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Sony Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation continued the franchise tradition of debuting atop the weekend box office and doing so with over $40 million over the three-day. The weekend also featured a strong expansion from Annapurna's Sorry to Bother You, which landed in seventh position on the weekend chart, but unfortunately for Universal's Skyscraper, the weekend's other new wide release, it struggled over its opening weekend, failing to meet the studio's expectations, delive...

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A different kind of record was set this weekend in that it was the first weekend ever where eight of the top ten films at the weekend box office were sequels. Of those eight, two of the weekend's new follow-up films are locked in a tight race at the top with Sony's The Equalizer 2 pulling off a surprise upset, edging out Universal's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which looked as if it might top $40 million at one point over the weekend, but settled down well below that mark. Overall, the wee...


The Best Ever Elvis vs. Mummy Movie, and More!
A review of Bubba Ho-Tep
by Matt Mason

So maybe you've heard about this one... the movie where Bruce Campbell plays Elvis who teams up with Ossie Davis, a black man who thinks he's JFK, to fight a mummy in the east Texas retirement home they both live in. Sounds bad, sounds wacky, right?

Director: Don Coscarelli

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Reggie Bannister, Bob Ivy

Rating: R

Release: 06-09-2002

Time: 92 minutes

Buy Movie at Amazon.com Surprisingly, it doesn't rely on wacky hijinks, it relies on good writing, acting, and pacing to set down this ludicrous path, walking a number of fine lines but never toppling over.

The story for Elvis is that he changed places with an impersonator and ended up stuck in the new role. Campbell plays this, again, not just for laughs but really exploring the character in surprising and solid ways.

It's comedy, it's horror, it's Bruce Campbell dressed as an elderly Elvis and stumbling downhill with a rickety walker, and it's all done with finesses and attention. In a time where moviemakers rely on the same old cliches to rake in the cash, this movie makes me want to tell director Don Coscarelli: "Thank you; thank you very much."