Saturday, August 9, 2008

Film Critics Attack! - The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2

"It doesn't measure up to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Which is sort of like saying Rocky V wasn't as good as Rocky IV. Sort of."

Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Fight Sequence: Undefeatable

Bad Martial Arts films are sort of a cliche, but even a genre with a wealth of poor quality productions has the occasional gem that outshines the rest.

Behold, the climactic fight sequence of the 1994 action-fest Undefeatable (original title: Cui hua kuang mo), featuring Cynthia Rothrock, John Miller, and Don Niam as the evil Stingray. I'm assuming some other martial arts villain had already taken The Porpoise.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend Box Office Estimates 8/1-8/3

Links and Statistics proved by

1 1 The Dark Knight WB $42,664,219
2 N The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $40,457,770
3 2 Step Brothers Sony $16,506,526
4 3 Mamma Mia! Uni. $12,615,515
5 5 Journey to the Center of the Earth WB $6,662,406
6 N Swing Vote BV $6,230,669
7 6 Hancock Sony $5,087,756
8 7 Wall-E BV $4,603,179
9 4 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Fox $3,385,878
10 9 Space Chimps Fox $2,720,177

While i was watching TV Sunday there was a ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen that said "The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor beats The Dark Knight with a $15 million take". Now i said to myself this has to be a mistake on two accounts. One, that there is NO WAY these films made only $15 million for the weekend take and two there was no way that The Mummy 3 was going to make more money than The Dark Night its opening weekend. They blatantly tried to make you believe something that wasn't. How's that for original?

Step Brothers is still holding strong with a $16 million take. The "shake and Bake" duo seem to have some chemistry that audiences genuinely like. I'm sure they'll pump out a few more of these before their time is up.

I won't get into Mama Mia! or the fact that it's still in the top 5. Please God make it stop. Why, WHY?!?

To round out the top ten X-Files: I want to Believe is just about ready to exit the top ten. It's only been out 10 days and is a huge flop. Critics and fans alike are fairly disappointed at this film and it shows for everyones lack of caring to see it.

Space Chimps...Only a couple of more seconds.