Could the entire month of July pale in comparison to June? And by June I mean Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which started the end of June by crushing box office competition despite poor reviews. I keep telling myself box office doesn’t equal quality. But before Transformers it kind of did. Star Trek was still going strong, Up was justly […]
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The days of summer move on, but the June movie month will be busy reflecting on the past. Three out of four of the Movies of the Week are adaptations of earlier works, and caveman comedy Year One is bound to kick it old, old, old school – Harold Ramis style. Movies like The Taking of Pelham 123 and Transformers: […]
The movie studio executives play God around this time every year. Don’t listen to mother nature … summer starts May 1. The blockbusters are upon us, and it looks like May might just be THE big month of movies this year. Sure, we have to wait for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, but we’ve already been waiting for that last one for a while now. And it looks like each week we will have a new box office winner … my hunch is Wolverine will have the biggest opening weekend, but when it’s all said and done, Star Trek will be box office king. Let’s get to the films.
Movie of the Week
If you haven’t heard … November will be the most important month in our lifetime. And from what I understand it has nothing to do with the latest Bond film.
Before we look forward, let’s take a look back at October.
There was just an insane amount of films released. Nobody even had time to focus on films like How to Lose Friends and Alienate People or Flash of Genius. And there was no film to dominate the box office except Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which I have decided I can’t fully rip on since I haven’t sat through it. It almost sounds worth it.
Here’s a quick list of the best of October.
5. City of Ember
2. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
1. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
With leaves changing, the weather cooling and football fully caked into the air (and weekend plans) it’s time to start thinking ahead of the spend your time in the theaters.
Here’s a quick guide to October movies, but before we get to that, let’s talk about the biggest disappointment this fall. “Saturday Night Live.” Currently 0-2, with Michael Phelps and James Franco hosting the first two episodes there has been one great sketch (Tina Fey as Sarah Palin), and one great idea (James Franco as Agent 420). That’s it. How could they not spend the entire summer thinking and planning? If nothing else every single season premiere should have a sketch of all the things they missed making fun of during the summer.
The good news … Anna Faris is hosting 9/28