Movie Talk: Best & Worst Movies of Summer 2016; ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Villain Revealed

     September 6, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (September 6th, 2016) John Campea, Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, and Ashley Mova discuss the following:

  • The best and worst movies from Summer 2016
  • Box Office Report
  • Daniel Craig rumored to be offered $150 million for two more James Bond movies
  • Sony moves Uncharted adaptation off the release schedule
  • Spierig Brothers’ to direct supernatural thriller Winchester with Helen Mirren
  • Mail Bag

captain-america-civil-war-poster-capLabor Day has typically marked the end of summer vacation and that means it’s also the end of the summer blockbuster season which began back in May. Summer 2016 was filled with unwanted sequels and box office flops but it wasn’t all doom and gloom: there were some solid summer flicks this year that will last long after the leaves have started to fall. With $3.54 billion in ticket sales it’s time we look at the hits, the failures and the surprises people were talking about. So we go to the panel and ask what were the top 3 favorite movies of the Summer 2016 season and what were the 3 worst summer movies of 2016 for you?

After the long holiday weekend it’s time for the box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Don’t Breathe dominated the four-day Labor Day weekend taking in $19.6 million for the No 1 spot bringing its domestic total to $55 million. Suicide Squad took in $12.8 million for the No 2 spot, crossing $300 million domestic in the process. Pete’s Dragon came in at No 3 with $8.6 million with Kubo and the Two Strings right on its heels at $8.5 million for the No 4 spot. And at No 5 is Sausage Party, taking in $6.5 million over 4 days, for a total $89.6 million domestic.

Some new set photos have been snapped from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming seemingly revealing a new villain (spoilers for those that want to remain spoiler free). At this point, little is known about who took the photos though the images have popped up on multiple Twitter accounts showing an unidentified actor in costume. No confirmation from Marvel or Sony in regards to who might be under the costume.



Image via EON/MGM/Sony

According to a report from Radar Online, Sony Pictures is offering James Bond star Daniel Craig $150 million to reprise his role as 007 for two more franchise films. Radar’s sources say the studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor. Up to seven different stars have been rumored to be in the running for the iconic role, including Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston. There is no confirmation from Sony as of the legitimacy of this report so this should be classified as a rumor for now.

According to, Sony Pictures will need more time to get their Uncharted movie ready to go. The site reports that the film was just removed from the studio’s release calendar, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2017. Joe Carnahan is the current screenwriter tasked with bringing the story to the screen. No other details have been offered at this time.

guardians-of-the-galaxy-baby-grootGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn gave Vin Diesel a first look at the anticipated sequel this past weekend with the actor jumping on Facebook live to share his reaction. Gunn revealed that the script is a special version that only Vin Diesel has; where every Groot line is printed in English instead of Groot, so Vin will know what the various ‘I am Groot’s’ mean. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is scheduled to hit theatres on May 5, 2017.

According to Variety Australian state and federal organizations will provide finance for Winchester, a supernatural thriller to be directed by film making brothers Peter and Michael Spierig. Production will start in Melbourne, Australia in early 2017 with Helen Mirren in the role of Sarah Winchester, a millionaire heiress to the Winchester Arms fortune who designed and built the renowned Winchester Mystery House. A release date has yet to be set.


Alessandro Del Toral writes:

Which AFI prestige film (top 100) which are a part of the National Film Registry would you advise someone to watch who wants to get a gist of the beauty of film’s history?



Image via Marvel

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