September 16, 2014

Wall-E’d

Glad I got rid of Love Guru in my fantasy roster, but starting to wish I’d picked up Kitt Kittredge. $44,539 per screen. Damn!

6/27

Wide

WALL-E

walle5.jpgWHAT’S THE PITCH?
Who cares? It’s Pixar.

WILL IT SUCK?
I repeat. It’s Pixar. They’re 8 and 0. By the way, find this film to learn more about why. One of the reasons brought up in that film is the fact that they try to challenge themselves with each new project. In this case, that means virtually no dialogue for the entire film. Andrew Stanton, who wrote and directed A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo, is at the helm once again.

Early buzz is good.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
No competition. Like that would matter. $245mil.

WANTED

wanted16.jpgWHAT’S THE PITCH?
Guy finds out his dad was an assassin and is recruited to join the family business.

WILL IT SUCK?
The fact that they hired Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch) to direct and some guys from a variety of Fast and Furious films to write tells me they want it to look good and not much else.

That having been said, the early buzz is unbelievably solid.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
Angelina Jolie does well with action. $86mil.

Limited

FINDING AMANDA

matthew_broderick1.jpgWHAT’S THE PITCH?
Inveterate gambler (Matthew Broderick) tries to get back in the good graces of his wife by saving his niece (Brittany Snow) from her life as a prostitute in Vegas. You can guess how the Vegas part of that turns out for him.

WILL IT SUCK?
Make no mistake, writer/director Peter Tolan has penned his share of crap, including Stealing Harvard and What Planet Are You From? But he also co-created Rescue Me with Denis Leary, so that more than makes up for it. Early buzz is mixed.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
The Wackness will probably eat its lunch the following week. $2mil.

GUNNIN’ FOR THAT #1 SPOT

gunnin3.jpgWHAT’S THE PITCH?
Adam Yauch’s Hoop Dreams

WILL IT SUCK?
Believe it or not, this is not Yauch’s first doc. He directed the Beasties concert film Awesome, I F*ckin’ Shot That. Early buzz is good.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
Even Awesome didn’t do that well, and that was with all three Beasties. $250,000.

Next Week: Why does the black superhero gotta be all scruffy?

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