The One Where I Review 10 Movies I have Not Seen
The top ten films over four-day Labor Day weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent the Friday-Sunday totals):
1. Invincible, ($12.2 million) $15.4 million; – been hearing great things about this movie. Two of my friends (male and female) saw it and cried through several parts. I’m not a big movie cryer, so we’ll see if this does anything for me. Granted, Brian and Rachelle cry at the drop of a hat at the movies so I’m not anticipating a big emotional response, but I do love a good football movie.
2. Crank, ($10.5 million) $12.9 million; – What is this about?
3. The Wicker Man, ($9.6 million) $11.7 million; – Nicholas Cage. I see that name in the credits and I’m immediately sleeping. I think I heard a radio ad for The Weather Man while I was driving and I fell asleep behind the wheel. Luckily the dots woke me.
4. Little Miss Sunshine, ($7.6 million) $9.6 million; – Got more good friends buzz here. 3 different and wildly different people (Christian worship leader, female accountant, groovy lesbian coffee chick) gave it a positive review. I’m not big on ensemble cast road trip movies (reminds me too much of growing up) but I might have to break down and see this one.
5. The Illusionist, ($6.3 million) $8.1 million; – The Fight Club guy and magic. This movie has to effing rock.
6. Talladega Nights. ($6.1 million) $7.6 million; – Pass. Seriously. If I wanted to see some guy run around in his underwear while telling jokes, all I’d have to do is look in my bathroom mirror.
7. Barnyard, ($4.9 million) $6.6 million; – What is this? Is this Chicken Run with a different name?
8. World Trade Center, ($4.6 million) $5.9 million; – Uplifting. Heroic. A tale of our times. Somehow all that seems boring to me. I suppose when you’re uplifting and heroic in real life, seeing it on film is just old.
9. Accepted, ($4.6 million) $5.62 million; – Sorry “I’m a Mac” guy. This just doesn’t hold my attention. You were good in Dodgeball though.
10. Step Up, ($4.5 million) $5.61 million. – I refuse to admit on the Internet that I want to see this movie. Cause that would be weird. And dumb. I mean who would want to see a dance movie where, impossibly, wrong side of the tracks guy and rich snobby hot girl come together through music. Ok, I do! Me! Yes, me! Ahem. Sorry.