Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watchmen Can't Get Here Fast Enough AKA Dartflix Edition #51

So here's what happened so far this month. The new Sci Fi flick "Push" came out and completely underwhelmed audiences and critics alike. It was buried by the romantic comedy "He's Just No That Into You" and the animated film "Coraline" at the box office the weekend of the 6th. "Push" only managed a measly $10 million dollar take over the weekend to open at 6th place. Considering that the film's budget was a shade under $40 million and it's made half of that at the writing of this blog, expect it to hit DVD/Blu-Ray by mid April or early May.

The following week the Cliwe Owen/Naomi Watts suspense/thriller "The International" hit the theaters and failed worse than Marshall Mathers trying to get a date with Lauryn Hill. After a full weekend, it had an anemic showing and only grossed a total of $9.3 million dollars after 72 full hours. I guess that given this terrible economy no one wanted to see a film about a major bank using it's funds to sponsor hits and assassinations all over the world. That just doesn't sound like a fun night at the movies to most Americans, I guess.

The big only winner at the box office was the updated version of the Jason Voorhies saga "Friday The 13th". Now that Jason runs after people and seems to be ever more deadly than his old school counterpart, people flocked to theaters and it raked in a surprisingly high $40.5 million in it's opening weekend. It's currently topped out at $53 million dollars worldwide due to a $10 million dollar take overseas. This guarantees that a sequel will be forthcoming. With "Fired Up", "Madea Goes To Jail" and "Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li" yet to open this month "Watchmen" cannot get here fast enough.

Films I recommend in theaters (2.15.09-2.28.09) or to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

Quarantine
Changeling
Religulous
Choke
Body Of Lies
Hound Dog
Flash Of Genius
Midnight Meat Train
What Just Happened?
Sex Drive
Protege
The Matador
Take
God In China
Epitaph
Hard Country
Derby
One Long Night
Paid
Futurama-Into The Wild Green Yonder
Tired Of Kissing Frogs
The Axe In The Attic
Hobson's Choice-Criterion Edition
Faces-Criterion Edition
Cool Dimension
Still Waiting...(Unrated)
Akira [Blu-Ray]
Pulp Fiction [Blu-Ray]
Vanishing Point [Blu-Ray]
Samurai 7 Box Set [Blu-Ray]
The French Connection [Blu-Ray]
The French Connection 2 [Blu-Ray]
Gandhi [Blu-Ray]
Passion Of The Christ [Blu-Ray]
Good Will Hunting [Blu-Ray]
Capote/In Cold Blood [Blu-Ray]
The Tudors-Seasons 1 & 2 [Blu-Ray]
Cold Mountain [Blu-Ray]
The Constant Gardener [Blu-Ray]
Hostage [Blu-Ray]
The Butterfly Effect [Blu-Ray]
The Jackal [Blu-Ray]
Zulu [Blu-Ray]
Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 [Blu-Ray]
Super Speedway [Blu-Ray]
The Fog [Blu-Ray]
Friday The 13th Part 2 [Blu-Ray]
Law & Order: SVU-The Eighth Year (series)
The f Word: Series One (series)
Summer Heights High (series)
The Outsider-A Film About James Toback (documentary)
Deep Purple-TV Recordings 1974 (music documentary)
Otis Redding-Respect Live 1967 (music documentary)
Push
The International
Friday The 13th
Gomorrah
Zach And Miri Make A Porno
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Afro Samurai: Resurrection-Director's Cut
W.
Blindness
Chocolate
A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy
Killshot
Taken
The Class
RocknRolla
Henry Poole Is Here
Defiance
The Wackness
Appaloosa
The Wrestler
The Brothers Bloom
Seven Pounds
Valkyrie
Revolutionary Road
Waltz With Bashir
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Burn After Reading
Traitor
Eagle Eye
Hamlet 2
Towel Head
Baby
Sangre De Mi Sangre
Savage Grace
The Guardpost
Cadillac Records
Nobel Son
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Gran Torino
Frost/Nixon
Twilight
Special
Hancock (Unrated Edition)
Gonzo: The Life & Work Of Hunter S. Thompson
Slumdog Millionaire
Quantum Of Solace
Planet B-Boy
Sukiyaki Western Django
DJ Dusk's Root Down Soundclash
DJ Spooky's Rebirth Of A Nation
Decon presents Fresh Rhymes And Videotape
Synecdoche, New York
Let The Right One In
Fear(s) Of The Dark
Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith
Hell Ride
Elite Squad
Ballast
Boy A

Dart's Movie Recommendations (I personally cosign all of these joints):

Quarantine
Changeling
Religulous
Choke
Body Of Lies
What Just Happened?
Protege
Akira [Blu-Ray]
Pulp Fiction [Blu-Ray]
Vanishing Point [Blu-Ray]
Samurai 7 Box Set [Blu-Ray]
The French Connection [Blu-Ray]
The French Connection 2 [Blu-Ray]
Gandhi [Blu-Ray]
Passion Of The Christ [Blu-Ray]
Good Will Hunting [Blu-Ray]
Capote/In Cold Blood [Blu-Ray]
The Tudors-Seasons 1 & 2 [Blu-Ray]
The Constant Gardener [Blu-Ray]
The Butterfly Effect [Blu-Ray]
Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 [Blu-Ray]
Summer Heights High (series)

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Madea Goes To Jail: Good, keep her crazy ass there!

High School Musical 3: Senior Year: I never once got the urge to break into song in high school ever.

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People: Rent this film and show it to them. Even worse, buy it.

Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li: *Looks at Chun Li's thighs, looks at Kristin Kreuk* Nah, I'll pass.

Freddy vs. Jason [Blu-Ray]: No.

Dead Or Alive [Blu-Ray]: Hell no.

15 Minutes [Blu-Ray]: Uh uh.

The Haunting Of Molly Hartley: Naw.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience: FUCK NO!


Coming (relatively) Soon To A Theater (or computer) Near You:


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4 comments:

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Keezy said...

darty, darty, darty... u removed my comments re Seven Pounds, touched a nerve have we?

Dart Adams said...

@ Keezy:

Actually, no. You can say whatever you want about ME. I getting paid, have had more women that you've had hot meals and generally don't give a fuck. When you talk about OTHER people and don't stay on topic? I reserve the right to remove your comments.

Focus on your blog that no one reads, Keezy. You look like a dickrider spending your time on my blog and Eric's C box.

I go on hiatus from this blog in March to pursue some career opportunities afforded me by busting my ass for the past 3 years. Is doing this getting you to your ultimate goal? If it isn't then why cling from my nutsac so viciously?

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Anonymous said...

Oh Dart the fact that you have took this obvious piece of tomfoolery to hart and responded with your typical pretentiousness means you lose out to Keezy.
Responding with a 'I'm cleverer than you' reeks as someone might say.
And yes, yes we get it you have worked hard on this blog and feel you owed something by the universe...

Peace