Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up...

Hey guys! You know how this works, so here is the Box Office top 10...

1.Burn After Reading
2.Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
3.Righteous Kill
4.The House Bunny
5.Tropic Thunder
6.The Dark Knight
7.Bangkok Dangerous
8.Traitor
9.Death Race
10.Babylon A.D.

Burn After Reading opened with about 19 million bucks, as it should! Please, if you haven't gone out, go and check out BAR. Righteous Kill was critically destroyed but still made about 16.5 million bucks...

Here are the noteable DVD releases for this Tuesday, the 16th of September...
- 88 Minutes
Thriller starring Al Pacino and directed by Jon Avnet, the same guy behind this past weeks release, Righteous Kill. Skip it...
- The Love Guru
Austin Powers 4: Arabian Nights is a better title...skip this drek...
- Made of Honor
Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy...another skipable film...
- Speed Racer
20 bucks worth of cinematic acid. If you want to sit down and want to feel like to have a skittles enduced seizure, rent this flick. It's a cotton candy colored blast, with cool visuals, and campy performances. Rent worthy
- Young @ Heart
This is a film I have been pretty interested in for a while, and so should you. It's a film about a group of elderly people, Young @ Heart, who go around the country and rock out. They cover pop and rock hits, from The White Stripes to The Ramones. It's a documentary, and it looks like it's a sweet little film about an interesting group of people with a heart warming story. Rent this one right away.

~ PICK OF THE WEEK ~
- Snow Angels
This film stars Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell, and is directed by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green. It brings together the lives of a teenager, his babysitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. I haven't heard any buzz behind it, but it's from David Gordon Green, one of the best directors we've got today, so I'm definitley interested. Expect a review of this one on Tuesday.

So this is a busy week for new releases, but most look like drek. First, there are the comedies. Ghost Town stars Ricky Gervais as a man who is kind of a jerk, who suddenly suffers from a heart attack, and is pronounced dead for about 7 minutes. This event has caused him to be able to see people who have died, and would like to say or do one more thing before they rest for eternity. I'm not the biggest Gervais fan, and this doesn't look like it will change that. The other comedy we have is My Best Friends Girl, and it stars Dane Cook who...moving on....

Then there is the duo of films for the family/tween set. Igor is an animated film about an evil scientists assistant who enters a science fair. It stars John Cusak, and looks to be a decent little flick. I like the visual style, and the story is interesting, so if you are looking for something to take some syblings to, have it be this one. Otherwise, there is the highschool documentary that has been getting insane buzz, American Teen. It's been out for a while, but is finally hitting Michigan, so if you like docs and you happen to be in highschool, this may fit your taste. Outside of those two, we have the thrillers, Lakeview Terrace starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Tell No One, a French film that has been getting insane buzz around the internet and in film circles. This is the route I'm going, so you can expect a review of either of these films, probably Tell No One, on Friday or Saturday.

That's all I've got for now, so come back later for some news, notes, and a top 10...

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