Random Quote # 8 of Many...

"Anyway, by now you may wonder how I wound up here. Or, maybe not. Maybe you wonder how silly putty picks shit up from comic books. The point is, I don't see another Goddamn narrator, so pipe down."

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang



Today The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian comes out. Quite honestly, I'm not super excited about this film, but I do want to see it. Here's my two reasons for wanting & not wanting to see it.

  1. Eddie Izzard voices a warrior mouse. I do not remember much from the book, but I flipping love Eddie Izzard (I'm finally seeing him live in August!). I just don't think he can be boring.
  2. The trailer scares me. Why? The dude that plays Prince Caspian. All of his shots in the trailer show him portraying the same look/emotion; it's the standard Hollywood young hottie look I call the "confused, but hot" look.

However, I did enjoy the first movie, so I'll probably enjoy the second.


$$ Speed Racer $$

I have not been interested in Speed Racer since the first time I found out they were making it into a live action movie at the Comic-Con last year. I disliked the cartoon intensely and thought it was a dumb decision to turn it into a live action film, even with the Wachowski brothers at the helm.

I cannot manage to feel guilty that Speed Racer flopped at the box office this weekend.

Sure, $20.2 million is a respectable sum for an opening weekend - if it's November or March and you have a small budget movie; however, when your film cost an estimated $150 million to make and $100 million to market (which Warner Bros. won't confirm) $20.2 million is a dismal flop that spells disaster.

Of course you can argue that the #1 film Iron Man had a 50% drop from it's revenue last weekend, but it dropped as expected. Opening weekend Iron Man made $100 million in the US alone, no one expected it to make that again and this weekend it made $50 million...this is $30 million more than Speed Racer made. Speed Racer only made $0.2 million more than What Happens In Vegas a predictable romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher that no one expected to be ground breaking technologically or in any other means. The studio expected Speed Racer to be huge, and have drawing power.

If I see Speed Racer it will be several weeks from now, and only because I'm sure the visuals will lose some of their vivaciousness when translated onto my 13" tv. Yet, I feel no need to race out and see it now. I'll make sure I see the movies I actually want to see first.


Random Quote # 7 of Many...

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Billy Madison


Speed Racer

I have been unable to get excited about Speed Racer, I never liked the cartoon and really don't care to see the movie. However, I love that metacritic.com does blurbs from reviews.

Here's my favorite review so far by Ian Nathan of Empire:
It'll split the ranks like a pizza cutter: you might admire it as a Warholian blur of pop art, gawp and gasp at its Hot Wheels-for-real dynamism, or get a headache.


Summer Movies Are Here!!!

I get to see Iron Man tonight!!! Summer movies are here!