Movies coming out this week!
Shutter Island - When a psychotic killer (Mortimer) disappears from a mental institution on Shutter Island, a pair of U.S. Marshals (Ruffalo and DiCaprio) race against the clock in order to track her down.
The Ghost Writer - A ghostwriter (McGregor) hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Brosnan) uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Movies coming out on Blu-ray and DVD!
Law Abiding Citizen
Coco Before Chanel
Box Office results for the weekend!
1 Valentine's Day$52.4 M
2 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief$31.1 M
3 The Wolfman $30.6 M
4 Avatar $22.0 M
5 Dear John $15.3 M
6 The Tooth Fairy $5.6 M
7 From Paris With Love $4.7 M
8 Edge of Darkness $4.5 M
9 Crazy Heart $4.0 M
10 When in Rome $3.4 M
I blame films like "Valentine's Day" for ruining relationships for people who love movies. Say a person loves films and are critical of them (and has high standards) and knows that films like "Valentine's Day" are crap and doesn't want to see them. But say that person's significant other wants to see the film because it happens to fall on a romantic holiday, but the movie lover refuses to see crap films and thus arguments ensue.
*sigh*....was not the best weekend. Especially since "Valentine's Day" won the No. 1 spot. I don't know if it was the scores of women dragging their helpless and cowardly boyfriends to the movie, or if Aston Kutcher got all of his followers on Twitter to buy a ticket, but "Valentine's Day" made huge numbers and a sequel is already in the works centering on New Years Eve.
I can't wait for a film about relationships centered around the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Martin Luther King Jr. day!
"Percy Jackson" and "Wolfman" opened to humble numbers considering they are totally different genres from each other and "Valentine's Day."
Other films keep falling, but "Avatar" continues to hang in there, surpassing films that are newer than it is.
To reiterate earlier points made...it's not that I don't appreciate "escape cinema." I do. The issue is that it's impossible to escape if you've seen it a dozen times before. When films start getting into formulas to make money, that is when I get irritated because you can clearly see story is thrown out for hopes of making money. And the formulas work. Only the movie lovers and critics can see behind the veil that are the studios. The GMA (general movie audience) fall prey so easily...
As I said...wasn't the best weekend. Excuse me for my ranting.
Next weekend, "Shutter Island" finally comes out after its long delay!