Top Gun: Maverick Passes $1 Billion While Elvis and The Black Phone Open Strong

Top Gun: Maverick has been a resounding success for Paramount as the legacy sequel grossed $30,500,176 (-31.7%) in its fifth weekend — narrowly beating out new release Elvis ($30.5 million) — to fly its way back up to first place after coming in third last weekend. This is Tom Cruise’s first $1 billion grosser, and … Read more

The Black Phone Review: An Underwhelming Game of Telephone

When The Black Phone was initially pushed from its early 2022 release dates (the film moved from late January to early February) to late June, I was devastated. The teaser trailer and images for the film displaying Ethan Hawke in a haunting mask kidnapping children made this one of my most-anticipated films of the year. … Read more