Sunday, October 3, 2010

Movie News Today

I saw three movies this weekend. Three. "Easy A" and "The Social Network" on Friday with the Lady of the Box Office, "The Town" on Saturday with some of pals. Excellence all around. Still blown away by the casting, writing, and sound quality in "Social" and "The Town" is the closest thing to "Heat" that I have seen to date. Look for my reviews in the near future. I'm hoping to crank a couple out here shortly but I'm still finding it a little difficult to type 800-1000 words in one sitting with this frickin' arm. Starting to really understand why Darth Vader opted to become more machine than man.

Salon gives us the 10 best TV drama pilots. Solid list though, as a "Lost" fanatic in its early years, I feel it's ranking is FAR too low.

I've been more than a bit skeptical of the upcoming "Spiderman" reboot. However, after witnessing the strength of the soon-to-be lead actor (Andrew Garfield) in "Social Network," I've started to come around. Now comes word that the hilarious, highly talented Emma Stone has been offered the role of Mary Jane.
A smart, inspired choice in my opinion. I may get on board for this thing after all...

The beautiful and talented Emily Blunt has joined Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the cast of "Looper," a sci-fi flick that sounds extremely interesting.

Marshall at the Movies takes a look back at David Fincher's "Social Network" precursor, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", and reminds me of why I gave this movie an A+ back in 2008. Terrific all around.

Since I can't get my review out for another day or two, jump over to Movie Muse and have a look at his take on what has turned into the film of the day, "Social Network." And let me just say that I'm glad I tend to write from a personal, sometimes humorous standpoint instead of the traditional critique because if I did, I would be seriously intimidated by my colleague here. Outstanding writer, this one.

Weekend Box Office Results
1. "The Social Network" - $23 million
2. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" - $10.9 million ($30 million total)
3. "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" - $10.1 ($35.9)
4. "The Town" - $10 ($64.3)
5. "Easy A" - $7 ($42.4)
6. "You Again" - $5.6 ($16.4)
7. "Case 39" - $5.4
8. "Let Me In" - $5.3
9. "Devil" - $3.7 ($27.4)
10. "Alpha and Omega" - $3 ($19)

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