New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each
The Dictator - Sppllltttttt! FYI that would be a raspberry.
Battleship - The term 'hell yeah' comes to mind.
What to Expect When You're Expecting - Surprisingly, it's a slap in the face.
Didn't see that one coming did you? Pregnant women never do.*
I've been MIA for about a week due to being under the weather (that's code for passing a kidney boulder... Colorado) which means I wasn't even able to post my obligatory other post I like to get in each week. Oddly enough for some reason though the number of hits increased in the past week. Don't think I don't get what you're trying to say people. You prefer me when I'm not around. That's cold random people. Ice cold. Course I figure it's not real hits anyways. They all come from Google directly without any search term. While the more reasonable explanation is that either it's some spamming thing, or a glitch, I've decided to go with that the search engine itself is just in love with me. I know, it's weird, but the love it feels is real and won't be denied.
Oh right, movies!
This time why don't we play the numbers game? Last week The Avengers dropped by 50%! Poor film only earned 100 million over the weekend instead of the 200 the week before. That's just how it goes. This week it's facing three films all with hunger and drive. Well, sort of. The Dictator came out on Wednesday and should do fairly well. Personally I've long tired of Cohen's shtick. But he makes his films cheaply so it doesn't take much to make the film a success. As far as what to expect when What to Expect When You're Expecting (my sentences are like quilts) comes out... It's the closest thing to a date movie option, so it'll do pretty standard numbers.
The real question is Battleship. It may be opening this week here but Battleship was actually released to the rest of the world weeks back. It's already done 200 million globally. As far as being profitable, that story's already written. What will be interesting to see is what it does domestically. I've heard a lot of mixed opinions, and pretty varying numbers being predicted. Will it be able to beat the Avengers this weekend? Even if the Avengers takes another 50% dive, that's still 50 million. I want to see Battleship, but I don't think it goes that high. I'm guessing it tops out somewhere around 40. Course the box office likes to spite me, so who knows.
Out this week for home viewing is Chronicle (a truly fantastic film if you haven't seen it) and with its release comes a director's cut. Which raises the question to me, how can you have a director's cut if it's supposed to be a found footage film? Regardless of that silliness, seriously, if you haven't seen it, seek it out and watch it.
So what are your viewing plans this weekend?
*I'm in no way advocating slapping pregnant women, merely suggesting that some divine hand does that. It's nature.