Cloverfield, the J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie, earned $41 million over the three-day weekend, according to box office estimates. With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tomorrow and many of the film’s target demographic free, the movie is set to make a fair amount of money on Monday, too. The movie only costs $35 million to make […]
The anticipation is over, and the J.J. Abrams-produced movie Cloverfield is now in theaters. After one of the most impressive marketing campaigns ever performed by a major motion picture studio, expectations were high, the buzz extraordinarily high. Cloverfield was pretty much asking to be a disappointment, but it is not to be. Cloverfield pretty much […]
Cloverfield, easily the most anticipated film of early 2008, did not disappoint on Friday, January 18th, as it earned a whopping $16.7 million on Friday. Other Friday estimates have it at $18.25, and I have to figure the disparity between the figures relates to the Thursday-night midnight showings. UPDATED: Here are the final box office […]
Up until now, I’ve stayed quiet on the Golden Globes. Yes, the reason is partially that I’ve been too busy to do a blog post, but after the winners were announced in a press conference earlier in the week, I had to chime in. How in God’s name did Sweeney Todd win Best Musical or […]
Michael Clayton (2007), the critically acclaimed drama-thriller starring George Clooney, is returning to theaters on January 25th, presumably with hopes of getting some Oscar recognition. While quite incredible, the movie has suffered from a few things that could hurt its chances: It didn’t make any money. Sadly, financial success is often a factor in winning […]
The Top Ten Movies of 2007 List, as selected by me, Erik Samdahl, is here! As I said all year, 2007 was a terrific 365 days for film, as there were more quality movies than the last two or three years combined. I usually scrape to put a Top Ten List together, but this year […]
Mammoth came out on DVD on January 8, 2008, but I had to wait to watch this one with my mom. You see, I’m not a big fan of direct-to-DVD or TV movies, especially ones like Mammoth which are pretty much guaranteed to be lousy. My mom, on the other hand, loves these kinds of […]
Thank you, Lord! In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale has flopped, taking in only $950,000 on Friday, January 11, 2008. That means the movie, according to Box Office Prophets, should only make about $2.5 over the three-day weekend. Why I am so happy? Well, as you probably know, the movie is […]
Check out this hot new picture of Odette Yustman in bed, naked (though with sheets) from Cloverfield. Paramount just released the pic today, and it adds to the rest of the Cloverfield image gallery that includes additional pictures of Odette Yustman. Here are some more pictures of Odette Yustman in Cloverfield: Odette Yustman in The […]
We wrote this January 2008 movie list a little late, but here are the January films ordered by rank of excitement factor. With exception to the first two films in the list (of course, Cloverfield is on the list), the rest range from uninspiring to downright garbage.
Watch the all-new movie trailer for George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead, a hand-held approach to the zombie genre. Hear what we have to see about the movie trailer, and what we think about Mr. Romero, the so-called master of zombie movies.
I watched this video while at work today… the dumbest people make for the greatest entertainment, don’t they? The video is real security footage of a wannabe burglar trying to break in to a coffee shop in Lakewood, WA… the problem is that this persistent burglar is an idiot. Instead of breaking in to the […]
I normally don’t feature projects like this, but writer David Desjardin contacted me in regards to a project he has been working on called Heavy Weapon. David, who’s in the military, decided to write an action movie script after he and his friends found themselves complaining about how modern action movies don’t compare to those […]
It’s been a year of great comedies (Knocked Up, Superbad, Hot Fuzz), and 2007 ended with a bang in the form of Juno (2007). Juno, about a 16-year old girl who gets knocked up by one of her friends and decides to keep the baby to term and then give it to a seemingly perfect […]
Zodiac, one of the best movies of 2007, is the latest David Fincher masterpiece, a serial killer film completely unlike Se7en it’s completely inappropriate to compare the two. Zodiac is over two and a half hours long, and yet it is suspenseful and intriguing from beginning to end. Wonderfully directed and edited, the movie flows […]