Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Marvel Superhero Weekend

Ah, the semi-annual pilgrimage of mucous from my lungs at a slightly accelerated pace.  Why it makes things so uncomfortable for the body, I'll never understand... Intelligent Design (TM), my ass!  Anyway, before I start binging on episodes of Game of Thrones, ... it'll probably be Noah at #1 for the 2nd week in a row, no?  Especially if there's a sequence of Russell Crowe walking around with his back to the camera.  Love that trick.  Aronofsky, you've got a signature piece!!
...oh, right.  Should've figured that.  After all, Samuel L. Jackson did go on the John Daly show to promote his little film and all.  Yes, Hollywood's hatred of sequels with numbers continues as Marvel comic's latest juggernaut comes to town.  This time, it's a sequel to Captain America.  Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but Captain America grew up during World War II, and now here he is fighting the Russians during the Cold War.  He's kinda like John Wayne, except even John Wayne had to give it up at some point, probably around the time of The Green Berets.  A G-rated war epic about Vietnam... boy, those were the days.  Yes, another blockbuster that lifts all other boats by taking all their money away.  Why, The Grand Budapest Hotel rose to #5, for God's sake!  Speaking of which, God's Not Dead rose from fifth place to fourth.  I wonder what will become of the egos involved in both of those projects... Alas, not all are faring well.  Muppets Most Wanted slips from third place last week to sixth, and Ah-nold's latest geriatric action-fest Sabotage drops from #7 to #8.  Mr. Peabody and Sherman drops from fourth to seventh; nothing for Colbert to brag about, apparently.  If it were Bill O'Reilly's movie, we'd never hear the end of it.

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