|As an Actor||Supporting||19||$2,625,966,692||$4,231,834,079||$6,857,800,771|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $6,857,800,771 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Count Dooku (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith), Saruman (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Jabberwocky (Alice in Wonderland), Saruman (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Count Dooku (Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones)|
|Born: May 27th, 1922|
|Died: June 7th, 2015|
November 28th, 2016
After Superman Returns struggled at the box office and The Dark Knight became a surprise $1 billion hit, the folks at Warner Bros. decided to reboot the D.C. movies as D.C. Extended Universe using the dark and gritty style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. That hasn’t worked out so far. Man of Steel barely broke even and the mixed reviews made a few people worried about the franchise’s future. The dour interpretation of Superman didn’t work and the editing and pacing was a mess, but at least it had an interesting villain. Batman v Superman was terrible and had one of the worst villains of any comic book movie I’ve seen. When that film was eviscerated by the critics, Warner Bros. stepped in and made last minute changes to Suicide Squad. Did it work? Nope. But is it better than BvS?
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
March 29th, 2016
There are a huge number of new releases on Amazon this week. Unfortunately, they go from Oscar contenders to stuff that would be filler on a slow week really, really quickly, so I will be skipping over most of them. Almost half of the releases on this week's list are contenders for Pick of the Week, so it is really hard to narrow that list. In the end, I couldn't chose between any of the movies / TV shows, so I went BabyMetal Metal Resistance, which comes out on CD on Friday.
December 14th, 2015
It is a strange week on the home market, as there are four first-run releases coming out, all of which were sequels. That's a lot. However, only one of them wasn't a box office disappointment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Additionally, there's very little depth here. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to talk about some good releases that might otherwise have fallen between the cracks, like the Top Spin DVD. That said, the Rogue Nation Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
October 26th, 2015
It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal.
May 25th, 2014
Dan Curtis is best know for creating Dark Shadows, a Gothic supernatural soap opera that ran for five years starting in 1966. He also directed a number of other projects, mostly TV projects like a couple of mini-series and TV movies. One such TV movie was Dracula, starring Jack Palance. This TV movie came out 40 years ago this year. How does it compare to other adaptations of Bram Stoker's novel? And has it aged well?
|3/1/2016||In the Beginning||Rameses I||$0||$0||$0|
|12/15/2015||Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht||Dracula||$0||$0||$0|
|10/20/2015||The Oblong Box||$0||$0||$0|
|7/14/2015||Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf||$0||$0||$0|
|12/17/2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar…||Saruman||$255,119,788||$700,000,000||$955,119,788|
|1/27/2012||The Wicker Tree||Old Gentleman||$0||$0||$0|
|1/7/2011||Season of the Witch||Cardinal D'Ambroise||$24,827,228||$66,299,372||$91,126,600|
|3/5/2010||Alice in Wonderland||Jabberwocky||$334,191,110||$691,300,000||$1,025,491,110|
|8/15/2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Count Dooku||$35,161,554||$33,533,889||$68,695,443|
|12/7/2007||The Golden Compass||First High Councilor||$70,107,728||$297,154,830||$367,262,558|
|9/23/2005||The Corpse Bride||Pastor Galswells||$53,359,111||$61,411,543||$114,770,654|
|7/15/2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Dr. Wonka||$206,459,076||$269,366,408||$475,825,484|
|5/19/2005||Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith||Count Dooku||$380,270,577||$468,728,300||$848,998,877|
|12/18/2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Saruman||$342,548,984||$592,150,661||$934,699,645|
|5/16/2002||Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones||Count Dooku||$310,676,740||$346,018,875||$656,695,615|
|5/7/2002||The Hound of the Baskervilles||$0||$0||$0|
|12/19/2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship…||Saruman the White||$315,544,750||$571,666,235||$887,210,985|
|8/30/1996||The Stupids||Evil Sender||$2,415,593||$0||$2,415,593|
|1/1/1996||For Better or Worse||Lazos||$41,628||$0||$41,628|
|8/26/1994||Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow||Commandant Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov||$126,247||$0||$126,247|
|6/15/1990||Gremlins 2: The New Batch||Doctor Catheter||$41,476,097||$0||$41,476,097|
|11/19/1982||The Last Unicorn||King Haggard (voice)||$6,455,330||$0||$6,455,330|
|8/7/1981||An Eye for an Eye||Morgan Canfield||$7,496,681||$0||$7,496,681|
|3/28/1980||The Serial||Luckman Skull||$9,870,727||$0||$9,870,727|
|12/14/1979||1941||Captain Wolfgang Von Kleinschmidt||$34,175,000||$60,700,000||$94,875,000|
|3/9/1979||The Passage||Head Gypsy||$70,461||$0||$70,461|
|3/11/1977||Airport '77||Martin Wallace||$30,000,000||$0||$30,000,000|
|12/20/1974||The Man with the Golden Gun||Francisco Scaramanga||$21,000,000||$76,600,000||$97,600,000|
|3/29/1974||The Three Musketeers||Rochefort||$1,243,930||$0||$1,243,930|
|1/1/1951||Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.||Spanish Captain||$6,000,000||$0||$6,000,000|