Entries filed in: 'Friday Forecast'

FRIDAY FORECAST: End of the Road

Posted by · 4:58 pm · August 27th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It’s the last full weekend of the summer, the last weekend of me being 27, and the last weekend for Friday Forecast on InContention. A time of introspection. A time of reflection. A time of paying another $20 to see those blue things in 3D again. […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Stop giving Friedberg & Seltzer your money!

Posted by · 1:16 pm · August 20th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Alright guys. Enough is enough. The only thing less funny than a spoof movie made by Friedberg & Seltzer is the conceptual gag that America keeps playing where we ironically buy tickets to see them. Just to make fun of it, of course. Only problem is […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Nerdgasm!

Posted by · 4:37 pm · August 13th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. If you are a nerd, this is the weekend for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re an action movie nerd, video game nerd or self-help nerd, Hollywood has you covered. All in all, it’s an abnormally stacked August weekend with three films that all have breakout […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Reigning ‘Cats & Dogs?’

Posted by · 2:36 pm · July 30th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Hey kids! How about that terrifying photo to the right? Make you want to see cats and dogs brutally fighting to the death voiced by Nick Nolte and Joe Pantoliano? While Chris O’Donnell looks on confused? Of course it does. We’ve got three new releases this […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Pass the ‘Salt’

Posted by · 3:36 pm · July 23rd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Laziest headline ever? It’s that kind of Friday folks. Hey boys! Anything you can do, Angelina Jolie can make look sexier and she’s here to prove it with “Salt.” Originally a vehicle for Tom Cruise, Jolie stepped in and is literally the only woman in Hollywood […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Celebrity ‘Apprentice’

Posted by · 12:22 pm · July 16th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Hey gang, it’s the weekend we’ve all been waiting for. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” finally opens and satisfies our bloodlust for not one, but two fantasy collaborations between the Walt Disney company and Jerry Bruckheimer per summer. Perhaps only Pixar can rival their impressive streak of quality […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: I ain’t got time to bleed

Posted by · 4:27 pm · July 9th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Summer keeps puttering along and based on the reaction to Kris’s multiple posts on the subject, we’re all just biding our time until “Inception” comes out. I knew people wanted to see it, but I can’t remember the last time people were refreshing their browsers to […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Vampires and Shyamalan suck

Posted by · 3:02 pm · July 2nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Are you guys seeing this Uruguay-Ghana game? Unbelievable finish. But it’s Independence Day weekend and we are supposed to be talking about all things American. Like sissy vampires and casting obviously foreign parts movies with good old white actors! The weekend will go long with most […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Things get Cruisazy!

Posted by · 9:19 pm · June 25th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. This post is a little late so sorry if it’s brief. Turned out to be a very hectic Friday. I should have gone to a “Jonah Hex” screening for a little piece and solitude. Hey-oh! But seriously folks, we have two new releases to talk about, […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Toys!

Posted by · 5:35 pm · June 18th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Let’s be honest here. Everybody likes toys. Everybody likes Pixar movies. Everybody likes Tim Allen. These three pillars of civilization will ensure that “Toy Story 3” has a gigantic opening weekend and ignites the box office in ways that will make Jaden Smith look like “Marmaduke.” […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Hey, remember the 80s?

Posted by · 1:03 pm · June 11th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. A thousand apologies for being off the grid for a little over a week. I was in Germany for a screening of my film and was happily without internet or phone for most of the trip. Sadly, I returned to the news that “Shrek Forever After” […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Disrespect the Middle East edition

Posted by · 2:44 pm · May 28th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. There’s a mild controversy every time a “Sex and the City” movie comes out where it is mercilessly trashed for existing by male critics who, the accusation goes, often let comparable trash starring men get off easy. Well, you all know that I can not be […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Is it ogre yet?

Posted by · 2:16 pm · May 21st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. That fat, green face to the right is the most successful animated character in the history of film. You guys have made him an icon of cinema greater than Don Corleone, Marty McFly and Jack Sparrow as far as box office receipts are concerned. Whatever hilarious […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Robin’ of schlocksley

Posted by · 2:12 pm · May 14th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Fresh off a tepid debut at Cannes, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe have unleashed their fifth collaboration upon the world. Forget Scorsese and DiCaprio, these guys are taking actor-director bromance to another level. Together, they’ve given us Oscar winning hits (“Gladiator”), non-Oscar winning hits (“American Gangster”) […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Babies’!

Posted by · 1:44 pm · May 7th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The babies are finally here guys! You’ve oohed and ahhed at penguins and oceans and Michael Moore, but this documentary finally gives you the chance to ooh and ahh at humans. Specifically, little ones. There’s also a silly sounding movie about a man who wears a […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Your worst ‘Nightmare’

Posted by · 3:27 pm · April 30th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The summer movie season doesn’t officially start until next weekend, but Warner Bros. aims to get a jump on things by releasing their high profile horror remake, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” before the storm. By all accounts, it should work, as horror audiences have proven […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: A bunch of ‘Losers’

Posted by · 2:03 pm · April 23rd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Jennifer Lopez hasn’t been on screen since “El Cantante” in 2007 and hasn’t toplined a romantic comedy since “Monster-in-Law” in 2005. That’s a long, five year gap and it’s no surprise that J. Lo is returning to the only genre that has brought her success to […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Ass’ vs. crass

Posted by · 12:12 pm · April 16th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Ever since it unveiled footage at Comic-Con last year, fanboys and internet hounds have been frothing at the mouth for Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick Ass” and now it has finally arrived. Internet buzz is deafening, but also misleading as it’s never quite clear whether we are looking […]

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