Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blockbuster Season Has Returned AKA Dartflix Edition #41

The Pang Brothers remake of their modern classic "Bangkok Dangerous" met with disastrous results this month as it opened at #1 last week but set a record for the lowest ever weekend take for a top film only bringing in $7.8 million dollars when there was no other major studio film with a big star in it premiering that week. It only beat out the the #2 film (Tropic Thunder) by about half a million. The next week it dropped all the way down to 8th and only made $12.7 million after 10 days in theaters.

The Coen Brothers new film "Burn After Reading" opened at #1 this last weekend at $19. 1 million as the box office came back after concerns about the weather had passed in some regions of the US and the people went back to the theater in droves. The comedic drama by the makers of last year's hit "No Country For Old Men" might have hit another home run with an ensemble cast that stars Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton.

John Avnet's "Righteous Kill" starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino opened at a respectable third this past weekend and brought in $16.3 million. The #2 film was Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys" which brought in $17.5 million. This weekend's take is expected to take a dip as "Blindness" and "Lakeview Terrace" both open but it should be back on the 26th as Spike Lee's World War II drama "Miracle At St. Anna" and the blockbuster "Eagle Eye" both hit theaters along with "Choke". I'll detail what happened in Dartflix Edition #42 next month and look out for "A Tale Of Ten Trailers 10" on September 20th.

Films I recommend in theaters (9.15.08-9.30.08) or to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

Lakeview Terrace
Miracle At St. Anna
Eagle Eye
Pushing Daisies-The Complete First Season
Torchwood-The Complete Second Season
Avatar-The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 3 Collection
Criminal Minds-The Complete Third Season
Chuck-The Complete First Season
The Mist
The Hulk
88 Minutes
Iron Man
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Snow Angels
Death Note
Speed & Angels
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
The Babysitters
Constantine's Sword
The Rape Of Europa
Duckman-Seasons One & Two
Finding Amanda
Duckman-Seasons One & Two
Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This?
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (25th Anniversary Edition)
1408 (Blu-Ray)
L.A. Confidential (Blu-Ray)
Blow (Blu-Ray)
Ronin (Blu-Ray)
Daredevil-The Director's Cut (Blu-Ray)
Breaking The Maya Code (BBC Documentary)
Run, Fat Boy, Run
Far North
The Legend Of The Red Dragon
Liberia-An Uncivil War
Time Machine: The True Story Of Che Guevara
My Blueberry Nights
A Broken Life
Two Laws
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Taxi To The Dark Side
Chapter 27
OS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies
The Rebel
The Vanguard
Bangkok Dangerous
Burn After Reading
Righteous Kill
How To Rob A Bank
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 3
The Forbidden Kingdom
Baby Mama
The Promotion
Henry Poole Is Here
Babylon A.D.
Towel Head
Sukiyaki Western Django
Gonzo: The Life & Times Of Hunter S. Thompson
Hamlet 2
Tropic Thunder
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Mad Detective (Johnnie To)
Street Kings
Chicago 10
Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Spaced: The Complete Series
The Killing Of John Lennon
Smart People
The Legend Of The Shadowless Sword
I'm Through With White Girls
Cocaine Cowboys 2-Hustlin' With The Godmother
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Boy A
The Bank Job
Meet Bill
The Last Winter
City Of Men
Drillbit Taylor
Dragon Squad
Drunken Angel
Vantage Point
The Tracey Fragments
Chop Shop
Blood Brothers
Chaos Theory
The Incredible Hulk
In Bruges
Charlie Bartlett
Vaxille (animated)
War, Inc.
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
A Dirty Carnival
Iron Man
I'm Not There
Bomb It
Paranoid Park
Invisible Target
Street Thief

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

Lakeview Terrace
Miracle At St. Anna
Eagle Eye
The Hulk
88 Minutes
Iron Man
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Snow Angels

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Made Of Honor- Chick flick!

Speed Racer-I once called "Speed Racer" a craptacular seizure inducing Technicolor CGI fest with no soul. I stand by that previous statement.

The Love Guru-Mike Myers thought that his friendship with Deepak Chopra would give him a pass to make "The Love Guru". Hindus were offended and wanted an apology. Anyone who actually paid money to see it deserve one as well.

Sex And The City-The Movie-Chick flick!

Leatherheads-I'm a George Clooney fan and all but this just looked terrible from the second I saw the trailer.

My Best Friend's Girl-Dane Cook. Jason Biggs. Kate Hudson. No thank you.

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


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