The Breakdown of the Atypical Blockbuster - 'The Departed', 'Kramer vs. Kramer', 'Unforgiven', 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Psycho'

It is a huge show this week that we are calling The Breakdown of the Atypical Blockbuster. When you think box office powerhouse, you usually picture big special effects adventure movies, but sometimes other type of movies can connect with an audience and make the same kind of money. The is a week we will review the master Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece in the original slasher movie, Psycho. We have another legendary filmmaker in Martin Scorsese with the movie that finally landed him Best Director recognition in The Departed. We also have a western by a legend from that genre in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. We also discuss the number one grossing movie of 1979 in the drama about a child custody battle in Kramer vs. Kramer. We will also review the break-out movie for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the Boston set drama, Good Will Hunting. We have some powerhouse movies and we go in-depth on each one and it turns out to be a super-sized episode. As always, we had an amazing time and we really hope you love it too. If you do, then show your appreciation by spreading the word on social media or tell a friend who is a movie fan.

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Four Star Movie Rating:

The Departed **** (CS & SM)
Kramer vs. Kramer **** (CS & SM)
Unforgiven **** (CS & SM)
Good Will Hunting ***½ (CS & SM)
Psycho **** (CS & SM)

The Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. The Lion King
2. Hobbs and Shaw
3. Detective Pikachu - $54 365 242
4. The Secret Life of Pets 2
5. Men in Black International 
6. Annabelle Comes Home
7. Angry Birds 2
8. Shaft
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
10. Long Shot $9 740 064
Total: $64 105 306


1. Toy Story 4
2. Spider-Man Far from Home
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
4. Aladdin
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
6. Rocketman
7. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Child's Play (replaced Artemis Fowl)
10. Ma
Total: $0