Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Returneth

Which reminds me.  Maybe it's just that it took place in a school, but School is Hell was probably the best Simpsons Halloween thing in a while.  As for the return of the original 1987 Tracey Ullman shorts Simpsons, well... no!  We must never speak of that connection!  Here come the lawyers... okay, let's focus on the box office.  That Ouija movie debuts at #1, and probably got a D+ from the A.V. Club.  Time to do some reporting... C-!  Wow!  They must've gotten a check.  The Ouija board must be a Hasbro property now.  At #2 is Keanu Reeves' latest called John Wick.  No wonder he recently complained publicly that there's a lack of bodacious leading man roles for him out there in Californication land!  Time to start playing father roles, dude.  Well, I don't know where all this talk of Bill and Ted 3 is coming from, but it ain't on his IMDb page yet.  Alas, sequel fever is more of a '90s phenomenon.  And you know whose fault it is?  Richard Donner with his Lethal Weapon 2, that's who!  So fewer egos involved than on Godfather 2, that's for sure... hey look!  The 'o' is a gun barrel!  I git it.  Well, he's good, but he's no Jack Reacher.
The only other debut this week is something called St. Vincent, which debuts at #6 after three weeks.  It's the underdog story of the week, if not the year!... oh, right.  It's Bill Murray's implicit sequel to Broken Flowers, only more awesome!  Der!  Even Bill wants some of that Melissa McCarthy magic, not just Sandra Bullock.  Well, Melissa seems to have less ego than Rosie O'Donnell, but I guess that happens when Judd Apatow and not Madonna takes you under his wing.

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