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  Did It Bomb? Weekend of 4/4/08
Posted by: Katy on Apr 8th, 2008 1 Comment »

Good morning, everybody! What a way to ring in a Tuesday! The Box Office scores have been published, and you know that means – I have to put my money where my mouth is! Was I able to deliver an accurate assessment of how this past weekend’s new releases would fare? Let’s find out, shall we!

It’s time for DIB?!

Leatherheads: Starring George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski, you have players in the 1920’s knocking around the pigskin and fighting over a woman. Don’t forget to make it a bit more humorous by making it resemble screwball comedies!

Will It Bomb? I don’t think that this genre is really one that a lot of people will run to go see, even if some A-listers are starring. Low end of the 10, if anything.

Did It Bomb? I guess those Hollywood heavyweights have the power, no matter what! This hit the #2 slot and made a nice $13.5 million.

Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 4.

Nim’s Island: Living on an island with your dad may seem like fun to many of us. Abigail Breslin joins forces with Jodie Foster to save Gerard Butler after the latter disappears. Just what kind of connection does Foster have with the others? All that revealed and more!

Will It Bomb? The two adult leads have officially hit the kiddie market! I vote this will definitely go into the 10, possibly the 5!

Did It Bomb? How did I know? This just came in at #3, just under Leatherheads, and with it, brought $13.3 million.

Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4!

Shine a Light: Martin Scorsese follows around The Rolling Stones during a recent tour, and while all of them are getting on in years, that hasn’t stopped them from burning it up!

Will It Bomb? I highly doubt it! With major longevity in both camps by both parties, it’s raking in the money! Great chance of getting into the Top 10.

Did It Bomb? Well, I found out that although it was only shown in more than 270 theaters, it made a nice chunk of $1.5 million! Let’s hold this one over and see how it progresses!

Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 1 ½ out of 4.

The Ruins: Here’s another journey of some not-so-bright collegiate types who venture off the beaten path to a Mayan temple and come face to face with their own mortality. Sound familiar? This same movie came out (albeit in a different package) back in 2006, and it was called Turistas.

Will It Bomb? Yes, Yes, Yes, a thousand times, Yes! It’s coming in last place, or even lower!

Did It Bomb? No, No, No! I was skunked again! Apparently enough of the masses went for it that it made $7.84 million, and landed in the #5 position. However, it will fall fast!

Outcome: Strike! 1 ½ of 4.

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (, The Hollywood Reporter ( and The Internet Movie Database (

Man! It was another lackluster week for me! I’m disappointed! Well, there is always room for improvement and that’s what I’ll be trying for later on this week! That’s when the newest WIB? comes at you! I can’t wait! I’ll see you then!

  Will It Bomb? 4/4/08
Posted by: Katy on Apr 4th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

It’s Friday, everybody! TGIF! Now it’s time to relax from the crazy goings-on all week, and possibly make a trip to the cinema! Even better, with Spring and Summer being my two favorite seasons, how stoked am I that the seasonal blockbusters are coming? So, with that being said, what have you got on the horizon this weekend? Will they rake it in, or take the loss?

Welcome to this week’s installment of WIB?! Here we go!

Leatherheads: Granted I like football, but combining it with those old screwball comedies? Interesting… Taking place in the 1920s, and starring George Clooney, John Krasinski, and Renee Zellweger, the movie shows a time when football as we now know it was in its infancy (the title refers to those spiffy caps worn back then). Two members of the squad are not only trying to help mold the sport, but end up falling for the same woman! Chuckles! Being in a film with these Hollywood heavyweights might be doing Krasinski some good! This could lead to quite a push for more big screen roles!
Will It Bomb? Considering that this is an attempted return to a genre that has been out of circulation for a long time, this may not get too much of good rap by the modern generation. If anything, this should get a nibble, but only enough to make either the #8 or #9 slot.

Nim’s Island: Two actors who are just forging into kid-friendly films star alongside a juvenile actress who could end up with a career just as stellar as her co-stars. Abigail Breslin stars as a girl who lives on an island with her scientist father (Gerard Butler). She spends her days yukking it up with him and her animal friends. Daddy then disappears, and then enter, Jodie Foster! Foster’s connection seems pretty vague in the trailer, but if I nose around for spoilers, I might find out some more juicy stuff!
Will It Bomb? While I hope that Butler and Foster go back into doing mature roles, it’s nice to see them branch out! This film is something for the children! That will absolutely bring this into the middle of the 10, and possibly edge into the Top 5! This will be the movie for that target market for the next couple of weeks!

Shine a Light: The Rolling Stones combined ages are probably at least close to, if not over, 250 years, but in my book, they still rock! Directed by Martin Scorsese, this showcases The Stones “A Bigger Bang” tour both on and off of the stage, and it looks like they rip it up harder and better every time they perform! They have more energy now than 30 years ago!
Will It Bomb? One of the world’s biggest directors and one of the world’s greatest bands? That’s definitely money in the bank. This has an extremely good chance of getting into the 10, thanks to the baby boomers and younger fans!

The Ruins: Spare me! For those of you who haven’t been around since the beginning of my stint with MovieSnobs, my first review was for a flick called Turistas. Does anyone remember that? I didn’t think so! This is a total rip-off of that crapfest, but instead of the jungles of Brazil, this takes place in the jungles of Mexico, specifically by a Mayan temple. Again, a bunch of dippy vacationing collegiates decide to wander from their comfortable surroundings to the scary “real world” where they run screaming for dear life. Bad move! To add even more insult to injury, I’ve only heard of one cast member: Jena Malone.
Will It Bomb? Absolutely! You couldn’t pay me enough money to go and see this dreck, and no one else will either! This will hit the rock bottom of the Top 10, if at all!

There you have it! All the dirt you need and want. Come on back early in the week for all the recaps you can handle over at DIB?! Have a great weekend!

  The Ruins Poster
Posted by: Christine on Feb 26th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

The Ruins is a new horror movie based on the Scott B. Smith novel that was a sensation last year. I personally couldn’t get through the book – Smith’s writing style wasn’t my cup of tea. The movie looks so good, though, that I might have to give the book another shot. Check out the super-creepy poster below.

The Ruins will be in theaters April 4th, 2008.

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