Sunday, October 19, 2008

WEEKEND WRAP UP...

Hey guys! Here is the box office top 10 for this weekend, 10/17-10/19....

1.Max Payne
2.Beverly Hills Chihuahua
3.The Secret Life of Bees
4.W.
5.Eagle Eye
6.Body of Lies
7.Quarantine
8.Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
9.Sex Drive
10.Nights in Rodanthe

Max Payne grossed 18 Million Dollars, and the big surprise was that W only grossed about 10 Million bucks...the Chihuahuas take second as The Secret Life Of Bees surprises everyone with a third place finish...What did you guys check out this weekend?

So, this Tuesday, the 21st of October, is one of the weakest days for DVD releases this year. There are three films that I think you should all check out, and they are...
- The Incredible Hulk...Solid reboot of this troubled franchise. Better than Hulk, yet, not nearly as interesting. It is the Hulk Smash film that everyone wants, but doesn't have the meta levels that Ang Lee was working for in his underrated attempt at the jolly green monster. It's good, but falls victim to a summer of superhero films. Has it's moments, but just falls a little short. I gave it a 7/10, so take that for what it is...
- The Strangers...A little indie horror hit that is worth some of your time. Genuinely creepy and Brian Bertino proves that he can do mood. That said, the film is really anticlimactic, and the ending is pretty brutal. Give it a rental though...
- Missing...Now, this film is probably not going to be readily available, but if you have a Netflix account, throw this Costa-Gavras flick on your queue. I haven't seen it, but I'm really interested in the director, so I say give it a shot...here's the synopsis from Criterion.com...

Missing is political filmmaker extraordinaire Costa-Gavras's compelling, controversial dramatization of the search for American filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, who mysteriously disappeared during the 1973 coup in Chile. Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek give magnetic, emotionally commanding performances as Charles's father and wife, who are led by U.S. embassy and consulate officials through a series of bureaucratic dead-ends before eventually uncovering the terrifying facts about Charles’s fate and disillusioning truths about their government. Written and directed with clarity and conscience, the Academy Award–winning Missing is a testament to Costa-Gavras's daring.


Now, not only is it a lackluster week for DVD, but really, the theatres aren't getting much love. Here are the notable releases...
- High School Musical 3 -
Readers of my blog/facebook notes may enjoy these films, so I will hold my opinion for myself...
- Saw V -
This goes along with HSM3...People know where I stand on Torture Porn...so moving on...
- Pride And Glory -
I liked it when it was called We Own The Night...Good cast, horribly cliche plot.

So, the question is, what will this guy review. Well, it looks like it will indeed be Saw V. Unfortunately, I liked the first two, or at least the first, and I saw the third film, and was forced to continue watching the series. I may just save my money for next week when we get Zack And Miri Make A Porno, AND Changeling. That's probably the best bet.

Come back later for more news and notes...Oh, say hi to your mother for me...

Go see something good!

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