Sunday, August 22, 2004

Despite atrocious reviews, Exorcist wins the weekend Box Office.
  • It did about 60% better than predicted by the Box Office Mojo forecast.
  • #2 Without a Paddle performed very similarly: low expectations, poor reviews, but 60% above forecast.
  • The forecaster expected Open Water to take the #1 slot, but it limped in at fifth.
  • AVP took a precipitous 67% tumble from last week, but Yu-Gi-Oh did even worse than that!


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A special extended preview of the fan film, Grayson. "Gotham's Son Returns! Two decades after the golden age of superheroes has passed, hope has abandoned Gotham City. Corruption has infected Gotham's highest levels of power and led to the death of its greatest champion. Now, former boy wonder, Dick Grayson, will emerge from the shadows of retirement to avenge the murder of his legendary mentor."


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Short animation. Dumb, but silly. At home with Madonna and Guy Ritchie


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The PsyOp Officer from Kerry's Swift Boat unit tells his version of what happened on March 13, 1969.


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This is not scientific, but is sorta interesting.What if the whole world could vote in the U.S. presidential election? Of course, the results are heavily influenced by Europe, where Bush's approval rating is only slightly less than Hitler's.


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Ireland's first-ever nude and glamour model agency has opened for business, marking another milestone in the country's sexual revolution. Our new tourism slogan, "Sure and buggera!"


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Ten years ago The Shawshank Redemption was a low-key prison film that didn't recoup its costs. Slowly it has become one of the most popular movies of all time - why?


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The ever-controversial Teresa Heinz Kerry doesn't think her husband John is qualified to be president. And who are we to disagree? As a guy who likes to make fun of people, I am torn in this election. It is hard to determine who has more potential for ridicule - Teresa Kerry, or Dubya and Darth Cheney. I'm kinda leaning toward Kerry because I'm sick of Undisclosed Location and Nukuler jokes.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure you get all of your political imformation from Michael Moore-ons propaganda movie F9/11. You really should do more research.

John Kerry = Opposed the death penalty for terrotists. <===That right there tells you he's going to be weak on the war on terror. I for one don't want him to spend my tax money imprisoning terrorists, they should be executed as soon as possible.

Flip flops are for feet not politics

G.W.Bush '04

 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, I was joking!

I wouldn't really make a Presidential choice based on who is more fun to make fun of.


Although that is tempting!

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What was the New Coke of high tech? Here are the Worst Software Disasters.


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I thought Sinatra did some strange duets, but Green Day and Dubya? Now THAT's music.


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Poster Age "B Movies". In my mind, these guys are great retailers, I didn't buy anything, but I loved visiting their site, and I'm telling you about it!! As a movie buff, I could have spent all day on this site.


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Slideshow - Cassini reaches Saturn


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GRUDGE MATCH - Rednecks bowling vs 'Tards


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The New York Times writes a long analysis: Friendly Fire - The Birth of an Anti-Kerry Ad
  • Of course, the most damning evidence is simply in the previous words from the same guys, but the paragraph I like best is this: "Records show that the Swift Boat group received the bulk of its initial financing from two men with ties to the president and his family - one a longtime political associate of Mr. Rove's (sic), the other a trustee of the foundation for Mr. Bush's father's presidential library." Hey, there's a surprise, eh? Even Pete Rose could have placed the right bet on that one.
  • Note the grammatical error in the New York Times, indicated by the "sic"!


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Three words: Women's Beach Volleyball.


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Armed men stormed into an Oslo art museum Sunday and stole Munch's The Scream, one of the most famous paintings in the world. Believe me, this was a ticking time bomb. I lived in Oslo for years, and I was always aghast at the total lack of security in the museums. There is another version of the Scream in the National Gallery, and I think I could have taken that one off the wall and handed it out a window to an accomplice! I would mention this to Norwegians, and they thought I was nuts. Welcome to the real world, my innocent Viking friends.


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Star Magazine discusses "Stars' Crazy Meltdowns". I do have one question. How can one tell when Andy Dick is having a meltdown? Does he start to act all sensible?


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Kevin Costner as Robin Hood. Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist. Casting cock-ups. Here's my tip for the day: if you are going to write a web site about movies, you should at least have seen a few. Frankly, although those were all bad casting choices, they don't compare to the worst of all time. They missed the greatest and most obvious casting blunders of all-time, that I can remember: (3) Marlon Brando as an Okinawan in Teahouse of the August Moon (2) John Wayne as Genghis Khan (1) Mickey Rourke as Frances of Assisi. And while I admit that Tom Cruise's Irish-American accent was pretty silly in Far and Away, it was a helluva lot better than Olivier's feckless American accent in The Betsy - and Lord Larry was supposed to be the great Olivier, master thespian! Olivier was supposed to be playing a powerful Captain of Industry, ala Henry Ford, and he played the part with a near-perfect impersonation of Gabby Hayes, by gum, by cracky! Do you remember Hugh Grant trying to sound like he was a member of the New York mob in Mickey Blue Eyes? Well, he was trying to screw up, and still came closer to the right sounds than Olivier did! And while we all know that Dick van Dyke didn't sound like a cockney, neither did Michael Caine sound like he came from Maine in The Cider House Rules. Some great actors are marvelous with accents (Branagh and Streep come to mind), but others are not (Olivier and Brando).


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The first-look trailer for ELEKTRA.


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Woman Eats 38 Lobsters in 12 minutes. If math isn't your strong suit, that's one lobster every 19 seconds.


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If you aren't familiar with NASA's composite image of The World at Night, it is a must-see.


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Thanks! That's my new screen saver.