Monday, October 05, 2009

The Zombs Have It...

And the #1 sign you're having sex with your boss... it's David Letterman. I mean, we got FIVE debuts this week! And sadly, Pandorum has already departed this galaxy to make room for the newbies, so let's get started. But let me just give a brief shout out to Love Happens director Brandon Camp. Oh, Brandon. Make your daddy proud! Do that Hawmps! remake and soon!
Anyway, coming in at #7 is Michael Moore's latest: Capitalism: A Love Story. Oh, it ain't like 2004, is it, buddy? At #6 is Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It. Okay, sophomore feature after Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start. It was a different time back then. Hmm! Just like Michael Moore could attest to, for example. But now, it's cutthroat business time, and these two just might switch places, depending on who wins the financial recount. Both tied at 4.85 million dollars? Surely there's some wiggle room!
At #4 is Ricky Gervais' 2009 American cinematic project, The Invention of Lying. I bet he's hoping it at least does better than his 2008 American cinematic project, Ghost Town. So far, so good. If it stays on the charts next week, a little better. America loves you, Ricky, but I guess we just don't want to pony up for the pleasure. Sometimes it works out that way.
Coming in at #3 is 1995's Toy Story, which just goes to show that sometimes the classic movies are the best. Who needs these new movies that are basically Toy Story remakes, anyway? But Pixar's no dummies, and they know people aren't ready yet for a revival of A Bug's Life.
Dang! My DVD-Rom drive is just chewing up this DVD, which brings us to #1's Zombieland. I haven't seen the light yet myself, but judging from the invisible hand of the free market, there is indeed room for another Shaun of the Dead. After all, that was British! We're Americans, damn it! Personally, I blame the ever-increasing muscle of Jimmy Kimmel and his Jimmy Kimmel Live. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer graduated from the JKL school of directing, just like Bobcat Goldthwait and his WGD. And I'm sure the cast of Zombieland were on Jimmy Kimmel Live all last week, in between Adam Carolla and Sarah Silverman. Still, not bad for an R-rated comedy! Kevin Smith's still scratching his head over that one. Why, he's been doing R-rated comedies for years, but how come they don't hit #1?

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