Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A few thoughts before I forget them

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?

7 comments:

jbryant said...

I caught Californication (hmm, sounds like I might need a blood test). Duchovny plays a novelist whose edgy book has been turned into a vapid Tom and Katie movie. He gets laid an awful lot, so I'm assuming this is a total wish fulfillment trip for the series' creator/writer. I like seeing boobies as much as the next straight guy, but there's not much else going on here so far. If it were funnier, the flaws might be easier to overlook, but the dialogue is one part clever to two parts clam. Still, the boobies might give it legs, so to speak.

Anonymous said...

//I think TRANSFORMERS was such a hit because of the title. There wasn’t a 2 or 3 after it.//

Apparently there was in the working title, back when it was actually going to follow the continuity of the original cartoon and animated movie.

R.A. Porter said...

I thought it would have been classic had a catcher intentionally dropped a third strike on Bonds and let him run the bases. Let his record setting homer be on a K.

Or, you know, every pitcher coulda just beaned him whenever he got to the plate.

Brian Scully said...

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon... the ballsiest adventure in 2000 years. He's earned whatever wrinkles his face has, and I'm willing to bet that there isn't a human being alive that wouldn't be thrilled to meet him or Neil Armstrong and shake their hands and hear their stories... and nobody would give a damn about their face wrinkles. It's a goddamn shame he felt the need to get plastic surgery.

la guy said...

What would have been awesome, albeit costly, is if the fan had thrown the record breaking ball back on the field.

Speaking of old astronauts, for some reason your post reminded me of
this...

Sebastian said...

He might end up with a face just as ridiculous as the one Lee Majors now has...

jerryg said...

//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?”//

I don't think it matters anymore if it's a good movie whether people will go to see it again. Most people realize the movie will be available on DVD in 3 months or less, so why bother paying $20+ for tickets, popcorn and a drink when you can get it from Netflix in just a few months? Plus, with a limited amount of time and a lot of movies to choose from, why go see a movie again?