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Sunday Estimates by Klady – Aug 26


12 Responses to “Sunday Estimates by Klady – Aug 26”

  1. matro says:

    Wow, kudos to Mr. Bean’s Holiday. For it to beat War and Nanny Diaries with very little advertising, at least that I saw…pretty crazy.

  2. GOOOooo HANNAH!
    Wheres ROCKET SCIENCE on there??

  3. And where’s KING OF KONG for that matter…?

  4. IOIOIOI says:

    Superbad having some staying power still shocks me for some reason. I should apparently have more faith in the AP. Nevertheless; WAR will hopefully do better on DVD. People go see Statham by himself, but they did not want to see him with Li? Weird. Nevertheless; the Summer is over, and now Heat can now get excited for his FALL MOVIES. Whoppidy do.

  5. jeffmcm says:

    I too am happy summer is ending and fall is almost here.

  6. Chicago48 says:

    Where’s Talk to Me? Wasn’t that supposed to be an Oscar-worthy movie? I saw it, I liked it, I liked the performances.

  7. lazarus says:

    Should we be surprised that the Simpsons will probably run out of steam and fail to pass Ratatoiulle? Does this reflect poorly on the former, or the latter for it even being close?

  8. Aris P says:

    Slightly off topic, but did Owen Wilson just try to kill himself this weekend? Some disturbing news on the news wires. Just what the heck is going on here?

  9. Laz, I don’t think we should look at it any way other than they’re two very successful movies ($175mil and $200mil are good, okay). One had immense first week rush.
    Bean with the second highest average is surprising, too.
    Dave, not sure if it’s just me but I can’t view the blog on IE. Everytime I click to view the comments the window stops responding. Just thought I’d let you know.

  10. David Poland says:

    I think it’s just you, Kami… viewing on IE now…

  11. IOIOIOI says:

    Jeff; you are looking forward to more OSCAR SEASON bitchfest. ADMIT IT, SIR! ADMIT IT! Nevertheless, FALL, is good for football. Movies? Eh… balls. Time to get a freakin IRON-MAN countdown clock! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  12. Dave, it’s working for me now.
    Odd. Not sure what was happening there.

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
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“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
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