Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mamo #83: This could go either way.

So far so good for the beleaguered summer blockbuster. Another weekend past, another record set. But this week we realize that the giants are going to be nestled in awfully tight, with 3 different films each occupying 4000+ movie screens. Just how many records can be set, just how big is the current marketplace? All this and more, in this week's Mamo.


Blogger vasta said...

JOKER! Sorry, I'm excited.

I skipped Shrek the Third this weekend. It was hard for me to do it (only because I see EVERY movie in theatres) but I really despised Shrek 2 so I made the sacrifice. And you know what, I'm glad I did.

I've already bought my tickets for Thursday's advance showings of Pirates. I already know that it will be money well spent.

Any of you planning on catching it at the Paramount? Be good to see you there...

4:50 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

We are in the Paramount with our wenches and our rum, my friend. See you then.

5:59 PM  
Blogger vasta said...

I'm still working on getting the wenches out, but I'll be there. Hasta jueves.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't heard the new show yet but I have a question. Are Guy Maddin's films any good? I joined a Arthouse film group & they're going to see Brand on the Brain.
He's described as the Canadian David Lynch.


Ky in Boston

7:57 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Hi Ky,

I am not a Guy Maddin fan personally, though I seem to be in the minority on that one. And my roommates are berserk about the guy.

Plus Canadians = awesome.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Mattvideo said...

I would NOT say that he's the Canadian David Lynch. He's waay more film geeky than Lynch, at least to me. Lynch's stuff doesn't seem like it's trying to recreate anything that came before. Guy Maddin's stuff always looks like it's a piece of "lost" cinema that somebody dug up in a garage somewhere. They're both awesome, and I haven't seen Brand on the Brain so I can't say for sure, but most of Guy Maddin's stuff is incredibly slow, and yet hypnotic and weirdly kinetic at the same time. IHis whole aesthetic seems to come out of sa love of 30's monster movies mixed with pre sound european fantasy stuff.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous mike rot said...

off topic, but I was hoping you guys would weigh in on a few things happening this week:

Did either of you see the awful reality tv program 'On The Lot' last night? One of the judges for the contest is Brett Ratner, and there was a particularly funny moment when one of the contestants was glowing about the fact that Brett Ratner acknowledged he had something special. it is a total car wreck and I will keep watching.

also, either of you see Lynch's Inland Empire yet and if so what is the verdict? I am one of the rare minority who was annoyed by Mulholland Dr., but man oh man Inland Empire is some great cinema. and seeing it at the Royal is an added bonus.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pirates did 57mil from the 8pm Thursday screenings & Friday. Shrek took a big fall.
Pirates 3 is my fav 3quel so far, its better than Pirates 2. I hope people realize there's a extra scene after the credits that changes everything. There was a mammoth reaction to the Transformers trailer. Now I'm thinking it could be #1 overall.

Ky in Boston

3:35 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

I agree with you on all points. Pirates 3 is terrific, and Transformers is indeed building a tidal wave of anticipation at this point. I still don't think it'll go number one because it'll get cannibalized by Harry Potter, but it's going to be the top-grossing Michael Bay flick ever, by a lot.

7:34 PM  

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