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  New Releases – 06/10/08
Posted by: Christine on Jun 10th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Jumper on DVDThis week’s new releases are completely different from each other. We have the action-thriller Jumper starring Darth Whiney and Sammy L. Then comes The Bucket List starring two of the finest actors the screen has ever known – Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. And then comes The Other Boleyn Girl starring Eric Bana, Natalie Portman, and Scarlett Johansson.




  Did It Bomb? Weekend of 1/11/08
Posted by: Katy on Jan 15th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Hello, people! Up here in New England, another snowstorm hit Monday! Just what we needed! Well, at least most of you chose to go to the cinema the weekend before it all started! Are you ready to get all those nifty results to my predictions? You’ve come to the right place! This weekend’s DIB? is revved up and ready to go!

First Sunday: A desperate Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan need some dough quick, so not only do they decide to commit robbery, but to add more to that horrendous idea is the choice of locale for the crime: church. I’m rolling my eyes just pondering it.
Will It Bomb? I think it’ll be either dead last on the last, or at the worst, a complete bomb.
Did It Bomb? All right. I should have guessed this would happen. Much to my dismay, this pulled in $19 million and made it to #2.
Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 4.

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale: Jason Statham, what have you done? You went and got yourself into quite a mess by picking a really horrific script! The badass tried to be a medieval badass to help the kingdom, but it wasn’t looking like anyone was biting.
Will It Bomb? It’s going to bomb like there’s no tomorrow! If any of it is salvageable, it will be at the low, low end of the 10.
Did It Bomb? Absolutely and undoubtedly a total bomb! I knew it! It only made $3.3 million!
Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4.

The Orphanage: Guillermo Del Toro introduces Juan Antonio Bayona’s story of a woman living in a freaky looking house where there may be something of a supernatural nature taking place.
Will It Bomb? Del Toro’s got plenty of respect from the industry, so that will shine a needed light on this newcomer. While this will make a good amount of money, I don’t think there was enough publicity and such to get in on the Top 10 so soon.
Did It Bomb? $2 million made over the weekend in its Limited Release! That’s great! This will be one to keep an eye on!
Outcome: Score! 2 out of 4.

The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie: The vegetables from this popular children’s series get Sparrowed in this newest installment.
Will It Bomb? The fans and the kids will bring in some cash for this flick. It will do fairly well, and will probably make it into the center of the 10.
Did It Bomb? Well, it didn’t go up the ladder like I thought it would, but it made a decent amount of $4.42 million and landed in the #9 position.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 2 ½ out of 4.

I have an exciting update! A couple of weeks ago, I talked a bit about a little flick called The Bucket List. Talk about a success! This past weekend it skyrocketed to the # 1 spot, taking in a total of $21 million dollars!

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (variety.com), The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).

All righty, kids! I’ve reached the end for this past weekend! WIB? will be coming at you in a couple of days will all the newbies. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of DIB? for all the results! I will see you all then!




  Did It Bomb? Weekend of 12/28/07
Posted by: Katy on Jan 4th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Happy New Year, kids! It’s officially here! What better way to kick off this January with the results of my predictions from last week?! So, how did I fare, exactly? Want to find out?

Welcome to the first edition of DIB? for 2008!

The Bucket List (Limited Release): Camping out in the hospital, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman decide to make the most out of what time they think they have left. By compiling a list of things they still wish to accomplish, that gives them some much-needed motivation and the desire to still stay young at heart.
Will It Bomb? Strong casting choices, but it’s not as challenging, considering their reputations. Either way, it’s bringing in some dough.
Did It Bomb? With $589,000 made in less than 20 theaters, these guys have still got it! Let’s keep an eye on this flick for a little bit.
Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4

The Great Debaters:
Collegiates coached by Denzel Washington have the chance to prove themselves against Harvard, in this film. Produced by Oprah and directed by the star himself, it’s got some powerful backing!
Will It Bomb?
I think this will do better critically more than financially. While the time for pumping out the drama has arrived for awards season, I am not so sure that people will flock to see it. Mid-to-low end of the 10, more than likely.
Did It Bomb? $9.4 million made and it hasn’t earned a spot on the Top 10, at all. This was a dud for poor Denzel. Well, you win some and you lose some.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 1 ½ out of 4.

The Water Horse: The Legend of the Deep: Long story short: Kid finds egg. Egg hatches into a cute little thing called a water horse. Water horse gets deposited into a certain region in Scotland known for some paranormal occurrences. Give up? It’s the kiddie version of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.
Will It Bomb? Marginal, in my eyes. This won’t acquire a gargantuan amount of success. However, the young ones need something new to occupy their time. I think it will go at the lower end of the 10.
Did It Bomb? It didn’t openly suck, but it wasn’t a phenomenal hit, either. My feelings proved true: this earned a little over $14 million, and set up shop in the #6 slot.
Outcome: Score! 2 ½ out of 4.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem: AVP was so bad, that I was beyond happy that I got to see it for free. You can guess that not only do I have no desire to see it, but I doubt that my fellow movie fiends will either. What, exactly, can you salvage from that piece of garbage? Squat, that’s what.
Will It Bomb? Bomb. Bomb. Bomb. It won’t even get out of the gate.
Did It Bomb? #7 position? $13.7 million revenue? Excuse me? Did I read that correctly? Someone actually went to see this? I’m in shock! Well, comparatively, it could have been worse, but I doubt it’s going to climb any higher.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 3 out of 4.

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (variety.com), The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).

All right, my friends! Not a bad turnout for this week! Get ready to peek at an all-new installment of WIB? in a couple of days! I will get to start fresh and assess all the new flicks on the way, letting you know if they are worth your money and time! Until then!




  Will It Bomb? 12/28/07
Posted by: Katy on Dec 29th, 2007 Leave a Comment »

What can I say, kids? It’s been a wild ride this past year, and it’s going to get even wilder this coming year! This is the final installment of WIB? for 2007 and we’ve seen plenty of spectacular, horrible, and marginal films come and go. So, what flicks have the studios chosen to be their last salute to this banner year? Scroll on down and take a look!

The Bucket List (Limited Release): Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson may look like a couple of old coots who are cooped up in the hospital, making the list of the things they want to do before they go off to another world. Once they break out of there, they decide to grab life by the lapels and shake it up, by doing the things that they put on that list! Plus, you get a bonus: Sean Hayes! Will It Bomb? Who doesn’t love these men? While this premise is bit hokey and little soft considering what kinds of performances we are used to seeing from them, it’ll bring in fairly decent amount of cash. Let’s see how they do.

The Great Debaters: Denzel Washington directed and starred and Oprah Winfrey produced?! That already screams “powerhouse”! As a debate teacher circa 1935, Washington motivates his team of collegiates to persevere against all odds. There are quite a number of battles to win, but it does pays off! They have the opportunity to compete against Harvard!
Will It Bomb? Critically, this will clean up. It’s still the time of year for the feel-good drama. Financially, I’m not as confident. I think it will set up shop somewhere in the mid-to-low end of the 10. That’s a nice, comfortable place, if you ask me.

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