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    Will It Bomb? 12/29/06

Here we are, near the end of the week and the end of the year! So, you know what that means! The newest installment of Will It Bomb?

Where else but here can you learn about the latest releases and whether they will live up to the hype?

What is in store for all of us this week at the movies?

Let’s find out!
Pan’s Labyrinth(El Laberinto del Fauno): Spain after World War II provides the backdrop for this picture. While the trailer doesn’t give you much to go on, what I saw was pretty impressive. Directed and written by Guillermo del Toro (who brought us Blade II and Hellboy), this is a film that has portions dabbling into the fantasy world and then switches back to reality.
Will It Bomb? I believe this film caters more to the taste of adults, so they will bring in most of the revenue. This will make a nice amount of cash, in my opinion.

Factory Girl: Andy Warhol’s muse Edie Sedgwick takes center stage in this film. While most of us are familiar with the pop artist’s life, this young lady is a mystery. Sienna Miller portrays Edie as the toast-of-the-town, which of course, doesn’t mean that her life is all sunshine and roses. Guy Pearce (who I really liked in L.A. Confidential) steps into Andy Warhol’s shoes, so I’m eager to see how that plays out. Any art fan or biopic pan will be lining up to see this.
Will It Bomb? I think it will have a modest take in the theatres. Since Sienna Miller is still a bit of a newcomer, curiosity as to her ability will bring in audiences. The hardcore Andy Warhol buffs will bring in the majority.

Children of Men: We get a glimpse of what life might be like in 2027, when no children are being born due to worldwide infertility, and Earth is in total disarray. When a woman becomes pregnant, that child may be considered the “savior” of the human race. It’s now the mission of Clive Owen and Julianne Moore to make sure this mother and unborn child are safe.
Will It Bomb? I’m a bit iffy about this film. I can’t quite pinpoint the direction it’s going in. My initial reaction is that it will make some money, but will probably be in the mid-to-lower half of the Top 10.

Thank you to all of you who have been following this column through the last month of 2006. I wish all of you a Happy New Year! See you in 2007 with a whole new list of releases waiting for an eager audience!

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