|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||3||$116,553,806||$174,475,519||$291,029,325|
Jonny Lee Miller
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $492,002,173 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,927)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Roger Collins (Dark Shadows), Simon Sheppard (Dracula 2000), Oren Goodchild (Aeon Flux), Simon David "Sick Boy" Williamson (Trainspotting), Simon (T2: Trainspotting)|
|Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Seth Grahame-Smith, Helena Bonham Carter|
August 29th, 2017
It’s one of those weeks that are deceptively busy. The biggest new release of the week is Wonder Woman, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand. The biggest overall release is the The Lion King franchise on separate Blu-ray releases, but it’s at least a double-dip on Blu-ray. I think a triple-dip on Blu-ray. If it weren’t for these circumstances, they would be clear Pick of the Week contenders. Without those two movies, the next best is... My Cousin Rachel on Blu-ray. Its reviews are not quite Pick of the Week level, but it is the best of what we've got.
June 26th, 2017
The original Trainspotting came out 20 years ago and earned amazing reviews and was one of the biggest limited release hits of the year. It was also not a film that usually gets a sequel. T2 Trainspotting failed to live up to the original at the box office, but does that mean it is a bad movie? Is it a pale imitation of the original film? Or should more people have given it a chance?
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
August 24th, 2016
There are not many major hits on this week’s list, but there are several releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. This includes TV on DVD releases like Ash vs The Evil Dead: Season 1 (DVD or Blu-ray), as well as limited releases like Maggie’s Plan (DVD or Blu-ray). However, in the end I went with The Nice Guys on Blu-ray Combo Pack.
August 25th, 2014
I previously reviewed this show, which should make this review of Elementary much easier. There's no real need to get into the setup of the show, while I only really need to say if the show is better or worse than the first season.
August 25th, 2013
By my calculation, roughly 412% of all TV shows on the air right now are police procedurals. Granted, there might be a flaw in my math, but you get the point. Police procedurals are arguably the most crowded genre in the history of TV and certainly the most crowded genre at the moment. Elementary is trying to carve a path in that field. Does the show try to do anything to make it stand out? And if so, is it enough? If not, can it still thrive while still feeling a bit borrowed?
|5/11/2012||Dark Shadows||Roger Collins||$79,727,149||$158,475,519||$238,202,668|
|5/4/2007||The Flying Scotsman||Graeme Obree||$171,817||$1,100,000||$1,271,817|
|12/2/2005||Aeon Flux||Oren Goodchild||$25,857,987||$28,055,586||$53,913,573|
|3/18/2005||Melinda and Melinda||Lee||$3,826,280||$16,000,000||$19,826,280|
|2/9/2001||Love, Honour and Obey||Jonny||$1,143||$0||$1,143|
|12/22/2000||Dracula 2000||Simon Sheppard||$33,000,377||$0||$33,000,377|
|11/18/1999||Mansfield Park||Edmund Bartram||$4,764,741||$0||$4,764,741|
|10/1/1999||Plunkett & Macleane||Macleane||$476,432||$0||$476,432|
|12/26/1997||Afterglow||Jeffrey Byron III||$2,537,428||$0||$2,537,428|
|7/19/1996||Trainspotting||Simon David "Sick Boy" Williamson||$16,501,785||$55,057,186||$71,558,971|
|9/15/1995||Hackers||Dade Murphy (Crash Override)||$7,487,370||$0||$7,487,370|