Summer of LAMB entry: Reel Whore

by Dylan · May 31, 2008 · Uncategorized · No Comments

Name: Waywardjam (aka Wayne)
Site: Reel Whore

The clock is ticking but after much deliberation and heartache, here’s my predictions for the success of summer 2008, aka The Summer of the LAMBs!

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – $400M
2. Iron Man – $325M
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – $300M
4. The Dark Knight – $290M
5. Hancock – $278M
6. Wall*E – $235M
7. Speed Racer – $220M
8. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $215M
9. Kung Fu Panda – $195M
10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan – $145M

Also rans: The Pineapple Express, The Incredible Hulk, Meet Dave
Guaranteed Flop: Oh my Mike Myers how far you have fallen. I can’t see how The Love Guru will do anything but fail. I think it will also fail to the tune of $25M which we all know won’t even cover Myers’ salary.

I would have loved to throw in Postal here too but if you know a film is a flop before it is even released can you really predict it as such?

Rip Van Winkle Hit (sleeper): Would you believe… Get Smart will be the sleeper hit for a major release? I believe it.

If we’re considering limited and exclusive releases a la Waitress and Little Miss Sunshine fame, I’d have to go with Son of Rambow or Hamlet 2…yeah, that’s right Hamlet 2.

3 Movies I’m Moist With Antici…Pation For:
* The Dark Knight. They kicked my baby mama to the curb in favor of Maggie Gyllenhaal but hey, Mrs. Cruise royally stunk up Batman Begins. We’ve got Bale back in the suit, returning cast members Caine, Freeman and Oldman reprising their roles, and Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart chewing up the scenery. How is this not on everyone’s must see list!

* The House Bunny. Not what you expected? Well, I love me some Anna Faris!!! This will be goofy and predictable no doubt, but at least it’s not another installment of Scary Movie. Plus I still have the McPhever and this is looking to be the year of the Beverly D’Angelo comeback, so why not give this a try?

* Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. I remember getting online to see the Indiana Jones teaser and feeling tingly all over. Then I noticed the Hellboy 2 trailer was available and after watching the most breathtaking effects and wicked fight scenes, I was like Indy Who? You da man, Ron Perlman!

…If I could name one more flick that makes me all sweaty, it’d have to be Midnight Meat Train. That has to be one of the most ludicrous titles in recent film history but it’s going to be one helluva ride!

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