9.25.2008

P.E.S.T.

Another exciting weekend is upon us! It's time for Pre-Emptive Strike Thursday!

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Title: Miracle at St. Anna.

Pre-Thoughts: I think this looks like an amazing film by a great director. I've also heard the book is amazing, as well, though I haven't read it. Even though I'm not a big war-film fanatic, I'd love to check it out, definitely.

Pre-Score:
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A Keanu 'Whoa'



Title: Choke.

Pre-Thoughts: Where the hell has all the advertisement for this movie been? The next big film based on a book by the guy who wrote Fight Club? I've seen a couple different T.V. spots for this, and none of them tell anything about the film whatsoever. This movie is going to bomb completely. I'd like to see it, though, just for the sake of having seen it... but seriously... what the heck?

Pre-Score:
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I Am McLovin!


Title: Eagle Eye.

Pre-Thoughts: I think this will be the big one of the weekend. I've already got plans to see it with a friend, so I know there'll be a review up for this either late Friday or early Saturday, so keep an eye out. I've been excited for this movie for a very long time. To me, it just has one of the most awesome trailers I've ever seen. Can't wait for tomorrow night.

Pre-Score:
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A Keanu 'Whoa'



Title: Nights in Rodanthe.

Pre-Thoughts: A movie for old people and/or people who like sappy romances with old people. I'd say this'd draw the same crowd as, say, The Notebook, except for the fact that the leads are... well... not Ryan Gosling. And are old.

Pre-Score:
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Feed Me, Seymour!



Title: The Lucky Ones.

Pre-Thoughts: Ironic in title... I hadn't even heard of this film up until a few days ago. Never seen a trailer for it, never heard anything about it. Therefore, much like The Women, I can't really give it a pre-score.

Pre-Score: N/A.

3 comments:

  1. Methinks you're too kind all across the board. Miracle looks interesting, but mostly because of the bank scene and Joe Gordon Levitt; I could give or take the rest of it.

    You're right about Choke bombing. I don't think it's been as invisible as you, but I don't think it has much of an audience. All of Chuck's other books are much less known and read, so I don't think there's too much spillover from the FC crowd, and it's too raunchy for most peoples' taste. I'm in though, as I've read the book. I don't think it looks all that great, unfortunately.

    And I think Eagle Eye looks like crap. I really want to like Shia, but I've hated his choices as of late. They're all "meh"; I'd rather watch Holes again, and I'm 20 years older than its target audience...

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  2. JacksSmirkingRevengeSeptember 26, 2008 at 4:16 AM

    Choke's budget was only 8.4 million, so I doubt it bombs. Especialywhen you consider DVD sales.

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  3. I can't speak for Nick, but I wasn't talking about it's B.O. relative to its budget; I was talking about it's B.O. period. It just ain't gonna be a mid-level hit (30-40 mil) or anything. I'd be surprised if it made 10 in its theatrical run.

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