Monday, May 16, 2005

Color Me Disgusted

Top 5 Movies for this weekend:

Monster in Law (New Line) $24.0 million - opening weekend
Kicking and Screaming (Universal) $20.9 million - opening weekend
Unleashed (Focus) $10.6 million - opening weekend
Kingdom of Heaven (Fox) $9.6 million - 2 wk total $35.1m
Crash (Lions Gate) $7.2 million - 2 wk total $19.8m

The movie with that horrible gruesome twosome won the weekend. What were people thinking going to see that tripe?!

18 Comments:

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Unfortunatly there is not a movie in there for me. Interesting post. It's like when I go to Drudges sites to get the cable ratings.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I have a private "black list" of actors and movie directors.
Hanoi Jane tops the list.
Unfortunately, over the years I basically cannot go to see most of the Hollywood films because of my self-imposed ban on their makers.

And guess what, I don't miss much at all.

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Tran Sient said...

Gindy, there's always baseball.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

haha The only one I've heard of is Kingdom of Heaven.

My new computer plays DVDs, so I might start seeing more movies that way. Right now, I just don't even bother going to the movies. I'm happy if I can find time to do the reading I'm interested in getting done!

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Regular Ron said...

I have the samething Felis does...It destroyed me to stop watching Sean Penn's films. Yes he is one of my favortie actors.

It pains me that America still goes for these moronic films.

Thank God Star Wars comes out this week.

Darth Vader Rules !!!

Regular Ron

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

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At 6:43 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks for your comment, thought & humor!

I love The Byrds too. ;)

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger David said...

Netflix, Micro popcorn, O'douls beer,
and more time to write in my blog!!!!
Who wants to pay $10 for this trash. I feel bad for people who see all the movies, regardless of the quality.
Would you go back to a restraunt that had food that tasted like crap?
Jane Fonda does nothing for me. Give me a Meryl Streep anyday.
Take a minute and visit my blog, please!

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

I like the idea of a private black list, and I guess I inadvertently have one of my own, but it can be difficult when brilliant actors make this list, ie Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, but Hanoi Jane aka treacherous cow and J-Lo are no loss. By the time one goes to the movies you have spent enough money to buy a good DVD, so I am building up a nice little library

I ordered a stack of DVDs about a month ago from various vendors and they all arrived today, here's what I got

1.) Colonel Redl
2.) Mephisto
3.) Faust (Murnau)
4.) Nosferatu (Murnau)
5.) Das Experiment
6.) Before the Rain

some of them I got on eBay so six DVDs did not cost me that much at all, and altogether they cost me no more than about two or three movie viewings

I don't mind watching movies that I disagree with philosophically, know thy enemy, just as long as the producers etc do not take too much of a moral high ground-- I would never pay to see any of Michael Moore's films, but did not have a problem watching a burnt copy, but I recently bought a copy of the movie adaptation of Gunther Grass' die Blechtrommel and did not mind paying for it

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger RomanWanderer said...

kingdom of heaven- I would like to hear reviews on that one. Isn't spielberg working on a crusades movie?

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

I can definitely relate to Felis' blacklist. I never particularly liked Mel Gibson, but it got worse after I read his misogynistic, homophobic rant in an interview he did a number of years ago. Then his "Passion of the Christ" snuff film did absolutely nothing to endear him to me. But, on the flip side, neither can I abide Woody Allen because of his politics. All that insufferable Israel-bashing. In fact, after reading his anti-Israel diatribes, it's gotten to the point where just the sight of him makes me cringe.

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

"Crash" was worth seeing. I plant to see "Kingdom of Heaven," although I've read that Saladin gets the PC treatment, as expected.

Confession: I might see "Monster-in-Law," but only because I have a weakness for Ms. Lopez.

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks for stopping by, David. Your blog was fun!

Rachel, I wish I had heard of more of the things on your list. :) But I love doing DVDs rather than going to the theater. Owning is fun.

Not sure, RW.

Rory, don't get me started on Woody! Grrr.... His marrying his step-daughter was sorta a sign he's a bit off his rocker.

Jonathan! Say it ain't so!! My personal hatred of Miss Lo is legendary. I could accept your settlement stance but this...this may be too much. ;)

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

"I have a private "black list" of actors and movie directors."

Me too.

"kingdom of heaven- I would like to hear reviews on that one."

The reviews I have heard on that one from the people I take serious aren't good.

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Sorry to disappoint you, Esther. You are not alone in your hatred of Miss Lo. Alas, I am shallow, yet deep enough to admit it: She's a fine actrass.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Esther said...

hahahahahahahhahaha

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Rory said...

Absolutely, Esther. I didn't even want to go into Woody Allen's repugnant personal behavior. I thought I'd confine myself to his politics, but it goes without saying there's probably a reason why the man's been in therapy for most of his adult life. The only problem is that it doesn't seem to be working.

Jonathan, I've been hearing the same thing you have about the PC portrayals of Muslims in "Kingdom of Heaven."

 
At 2:12 AM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

Crash was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, if that was Cronenberg's best it's a worry!

 

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