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Movie Info of the Week (Dec 20-24 2010)


My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Family Guy

Family Guy: Its A Trap! – I know the Shamoozal is divided when it comes to Family Guy. Most of the site’s creators are not fans of the show. Several of the regulars on the Smorgas Board are. I’m definitely a fan even though I agree with some of the critics saying it isn’t as great as it used to be. But I still watch all the new episodes and I’m never without an out loud laugh. Plus this is their conclusion to the Star Wars spoof that has been going on for the last few years. They usually put it straight to DVD and then air it on TV sometime down the road. I’m a big fan of a spoof done well, which is rare these days, and always get a kick out of their Star Wars jokes. I’m looking forward to this one.

My Theater Pick
True Grit

True Grit – if anyone knows my taste in movies then you could have predicted this would be my pick. The Coen Brothers are my all time favorite directors. Jeff Bridges is one of my all time favorite actors. In fact, the last collaboration between the Coens and Bridges resulted in the creation of my favorite movie of all time, The Big Lebowski. So my hopes are very high for a Coens Brothers western sprinkled with their unique sense of humor. Bridges looks fantastic and he’s backed by the likes of Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. And apparently the young chick making her acting debut is fantastic as well. There’s all kinds of nominations going around for this flick and it just gets me more and more excited. Its a remake of a John Wayne classic that earned him an Oscar and critics are already saying its one of those rare instances where the remake is better than the original. Awesome.

Box Office Results

TRON Legacy really tore it up at the box office. Close to $45 million over the weekend which actually though is a tad less than Disney expected. It beat out the part animated/part live action Yogi Bear proving that Tron still has a following and even new fans were probably attracted to the awesome special effects. Or maybe there’s a shit ton of Jeff Bridges fans out there. I know I’m certainly one of them as I already mentioned above. But the reason I saw the movie was simply because I thought it “looked” really cool. And I was correct. It did. I wonder how it will fare against the holiday releases coming out this week.

Also coming out in stores this week is the M. Night Shyamalan produced Devil, Step Up 3D and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Also hitting theaters this Wednesday is the the third installment in the Meet The Parents trilogy called Little Fockers with Ben Stiller and Robert Deniro among many others, also Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black.

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.