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    Will It Bomb? 11/9/07

Here we go, kids! The weekend is almost here, so new movies are rolling on out to the cinemas. Can you stand the excitement? I know that I hardly can! I can barely contain myself!

So, what can you expect this time around? Well, there are plenty of goodies and one surefire clunker, my friends. It’s time to tell you all about them! Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of WIB?!

It’s time to get the ball rolling! Hit it!

Fred Claus: Yep. Santa’s older brother comes knocking on the door to the North Pole. Vince Vaughn stars as the “Robert” to Paul Giamatti’s “Raymond” in this comedy. Vince isn’t exactly thrilled to be going up there, but he attempts to adapt as best as he can. I guess that causing some chaos in his brother’s life might do some good. Hey, cavorting with the elves looks like a ton of fun!
Will It Bomb? Nah… There’s nothing like a new holiday flick to start up the season. This will hit the Top 5, and will probably end up in the #3 slot, maybe inching slightly past Bee Movie to hit #2.

Lions for Lambs: Robert Redford directs and co-stars alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise in this politically charged flick regarding war, the government, and responsibility. Considering that the actors that are longtime residents of the A-list – two are major multiple award winners and the other is a multiple award nominee – the casting alone will bring in the audience.
Will It Bomb? I’m pretty confident in an overall Top 10 standing, but kind of iffy as to whether it will make the 5. Granted, the choice of subject may hinder or help its climb. So, that’s where my dilemma lies. Basically, if it does make the 5, it will be in a lower position. I doubt that it will topple American Gangster, nor will it overtake the other films that are being released at the same time.

No Country for Old Men: The Coens are finally back with a new film, so you know that this will be chock-full of their usual mix of mystery, crime, and suspense. Josh Brolin finds a sack full of money and a whole bunch of people are trying to get to him. Javier Bardem’s character is the main obstacle and antagonist, as he seems to have a big stake in this whole matter, as well as an obsession with coin tosses. The supporting cast is superb as well: Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald, and Woody Harrelson, to name a few.
Will It Bomb? This is definitely one of those films that will get plenty of critical acclaim and the bulk of its revenue from current Coen buffs. At any rate, this will absolutely make an appearance in the Top 5. The current flicks in the #4 and #5 slots are a bit haggard and old news at this point, so it will probably land in one of those spots.

P2: The movie is about a stalker and killer in the parking garage? Are you kidding me? Obviously, the studio has sunk to a new low with this crapfest. So the victim of the day (Rachel Nichols) rolls through the usual clichés here. Her car won’t start, her cell phone doesn’t have reception, and attendant Wes Bentley has held her hostage. The trailer shows her physically fighting back, but still. It’s Wes Bentley. Stalking ladies. While working as a parking garage attendant.
Will It Bomb? You think? I highly doubt that anyone will go see this. If so, it will end up dead last on the charts. If it even gets that far.

Guys, it’s time to bid you a fond farewell! For this week, anyway…the official recap on these four films comes back this way early next week over at DIB?! WIB? returns next week with all the newbies! Be sure to check them out. I’ll see you all then!

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