This is Jeff Bayer, and I don't update this site very often. If you'd like to listen to my current movie podcast you can find it at MovieBS.com.

Box Office Preview - August 27 - 'Last Exorcism' and 'Takers' gunning for 'Expendables'

Hitting the screens this week… The Last Exorcism


Avatar: Special Edition 3D

COMPLETE LIST of the most recent film reviews COMPLETE LIST of the most recent film reviews by Jeff Bayer

Last week, there were five films that opened in wide release. This week, only two (unless you count Avatar: Searching for more Cash. No, I don't understand why either.

First up is The Last Exorcism starring no one you know. That's the way they want it in this documentary-style horror film. Before I sat down to watch it, I assumed I would have a one word review for this movie and be done with it. The Last Exorcism ... Promise? But that's not the case. The only issue is the ending. Otherwise, it's a creepy, worthwhile ride.

Takers has a ton of recognizable faces in it. Though there aren't too many actors you'll be excited to see here. It's like the B-squad of action actors compared to The Expendables. Matt Dillon, Hayden Christensen, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I. and Chris Brown all play a game of cops and robbers as the bad guys attempt one more big job before getting out.

Avatar: Special Edition 3D is back on the big screen. So for all of you who didn't have a chance to see it ... Oh, you all did? OK, never mind. It's just nine minutes longer. That's it.

So, what will hold on at the box office? Will word of mouth spread and be positive for Piranha 3D? Will Eat Pray Love continue in the Top 5 thanks to Julia Roberts? We'll have to wait and see. Until then, you can play below.

Each week we’ll take a look at the box office and see if we can’t nail the Top 5 films (in correct order).

It’s harder than you think. If you don’t believe, let’s see what your answers are.

My prediction for the weekend of August 27 – 29 …

1. The Last Exorcism

2. Takers

3. The Expendables

4. Avatar: Special Edition 3D

5. Eat Pray Love

So what are your Top 5 at the box office this weekend?

Flicks on 6 – ‘The Last Exorcism’ and ‘Takers’

The Last Exorcism