Okay, for all those hyper-negative talks about 2008 as not a good year for movies? Think again! This year is full of films with hope (“Milk”), passion (“The Wrestler”), heroism (“The Dark Knight”) and undying love (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”).
2008 is almost over, but I’m still not done catching up on upcoming releases, so this list is still a work-in-progress.
Some are Oscar-baits (“Frost/Nixon”), some are summer popcorn flicks (“Hellboy 2: The Golden Army”), and some are even scary movies (“The Strangers”).
But all the films in this list captured my imagination, my fears, and my hopes.
Before the year is over, I will narrow down this list. Off to the chopping block we go! And that breaks my heart, for it’s like throwing a great movie to give in for the year-end tradition of the Top 10 list.
We’ll talk about that later. For now, please see these movies on cable, on DVD, in theaters near you now, or coming soon!
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Call "Four Christmases" whatever you want -- predictable, cliched, boring, pedantic -- but American moviegoers are trying to laugh, and wanting to bring in the Holidays by putting the Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon starrer back to No. 1 for the second week in a row!
The hit comedy rang up $18.2 million, raising its 12-day total to $70.8 million. So yes, Vaughn, with last year's "Fred Claus," is now officially the Holiday star. Sorry Tim Allen!
And get this, forget the economic crisis we're experiencing. The top 12 movies took in $77.5 million, a 6 percent increase from the same weekend last year!
Meanwhile, "Twilight" and "Bolt" continue to duke it out! The vampire romance took in $13.2 million to capture the second slot, while the Disney animated flick grabbed $9.7 million for the third spot.
The box-office feel good story of the weekend?
Ron Howard's excellent flick, "Frost/Nixon" opened huge in limited release, taking in $180,147 in just 3, THREE, theaters y'all!
Its per screen average? $60,049 per cinema compared to "Four Christmases'" $5,451 per theater average.
Watch "Frost/Nixon" when it opens in theaters near you, it's one of the year's best!
For now, take a look at the TOP 10 FILMS FOR WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 5, 2008: Read More...
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RON HOWARD INTERVIEW FOR "FROST/NIXON"
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