Recap: 16 November 2008

So, during NaNoWriMo, I'll often get to a point in my writing where I'm struggling a bit but I'm still slogging onward, writing mostly crap, but at least still writing. And then, on occasion, it's as if one of my characters finds a way to say something to another character when in reality they're talking … Continue reading Recap: 16 November 2008

Box Office Predictions: 07 November 2008

New wide releases this week include animated sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; Soul Men, a comedy starring the late Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson; and Role Models, another comedy starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott.Kind of a boring weekend. America wants silly escapism, though, so Madagascar's expecting a pretty big opening. Admittedly, I … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: 07 November 2008

Recap: 3 November 2008

As predicted, HSM3, Zack & Miri, and Saw V took the Top 3 spots. Here's your Top 10.High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($15 million)Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($10.7 million)Saw V ($10.1 million)Changeling ($9.4 million)The Haunting of Molly Harvey ($6 million)Beverly Hills Chihuahua ($4.7 million)The Secret Life of Bees ($4 million)Max Payne ($3.7 … Continue reading Recap: 3 November 2008

Box Office Predictions: 31 October 2008

This week we've got a several new or expanded releases: Clint Eastwood's drama Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie; obligatory horror movie The Haunting of Molly Hartley; Guy Ritchie's latest, action/heist/comedy/I'm-not-really-sure-what-genre-based-on-descriptions RocknRolla; and sex comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.The two big rollovers from last week are, of course, High … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: 31 October 2008

Recap: 26 October 2008

I was on a business trip/quasi-vacation last week, which explains the lack of posts. Sorry about that. With NaNoWriMo starting Saturday, a couple of things could happen. I'll either be posting more since blogging is at least a semi-productive form of procrastination. Or I'll be posting less because I'm shooting for 75,000 words this year … Continue reading Recap: 26 October 2008

Recap: 12 October 2008

Sorry for the lack of predictions Friday. I would have lost miserably anyway.This Week's Top 10Beverly Hills Chihuahua ($17.5 million)Quarantine ($14.2 million)Body of Lies ($13.1 million)Eagle Eye ($11 million)Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist ($6.5 million)The Express ($4.7 million)Nights in Rodanthe ($4.6 million)Appaloosa ($3.34 million)The Duchess ($3.32 million)City of Ember ($3.2 million)What I WatchedDead Poets Society … Continue reading Recap: 12 October 2008

Recap: 5 October 2008

This is becoming something of a trend: I pegged the top 3, but not in the right order.This Week's Top 10Beverly Hills Chihuahua ($29 million)Eagle Eye ($17.7 million)Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist ($12 million)Nights in Rodanthe ($7.4 million)Appaloosa ($5 million)Lakeview Terrace ($4.5 million)Burn After Reading ($4.08 million)Fireproof ($4.07 million)An American Carol ($3.8 million)Religulous ($3.5 million)What … Continue reading Recap: 5 October 2008

Box Office Predictions: 3 October 2008

We have a slew of wide releases this weekend: family flick Beverly Hills Chihuahua, smart teen comedy Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, conservative comedy An American Carol, drama Blindness, and biopic Flash of Genius.As much as it pains me to say it, it looks like Beverly Hills Chihuahua has the best shot at taking No. … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: 3 October 2008

Recap: 28 September 2008

My suspicion that Eagle Eye would take the audience away from Lakeview Terrace turned out to be unfounded. The big surprise this weekend was Christian drama Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron, which has already made 13 times its budget. I think we can chalk this one up to a pretty brilliant marketing strategy.This week's Top 10Eagle … Continue reading Recap: 28 September 2008

Box Office Predictions: 26 September 2008

Opening today, we have thriller Eagle Eye, Spike Lee's war drama Miracle at St. Anna, and sapfest Nights in Rodanthe.Eagle Eye should have no problem taking the top spot. Miracle at St. Anna is only playing in 1,100 theatres, so it's doubtful it'll break the Top 3.Official Predictions1. Eagle Eye2. Nights in Rodanthe3. Burn After … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: 26 September 2008