Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in Connecticut

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the horrific events that took place on Friday in Connecticut.  There seems to have been a spate of school shootings lately, but never one like this.  Also, this is not a typical random spraying of bullets with a machine gun, either.  Shots up close, and on children.  I hate to imagine one any worse. I think the Lanzas would do well to pull up stakes and move out of their once idyllic community, but that's just my humble opinion.  They should probably change their names, too.  Maybe now it's time to talk a little more about that Second Amendment of ours.
Anyway, the business of the box office rolls along, and The Hobbit is probably going to kick ass, even though it's another three hour tour.  Take that, Cloud Atlas! (11:52am, Sunday) Boo-YAH!  84 million, with second place (Rise of the Guardians) making a mere 7 million pittance.  That's an old fashioned ass-kicking.  No other debuts to speak of.  However, I would like to point out that Life of the Pi has been at #5 for four weeks in a row.  Is there a '5555' sequence in ¶?  No, wait, that's the "new paragraph" symbol.  π.  There we go.  Also, Silver Linings Playbook makes a triumphant return to the Top 10, coming in at #10.  This kind of thing tends to happen when one film crushes the competition like that damn Hobbit movie.  I'm afraid the Oscar community's going to again wait until the third installment to laud you with more golden statuettes, Jackson.  Nothing personal, it's just tradition now.

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