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    Will It Bomb? 12/22/06

Welcome to the latest edition of Will It Bomb?

We have a lot to cover for this upcoming Christmas weekend, so let’s roll!

Rocky Balboa: Sylvester Stallone is pulling out the boxing gloves one last time to battle against a significantly younger opponent. Personally, I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the other films in the series, but judging from the trailer, it’s going to be one intense ride! No doubt that Rocky buffs, and fans of Stallone in general will be flocking to see this, as we haven’t seen much of him in a while.
Will It Bomb? With this being the rumored final Rocky, it will definitely make a tidy sum of money. More than likely it will go in the Top 5, with much of the revenue pulled by fans of the previous movie.

The Good German: Set in Germany, post World War II, I was absolutely engrossed in this trailer. This film is shot in black and white which really adds some punch. I think Cate Blanchett has really found her niche in period drama, and this is no exception. Audiences who are into war films, especially set in the 1940’s (like me) will love this!
Will It Bomb? With its intriguing plot line, cinematography, and the cast, this will definitely draw some attention. Top 10 standing.

The Good Shepherd: Any film that boasts multiple A-list actors and Oscar winners will either soar or tank (The Stepford Wives remake, anyone?). Directed by and co-starring Robert DeNiro, the creation and early years of the CIA are brought to the forefront. Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie will probably deliver knockout performances. Joe Pesci also comes back to the screen, which is reason enough to see this!
Will It Bomb? I think that this will do exceptionally well! Top 5 contender. Enough said.

We Are Marshall: When many of the players of a college football team get killed in a plane crash, the school’s coach wants to keep the memory and spirit of those lost alive. This film looks to be heartfelt and great for the season, along the lines of The Pursuit of Happyness. Also, this will be going up against Rocky Balboa for the “movie for the sports fan”.
Will it Bomb? I think it will do pretty well, considering the competition. Very likely to get into and remain in the Top 10.

Night at the Museum: Ben Stiller plays a museum security guard who has to guard himself when the exhibits come to life. Watching this trailer, I thought of it as a cross between the Bill and Ted movies and Jurassic Park. It looks to have a really good supporting cast, and it simply looks fun.
Will It Bomb? Stiller’s popularity will definitely bring the audiences in to see this, which will bring in some dough. As a stand-alone picture, it’s marginal. I think it will have more of a success rate if (and when) it’s released on DVD.

Dreamgirls: Considering this movie really hasn’t been placed in wide release yet, and it’s already generating huge buzz and Golden Globe nominations, you bet that this will be one to see! I’m absolutely loving the casting choices. Musicals are almost always a crowd pleaser, so I bet that this one’s level of success will match that of Chicago‘s a few years ago.
Will It Bomb? This movie will absolutely debut in the Top 5, and will bring in a ton of cash. I’ll bet that it will also get a few Oscar nominations, as well.

That’s going to do it for this week! Be sure to check out the next edition, when I showcase the latest releases and predict whether or not they will perform!
I wish all of you and safe and happy holiday!

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