10.15.2007

Box Office Roundup 10/12/07

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Just last week I could see any new release I wanted but now that I'm in New York I honestly wonder if I'll ever visit a theater again. Movies just aren't ironic enough to be "cool" here in the Big Apple. Not being cool never stopped me from scratching myself in public but it might make it difficult for me to find fellow movie-goers because if there's anything I need more than peanut M&Ms at a theater it's somebody to witness my totally accurate predictions of who the killer is after only watching the first fifteen minutes.

Who knows when I'll walk these wonderful, filthy aisles again

Since I don't know the next time I'll make it out to a theater, I'm going to steal some inspiration from Fletch at The Blog Cabins and give my impressions of the current Top Ten. Keep in mind that, like everything else on The Spoon, these impressions are wildly biased and highly dependent upon my current mood (gaseous).

1) Why Did I Get Married?
Apparently Tyler Perry has carved a niche out of portraying genuine characters caught up in real life drama, all while dressed as a large black woman. Why Did I Get Married scraps the fat suit but keeps the drama. I have absolutely no interest in this film.

2) The Game Plan
If The Rock is going to make a "comedy" why can't it be more like The Rundown? The guy is charismatic, dynamic, and actually funny and yet he insists on wasting his talent on bland kiddie flicks. Isn't that Vin Diesel's job?

3) We Own the Night
I'm automatically interested in any moving starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlburg is quickly becoming a distinguished actor. But I'd rather watch The Departed before I get to We Own the Night.

4) Michael Clayton
I foolishly read a spoiler about this movie before I could stop myself. Even knowing crucial plot points I'm going to try and see Michael Clayton anyway. George Clooney is probably the most watchable actor in movies today.

5) The Heartbreak Kid
Rental.

6) Elizabeth: The Golden Age
My knowledge of history is just good enough to spoil the plot for me. I blame my senior history teacher but I can't even remember her name. How sad is that?

7) The Kingdom
Wham, bam, thank you Islam. High energy and heavy weaponry stand out in this tense clash of cultures. It's plays more for the mood than for any kind of revelation but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Not for the squeamish.

8) Across the Universe
I've heard mixed things about Across. On the one hand, it's been called superficial, heavy handed, and obvious. On the other hand, if you don't like The Beatles than the terrorists have already won.

9) Resident Evil: Extinction
Pure popcorn fun. Read my quick review here.

10) The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
I've found the Harry Potter movies adequately entertaining. This movie looks like it wants to be Harry Potter but on a $20 budget. Seriously, the special effects look terrible and the acting looks even worse. If I want to see a magical children's tale that's cool enough for me to watch, I'll wait for The Golden Compass, thank you.

Since I can't go see the movies, I charge you all to watch them for me. Report back as soon as you can.

14 comments:

Fletch said...

Wow, an absolutely brilliant post, and I'm not even biased in the slightest!

But seriously, I do agree (as usual) with much of your musings. Michael Clayton was good and you ought to see it despite any spoilers you might have heard (there's not a ton to spoil anyway; it's pretty straightforward).

Yea, The Rock. He wants to be taken seriously, so I think he is avoiding action. Meh. Dude, you're never gonna be Olivier (no offense) - I'm not asking you to sell out, but go with your strenghts.

STILL need to see the first Elizabeth. Then I'll see the second.

Joaquin is getting great, and I've even heard decent things, but I have NO interest in We Own the Night. Bob Duvall makes movies worse in my opinion, even though he's good. Go figure.

That's it - I'm coming to NY just so you can go to the movies...

Matt said...

fletch - thanks. Actually you've convinced me that I really do want comments back on my New York site so I'm moving it back to Blogger. It should be up in a little bit.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Across the Universe is about the only movie lately that I've wanted to go see, then when it came out not only is is not playing locally but I've heard it's crap. Maybe I should just save my money and fly to Vegas to see the "Love" show.

miyuki said...

A study last yearnike tn, the author in the essay read NIKE , a reporter at the Shanghai headquarters in an interview, nike chaussuressee a pr in high school to read a league plans, employees interviewed told reporters in Beijing's streets, they children to interview, the children said, "truly understand them." tn chaussures These words, if the author touches product function, brand spirit and culture is to become part of the consumer of two basic methods

miyuki said...

There are spyder jackets 10 pcs of excellent Ralph Lauren multi-colored stripe big pony cheap columbia jackets. These products are more soft and comfortable for being made of breathable and durable mesh cotton .cheap polo shirtsthere are lots of colors and sizes for your choice, just pick up one you like ,it is absolutely value for money.

miyuki said...

Lacoste Polo Shirts, ralph Lauren polo shirts , Burberry Polo Shirts.wholesale Lacoste polo shirts and polo ralph laurenwith great price. clothingol.com offers lot of 10 lacoste polo shirts and lot of 20 cheap polo shirts. clothingol.com offers classic fit polo shirts. polo clothing

miyuki said...

Bon March¨¦ Chaussure PumaChaussure Sports Shop:baskets pumaChaussure Puma Femme,Chaussure Puma Homme,Chaussure Nike Femme,Chaussure Nike homme,nike shoxChaussure Sport et plus. Livraison Rapide.Cheap Brand Jeans ShopMen Jeans - True Religion Jeans, Women JeansGUCCI Jeans, Levi's Jeans, D&G Jeans, RED MONKEY Jeans, Cheap JeansArmani Jeans, Diesel Jeans, Ed hardy Jeans, Evisu Jeans, Jack&Jones Jeans...

srggy said...

The larger that the head size is for your babolat pure drive, the more power you will be provided with. Additionally, a larger wilson k six size means a larger sweet spot which is why beginners as well as intermediate players often prefer to work with a head microgel with a larger head size. Additionally, thicker frames are also capable of generating more power as well. Smaller head sizes on prince-o3-tour on the other hand are capable of providing less power, but significantly more control cheap tennis racquets.new polos men poloswomen polosdiscount polossummer polospolo shirts whosalepolo fashionembroodered polostennis racketsclothing poloclothingedhardyshirtedhardyclothingsummer ed hardy clothingcheap shirtsed hardy brand.

relo said...

Although many people criticize ed hardy clothing for having nothing but tattoo patterns, being filled with waste and useless things, it is widely acknowledged that ed hardy clothes draws the most attention of both common young people as well as many Hollywood welcomed stars for its punk ed hardy t-shirts rock styles. As a matter of fact, in such a world where all ed hardy shirts are much like each other, ed hardy mens creates yet another totally new global sensation in fashion crowd for ed hardy womens fancy design. An increasing number of people are charmed by the magic of amazing tattoo and impressive color of ed hardy sunglasses.

tuio said...

In this version of the ralph lauren polo, the styling and fabric is advertised as being made out of "playdry" material. Burberry Polo Shirts is another performance fabric which is intended to add luxury Cheap polo shirts, coolness, and moisture wicking qualities. Performance fabrics wholesale polo shirtswere originally created primarily for athletes and other sports enthusiasts who work up a good sweat ralph lauren polo shirts. The moisture wicking fabric in cheap ralph lauren polos draws the moisture away from the body which then evaporates quickly discount ralph lauren polos. ralphlaurenpoloshirts keep the body cooler and drier even when the athlete is under physical duress polo clothing.

roe said...

polo ralph lauren RED! Series of design criteria - stylish, simple, self-cultivation. For the first time in 2009 in New York Fashion Week debut, RED! Series has a new Polo Shirts On Sale series from the traditional burberry polos LOGO, LOGO traditional crocodile logo at the Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts letter above, and the new series of letters with the cheappolos logo in line to be between a red symbol of Burberry Polo Shirts.

Anonymous said...

喝花酒
酒店喝酒
暑假打工
寒假打工
酒店小姐
酒店兼職
禮服店
酒店經紀
酒店兼差
酒店
酒店經紀人
酒店現領
酒店經紀爆米花
酒店經紀
酒店打工
酒店上班
假日打工
台北酒店經紀
酒店pt
酒店pt
酒店應酬
粉味
酒店經紀PRETTY GIRL
酒店經濟
酒店經濟
晚上兼差

aa said...

live119|live119論壇|
潤滑液|內衣|性感內衣|自慰器|
自慰套|情趣內衣|
G點|性感丁字褲|吊帶襪|
煙火批發|煙火|情趣用品|SM|充氣娃娃|AV|情趣|
衣蝶|丁字褲|無線跳蛋|性感睡衣|
按摩棒|電動按摩棒|飛機杯|自慰套|
角色扮演|跳蛋|情趣跳蛋|

online cinema said...

Thanks for review..I heard lot about this film but never got any chance of watching it. I am very curious about this movie..I hope that I will watch it very soon..