Monthly Archives: August 2009

say it isn’t so, mack

Catchin up on the weekend: Turns out there was enough money to go around this weekend. Even though two horror movies stupidly opened on the same weekend, Both The Final Destination and Halloween II took in decent numbers and Inglourious Basterds held pretty well too. The Weinsteins cost themselves millions of dollars opening Halloween on [...]

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one tv coming back, another one leaving

Have a great weekend everyone! Zzzzzzz . . . sorry, nodded off there while checking out the weekend box office predictions. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . oops, did it again. My bad. It is interesting that two studios with two different horror movies haven’t budged of this opening date, but it would be a heck of [...]

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arrested development, mtv video awards and kate on the view

Back to the links today to fill your Thursday with chewy goodness of nonsense: And if we’re talking about nonsense, there’s no better place to start than with Jon and Kate. Holding TLC accountable for the Jon and Kate Gosselin fiasco is a slippery slope, even though it is, at the very least, partly true. [...]

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movie music beatdown vol. 8: you’re the best

If we included Karate Kid, it wouldn’t be fair. So when you’re talking about what movies uses You’re the Best (Around), you can’t even talk about Karate Kid because there is a great argument to be made that it is the best movie-music song of all time. Or at least the 80s. Think about it: [...]

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megan fox and jessica biel — in the same blog!

Short and sweet today, I’ve already sat through two meetings this morning: When the psychotic behavior of a psychotic man affects Megan Wants a Millionaire to get it off the air, that’s OK. Rewarding a clear and admitted gold-digging weirdo – not to mention talentless floozy — with a reality show is irresponsible by VH1 and just bad [...]

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revenge of the giant face will soon be my fantasy football team name

Very happy to say my $13 was included in the $37.6 million opening for Inglourious Basterds over the weekend. No matter what your taste in movies is, no matter whether you like Quentin Tarantino or not, you’re going to come out of Basterds with the knowledge that you’ve never seen anything like this movie. Whether that’s [...]

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the inglourious oz avatar attacked by wolfman holmes supermodel

Mull these links over while I try and figure out why my stupid blockbuster only got two copies in of the third season of Dexter and I got stuck watching a Tonight Show repeat last night: Even when Quentin was Quentin, he didn’t open movies. So it’s hard to see how the Weinsteins would have [...]

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the best year of movie music

This has turned into a full-blown obsession for me. If I keep this in my head, there will be disasterous, brain-exploding results.   What year had the best movie music? There’s no doubt it had to happen between 1977, when Hollywood execs saw the success of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and ordered every director to get [...]

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movie music beatdown vol. 7: panama

Touching quickly on yesterday’s post: 1986 was the best year ever of movie music. Ever. Tomorrow I’ll post the evidence, but just know it’s PHENOMENAL. I checked on one particular obscure soundtrack I had a hunch came out in 1986, and when I confirmed it did, I stopped the fight before someone got Drago-d in the [...]

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you can’t make your own buzz

Straight links and a trivia question today: Good news for Mad Men — it got its highest ratings Sunday. Everyone tunes in for the first episode, we know that. So the numbers are inflated. But the fact that it improved more than 30 percent over last year’s premiere, which at the time was its biggest [...]

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