BH Weekend Review/Box-Office Roundup
Since straightforward movie reviews and box-office predictions provide limited opportunities for lulz, even at Big Hollywood, I’m just going to hit some of the highlights rather than respond to the individual posts.
The Male-Gigolo-in-Chief finds Monsters vs. Aliens serviceable as “a great babysitter on DVD,” but is saddened that it lacks the Randian overtones of Ratatouille and The Incredibles. Buck up, John, I’m sure NRO will be able find some in there for you.
Every time Christian Toto posts at Big Hollywood, I’m certain there’s going to be some sort of in-jokey self-parody coming. Judging by the epic, smug snarl in the guy’s headshot, any Hollywood director would be accused liberal bias if he cast Toto in a role as a conservative. Today he has a review of The Haunting in Connecticut up. I have no idea if his opinions on the film’s merits are accurate or not, but it’s still pretty great that he spends the whole review saying, “I totally wasn’t scared. Why, were you scared?” Dude is like the internet’s asshole older brother.
There’s not much to say about Steve Mason’s weekly run-down of box office projections. They are what they are. But here’s a few thoughts:
-I look forward to the day when BH resists posting a picture of bare-chested Gerard Butler. They are positively gay for that movie, and I mean that in the literal sense.
-This is the second week in a row where Mason has posted cherrypicked Tweets as if they offer some sort of evidence for how the box office turned out. Fucking A, Republicans, enough with the damn Twitter already.