Monday, April 24, 2006

Mamo #41: Cruel Summer

The big hot summer is about to hit us in the face, so it's time to sit down and figure out who's gonna be the prize turkey. Or something. In tonight's fun-filled Mamo, Matt and Matt almost come to blows about their divergent picks for the summer's top ten.

And just to keep us honest, here are the picks, to be vetted at the end of the season:

Matt's picks:

1. Mission Impossible 3 ($275M)
2. Cars ($270M)
3. Superman Returns ($240M)
4. X3 ($230M)
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($225M)
6. The Da Vinci Code ($185M)
7. Poseidon ($180M)
8. The Break-up ($165M)
9. Over the Hedge ($160M)
10. Monster House ($130M)

Matt's picks:

1. Superman Returns ($350M)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($325M)
3. Cars ($275M)
4. Over The Hedge ($275M)
5. The Break Up ($220M)
6. Da Vinci Code ($210M)
7. Mi:3 ($200M)
8. Poseidon ($165M)
9. Click ($150M)
10. X-Men ($150)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

mamo #40: Cult Worshippers

Can a cult following be cynically manufactured? Just how manipulable are we, anyways? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you show us a singing, dancing cannibal do we not flock? Find out in a multi culti mamo.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

mamo #39: I got another couple of Jakes for ya

Sequels! In no other arena does Hollywood walk such a razor-thin line between respectability and out-and-out huxterism. Huxterism #1: Basic Instinct #2. Who would wait fifteen years to pay Sharon Stone $14M to uncross her legs again? Huxterism #2: Ice Age 2. Will an audience really watch anything CGI, regardless of relevance, quality, or even common sense? It was a crappy weekend at the movies, all right, and Mamo is pissed....