Aquaman: The Waterboy 2

Welcome back to Back Lot 605! This week it looks like we are still riding the comic book movie train. Episode 8’s main topic is Aquaman. Does he live up the expectations or does he do a big belly flop into the sea?

On Topic

Happy Holidays everyone. Due to the holiday we recorded this episode early. Because of this, we were not able to provide the box office numbers on the podcast. However, you can check out the opening weekend numbers for Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns here. Instead of box office numbers, we take a dive into the critic and fan scores for these films.

Bumblebee is the highest rated Transformers movie, with a Tomato score higher than Aquaman. Both franchises have not exactly had the best track records, but still bring in big box office numbers. Mary Poppins drops in for the sequel decades too late. Second Act and Welcome to Marwen are tanking in the box office.

Hollywood dropped a couple trailers on this week. We had the opportunity to get not one, but two new Men in Black: International trailers! Both of these previews to the movie prove the type of chemistry that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson really do have.

The Hellboy reboot trailer leaks online, with Lionsgate releasing the trailer a day later. What did the guys think of the David Harbour lead reboot? We get the first look into the “human” version of Will Smith‘s Genie for the upcoming live action Aladdin. As well as the first look at Princess Jasmine and Abu.

Hobbs and Shaw get a new title, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spin off on their own and get an official release date of August 2nd, 2019. Fast and Furious 9 gets their official release date of April 10th, 2020. No official word on title.

Coming Soon:

Holmes & Watson coming December 25th
Vice coming December 25th

Indievents & Full Circle Book Co-op present the encore presentation of Burning
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Also, don’t forget to check out some of our recent movie reviews like Dumplin’, The Christmas Chronicles, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

About the Author
Brian is one of the co-founders of Back Lot 605. Movies have always been a passion of his. Some of his closest friends call him a walking movie database. He grew up watching classics like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. He has a soft spot for good classics like The Sting, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music, & The Wizard of Oz. Brian enjoys a good comic book movie any day and loves The Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has a nerd crush on Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, & Robert Rodriguez. He has been married for ten years and has two handsome twin sons.
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