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    Will It Bomb? 11/16/07

Hey kids! The weekend is officially here, so it’s time to hit the movies! What can you expect to be entertained with? Do they have the chops to take down the current Top 10? Scroll on down and find out!

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Beowulf: The epic tale written anonymously has been adapted in a number of forms, yet I can’t help but get excited about this version! Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it has been created with a similar type of live action animation that was shown in The Polar Express. Visually, the trailer does look stunning, and the cast list is great: Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, and Ray Winstone.
Will It Bomb? This film has had such a large amount of marketing, how could it not make some money? With that and the casting, I vote that it will get into the Top 10, but will face some stiff competition with the wide release of No Country for Old Men, and the flicks currently in the first, second, and third slots. Bottom line: This will probably set up shop in the #5 or #6 slot.

Love in the Time of Cholera: Javier Bardem is truly on a roll. Not only is he already getting a lot of exposure with his role in No Country for Old Men, but he’s going to have even more this week! Based on the book by Gabriel García Márquez, young lovers are broken up and after many decades lived apart, they may still be in love with each other.
Will It Bomb? This is another visually stunning movie with a wonderful story. No doubt that the audience will be bringing in boxes of tissues. Awards season is coming up fast, so I believe that this will be a contender. As for the Box Office, since this is this week’s entry into romantic and dramatic territory, it will make it into the middle section of the 10.

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: Toys here and there and everywhere! Starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, this film takes place in a magical toy store, where anything and everything comes alive! Now that the store is changing hands, its spirit isn’t quite what it used to be. Here comes trouble!
Will It Bomb? While Bee Movie has held fast to its title as the movie you can take the whole family to, there will be some competition with this as well as the aforementioned Beowulf (for those with older children). Plus, since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, there will be a nice advancement financially, which will probably increase next week. This will also land smack dab in the middle of the Top 10.

Southland Tales: I’ve watched the trailer twice and I still don’t quite get if this film is supposed to be humorous or it just is due to lack of actual plot revealing. The premise is a bit odd, that I can say for sure. Futuristic post-apocalypse mixed with a little 1984 and lowbrow comedy? From what I’ve seen, the ensemble cast doesn’t really have any scene stealers. Interesting…
Will It Bomb? Considering that Richard Kelly wrote and directed Donnie Darko, I think that this will become more of a cult classic. Those fans will bring in the cash. Yet, I don’t think it will get too much money in the theaters, nor will it really climb the ranks of the Top 10 ladder. In my opinion, it’s staying in the lower end.

All right, guys! That’s all for this week. Want to see how these predictions came out? Check out DIB? early next week! WIB? also returns next week, with the newest flicks coming at you. Have a great weekend!

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