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Production and Technical Credits
June 18th, 2012
Meatballs is a low-budget Canadian film that first came out more than 30 years ago. It is Bill Murray's first film credit and only the third film for director Ivan Reitman. While it cost less than $2 million to make, it earned more than $40 million at the box office. On the other hand, I don't think it was able to stay in the public's memory as long as others from the same period. Is it worth rediscovering? Or is it too dated?
June 11th, 2012
It's another strong week at the home market, at least for this time of year. Usually at this time of year we are dealing with January and February releases, which tend to be rather bad and are rarely big hits at the box office. However, we have the last of the winter blockbusters coming out this Tuesday. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack will be the best selling release of the week, and good enough to buy, but it is not Pick of the Week material. There were a couple others that came close, like Too Big to Fail on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In Darkness on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Shallow Grave's Criterion Collection Blu-ray as the pick of the week, although Harold and Maude's Criterion Collection Blu-ray and Gold Rush's Criterion Collection Blu-ray are really close behind.