Friday, December 12, 2014

Mock... Yeah... Ing... Yeah... Jay.... Yeah.... Yeah, yeah, yeah.....................

Awkward!!!  Ah, big deal.  So the studio head didn't think you'd be a good director.  Does that come as a total shock, Angelina?  Anyway, while we're still enjoying the fruits of the Sony hackers' labours, the mundane business of surveying the train wreck that is the weekly box office continues.  This week?  In a word?  Numbers.  Numbers, numbers, numbers.  Big Hero 6, Horrible Bosses 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Mockingjay, Part 1, and of course at #1, it's Exodus 24:50... something like that.  The god of septuagenarian film directors, Ridley Scott, does it again with the latest retelling of the story of Moses.  Eat it, Lionel Chetwynd.  Ridley's also taking a page from the book of Woody Allen and using the same font from Prometheus for the promos for Exodus.  Nice touch!
Speaking of numbers, Chris Rock is back in the top 10 with his latest writer-director effort called... wait for it... Top Five, a thinly autobiographical effort with a daring cast.  I mean... Rosario Dawson?  Gabrielle Union?  Are they still hot?  Still, always nice to see J.B. Smoove, of course, or is it wrong to say that?  A little down time between seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The only other debut this week is the latest movie with the word "wild" in the title.  I mean, we've been through The Wild, Wild America... actually, we should probably skip that one.  It's called simply Wild and it seems to be what Kim Basinger was to I Dreamed of Africa, only more profitable.  Also it's thematically kind of a victory lap for Reese Witherspoon, an in-theme-only sequel to A Far Off Place, if you will... no one?  Just me?  Well, NEVER MIND, THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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