Sunday, May 17, 2009

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I'm not juiced in like the real movie critics, and am not up to my ears in free studio swag, but I did find this photo on the intranets, which in retrospect is more in line with the philosophy of the first one (Da Vinci Code), but I'm slightly comforted by the fact that the die is now cast, and it's too late to do anything about it.
Now, if my crackerjack research is correct, Angels & Demons: The Da Vinci Code Part 2 is the only debut this week! Well, a director's gotta be a little proud of that, anyway. All those other films gasping for air, trying to claw their way out of that hungry hole in the ground from Return of the Jedi, but in the final analysis, there's one film to rule them all... if only by 5 million dollars. Star Trek in close second. I think the Supreme Court's gonna stay clear of this recount, though.
Other films that were at #1 are hanging on as best they can: Wolverine at #3, Obsessed at #5, 17 Again at #6, and Monsters vs. Aliens at #7, which is almost across our $200 million barrier. And it's probably making a killing in the rest of the world. It's in its eighth week on the Top 10. Still haven't seen it, though. Looks WAY better than Space Chimps. No offense, Putty.
As for the rest, ugh. GGP never did reach #1, but I guess the ads could say it was the #1 romantic comedy. But it may be unfair to the rom-com genre: I noticed that Roger Ebert in his review wondered aloud that women in this day and age would view this guy as a carrier of STDs. Man! Talk about a buzzkill. I thought that's what rom-coms were all about! Just wait until ... The Proposal comes out. No, not that one, the other one ... The Ugly Truth, that's it.
Oh, Next Day Air's almost gone, but surely cult status awaits. Earth's almost gone, as well as that documentary about it. Goodbye, baby ducks! Which leaves The Soloist. It's a little early in the year for blatant Oscar bait, but I think this is surpassing everyone's expectations. Four weeks in the Top 10! Nothing to sneeze at.

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