Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mamo #82: Amazing, Spectacular, Sensational

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout, down came the rain to the tune of a hundred and fifty-one goddamn million dollars. Yup, the spider's back, but in the face of stiff reviews and a lacklustre weekday performance, how long is he going to last? Also: doc soup and preview prevention. Mamo!


Blogger vasta said...

Send me a link to the Spanish blog post. I'll translate it for you.

Oh, and if I remember well, Earth premiered at TIFF in 1998, but it was a special presentation. If my memory serves me well (I was only 16 at that time), The Red Violin was the opening gala.

Do you have a link where I can buy all ten of the nominated short films? I'd love to pick that up.

Oh, and Podeswa's new film will be opening TIFF. My condolences.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Thanks Sameer, your recollection re: Earth tallies with mine, but I can't really confirm it either way on the interweb. What is the interweb good for if not settling petty disputes about movies that came out ten years ago? :)

The "Spanish" post is at

Unless it's not actually Spanish.

4:32 PM  
Blogger vasta said...

Um, so okay, my Spanish is a bit rusty these days, so I might be horribly wrong, but her post has nothing to do with the podcast. Absolutely nothing.

Mamo in Spanish is a colloquial term for 'I suck' and I think she's using the word in that way. She probably searched for Mamo on Google Images, and seeing as how your logo is one of the first results that came up, decided to use it to illustrate her post. Actually, she's hotlinking to it as well, stealing your bandwidth instead of hosting it herself. Very very bad form. I'd be upset. If you want, I can write her a comment in Spanish and tell her that what she's doing is a big internet no-no.

Oh, and one more thing. Earth WAS a special presentation in 1998. Good ol' Wikipedia saves the day.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Uros said...

one more for your thoughts :)

Smoking to affect movie ratings system
05/11/07 11:11 AM, EDT
Filmmakers now might get an R rating as a thank you for smoking.
Read the full story at

1:29 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Thanks for the stat translation, Sameer. Now I'm just pissed about the bandwidth hogging. :)

Based on the Friday estimates for this weekend ($17M) it does indeed look like Spidey is hitting the wall. Can't expect it to make more than, at the most optimistic, $55M for the weekend now. Means (unfortunately) that MP's tally of $350 might actually end up being optimistic, with my $375 way too high. Unless Shrek completely tanks (it won't), Spidey's going to top out in the low threes.

Now bring me that horizon...

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think my $390 predict will happen.
Looks like it will top out around $360
Reviews of Shrek 3 have also been mixed.
Tomorrow I'll be picking up Pan's Labyrinth. You guys are still the only podcast I listen to more than once.

Ky in Boston

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Shrek last night, not as good as the first 2. The plot is very weak. The new Transformers trailer had me completely geeked out. I'm really looking forward to seeing it now.

Ky in Boston

5:22 PM  
Blogger Uros said...

Hey, nice to hear from one more Cinefex fan! :D How long have u been reading it? I discovered it with Episode I (issue 78).

I'd say Pirates 3 should beat Shrek's opening but not Spidey's. I quite liked first Shrek, 2nd was just ok, so I'm not expecting much from 3rd, but I'm psyched for Pirates.

Transformes really got me going with latest trailers, but I'm still being cautious because of Bay's track record. We'll see. :)

1:17 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

I've been on Cinefex for a LONG time: since Back to the Future II (1989)! I no longer collect every single issue but I'm still buying about half of them each year.

A new Mamo has been recorded re: Shrek vs. Pirates vs. Spidey, and should hopefully be online soon.

3:35 PM  

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