Archive for December, 2006

US Box Office

Monday, December 4th, 2006

The top 5 stays largely the same as last week, with the top 3 exactly the same, with Happy Feet ($17 million), Casino Royale ($15.1 million) and Deja Vu ($11 million). New entry at number 4 is The Nativity Story, a Christmas movie targeting the christian demo, with $8 million. Rounding out the top 5 is Deck the Halls, dropping one spot, with $6.7 million.

Review: Flushed Away

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Dreamworks Animation teams up with clay wizards Aardman Animation, which results in clay-nimation in CGI (runs a lot smoother). On the Aardman side, not lost is their adherence to Brit voice talents (thumbs up for Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen). But what really got me thinking is, which side introduced the simplistic story telling, the cheap jokes, the lame “let’s make a “funny” sound” repetition, or just the overall failure to make an enjoyable movie. I doubt anyone other than kids will find this quality matching up to -still at Dreamworks Animation’s throne- Shrek.5½.