Thursday, November 25, 2010

And a spooky Thanksgiving to all

Look! It's Abraham Lincoln's creepy cousin at Hogwarts! Another nice payday for J.K. Simmons... I mean, J.K. Rowling. And Steve Kloves on backup. Bet he's going to want to direct again! Harry Potter 7a, as I like to call it, made a hefty one eighth of a billion dollars this weekend. Not quite enough to cover Rowling's royalty payments, but it's a great start. All the others suffer as a consequence: for example, Megamind in a distant 2nd place with a mere 16 million in the bank this week. Where's the justice? The other debuts this week are The Next Three Days and the Valerie Plame story, Fair Game. Well, to us cinephiles, there's only ONE Fair Game, and it's the 1995 thriller with Cindy Crawford! Am I right? Is that one no less of an asset to our international security?

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