Monday, December 21, 2009on
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Fox) - 3,700 theaters - ReviewsThe fact that the original Alvin And The Chipmunks earned $244 million in 2007 is so unbelievable to me, that I almost don't want to talk about it. I'm usually all about the middle-American, widely appealing movies, but I just can't get behind these one-joke, gimmicky, poorly animated films. The trailer for this one features more high-pitched chipmunk voices, dancing girl chipmunks, and utterly inconsequential plot lines. I try to be impartial, but I'm truly hoping this will under-perform. Bah humbug!
Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros) - 3,600 theaters - Reviews
It's Complicated (Universal) - 2,800 theaters - Reviews
Up In The Air (Paramount) - 1,800 theaters - Reviews
Nine (Weinstein) - 1,500 theaters - Reviews
Bryan Singer Returning for X-Men: First ClassI was crushed when the director of X-Men and X2: X-Men United decided not to direct X-Men: The Last Stand... we were so close to having a great trilogy! Thankfully, though, Bryan Singer has decided to direct the latest Marvel spinoff, X-Men: First Class. I can't wait!
Clash Of The Titans Reshooting... Possibly In 3D?!Reshoots usually mean a movie is not good. Adding 3D effects is often nothing more than a desperate attempt to make more money. Therefore, when news comes out that Warner Brothers' Clash Of The Titans is reshooting and attempting to add 3D to a movie just six months before its release, it tells me that this movie is destined to be a disaster.
The Hangover 2 To Be Set In ThailandAfter coming out of nowhere and earning an amazing $277 million this Summer, The Hangover was all but guaranteed to have a sequel. CHUD reports that the next film will probably take place in Thailand, taking up a storyline that wasn't used in Old School 2, which never saw the light of day.