OLD HITS ARE NEW HITS - Movie of the Week
OLD HITS ARE NEW HITS
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, July 10, 2020
Once again an oldie-but-a-goodie was the top box-office draw of the week, 1984’s “Ghostbusters,” which has been playing on 622 screens nationally, with 90 percent of them in drive-in theaters.
That film and several other fan favorites — including “Jaws,” “Back the Future” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” — continue in Megaplex multiplexes around the valley.
And there are plenty more being added to the mix this weekend — “Inside Out,” “Black Panther,” “Field of Dreams,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Notting Hill,” the first two entries in “The Fast & the Furious” franchise, “Selena,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Interstellar” among them.
And three “new” films are also opening in theaters for the first time, although, as you no doubt expect, they are also on streaming sites: the R-rated horror film “Relic,” about a woman (Emily Mortimer) whose mother’s home may be haunted; “The Outpost,” rated R, with Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood as part of a team of soldiers in Afghanistan battling hundreds of Taliban fighters; and “Sometimes Always Never,” a PG-13 comedy-drama starring Bill Nighy as an English tailor trying to reconcile with his youngest son even as he tries to solve the mystery of his older son’s disappearance.