Four Christmases

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 24, 2009

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 24, 2009

DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED Gomorrah (Criterion Collection) I just published my review of this one and the film certainly holds up to repeat viewings and left an even greater impression on me than it did when I wrote my "B" review last year. The... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Four Christmases

Blu-ray Review: Four Christmases

What was I thinking?! Almost one year ago exactly I gave Four Christmases a "C+" review and after 15 minutes I wanted to toss my Blu-ray player out of the window as I tried to watch this one a second time. Granted a "C+" isn't exactly a great grade, but it does imply this is... Read more »

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 25 - Dec. 28, 2008

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 25 - Dec. 28, 2008

In hindsight Marley and Me had broader family appeal. Bedtime Stories was for the kids, but Marley made a play for the adults too. You can't fault the Fox marketing department for that method, it clearly worked. It was also the biggest box office weekend since July when Dark Knight opened. Actually, it was the... Read more »

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 19 - Dec. 21, 2008

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 19 - Dec. 21, 2008

My prediction of Will Smith over Jim Carrey didn't come to fruition. My heart was in the right place... but my head clearly wasn't. I will mention that Seven Pounds beat Yes Man in per theater dollars. Still, the real story of the weekend is how big the box office is tanking overall. In 2007... Read more »

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 19 - Dec. 21, 2008

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 19 - Dec. 21, 2008

#1 movie predicted correctly: 2 Weeks in a Row 1. Seven Pounds What the hell. Let's go with Will Smith, even though he's got 700 less theaters and isn't a comedy. I've heard Liar Liar Yes Man isn't nearly as bad as it looks, but that might not help quickly enough to knock off The... Read more »

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 12 - Dec. 14, 2008

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 12 - Dec. 14, 2008

Newsflash: The ecomomy is doomed. Also, and in a related note -- if you release terrible movies people eventually get wise. It was the perfect storm this weekend. A perfect storm of futility. #1 movie predicted correctly: 2 Week In A Row 1. The Day the Earth Stood Still What's $24m between friends? Thank God... Read more »

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 12 - Dec. 14, 2008

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 12 - Dec. 14, 2008

#1 movie predicted correctly: 1 Week in a Row 1. The Day the Earth Stood Still This time last year the top twelve were pulling down $150m. However, that weekend had I am Legend and Alvin and the Chipmunks. As it stands I had a tough time getting this weekend up to $100m, but Keanu... Read more »

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 5 - Dec. 7, 2008

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 5 - Dec. 7, 2008

Box office receipts were down exactly 50%, which I called, but I was definitely a bit off on the order. Let's break this thing down. #1 movie predicted correctly: 1 Week In A Row 1. Four Christmases The "winner" of the weekend. It's made $74m on a budget of $80m so it's still got a... Read more »

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 5 - Dec. 7, 2008

Box-Office Oracle: Dec. 5 - Dec. 7, 2008

#1 movie predicted correctly: 0 Weeks in a Row 1. Four Christmases The box office will drop around 50% this weekend. Call it the calm after the storm. Regardless, predicting this weekend is a bit like flirting with the prettiest ugly person. Estimate: $15.0 million 2. Bolt There's a chance Bolt will win this thing.... Read more »

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Nov. 28 - Nov. 30, 2008

Box-Office Wrap-Up: Nov. 28 - Nov. 30, 2008

Upset! The tween hit Twilight was even more frontloaded than we thought. A 62% drop means that all those people seeing it four times opening weekend finally got tired. #1 movie predicted correctly: 0 Weeks In A Row 1. Four Christmases Nice win for Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. I thought this would do a... Read more »