Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Rise Of The Fall AKA Dartflix Edition #65

The Sci Fi blockbuster "Gamer" opened at an embarrassing 4th at the North American Box office by managing to gross only $9.1 million dollars. It was beaten by more than $2 million dollars at the hand of rom com "All About Steve" starring Sandra Bullock. Ouch! After 20 days in theaters it still hasn't cracked $20 million dollars in box office receipts. It's safe to say that's a huge flop, especially since it received a 29% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Dayum! © Chris Tucker


The CGI film "9" opened at #2 the following week. It was helped by the fact that it opened two days early, though. It raked in $10.7 million and lost to the new Tyler Perry suckfest "I Can Do Bad All By Myself". To date it's almost made back it's original estimated production budget of $30 million in worldwide box office take. It should go over by the end of this week for sure. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, too bad I didn't much care for the new Mike Judge film "Extract". Also opening the same weekend as "9" was the graphic novel translation "Whiteout" starring Kate Beckinsale. It bombed atomically, making less than $5 million opening weekend and it STILL hasn't topped $10 million dollars after two weeks of release (it cost an estimated $35 million to produce & promote). It received an extremely anemic 6% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Fuck! © Taylor Negron


"Extract" has at least made back it's original production budget already. "Gamer"and "Whiteout" were both huge flops and epic fails as far as filmmaking goes. "The Informant!" starring Matt Damon opened at 2nd with a take over $10 million in it's opening weekend. Since it's and indie film that's great considering it cost slightly over $20 million to produce. It's more than halfway to breaking even at the writing of this particular blog. It was also well received by both critics and fans. That's been hard to come by so far in September. The indie horror film "Carriers" was only in 100 theaters in the US before failing miserably by only averaging just over $700 per screen. Enough talk about film failures in September, let's get to the recommendations!


Films I recommend in theaters (9.16.09 9.30.09) or to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

The Informant!
Surrogates
Pandorum
Paranormal Activity
Lymelife
Observe And Report
Away We Go
Management
Shrink
The Girlfriend Experience
Rage
Filth And Wisdom
Traffik
Secrecy
The Storm Riders
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles-The Complete Second Season (series)
Castle: The Complete First Season (series)
The Mentalist: The Complete First Season (series)
Life On Mars: The Complete Series (series)
CSI NY: The Complete Fifth Season (series)
How I Met Your Mother: Season Four (series)
Kings: Season One (series)
The Unit: Season Four (series)
Daybreak: The Complete Series (series)
Warriors: Season 1 (series)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (animated)
He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe: The Complete Series (animated)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (animated)
Nabari No Ou: Complete Series, Part 1 (anime)
Naruto Uncut Box Set 16 (anime)
Naruto Shippuden, Vol. 1 (anime)
Knight Hunters & Knight Hunters Eternity Complete (anime)
One Piece: Season Two, Third Voyage (anime)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 1, Part 2 & Part 3 (Limited Edition) (anime)
Burst Angel: The Complete Collection (anime)
Black Lagoon: The Complete Series Set (anime)
Blade Of The Immortal Volume 1 (anime)
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series Box Set (Viridian Collection) (anime)
Heat Guy J: The Complete Series Box Set (anime)
30 Rock-Season Three [Blu-Ray]
Shawn Of The Dead [Blu-Ray]
Hot Fuzz (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-Ray]
Labyrinth [Blu-Ray]
The Dark Crystal [Blu-Ray]
Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis At Monterey-Criterion Collection [Blu-Ray]
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [Blu-Ray]
Biily Jack [Blu-Ray]
Gojira [Blu-Ray]
Iran-The Hundred Year War (documentary)
Jimi Hendrix DVD Collector's Box: Unauthorized (documentary)
Crime Wave: 18 Months Of Mayhem (documentary)
Gamer
Extract
Carriers
9
Dorian Gray
State Of Play
Sleep Dealer
Take Out
Grace
Shadow Boxer
Inglorious Basterds
Five Minutes Of Heaven
Halloween II
Big Fan
Surveillance
Duplicity
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Informers
The Last House On The Left
Fighting (Unrated)
Shinjuku Incident
Trouble The Water
Julia
Tyson
Mirush
The Fighter
Cold Souls
District 9
The Time Traveler's Wife
Paper Heart
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
It Might Get Loud
The Soloist
Gomorrah
I Love You, Man
Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
(500) Days Of Summer
Funny People
The Answer Man
Shrink
In The Loop
Thirst
Watchmen (Director's Cut) (Two Disc Special Edition)
Visioneers
An Empress And The Warriors
Bart Got A Room
Public Enemies
Blood: The Last Vampire
Soul Power
Knowing
Dead Snow
Death Trance
Night Train
Five Fingers
Resolved
Horsemen
[REC]
Explicit Ills
Waltz With Bashir
Sword Of The Stranger
Tokyo!
The Hangover
The Taking Of Pelham 123
Moon
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete [Blu-Ray]
Angels & Demons
Drag Me To Hell
Bane
Killshot
Star Trek
The Brothers Bloom
Angels & Demons
The Limits Of Control
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Incendiary
American Violet
Caprica
Martyrs (Unrated)
As The Technics Spin
The Escapist
Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter & Under The Hood
Elegy
Special
Timecrimes
Battle In Seattle
50 Dead Men Walking
B13: Ultimatum
Protege
Chocolate
Baby


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

The Informant!
Surrogates
Pandorum
Paranormal Activity
Lymelife
Observe And Report
Away We Go
The Girlfriend Experience
Traffik
The Storm Riders
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (animated)
He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe: The Complete Series (animated)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 1, Part 2 & Part 3 (Limited Edition) (anime)
Black Lagoon: The Complete Series Set (anime)
Blade Of The Immortal Volume 1 (anime)
30 Rock-Season Three [Blu-Ray]
Shawn Of The Dead [Blu-Ray]
Hot Fuzz (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-Ray]
Labyrinth [Blu-Ray]
The Dark Crystal [Blu-Ray]
Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis At Monterey-Criterion Collection [Blu-Ray]
Biily Jack [Blu-Ray]
Gojira [Blu-Ray]

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Snakes On A Plane [Blu-Ray]: I'm sick of these muthafuckin' wack movies comin' out on muthafuckin' Blu-Ray!

Fireproof [Blu-Ray]: Kirk Cameron is the White Tyler Perry. He must be stopped as well...

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past: No. NO. NO!!!!

Jennifer's Body: I saw the trailer then completely forgot about it. I ain't miss nothin'.

Fame: I bet Gene Anthony Ray is twirling over in his grave about this flick....


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


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2 comments:

E-Rich said...

I wish I could find the time to do stuff like this, but since I don't, I'll use your lists. I haven't even heard of Legion, but it looks interesting.

And why are they just realeasing Mobile Suit Gundam DVDs?

natasha said...

Hey guys, why don’t you check out Surrogates movie? I have watched movie trailer and I am waiting to watch movie also. It will carry us in to another world where the robots and surrogates fly over us.

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