ETB RADIO SHOW: In this installment of the ETB Radio Show, Chuck Curry and Michael Cooper review X-Files: I Want to Believe, break down the record Box Office of the Dark Knight and reveal some of the big news out of The San Diego Comic-Con from this past weekend! LISTEN HERE and let us know what you want to hear about. email Chuck
It’s slowly starting to feel like fall is approaching as Television networks start to promote many of their returning older shows plus the new fare. Programs I’ll be setting up on my DVR include Lost (TV’s best), Grey’s Anatomy (still highly enjoyable), Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles (Really dug season one), 24 (I look for a bounce back year creatively), Friday Night Lights (never saw a bad episode), Heroes (has to be better than last season) Nip Tuck (Still a great guilty pleasure), Dexter ( Michael C. Hall rules) and ER (still a must see for me) which will mark the long running series final year. Hard to believe but I’ve seen every episode from the beginning.
As of Tuesday, The Dark Knight is now up to 333.9 mill in ticket sales, continueing its record breaking pace. Sex in the City hit the 150 mill mark in domestic ticket sales over the weekend, putting its overall worldwide total to 372 mill. That’s on a budget of 65 mill to make – pretty impressive! Plans are reportedly underway to develop a follow-up. This could really develop into a very nice movie franchise for Warner’s New Line cinema division. If all four actresses don’t go along for the ride they’re NUTS!
More reviews are starting to pop up on Rotten Tomatoes for Universal’s The Mummy 3 and everyone is NEGATIVE… OUCH! Kevin Costner’s comedy, Swing Vote, is currently running 50/50. Costner was cool as Mr. Brooks so hopefully this film will deliver. Question is – will it have an audience?
I don’t know what to make of the popular Monsters and Critics website’s somewhat vague story about Angelina Jolie being in talks to play Catwoman in a movie. If there’s any truth to this it would have to be a standalone Catwoman movie. It’s just way too early for it to be in the Chris Nolan Batman universe; a place where I feel that character wouldn’t belong! Link to Story
Lionsgate Entertainment have released this clip for their October release of RELIGULOUS, the Larry Charles (Borat) directed Documentary staring Bill Maher that takes on the world of Religion from a skeptics point of view. I must say, I’m curious to see how many theaters will play the controversial film, as its pretty safe to say more than a few people will be offended. For the record, I’m a big fan of Maher’s, and I’m highly looking forward to seeing this.
While I know his trademark humorous approach to all things will make many people laugh, I’m also confident it will make some people think as long as it’s seen with an open mind. Obviously this film will make some angry as many view any criticism against their religion as an insult. While I have nothing against faith (I like to think I have some of that myself, although it’s certainly not blind), I also think it’s interesting to explore why people believe what they believe. While many in our country are gun-shy to talk openly about religion, I hope Maher’s Religulous creates a healthy and honest debate on the subject – although somehow I doubt it. As I’ve said before on this site, Bill Maher will come under a firestorm from the right as the movie’s release date approaches and he promotes it on the tour circuit. Maher and director Charles must have given quite a bit of thought to that when they took on this project. The forecast ahead for all involved is controversy and Religious is going to get its fair share of that and more. I think Maher will enjoy every moment of it! See the Trailer