Sunday, April 20, 2008

Box Office...New Releases...

Hey guys! As usual, here is the weekend box office top 10...

1.The Forbidden Kingdom
2.Forgetting Sarah Marshall
3.Prom Night
4.88 Minutes
5.Nim's Island
6.21
7.Street Kings
8.Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
9.Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
10.Leatherheads

Forbidden Kingdom made roughly 21 million. Prom Night...really guys? You all deserve what is coming to you. Probably a shitty sequel or something...really glad to see Expelled up there...people are getting out to see this little indies...Please, go see Smart People!!!! NOT Forgetting Sarah Marshall....

Alright, so here are the noteable DVD releases for this Tuesday...
-Charlie Wilson's War
Tom Hanks stars as Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson during the Russian Afgahni conflict. Good movie. Not amazing but really solid, especially in the performance of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The guy is amazing and this film really shines when he is on screen.
-Cloverfield
First real big blockbuster of this new year. Is it worth a rental, sure, but just maybe. If you want to see it you really have to find it somewhere on the big screen, or you need the best surround sound money can buy, as the only real redeemable factor is the really phenominal sound design. It's rentable, but just barely.
-One Missed Call
Avoid at all costs.
-The Savages
Another Phillip Seymour Hoffman vehicle, that has just as phenominal of a performance as CWW did. It's a tale of a brother and sister who are coping with the mental loss of their father who is suffering from Altzheimers. Really great movie. Please check this out.
-Starting Out In The Evening
I know little to nothing abou this film other than it allegedly has one of the better set of performances of last year. It's about a graduate student who tries to convince a writer that her thesis could restart his career. Please please check this out. I know I will.

~~DVD OF THE WEEK~~
THE ORPHANAGE
Alright, heres the deal. America sucks at horror. Plain and simple. We pretty much lost the ability to do solid horror films once Saw came out. We had our classic days of Day of The Dead, The Exorcist, The Shining, Halloween, and all of those classic, top teir horror films. However, today America wants gore, and with that, other countries have taken this genre and ran with it. First there were the Italian greats like Mario Bava and Dario Argento who made classic horror flicks like Suspiria (which came out at roughly the same time as say Halloween and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The past decade or so saw the Koreans run with it with great flicks like Audition and The Host. But now it's Mexico's turn. The Orphanage is a truly amazing horror film with some really terrifying moments. It's a story of a woman who brings her family to her childhood home, and proceeds to open an orphanage for handicapped children. Her son then begins to talk to his new imaginary freind. This film is one hell of a good time, and I whole heartedly recomend this to anyone who doesn't mind sitting through a foreign film.

Here are the new theatrical releases for this Friday...
-Baby Mama
Skip it...the commercials are everywhere, make your own decision
-Deception
Now here's the thing. You have two real choices for movies this week, and this is the first. This features Ewan Kenobi, oh, McGregor, and Hugh Jackman in a story of a guy who's introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List. This has the makings to be truly horrible, and I think it will be, yet I'm still kind of intrigued. However, there's one film that I think everyone will go see...

~~PICK OF THE WEEK~~
HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY
I've never seen the first one. I probably never will. I'm just getting that out of the way. This film does really look hilarious, especially when Neil Patrick Harris is on screen. However, I'm not a big stoner comedy fan, so this isn't necesarilly a recomendation that I'm going to go by, but everyone else should because I know you all will like it. And hell, I may give it a shot.

Come back later for more news and notes!

Go see something good!!

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