Saturday, June 30, 2012

...a rude teddy bear. That's just great.

I liked it the first time... when it was in A.I.  Was I the only one who saw that?  I guess so.  Sigh.
Well, Ted might not be #1 this weekend, but it'll be the #1 debut.  It's not for the kids.  Well, it is, but it isn't.  Just remember, parents!  They all talk like that on the playground.  The cool ones, anyway.  The ones you'll be calling boss in 25 years.
(Sunday morning)... dayamn!!! Looks like the relentless ad campaign works.  Fuzzy Door Productions must be all smiles and champagne bottles popping as Ted opens at #1.  Good for Marky Mark... in a way.  Bad for his street cred, because he's not playing a Max Payne type... except for that ONE scene, right, guys?  Street cred intact.  Meanwhile, a feud is starting between Soderbergh and Richard Linklater, as Soderbergh's answer to Bernie comes out... okay, I'm sorry, that's a bit of a stretch.  I guess it's just Soderbergh pining for his long lost six-pack abs or something; he doesn't have time to stop and smell the receipts.
Meanwhile, in Madea Land, Madea's got such stature in the culture that she/he's practically a branch of government, so it makes perfect sense that Madea's getting into the witness protection racket, but... Eugene Levy?  Seriously?  What price stardom.  What price marquee idoldom.  The Man 2, unfortunately, only opens at #4; on the other hand, it made $26 million dollars.  That's still $26 million more than I made this year!  God bless Madea!
And finally, director and friend of J. J. Abrams Alex Kurtzman goes for Oscar gold with People Like Us, thereby refuting all his life's work up until now.  It's all well and good, but with all due respect, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pine aren't exactly Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, respectively.

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