Monday, August 18, 2008

Moives and Shirts

Thank god Tropic Thunder is the #1 movie. And the first to take down Batman! When I saw it there was hardly anyone in the theater, so I was worried that maybe the idiots protesting the word retard would win. Seeing as how most Americans probably use the word on a daily basis, I was hoping they wouldn't turn themselves into hypocrites on this matter, like they do with so many other things.

Plus it's a good movie. Robert Downey deserves an Oscar.

You ever notice how the box office analysts are always 100% wrong? How do I get that job? I have a couple sites I check everyday, the IMDB news page being one of them. Most weeks there is an article about what films the analysts think are going to do well that weekend, followed by an article the next week about how they are "stunned" that they were wrong.

Really, pay attention to it, it's their entire job and they somehow can't seem to figure out the difference between a movie people will see and one they won't. Anyway, they were wrong again as they said that Tropic Thunder wouldn't be #1. And get their reasoning: It did fairly well on Wednesday but dropped off slightly on Thursday, so they figured the theaters would be empty by the weekend. Because, you know, 90% of people don't work throughout the week and aren't just waiting until the weekend to see it.

On another front, the creator of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Richard O'brien, is not behind the remake like it had been reported. Here's a little bit of the article:

"I have no view on whether it should be remade but it doesn't have my blessing," O'Brien told the BBC. "I'm not co-producing it and I won't be involved in any way. The first I heard about it was when people sent me cuttings from U.S. papers."

O'Brien said he thinks the new film's makers said he was collaborating on the remake "to suggest I've given the project my seal of approval."

"I don't know where they'll go with it really," he said. "I've even heard that they're going to put new songs in. I wrote the book, the music and the lyrics. Where are they going to get the songs from? Who's going to do that? That's a bit strange, isn't it?

So the creator hates it and the fans hate it. Who are they making this for again? That new generation of hipsters that apparently think transvestites are all the rage? I guess a lot of teenage males do wear women's jeans now.

Anyway, whether you agree with my rantings or not, vote for my new shirt! In a positive manor!