Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up...

Hey guys! Here is your box office top 10...

1.Tropic Thunder
2.The House Bunny
3.Death Race
4.The Dark Knight
5.Star Wars: The Clone Wars
6.Pineapple Express
7.Mirrors
8.The Longshots
9.Mamma Mia!
10.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

This may be the weakest, or at least most spread out of all the weekends this summer... The top 4 all grossed between 10 and 17 million, with Tropic Thunder coming in at about 16.1 million...TDK falls to 4th, and it looks as though it won't get near Titanic...People need to realize something. Titanic will never be touched box office wise...it was a weak summer that Titanic was in, and grossing about 1.8 BILLION dollars, won't happen again, especially with some studios looking to release films in theatres, and in digital realms at the same time, such as iTunes...

Here are your note able DVD releases for this Tuesday....
- Chicago 10
Documentary on 8 protesters who were put up for trial after the events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. That's all that I really know about this film. Celebrities voice characters in recreations, it mixes animation with archival footage, and it was a big hit two years ago at the Sundance Film Festival...This is a really interesting story that I can't wait to see on film...go give it a shot if you are like me and love '60's history...
- Postal
Uwe Boll's latest film...critics actually didn't hate it...still not gonna get this money however...
- Redbelt
Latest film from David Mamet, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a red belt Jiu Jistu master who launched into prize fighting after a fateful night...worth a shot, if only to see what Ejiofor does...

~PICK OF THE WEEK~
- Son of Rambow
Story about two friends, in '80's Britain, who attempt to make a sequel to First Blood. That one line should get you excited to see this film. It's from director Garth Jennings who became famous for the adaptation of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and this looks like a perfect addition to this film creators cannon. Check it out!

So, it's the end of the summer, with only one big name release coming up, Eagle Eye, but in the meantime, we have some films from big names in the art houses, but none this week, sorry to say. Guess you'll have to wait a couple of weeks for Blindness and Burn After Reading. This weekend however, we have a really mediocre lineup. First are the two action flicks...Traitor, starring Don Cheadle, which is pretty much just the Bourne series with a black Jason Bourne...and Babylon A.D., which actually doesn't look horrible, yet stars Vin Deisel so it will be. HOWEVER, it is a film from Gothika and La Haine helmer, Mathieu Kassovitz, so I'm still interested. Then we have the lame duck comedies, Disaster Movie and College, which don't even deserve my time discussing them. And then the drama Henry Poole Is Here starring Luke Wilson and featuring a great song from The Bravery in the trailer. There's also Hamlet 2, but I am not sure about the release pattern in the local area for that one, but if it's around your area, check it out...

This weekend will probably see me at Babylon A.D and/Traitor, and maybe Hamlet 2. Also, I will try to get The Life Before Her Eyes and Son of Rambow for a possible DVD review. You can always expect some news and notes, so continue to read my notes, and check out my blog for some added videos like Oscar nominated short film, Even Pigeons Go To Heaven...

Go see something good!

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