September 7th, 2012
With kids back to school, it seems like good time to hand out some Blu-rays dealing with a school you don't want to go to. (I'm not sure what would be worse, an alien invasion or a relationship drama that results in several deaths.) As far as the target film goes, there are two real choices: Resident Evil: Retribution and Finding Nemo 3D. Nemo will most certainly be the bigger hit overall, but Retribution could win the weekend. I think Finding Nemo is the safer choice for the weekend and it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Finding Nemo 3D.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Faculty on Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of O (Othello) on Blu-ray.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
July 17th, 2012
It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four.
July 17th, 2012
Modern adaptations have been around for a long time and William Shakespeare's plays have been set in the modern time. O is an adaptation of Othello set in a modern high school. Can it make the leap to the modern times? Or does it feel outdated?
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