Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Race For The White House AKA Dartflix Edition #44

I just came back from voting for Barack Obama/Joe Biden and now it's time to talk about how the box office is doing. A couple of weekends ago the horror film "Saw V" was murdered by teenybopper juggernaut "High School Musical 3: Senior Year". While the further adventures of Jigsaw and his disciples/victims brought in a more than respectable $30 million over 3 days to finish second, the estrogen fueled "HSM 3" brought in a whopping $42 million the same weekend to take the box office crown. I personally find Corbin Bleu scarier than anything that ocurred onscreen in "Saw V" so you know where I stand in that respect.

"Pride And Glory" had an extremely poor showing by only bringing in $6.3 million over the same weekend and failing to find audience. It turns out that Halloween resulted in one of the worst movie opening Fridays in recent memory as fans steered clear of theaters but showed up on Saturday and Sunday. After being in wide release for two weeks it's still having trouble cracking $12 million in total box office receipts. That's really fuckin' scary right there.

The same weekend Clint Eastwood's new film "Changeling" opened in limited release and did quite well for itself by opening at just under $500,000 (opening at #21) in only 15 theaters nationwide for a huge per screen take. The next week it entered wide release and shot up to 4th place by making $9.3 million and pushing it's total take to over $10 million in 10 days.

Kevin Smith's newest offering may seem like a Jud Apatow flick at first glimpse but it isn't. "Zack And Miri Make A Porno" came in second after last weekend's final numbers came back as it also took a vicious reaming and a money shot right in the eye from Disney's immovable force "HSM 3". The best "Zach And Miri.." could muster up was just over $10 million dollars over the weekend. Ouch! Even though it was the best ever opening weekend for a View Askew picture (again..ouch!) "HSM" still won by about $5 million after having a dismal second weekend. Next week, "Role Model" and "Quantum Of Solace" (the current worldwide box office champ) face off. It's all about Bond, son!

This is the face of the 44th President Of The United States. We have at least 4 years of the Obama/Biden Administration ahead. Thank you to John McCain for his heartfelt concession speech and Rest In Eternal Peace to Jax of Binkis Recs.

Films I recommend in theaters (11.1.08-11.15.08) or to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

Role Model
Slumdog Millionaire
Quantum Of Solace
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated)
Planet B-Boy
Sukiyaki Western Django
Futurama: Bender's Game (animated)
Batman-The Complete Animated Series
Guyver-The Bioboosted Armor: Complete Box Set
Lonely Hearts
Vexille (Special Edition)
What We Do Is Secret
A Christmas Story (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Planet Of The Apes (4oth Anniversary Edition) (Blu-Ray)
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-Ray)
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-Ray)
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-Ray)
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-Ray)
Almost Famous (Extended Edition) (Blu-Ray)
To Live And Die In L.A. (Blu-Ray)
Band Of Brothers (Blu-Ray)
Firefly: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
JFK (Blu-Ray)
The Four Tops: Reach Out (music documentary)
The Story Of The Yardbirds (music documentary)
Chuck-The Complete First Season
Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union: Complete Season One
Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin'
The Hanoi Hilton
Shogun Assassin: 5 Film Collector's Set
Killing Of A Chinese Bookie-Criterion Collection
DJ Spooky's Rebirth Of A Nation
The Good Life
Go Go Tales
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
Taxi To The Dark Side
The Rebel
The Vanguard
Bangkok Dangerous
Burn After Reading
Righteous Kill
How To Rob A Bank
The Promotion
Henry Poole Is Here
Babylon A.D.
Towel Head
Gonzo: The Life & Times Of Hunter S. Thompson
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

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

Quantum Of Solace
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Sukiyaki Western Django
Planet B-Boy
Futurama: Bender's Game
Vexille (Special Edition)
Firefly: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
Almost Famous (Extended Edition) (Blu-Ray)
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (Blu-Ray)

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Get Smart-Missed it by that much! © Maxwell Smart

Waterworld (Blu-Ray)-If there's water everywhere then why's everyone so goddamn dirty? © Alesia Glidewell circa 1995

Monster's Ball (Blu-Ray)- This don't make me feel good.

Universal Soldier (Blu-Ray)-I'd like to find everyone involved with making this shit sandwich and create my own ear necklace

Beer For My Horses-Fuck all y'all! © Ice Cube

Confessions Of A Pit Fighter-I have a confession! This movie sucks ballsacks like Phoenix Marie.

House-The only way you'd get me to watch this flick is if it were actually about Gregory House M.D.

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



M.Z. said...

Watched Hellboy 2 on Friday.

Pretty good movie and visually stunning. Stunning may be strong, but it looked good.

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