The following is a review of The Polka King – Directed by Maya Forbes.
The Polka King is a comedic biopic that tells the true story about Jan Lewan (played by Jack Black), a Polish polka band leader and con artist, who became a convicted criminal while exploring the depths of the American Dream. The film is far more interested in his successes and deceptions than in his time in prison, however, and that gives us plenty of time to see surprisingly strong supporting cast of actors like Jenny Slate — playing his wife, Marla Lewan; Jacki Weaver — his mother-in-law, Barb; and Jason Schwartzman — his good friend and one of the band members in his polka band. (more…)
And here we are! Can you believe it? We actually made it through 2017. In this month’s edition of Box Office Prediction, I will first be giving my overall 2018 opening weekend predictions (i.e. I will be sharing my prediction of the top ten opening weekends of this year), then I will be giving my predictions for Januar 2018, before finishing up this month’s post with a look back the Billion Dollar Club-members from 2017. (more…)
Believe it or not, 2017 is coming to an end. Sure, we’re still in October, but, before you know it, Thanksgiving will have come and gone and you’ll be ready to unpack Christmas presents. This year has gone by so fast. So, today I want to take a look at what films we should look forward to in 2018. (more…)