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Movies That Will Be A Homerun At The Box Office

Movies That Will Be A Homerun At The Box Office

Take me out to the Ballgame…

Spring has come in like a lamb this year and keeps pulling back to give way to the cold.  While most of us have seen enough snow, floods and devastation this winter, we can all agree, it’s time to feel the warm sunshine and get ready for some baseball!

Spring is synonymous with spring training and the Opening Day of baseball season.  This year Opening Day was a momentous one. It had been 50 years – long years – since every  baseball team in the Majors had the exact same opening day.  Though a bit heartbreaking because this occasion also occurred 50 years ago, just days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

baseballBack in 1968 Every major sporting event was either cancelled, pushed back or postponed.  It was a like three day moratorium on sports.  President Lyndon Johnson had called for April 7th, a Sunday to be a day of National mourning.  It shook up the sports world as much as the rest of the world.  In a completely unprecedented  move all teams ceased and a silent tribute to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr was observed.

However, in 1968 it was a little more difficult to push back — what was and feels like a National American holiday– Opening Day.  Moreover, during those times the game might have been played if it wasn’t for players like Jackie Robinson protesting against the Dodgers President who seemed to have a total lack of knowledge of the impact on the community at large, eventually the Dodgers President relented.

On April 10th, 1968 became the first time in history that all 20 Major League teams unanimously came together and opened the season.  It was a glorious day, and got me in the mood to look and the upcoming movies.

Movies that will be a ‘homerun’ at the boxoffice this spring


Super Troopers 2 (2018)Super Troopers 2

Comedy| Crime| Mystery

The film takes place in the fictional town of Spurbury, Vermont, near the Canada–US border. The plot centers on five Vermont state troopers who seem to have more of a knack for pranks than police work. Most of their time is spent devising new ways of messing with the heads of the people they pull over and hazing “Rabbit,” a new recruit. They also find time to torment their easily infuriated radio dispatcher, Rodney Farva, who has been exiled from patrol work because he was involved in a fight with several students during a questionable traffic stop of a school bus, which is later revealed during the credits. Their days of pranking and slacking off are cut short when the troopers suddenly find themselves attempting to solve a murder, bust a drug-smuggling ring, and avoid having their post eliminated by the state’s impending budget cut — resulting in their transfer, or quitting and opening up a roller disco.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Jay ChandrasekharKevin Heffernan
Stars: Lynda CarterEmmanuelle ChriquiRob Lowe


Avengers: Infinity War (2018)Avengers Infinity War

   –   Action| Adventure| Fantasy

Avengers: Infinity War is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones.

Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to have its world premiere on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 27, 2018, in IMAX and 3D. The sequel is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.

Directors:  Anthony RussoJoe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely(screenplay by) 
Stars: Karen GillanRobert Downey Jr.Tom Holland 


Show Dogs (2018)Show Dogs

Action| Adventure| Comedy

Show Dogs is an upcoming American live-action/CGI-animated comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell from an original screenplay by Max BotkinMax, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters May 18, 2018.

Director:  Raja Gosnell
Writers:  Max BotkinMarc Hyman
Stars:  Alan CummingStanley TucciNatasha Lyonne 


Deadpool 2 (2018)Deadpool 2

Action| Adventure| Comedy

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Director:  David Leitch
Writers:  Rhett ReesePaul Wernick
Stars:  Morena BaccarinT.J. MillerJosh Brolin


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)Solo: A Star Wars Story

Action| Adventure| Fantasy

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Lawrence KasdanGeorge Lucas (based on characters created by) |
Stars: Emilia ClarkeAlden EhrenreichThandie Newton



 Won't You Be My NeighborWon’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

   –  Documentary| Biography

An upcoming documentary film directed by Morgan Neville about the life and guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The trailer for the film debuted on what would have been Rogers’ 90th birthday, March 20, 2018
Director: Morgan Neville
Stars: Joanne RogersMcColm Cephas Jr.François Scarborough Clemmons