The Breakdown of 'Spider-Man Far from Home', 'Crawl', 'Mirage', 'The Black Godfather' and Remembering Rip Torn

We are now deep into the summer movie season, which means we still have some big explosive tentpoles, but some mid-budget genre fare starts making its way out too. This week we review one of the biggest movies of the summer in the latest instalment of the adventures of our favourite neighbourhood superhero in Spider-Man Far from Home. You want some genre fun, then how about a young woman trying to save her father from a house being flooded by a hurricane, and oh yeah, it has ferocious alligators as well in the horror thriller, Crawl. It has been awhile since we reviewed an international picture, so we discuss a Spanish sci-fi thriller in Mirage. We also review a documentary about a little known but very influential music manager in The Black Godfather. After all that, we look at the career of talented actor Rip Torn.

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Four Star Movie Rating:

Spider-Man Far from Home *** (CS) 
Mirage *½ (CS & SM)
Crawl *** (CS)
The Black Godfather *** (CS) & ***½ (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 $46 652 680
5. Men in Black International $30 035 838
6. Annabelle Comes Home $20 269 723
7. Angry Birds 2
8. Shaft $8 901 419
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
10. Long Shot $9 740 064
Total: $169 964 516


1. Toy Story 4 $120 908 065
2. Spider-Man Far from Home $92 579 212
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters $47 776 293
4. Aladdin $91 500 929
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix $32 828 348
6. Rocketman $25 725 722
7. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum: $56 818 067
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Child's Play (replaced Artemis Fowl$14 094 594
10. Ma $18 099 805
Total: $500 331 035