20 Weeks Archive for October, 2006

20 Weeks To Oscar

You have folks who consider those two frontrunners weak. (Recently, someone close to one of them, who really loves the film, still doubted its likelihood of winning Best Picture.) So who should the frontrunner be?
Shrug.
Four of the five nominees last year cost less than $20 million to produce. The options to match that stat this year are Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen and…. and… anyone… anyone?
In an interesting side note, Little Miss Sunshine’s gross is almost identical to Crash’s and The Queen is headed to the same neighborhood.

The Rest, plus new charts

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20 Weeks To Oscar… The Clock Starts

We have Little Sunshine Children and The Good German Shepherd.
There is Nic Cage, Michael Pena and Will Smith, all surviving Wall Street.
We’ve got George Clooney on the European Front, Clint Eastwood on the Asian Front, Derek Luke challenging apartheid, Christian Bale fighting to survive Vietnam, Samuel L. Jackson in Iraq, and Leo DiCaprio on the mean streets of Boston.

The rest
ADDED, 9p Thurs – MGM has decided not to release Rescue Dawn this year… it will be reflected in next week’s charts, but thought you’d all like to know sooner than later…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

Bing!

One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump