Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mamo #142: We Loved Transformers

The sheer ferocity of the critical reaction to Transformers 2 says a lot more about the motivations of the critics who have been laying in the weeds for this chance to strike, and a lot less about the actual relative quality of a movie which is, if dumb, significantly more successful than anyone's admitted so far. Let Mamo be the beacon of truth once again, as we deconstruct what is now guaranteed to be the biggest box office hit of the summer... while mourning the passing of a true icon. We're looking at the man in the mirror: we're asking him to change his ways.


Monday, June 08, 2009

Mamo #141: Pick a Little, Twit a Little

After washing the taste of the late David Carradine out of our mouths, we proceed to a brief recap of how badly, and unexpectedly Land of the Lost stumbled out of the gate ($18 mil for the weekend?, Seriously?!?) but that devolves quickly into just what the term word-of-mouth really means any more. All that and a shout out to Zach Galifianakis, as the comedy mantle is passed on in the latest Mamo.