These summer blockbusters generally have record breaking opening weekends then drop 62% the second week. Think of how much more money they could make if they were actually good. Instead of making a movie people might want to see, how about a movie that “people might want to see AGAIN?” Or a movie that “people might want to recommend to someone else?” I think TRANSFORMERS was such a hit because of the title. There wasn’t a 2 or 3 after it.
Thanks to Maureen Ryan’s column in the Chicago Tribune I found this: Rob McKenzie of Canada’s National Post offers these descriptions of Showtime’s new CALIFORNICATION -- "Alabummer; Alaskanky; Arizonerous; Arkinsulting; Coloradolescence; Connecticuttable; Delawary, as in how I’d feel about a second season..."
I haven’t seen it but I just know it’s bogus – a writer sleeping with all these women? A writer???
From my friend, David Pollock – when Bonds hit his historic home run last week, after the ten minutes of celebrating, the pitcher should have thrown the ball to third on an appeal play. What if Bonds hadn’t touched the bag and after all that the umpire called him out? Oh man would that have been classic!!!
And finally, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, at 77 just had a face lift. Why not just wear a space helmet?