to bring Tetris to the masses.


Director: Ben Affleck

Starring: Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Viola Davis,
Damian Delano Young

Studio: Amazon Studios

Opening: Apr. 5, 2023

Follows the history of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball: Michael Jordan.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Director: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

Voice Talent: Chris Pratt, Anya Talylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black

Studio: Illumination

Opening: Apr. 5, 2023

Mario, a Brooklyn plumber travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a princess and an anthropomorphic mushroom to find his brother, Luigi, and to save the world from the fire-breathing Bowser.

On a Wing and a Prayer

Director: Sean McNamara

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe, Anna Enger Ritch

Studio: LightWorkers Media

Opening: Mar. 17, 2023

After their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight, Doug White has to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger.


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