Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quantum Of Twilight AKA Dartflix Edition #45

The box office has done fairly well the past couple of weeks thanks to a few blockbusters and a legitimate comedy that can put asses in the seats. The weekend of the 7th was owned by the animated children's film "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" which pulled just over $63 million at the box office and took the top spot by a huge margin considering that it's closest competition was the Seann William Scott/Paul Rudd comedy "Role Models" ($19 million). The next weekend was another matter altogether as the world's most popular flick was finally opening stateside.

Daniel Craig's James Bond for a new millenium crushed that same kiddie flick underfoot with ease as it took the top spot at last week's box office by raking in $67.5 million to "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and it's $35 million dollar take. The Danny Boyle indie film "Slumdog Millionaire" entered the charts at #24 by making less than $500, 000 in 5 days of limited release. Daniel Craig's WWII film "Defiance" opens in mid January to avoid competition with Tom Cruise WWII film "Valkyrie". I'm pretty sure "The Road" will get pushed back as well seeing as how it still doesn't even have a trailer (?)

This weekend, teen angsty drama and romance filled vampire book adaptation "Twilight" is poised to do big numbers at the box office and compete with Bond for the top spot. If they do take it, they might wanna thank the folks at Showtime and the show "True Blood" for helping them out indirectly since that show's word of mouth popularity and the youth skewing marketing campaign has led to the "Twilight" soundtrack moving a surprising amount of units and anticipation for it is at a fever pitch amongst the 18-34 demographic across the board (especially females). We'll see what happens (A Tale Of Ten Trailers 12 will be up on the 20th, don't forget!). Now on to the recommendations:

Films I recommend in theaters (11.15.08-11.30.08) or to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

Transporter 3
Hancock (Unrated Edition)
24: Redemption
Tropic Thunder (Unrated Director's Cut)
Bones-Season 3
Wu: The Story Of The Wu-Tang Clan (music documentary)
The Who At Kilburn: 1977 (music documentary)
Daryl Hall & John Oates-Live At The Troubadour
The Beatles-Composing The Beatles Songbook
Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2
Gonzo: The Life & Work Of Hunter S. Thompson
Monty Python Holy Trinity Box Set
Death Note Box Set 1 (anime)
Darker Than Black, Vol. 1 (anime)
Area 88 (anime)
Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs (anime)
The Zombie Diaries
The Naked Sword
Still Life
Beautiful Ohio
Shadow Company (Special Edition)
The Line
David Lynch-The Lime Green Set
The Chomsky Sessions: Noam Chomsky On The World
Bottle Rocket-Criterion Collection
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold-Criterion Collection
George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya
Walk The Line (Extended Edition) (Blu-Ray)
Southland Tales (Blu-Ray)
Lucky Number Slevin (Blu-Ray)
Revolver (Blu-Ray)
Kitaro (Blu-Ray)
Running Scared (Blu-Ray)
The Kingdom (Blu-Ray)
Jarhead (Blu-Ray)
Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock (Blu-Ray)
Superman-Doomsday (Blu-Ray)
Becket (1964) (Blu-Ray)
La Haine (Blu-Ray)
Sparrow (Blu-Ray)
Role Model
Slumdog Millionaire
Quantum Of Solace
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated)
Planet B-Boy
Sukiyaki Western Django
Lonely Hearts
What We Do Is Secret
The Story Of The Yardbirds (music documentary)
DJ Dusk's Root Down Soundclash
DJ Spooky's Rebirth Of A Nation
Decon presents Fresh Rhymes And Videotape
Sex Drive
Max Payne
The Secret Life Of Bees
What Just Happened
Saw V
Pride And Glory
Synecdoche, New York
Let The Right One In
Fear(s) Of The Dark
Zack And Miri Make A Porno
The Incredible Hulk
Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith
Hell Ride
Elite Squad
Crows Zero
Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist
Body Of Lies
Rachel Getting Married
Flash Of Genius
War, Inc.
Paranoid Park
Boy A
The Visitor
Lakeview Terrace
Miracle At St. Anna
Eagle Eye
The Hulk
Iron Man
Snow Angels
Bangkok Dangerous
Burn After Reading
Righteous Kill
How To Rob A Bank
Henry Poole Is Here
Babylon A.D.
Towel Head
Hamlet 2
Tropic Thunder
Mad Detective (Johnnie To)
Street Kings
Chicago 10
Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Smart People
The Legend Of The Shadowless Sword
Cocaine Cowboys 2-Hustlin' With The Godmother
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Bomb It
Invisible Target
Street Thief
The Contract
Blood Brothers

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

Transporter 3
Tropic Thunder (Unrated Director's Cut)
Hancock (Unrated Edition)
Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
24: Redemption
Blood Brothers
Bottle Rocket-Criterion Collection
Southland Tales (Blu-Ray)
Lucky Number Slevin (Blu-Ray)
Running Scared (Blu-Ray)
The Kingdom (Blu-Ray)
Jarhead (Blu-Ray)
Revolver (Blu-Ray)
La Haine (Blu-Ray)

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Heathers (Blu-Ray)-Same overrated flick, but now it's in Blu-Ray. I thought dark comedies were still supposed to..I dunno, be funny?

17-Ricky Martin-That's how many women he slept with before he realized that he still prefers guys (I'm sorry, I just really hate this guy!)

The Island (Blu-Ray)-Even fine ass Scarlett Johannson couldn't save this diarrhea shitstorm disguised as a sci-fi/action film.

Meet Dave-Best Defense, A Vampire In Brooklyn, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash, _______ (I don't count the kiddie/Disney flicks).

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


1 comment:

Tankus Maximus aka Mark Twain Fame said...

Cant wait for Benjamin Button and esp The Road...yo Dart have you read the book by McCarthy?...incredible, couldn't put that shit down for a second.