The gap is tightening – movies are either full-blown successes or major flops. In a content-driven culture, how are some films that fail at the box office supposed to fly under the radar to have a second-life on DVD?
I’m not surprised that a Tyler Perry movie did well at the box office. I’m not surprised it finished in first place. I wouldn’t even have been shocked with a haul of $30 or $35 million dollars. But $41 million dollars?
Well, you might say that we’re all “Fired Up” about this weekend’s movies at The Reject Report. Uh, no. Actually, this looks to be a down week, with only two major wide releases served up by the folks from MAXIM and, ahem, Tyler Perry.
I know some box-office pundits will say in their copy “audiences just aren’t that into The Pink Panther 2.” Are you kidding me? Audiences were more than “just” not into this movie — they were really in no mood to see it.
Neil has returned from Park City, but he’s decompressing from his fruitful Sundance trip. So Kristin Dreyer Kramer from NightsAndWeekends.com braved the Ohio snow and ice to make a trip to the Magical Studio in the Sky to join in this week’s fun.
We have in store a humdrum weekend with three new movies rolling out: Taken, The Uninvited and New in Town. Still, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether any of these three will be able to stop the big, fat steamroller that is Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
If you ask anyone in the film industry, the year doesn’t begin until we’ve properly dictated to you our most anticipated movies of the next 12 months. Seriously, ask anyone. They will tell you that anticipation cannot exist without a road map. And said map must be provided by the staff here at FSR. It’s science.
This week’s entry may not look look like a French film, but the movie bible (IMDB) says it is, so it is. It’s produced by a French man, directed by a French man, and released by a French production company. It’s also filmed in English and is being released in the US one year after it’s worldwide release.
I love threats, I receive them all the time from all of you. I also love them when they are included in movie posters — especially when they are for movies that look pretty badass. Take for example, Liam Neeson in Taken.
Either Fox’s marketing team is getting really, really lazy, or Liam Neeson will be jumping through wormholes into The Matrix in the film Taken. Seriously, what’s with the trench-coat mafia style movie posters?
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