Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ghost Dog?

And my senilification's complete!  Seems like only yesterday that Forest Whitaker was in Ghost Dog.  But fourteen years and one Oscar later, he's still working harder than he should, and Lee Daniels' The Butler is #1 at the box office.  Let the Oscar race begin anew.  Sorry, Tyler Perry, but it looks like you'll be at the bar with Roger Deakins for a while, talking about how rigged the system is against the little guy.  Meanwhile, Kick-Ass 2 debuts at #4.  Boy!  The neo-comic book stuff's just not selling these days!  The critics, as with Planes, sure seem to hate Kick-Ass 2.  I think we have the perfect villain for installment #3!  And last but not least, Jobs debuts at #7.  Maybe it's too soon.  Maybe people aren't ready to grieve the loss of Steve Jobs in biopic form yet.  Or maybe HBO should've just produced the movie and put it on some Sunday night!  Or is TimeWarner not feeling the love?
As for everything else, it's slip sliding down.  Elysium drops from #1 to #3, Planes drops from 3 to 5, Percy Jackson from 4 to 6, and everything else is down three notches!  The only thing that's staying constant is We're the Millers holding strong at #2.  Kick-Ass 2 could learn a thing or two from that!

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