It’s typically a no-brainer to predict the box-office muscle of certain movies. Will the latest Captain America adventure clean up at the multiplex? Well….duh. When Star Wars, Episode VII finally comes out, do you think it’s going to make a lot of money? Uhhhhhh….yeah.
Not quite so easy, though, when it comes to guessing what movies are likely to land with a giant thud, either because of audience indifference, or hostility, or poor reviews from critics (which matter a lot less these days if they ever mattered that much at all when it comes to a film’s earning potential)…so that makes it the perfect kind of question to Ask Movie Irv!
Rather than put the question to him about this year’s likely Oscar contenders or big moneymakers, let’s see if Irv can sniff out which of 2014’s upcoming movies are likely to disappoint big-time:
OK, now we know which films this year are most likely to resemble The Lone Ranger (and, I suppose, much like that much-lambasted flop, which ones might stand a chance of making an appearance in the Honorable Mention category on my yearly Top 10); now you have a chance to tell Irv he couldn’t be more right about (fill-in-the-blank)…or that he couldn’t be more wrong!