Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up...

Hey guys, I've got a lot to share with you all, so here is the box office top 10...

1.Lakeview Terrace
2.Burn After Reading
3.My Best Friend's Girl
5.Righteous Kill
6.Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
7.The Women
8.Ghost Town
9.The Dark Knight
10.The House Bunny

Lakeview Terrace grossed roughly 15.6 million bucks...not a great opening, but it is solid for a film that's basically going on buzz because of Samuel L. Jackson. Burn After Reading is still going strong and has recieved very mixed reviews. If you've seen the film, please, post your thoughts in the comments below...

So, this week doesn't have the greatest selection for DVD's, but there are a few...
- Deception -
Sex Thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. The trailers made it look interesting, but a little paint by numbers, but I think it may be worth a rent. I have not heard a single thing about it, so give it a shot...
- The Foot Fist Way -
Danny McBride stars...three words that should make you get your ass in line right now. He plays a karate instructor, and this has been getting great buzz. With his roles in Hot Rod and this years hits Pineapple Express(which he was the best part in), and a smaller role in Tropic Thunder, this guy is looking like he will be a big time player in the comedy world.
- Leatherheads -
A solid little sports film with great, noir like, dialouge that is given great performances by Renee Zellwegger and George Clooney. Clooney also directs this film, and while it's not the funniest film of the year, it's one of the more underrated, and worth a rent. I gave it a 7, so take that for what it is...
- Run Fatboy Run -
A comedy that really doesn't make you laugh...skip it...
- Sex and The City -
Skip it, BUT this is coming from a guy who wasn't the biggest fan of the show, so if you are a fan of the show, give it a shot.

- Pathology -
I've not heard one single critical thing about this film, but it only saw a limited release, and stars Milo Ventimiglia as a doctor who just finished school, and graduated top of his class. I don't know much about this, so here is the official synopsis...

When med school student Ted Gray (Milo Ventimiglia) graduates top of his class he joins one of the nation’s most prestigious Pathology programs. With talent and determination Ted is quickly noticed by the program’s privileged and elite band of pathology interns who invite him into their crowd. Intrigued by his new friends he begins to uncover secrets he never expected and finds that he has unknowingly become a pawn in their dangerous and secret after-hours game at the morgue of who can commit the perfect undetectable murder. As Ted becomes seduced into their wild extracurricular activities the danger becomes real and he must stay one step ahead of the game before he is the next victim.

Now, I'm not a real big fan of horror or films that have to do with doctors, but there is one thing that I am a fan of. Crank. The film is written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, two really funny and smart guys who also happened to be the people behind the suprise hit that was Crank, and the upcoming sequel. So, anything they have something to do with, will be getting a thumbs up from me. Expect a review of this on Tuesday...

ALSO, this week sees the release of one of the most anticipated things, at least for me, of the year. TV ON THE RADIO's NEW ALBUM, DEAR SCIENCE!!! I don't know how many of you know about this little band, but they are my favorite band out today, and they are the single reason I still have hope for modern music. They aren't for everyone, but check out this video for their song, "Wolf Like Me".

Okay, so I will be out of the U.S. this weekend, so I probably will not be seeing any movies. However, there are a couple of films that I will be seeing the second I get back. First, and probably the biggest release is Eagle Eye. It stars Shia LeBouf and is the latest film from DJ Caruso, director of Disturbia, and the horribly underrated, Salton Sea. It looks like a solid thriller, and the premise, at least to me, is extremely interesting. Then there is Miracle at St. Anna, the newest film from Spike Lee, about a group of African American Soldiers who come upon a statue head with magical powers, which has been getting lukewarm buzz. Still, Lee is a great director, and this film is one I'm really interested in checking out. Finally, there are the two book adaptations, Choke and Nights in Rodanthe. Nights is a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, so you can expect a lot of mundane and basic romantic moments encompassed by a paint by numbers story, and Choke is the new Chuck Palahniuk adaptation that looks a little iffy. I really like Palahniuk, but the way it is shown in the trailers seems like it will be a lot of drek. Granted, that's what people said about Fight Club, however, Clark Gregg, the director, is no David Fincher, so I have only a little anticipation for this. I will probably see Choke and Eagle Eye over the weekend, so sometime next week, you can expect a review of those.

What are you checking out this weekend??

1 comment:

  1. I just read one of the early reviews of choke. Looks like a really good movie. I love the book, and cant wait to see it.


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