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The Purge: Election Year | Reviews And Box Office

We wish we could see this movie so badly but it’s not been released here yet, so we keep reading what people think and how it is going, trying not to get spoilered. We found a few more nice things. 🙂


‘The Purge: Election Year’ Review: The Race For President Just Got Even More Horrifying

After the success of 2013’s low-budget horror thriller The Purge, followed the next year by The Purge: Anarchy, it was inevitable that there would be more in this clever, diabolically cynical and violent series of films that are made for modest cost, but produce big returns.
The Purge: Election Year, a timely title if ever there was one, is the most entertaining of the bunch, and with voter dissatisfaction at an all-time high, you have to think that moviegoers just may be in the mood for a different kind of presidential race than the one that is heating up right now. Who would have guessed that The Purge would provide some of the most exciting political fireworks of the year?
Writer/director James DeMonaco has this formula down pat, but the currency of this edition gives it an added value in addition to sharp production quality that belies the low $10 million budget. Grillo is a terrific leading man, making a credible action hero but not overdoing it. Mitchell is just fine as the Senator, as is Williamson. Ultimately the star of this is really the concept and it makes for a very watchable and durable franchise. Hopefully it doesn’t give the GOP or Democrats any ideas though of purging each other. Things are bad enough.

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You can read more reviews at this page. We also watched this video of people interviewed after seeing the movie and they were very happy about it. 🙂


The_Purge_Election_Year_Box_Office_Elizabeth_MitchellThursday preview results are coming in and The Purge: Election Year got off to a great start, pulling in $3.64 million from 2,343 theaters. This is an improvement over both of the previous films which saw 2013’s The Purge bring in $3.44 million and 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy bring in $2.64 million. This is also ahead of the $3.4 million The Conjuring 2 brought in just a few weeks ago before it went on to open with $40.4 million over the three-day. The big test will be in the Election Year‘s overall Friday number, which will include Thursday’s previews. Should it bring in a little over $16 million we’re definitely looking at a weekend that could hit $30+ million for the three day and perhaps top $40 million for the four-day holiday. As of right now Mojo’s forecast below for the film is looking light.

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The Purge is doing even better than other movies which have more theaters that are showing them. Pretty awesome! HAHA!

The BFG:  3,357 theaters
The Legend of Tarzan: 3,561 theaters
The Purge 3:  2,796 theaters

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Box Office Prediction | The Purge: Election Year

Following Elizabeth for so many years, we know that box office, ratings, money and being famous are not why she decided to be an actress and why she keeps doing it after all these years. One of the reasons why we admire her so much is her true love for this art and the fact that she is always true to herself. Being true to herself means being true to the people who follow her, admire her and love her so much. That doesn’t mean that we are not extremely happy and incredibly proud when we read articles like the one below. We don’t want to repeat what we said a few weeks ago about how we feel about Elizabeth, but these past few weeks with the new show (Dead Of Summer) and a new movie in theaters have been pretty special. So guys, go to see The Purge this weekend.
This woman has an extraordinary talent and an amazingly huge heart that can inspire us all.

UPDATE: New article added. WOOOOW!


‘Purge: Election Year’ Sets Off Fireworks On Thursday Night, Beating ‘BFG’ & ‘Tarzan’

Universal’s/Blumhouse/Platinum Dunes threequel Purge: Election Year scored the most dough last night with $3.64M at 2,343 theaters; the biggest preview night for any Purge movie. This blew away Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s The Legend of Tarzan which made $2.55M and Disney/Walden Media’s The BFG which grossed $775K.

Even though tracking has both Tarzan and The BFG with an opening in the low $30Ms, some are expecting Purge: Election Year to surprise, and to be the best of the wide entries, despite the fact that it has been tracking in the mid to high $20Ms for four-days. The first two Purge movies have grossed over $201M worldwide. Believe it or not, the fact that it has been a wild election year; that’s one of the touchstones here in regards to the third title’s appeal. The first Purge made $3.44M in previews before surprising June 2013 moviegoers and the industry with a $34M opening (final domestic $64M). The Purge: Anarchy in July 2014 made $2.64M in previews, a slightly smaller opening weekend of $29.8M and more in the end stateside with $72M.

Election Year has the best reviews at 57% rotten out of the horror trilogy, but let’s face it, that genre is the last vestige of critic-proof movies.

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The_Purge_Box_Office_Prediction_Elizabeth_MitchellThree new wide releases are wiggling their way into an already-crowded market, each gunning for big business across the traditionally lucrative Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Finding Dory, however, is setting its sights on a third straight No. 1 finish, likely edging out stiff competition from The Purge: Election Year, the latest entry in Universal’s wildly popular genre series. Warner Bros. is opening its expensive Legend of Tarzan in wide release, while Disney sets The BFG loose after a well received Cannes debut in May.

Can the week’s new releases finally dethrone Dory? Here’s how the July 1–4 holiday weekend box office battle could play out:

2. The Purge: Election Year – $30 million
The third film in Universal and Blumhouse’s increasingly popular series, The Purge: Election Year looks to continue the upward trend of inexpensive, R-rated horror films making a killing at the domestic box office, following The Conjuring 2’s impressive $40.4 million start earlier in June.

With a small budget ($10 million) and a compelling premise (to reduce annual crime rates, the government makes all crime legal for one day, allowing citizens to “purge” their frustrations), The Purge: Election Year is primed to match the profitable success of its predecessors as it opens on 2,787 theaters this weekend. Defying expectations, The Purge: Election Year also managed to impress critics, a rare feat for a horror film sequel, as it currently stands at 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film’s large, built-in fanbase (the previous Purge titles grossed $64.5 million and $72 million in 2013 and 2014, respectively) waited two years for the third film to arrive, and their anticipation is manifesting itself in strong social media activity for Election Year, with Box Office Pro reporting that nearly 10,000 tweets about the film were posted over the last three days. Election Year is also a timely entry as it hits theaters at a moment when the U.S. presidential election is kicking into high gear.

Tracking around 15 percent higher than the second Purge film in terms of online activity, The Purge: Election Year should wind up with around $27 million to $32 million for the 4-day weekend.

Source: EW

Oh and this is cool because they called her “the queen of sci-fi” 😛

What has Elizabeth Mitchell been doing since she finished Once Upon a Time?  

The queen of sci-fi—Lost, V and Revolution—is hot right now with two new projects. In Dead of Summer, airing Tuesday nights on TV’s Disney-owned Freeform network, Mitchell, 46, plays the owner of a summer camp where something is not right—cue the scary music! And she’s a U.S. senator who wants to eliminate deadly Purge Night in The Purge: Election Year, the third chapter of the popular horror franchise, now in theaters.

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The Purge: Election Year | 3 Trailers

We found this nice comment on a blog.

As always, Mitchell brings a certain class to the proceedings.  She simply exudes poise and intelligence and plays her role perfectly.  Her Senator Roan represents the voice of reason that is sorely needed in a society that is plagued by fear and insecurity.  It’s a voice that is speaking to the characters and to the audience.  The role is important and carries a responsibility with it that Mitchell carries effortlessly.

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Dead Of Summer | Reviews

We collected a bunch of nice reviews of Dead Of Summer here or nice reviews about Elizabeth.

“You can find out who you are here. You can be who you want to be,” Deb tells her young charges in that wonderfully warm voice Mitchell can use so well.

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TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Dead of Summer” debut, 9 p.m., Freeform.

In our overcrowded world, this is what we dream of – a lakeside summer camp, dark and quiet and … well, ominous. “No cars, no phones, no weapons, no lock on the doors …. They wouldn’t find the bodies for days,” one guy says helpfully. Clearly, it’s “Friday the 13th” turf.

“Dead” has the terrific Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) as the owner, surrounded by newcomers. Some are appealing – especially Elizabeth Lail, who was Anna (the “Frozen” princess) in “Once Upon a Time” — as troubled ingenue Amy. Some characters (especially the workman) ring false, but it’s a solid start.

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And the “adult” characters range from the eerily creepy, but charming head of the camp, played wonderfully by Elizabeth Mitchell, to the young, eye candy cop, played by Alberto Frezza.

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DEAD OF SUMMER 9 p.m. on Freeform. It’s the late 1980s, and seven counselors are plotting the best summer of their lives at Camp Stillwater, which has just reopened after being closed for years. Elizabeth Mitchell plays Deb, the new owner, who has poured everything she has into resurrecting the place she loved as a child and hired six former campers to work there. But — and you knew it was inevitable — something wicked this way comes.

Source: NY Times

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Dead Of Summer | On-Set Photos and Reviews

We are only 2 days away from Dead Of Summer premiere and 5 days from The Purge: Election Year. 😀 This is going to be a great week for Liz’s fandom!!!

The official site of the show posted this two caps of Liz from the interview session.

Since they uploaded the interview where she says “It’s really fun and scary, and it’s nice to be scared. And you cuddle more with the people that you love!” they also wrote:

Aaaawwww Elizabeth Mitchell is a romantic at heart! We’re all about cuddles.

We also found these reviews:

We also picked three characters from the list for you to start rooting. Based on their past success, it can be assumed that these stars might prove to be the major attractions of “Dead of Summer.”

#1 Elizabeth Mitchell– She is an Emmy-nominated American actress known for her role as Doctor Juliet Burke on the ABC series Lost. Other than that, she wowed her fans as the female lead Charlene Roan in “The Purge.” In “Dead of Summer” viewers will see Mitchell as Deb, the owner of Camp Stillwater.

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Elizabeth Mitchell, while not a very big part in the pilot, entertains as always, proving why I still love her after all these years. She plays Deb, who has poured everything she has into re-opening this camp.

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BTW we don’t think she is not a big part of the pilot. The show has a huge main cast and a few recurring characters and the first episode is Amy-centric so it’s not like they didn’t give so much attention to Elizabeth. Don’t get discourage by that and watch Dead Of Summer. She has 7 scenes in the first episode and they are all wonderful. 🙂

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The Summer’s Most Terryfying Films | The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year is on the list of the 4 most terryfying films of the Summer by Access Hollywood. This is a small video with the trailer and the plot of the movie:


The Summer’s Most Terrifying Films

Some movies may be leaving you screaming in fear this summer! Here’s a look at “The Conjuring 2,” “The Shallows,” “The Purge: Election Year” and “Lights Out.”

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Dead Of Summer | Reviews

Dead Of Summer is in the “26 Summer TV Events You Can’t Miss in 2016” by E!

Freeform’s new murder mystery from the creators of Once Upon a Time wisely sets its summer camp spookfest in the ‘80s, when everything was just a little bit scarier. (With no cell phones or internet, help isn’t right at everyone’s fingertips!) Riffing off that decade’s freakiest frightfests (Camp Stillwater is giving us some major Camp Crystal Lake-from-Friday the 13th vibes) while spinning a scary story all its own, Dead of Summer, starring Elizabeth Mitchell and a bunch of fresh teenage faces ripe for the slaughter, will have you screaming all summer long beginning June 28.

and this is another nice review by seventeen

Summer’s Hottest Show Is a Supernatural Murder Mystery Set at Summer Camp

School’s out for summer, which means your evenings are homework-free and ready to be filled up with ~fire~ TV. Enter Dead of Summer, the new Freeform series that sounds like Pretty Little Liars set at a summer camp with a supernatural twist. You’ll be hooked from the first episode.

Dead of Summer is set at a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp — except there’s a catch. Between steamy camp romances and dips in the lake, the camp’s ancient mythology awakens. Soon, the murders begin, and what was intended to be a summer of fun becomes a summer of horror. Talk about chilling.

The trailer is equal parts creepy and amazing, and it just makes us even more eager to catch the premiere — Tuesday, June 28, 9/8c on Freeform.

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Dead of Summer: 21 shows worth staying in to watch

Dead_Of_Summer_Poster_2.jpgUPDATE: E!’s editor (Tierney Bricker) watched the premiere of “Dead of Summer” and posted this comment on her twitter:

Just watched #DeadofSummer‘s premiere and it’s such a great throwback. Highly recommend checking into Camp Stillwater (Almost Famous ref?!)


Dead of Summer official twitter posted about this and we think it’s cool.

The show made the LA Times list of 21 shows worth staying in to watch this summer!

Summer TV: 21 shows worth staying in to watch

One thing you can say for the summer: It’s all just reruns on TV, leaving you room to catch up on shows you’ve missed or to read or watch the sunset or — sorry, I thought I was back in the 20th century for a second. In fact, as will happen now for the rest of your life, there will be more new series coming betwixt Memorial Day and Labor Day than you can shake a stick at, or could if you had time to find one. Not to mention a giant international sporting event and the craziest election ever squelching like the Blob through the 24-hour cable-news cycle.

And this is only some of what’s coming. […]

Dead of Summer (Freeform, Tues., June 28, 9 p.m.)Eighties-set, ’80s-style sanguinary summer camp mayhem. Stay out of the lake, kids.

Source: LA Times

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