I apologize for the blog not being updated in the last few days, but this was moving weekend. Which is another way to say that I don't have internet access and even if I did, I wouldn't have the energy or the time to watch/write/review anything.
So I'll just comment on a few post-weekend grab-bag stories.
First off, The Final Destination, a third sequel to the original Final Destination a film saga about the inescapable destiny of death amongst precognitive high school teenagers who wear letter-jackets and Converse shoes, made a nice $28.3 million haul from Friday-Sunday. These films have always been about two things: (a) a really big, gruesome and gratuitous CGI disaster scenario at the beginning followed by (b) a myriad of 18-year olds getting bitten by the reaper in the most unique, dim-witted ways. This adds further fuel to the 3D fire, unfortunately, as The Final Destination played in digital 3D theaters across the country.
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds made $20 million in its second week, a mild drop-off from its $37 million #1 spot last week. Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, a sequel to a shitty remake, made $17 million and came in 3rd. Anybody who thinks that Rob Zombie is somehow the flag-carrier to new-wave horror needs to get their head examined. The man has made four films that have all proven that he's a rabid, fervent horror fanboy who hides behind his facade of eye-shadow, black jeans, and bushels of unkempt facial hair and doesn't know shit about making movies.