I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day and made sure to show some love to the wonderful woman that brought you into this world. But it is now Monday, so that means time for movie discussion on The Movie Breakdown. We've got four movie reviews for you this week, including the big new theatrical release in the latest Melissa McCarthy comedy, Life of the Party. From there we review three new Netflix Originals with the big one being Andrew Niccol's latest sci-fi thriller in Anon. John Woo is also back with his latest action film in Manhunt. We also have a documentary on the controversial Rachel Dolezal in The Rachel Divide. As well, we discuss if filmmakers and studios have a responsibility for positive and progressive depictions of gender and race in their movies. As always we hope you love the show and if you do, please help us out by spreading the word to other movie fans or giving us a five star review on iTunes.
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Question of the Week: Next week is Deadpool 2 and Ryan Reynolds has gone on the record that the franchise has to be R-Rated (18A in Canada). What other movie franchise that has NEVER had an R-Rating or 18A rating would actually be improved if it did and why?
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Anon *** (CS) & **½ (SM)
Life of the Party **½ (CS)
Manhunt ** (CS) & *** (SM)
The Rachel Divide **½ (CS & SM)
Summer Box Office Challenge:
1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
2. Incredibles 2
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout
4. Ocean’s 8
5. Equalizer 2
6. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
7. Crazy Rich Asians
8. The Meg
9. The Spy Who Dumped Me
10. Teen Titans Go to the Movies
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2. Deadpool 2
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
6. First Purge
7. Disney’s Christopher Robin
8. Uncle Drew
9. Mile 22
10. Life of the Party $17 886 075
Total: $17 886 075