Movie Info of the Week (Dec 13-17 2010)


My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick

24 Season 8 – One of my favorite shows of the last decade was 24. It kind of fizzled out within the last couple years but its still a really enjoyable show. Season 8 marks the final season of the series where we see what happens with Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer. Maybe eight seasons was a little too long and things got a little too repetitive but there’s always some gems and amazing episodes no matter how disappointing a season is. A show that makes it to Season 8 is sure to be remembered as something special. I chose 24 Season 8 as my pick this week not because it was such an awesome collection of episodes but more so because its a TV milestone.

My Theater Pick

TRON Legacy – about a year ago I finally saw the original TRON. I knew about the Internet TRON Guy in his tights but had no idea what the actual movie was all about. Jeff Bridges is one of my all time favorite actors so I had to give it a shot. Well I guess I was a bit late to the party because by the time I saw it, it was totally outdated and cheesy. Bridges was good and the story was kinda cool but its just soooooo old school with the technology and such. The new one looks like a special effects jizz explosion. Its pretty much green screen from beginning to end. Plus, Bridges has gotten better and better with age so I look forward to him reprising a role 25 years later. I’m not totally on board with making every movie IMAX and 3D but this looks like one that could definitely benefit from it.

Box Office Results

The Chronicles of Narnia series is still alive and kicking. The third movie in the series topped the box office with over $24 million. I think it still has some ground to make to be profitable but at least it topped the box office in its opening weekend. And even more impressive is that it beat out a big action spy thriller with two HUGE movie stars in Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. The Tourist kind of bombed with $17 million if you look at who’s involved. Tangled and Harry Potter lost a good amount of audience but that’s understandable.

Also coming out in stores this week is The A-Team, Cyrus, The Other Guys, Despicable Me and Nanny McPhee Returns.

Also hitting theaters this Friday is the James L. Brooks comedy How Do You Know and the horrendous looking Yogi Bear.


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