Will It Bomb? 3/23/07

A big hello to all of you!  

Welcome to a shiny new edition of Will It Bomb?! Too bad there isn’t the new car smell, though! As always, you get all the juice on each week’s releases, and how I think they will do financially.  

Time’s slipping by! Let’s get started!  

Pride: Here comes another “mentoring troubled youth” film! This time, in 1970’s Philly, Terrence Howard coaches city kids at the pool, after their normal recreational activities are no longer available.   This may lead them to achieve unbelievable goals, both in life and within themselves.
Will it Bomb? These types of films are always being produced, but the quality is usually a crap shoot. I’ll bet on a lower-to-mid Top 10 standing, if anything.  

Reign Over Me: Like other actors whose main gigs are comedies, Adam Sandler has taken another shot at drama. Starring alongside Don Cheadle and Jada Pinkett Smith, Sandler has lost his family and his emotional health is strained, but the best medicine may be an old friendship.
Will It Bomb? With two really good lead actors in what seems like a decent script, I vote this will bring in some bank.  

Shooter: Snipers are after the President, so the government brings in their own crack shot (Mark Wahlberg) to thwart it. Little does he know, they’ve got their own plot against him, which he has to thwart!
Will It Bomb? Fresh off of his Oscar nomination, Wahlberg is always hot. Expect a Top 10 standing for this action flick.

The Hills Have Eyes II: A sequel to a remake? OK…Now, military cadets are brought out the middle of the desert, where they’ll have to deal with…Guess who! The trailer wasn’t very interesting, nor was it remotely frightening. There’s really nothing else to say.
Will It Bomb? While I didn’t see the remake before this, it’s a pretty safe bet that this won’t be very good. My thoughts? Complete BOMB.  

The Last Mimzy:When two little kids find a mysterious looking box in their yard, they develop what could be supernatural powers (including a little telekinesis, from what I saw). Now everyone is curious about what’s happening in their world, including their parents.  
Will It Bomb? This movie is not adult-oriented, so pre-teens should enjoy this. Parents may want something new, too.   I believe that this should bring in some cash.  

TMNT: For those of you who are unaware, this stands for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yep, it’s a throwback to the late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s craze about four brothers who are named after artists, talk like surfer boys, chow down on pizza, and, oh yeah, kicked some major butt. The difference? This version seems to be a little darker than the original, ultra-campy TV show and films.
Will It Bomb? We’re all about nostalgia, so it will bring in some money. As to how much, it will depend on how far from the original material this project strays.  

Well, we’ve arrived at the end of another rousing edition of Will It Bomb?! Be sure to come back next week for more films, and more buzz!

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