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Monday
Aug162010

The Expendables debuts decently, Scott Pilgrim is in for a fight (box office) 

It seems that collecting every major action star and having them shoot shit for an hour and a half will get you $35 million. It's a far cry from today's biggest releases, but puts the movie well on its way to breaking its $70 million budget. At 64, Sylvester Stallone is officially an action star again. Julia Roberts ate, prayed, and loved her way to number two. The full Top 10 is below.

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Monday
Aug092010

The Other Guys extracts Inception from the #1 spot (box office)

I'm gonna get sad when I can't use terrible Inception jokes in these box office rundowns. Yes, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have taken down the Christopher Nolan, who sat atop the box office for an impressive three weeks

  1. The Other Guys - $35,600,000 (Total: $35,600,000)
  2. Inception - $18,600,000 (Total: $227,732,000)
  3. Step Up 3-D - $15,500,000 (Total: $15,500,000)
  4. Salt - $11,100,000 (Total: $91,980,000)
  5. Dinner for Schmucks - $10,500,000 (Total: $46,746,000)
  6. Despicable Me - $9,400,000 (Total: $209,400,000)
  7. Cats & Dogs: TROKG - $6910,000 (Total: $26,436,000)
  8. Charlie St. Cloud - $4,700,000 (Total: $23,500,000)
  9. Toy Story 3 - $3,048,000 (Total: $396,317,000)
  10. The Kids Are All Right - $2,606,000 (Total: $14,011,000)

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Thursday
Aug052010

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS is dumb fun, emphasis on the 'dumb' (review)

Rating:  (Passable)

Dinner for Schmucks opens to shots of stuffed mice, lovingly posed and clothed at the park as "The Fool on the Hill" by The Beatles plays in the background. It's brilliantly stupid. Before we see Barry, we know everything we need to know about him. If only he were in a better movie. This one, well, it's decent, but predictable. 

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Monday
Aug022010

Inception keeps spinning at #1 for a third weekend (box office)

Dinner for Schmucks can't dethrone Inception, which continues its dream run in theaters this weekend. 

  1. Inception - $27,520,000 (Total: $193,348,000)
  2. Dinner for Schmucks - $23,300,000 (Total: $23,300,000)
  3. Salt - $19,250,000 (Total: $70,800,000)
  4. Despicable Me - $15,543,000 (Total: $190,349,000)
  5. Cats & Dogs: Kitty Galore - $12,525,000 (Total: $12,525,000)
  6. Charlie St. Cloud - $12,136,000 (Total: $12,136,000)
  7. Toy Story 3 - $5,035,000 (Total: $389,674,000)
  8. Grown Ups - $4,500,000 (Total: $150,713,000)
  9. The Sorcerer's Apprentice - $4,320,000 (Total: $51,881,000)
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - $3,965,000 (Total: $288,200,000)

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Thursday
Jul292010

Zach Galifianakis to oversee and star in a new comedy, Reply All

DreamWorks has preemptively picked up Reply All, a comedy that Galifianakis will produce and star in. The film, to be written by Phil Johnston, will be about a guy who accidentally hits "reply all" on an email response and has to deal with what will presumably be a string of hilarious repercussions, according to Deadline.

Galifianakis is one of my favorite comedians. It's good to see him picking up so many projects. Tonight I'll see him in Dinner for Schmucks. Soon he'll be in It's Kind of a Funny Story and Due Date as well. Good times for Zach, who has single-handedly made the beard cool again. 

Thursday
Apr082010

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS has Carell, Rudd, and Galifianakis

I meant to get this up yesterday, but got a bit too busy with my radio project. What a great cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis. If only the movie looked better. I'm hopeful that these guys wouldn't have ALL signed on for a crappy project, but whenever I see a comedy and don't laugh at Carell, I take it as a bad sign. Still, it's always great to see Zach Galifianakis get his due. He was great on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back. Jay Roach, the man behind the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents films, is directing.

Monday
Oct122009

Bruce Greenwood and David Walliams join "Dinner for Schmucks"

With each month comes a new Dinner for Schmucks casting decision. In August Zach Galifianakis signed on; in September Stephanie Szostak came onboard as the female lead; and now Bruce Greenwood and David Walliams are having a seat. Greenwood will play a billionaire and Walliams a Swiss banker Paul Rudd tries to impress. Earlier this year, Bruce Greenwood played a pretty memorable role in Star Trek as Capt. Christopher Pike. You know, the man who dared Kirk to do better. He's a great actor with good comedic timing--he should fit in. And if you've ever seen Little Britain (or Little Britain USA), you know David Walliams is a real talent. I wish that show would drop the laugh track, but I still found it pretty funny. Here's a good skit from Little Britain.

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