June 12th, 2001
First "Fish", Game Boy Advance Launches in North
America, Release News
The weekend's box office was pretty strong with
Swordfish leading the way in first with a cool 18.1
million. Shrek continued its dominance in second with
16.5 million while Pearl Harbor started to drop with
a decent 14.7 million. Evolution opened at fourtth
with a disappointing 13.4 while The Animal was in
fifth was 9.6 million.
Moulin Rouge sang it's way to sixth with 7.6
million, What's The Worst That Could Happen? dropped
to seventh with 5.5 while in eighth, ninth and ten there was
The Mummy Returns with 4.7, A Knight's Tale
with 1.7 and Bridget Jones's Diary with 1.1 million.
In other news, this week Nintendo's new Game Boy
Advance system launches. You sure notice that DVDlaunch
has a small
section (that is going to expand TREMENDOUSLY this
summer), and in that section you can find reviews of the
hardware as well as some games. Look for more GBA reviews to
come this summer as well as other system reviews.
Finally... some release news (haven't done that in a long
time). I wanted to make note of that 61*, the
excellent Billy Crystal HBO film will make it's debut on DVD
on September 11th. For a mere 19.95, you get an anamorphic
transfer of the film (it was shown in full frame on TV so
this is nice), the excellent making-of feature shown on HBO,
cast bios and as I prayed... as commentary with Crystal
himself! Sounds quite good for quite a nice price.
Also, Paramount announced The Godfather Trilogy
but I'm sure you've already heard about that... for one
hundred bucks, it sounds like a good deal considering
Paramount's prices are usually thirty bucks a film.
- Zach B.