Sunday, November 9, 2008

WEEKEND WRAP UP...

Hey guys! This is another interesting if lackluster weekend, so here's the box office top 10...

1.Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2.Role Models
3.High School Musical 3: Senior Year
4.Changeling
5.Zack and Miri Make a Porno
6.Soul Men
7.Saw V
8.The Haunting of Molly Hartley
9.The Secret Life of Bees
10.Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye is STILL in the top 10? Madagascar 2 grossed roughly $64 Million this weekend, and DESTROYED Role Models which only brought in about $20 Million...What did you guys see this weekend?

So, just like last week, this upcoming Tuesday's DVD releases are pretty sparse. However, there are a few worth noting...

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars -
New all animated Star Wars film that received pretty damning reviews. I never saw it, and after Episode 3: Revenge of The Sith, my love for this franchise is pretty much dead. Rent, no BUY, the original trilogy instead...
- Bottle Rocket -
The premier film from Royal Tenenbaums director Wes Anderson is now coming out in a new Criterion 2 Disc Edition in both DVD and Blu-Ray. It's a fantastic film, and to me, it is Mr. Birdman's best film to date. Featuring two great performances from previously unknown actors Luke and Owen (who also co-wrote the film with Anderson) Wilson. It's a hefty purchase at $35, but it's a brilliant version and far superior to the single disc that I own...

--PICK OF THE WEEK--
Hellboy 2: Curse of the Golden Army
While I believe the first film is superior, the reason this is my pick of the week and a mandatory buy for fans, is the insane creativity, if a little self indulgent, that is in the creature and world design. Del Toro knows mood and is possibly the most creative director working today when it comes to creatures. Also, the 2-Disc Collector's Edition features a 3 Hour documentary on the making of the film, and Guillermo Del Toro always does insanely interesting commentaries. Worth a rental at least...

Also, last week I didn't do all the research necessary, and neglected to let you all know that two newly released John Cassavetes films were released, and they are Woman Under the Influence, and the one I'm most interested in checking out, The Killing of A Chinese Bookie. I'm not fluent in Mr. Cassavette, so these two are definitely on my list to check out, and if you have Netflix, they should be on your list as well.

Well, this week has one release theatrically, and that is Quantum of Solace, the newest film in the James Bond franchise based on the famous Ian Flemming novels. Now, this one picks up right where the GREAT Casino Royale left off, and features Daniel Craig returning as the suave super-spy himself. The presales for tickets have been solid (although Twilight is killing it), and yours truly has the opportunity to check it out on Thursday night, so you can expect a review of this come late Thursday night. The title may be a little weird (but if you take a look at what Flemming meant by it, it's actually quite brilliant), but the huge pile of scenes that have been released and are currently available on this very blog, I'm really excited.

Are you guys going to get out and see Quantum of Solace or are you going to check something else out? What have you guys seen lately?

Go see something good!

1 comment:

  1. I will most definitely be seeing Quantum of Solace at the earliest opportunity. Lucky you for getting an advance ticket!

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