Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mamo #87: Yippee Ki Yay, Monkey Suckers!

An expected downfall for Evan Almighty leads us to wonder why that particular sequel came so spectacularly off the rails, which leads to our expectation that Die Hard will be following suit in just a few days.


Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

I'm surprised that you guys didn't comment on Michael Moore's Sicko that's opening this weekend.

Out of the movies opening this weekend, it's the one that I'm personally curious in seeing how it performs at the box office.

It's obviously not going to beat Die Hard or Ratatouille but I'm interested in seeing how it will do compared to Fahrenheit 9/11's which made over $100 million. Also of interest, is the fact that a DVD quality copy of the movie leaked onto the internet several weeks ago and how that will effect the box office. I think piracy has more of an effect over this kind of a documentary type film, rather than any of the big blockbusters with huge special effect scenes that people want to see on a big theater screen.

Personally, I think Sicko has lost some of the audience to piracy, but at the same time with the movie being such a hot topic, with the health care issue hotly debated online, the movie may have get other people interested in the movie who weren't before.

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Die Hard did 9mil on Wednesday. The reviews have been glowing so it won't suffer from sequel fatique. Only one more week for Transformers.

Ky in Boston

5:13 AM  
Blogger vasta said...

Okay, so here's the truth: I loved Live Free or Die Hard. I mean, as a movie, cinematically, it's pretty weak, but as a ball of roaring fun, it was frickin' awesome. I guess I just love John McClane.

I'm going to see Ratatouille in about an hour, and I can't wait. I honestly think that it may be one of the best films (animated or not) made in the past decade.

I'm no fan of Michael Moore, so I'm skipping on Sicko, and it looks like Evening is getting ridiculously bad reviews, so I'll skip it despite the stacked cast.

And what's with Transformers opening on Monday? I can't go on Monday. Damnit...I guess I'll wait for Tuesday.

Have fun down south. DC's a lot of fun on Independence Day, so if you can, check it out.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

I got the Sicko rant live and in person last night at Burrito Boyz, Matthew Fabb; not sure if MP will repeat it on the show this week but I will try to coax it out of him.

Not sure if I can agree with you on Die Hard 4's chances, Ky: the 9 mil openeing seemed pretty weak to me. But the weekend will tell. I'm not exactly betting on Ratatouille either, so who knows.

Transformers' Monday opening is, I'm afraid, a transparent effort to goose the first-weekend reporting (even though the weekend numbers themselves will suffer a catastrophic dip because of the siphoning effect) before the Harry Potter onslaught (onsPott?).

Driving to Philly: gas money, car upkeep, Starbucks coffees, etc. Seeing Transformers on the fourth of July with an American audience: priceless.

7:59 PM  

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