Discs Are Rated
December 4th, 2000
Weekend Box Office Report, New Reviewer!
A decent weekend at the box office, however, nothing new
opened in wide release, so moviegoers were stuck to seeing
some movies they haven't already checked out. In first came
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, this
year's holiday hit, with an astounding 27.1 million, giving
the film a really, really nice 172 million gross so far. In
second was Unbreakable with 15 million, which did
drop a good amount, and will be interesting to see how
steady it holds during the next few weeks, hopefully
breaking "Sixth Sense" numbers... in third was 102
Dalmatians with 8.2 (guess it's not this year's holiday
hit, it's only made about 37 million so far), in fourth was
Rugrats in Paris with 6.5 million and in fifth was
Charlie's Angels with 5.2 million.
However, this Friday, the holiday movie season begins to
heat up with such entries as Proof of Life,
Vertical Limit and the one I've been really looking
foward to see (with a lot of Oscar® buzz already), the
foreign film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, by
director Ang Lee. Interestingly enough, Sony Pictures
Classics has put out two trailers for the film, one toward
indie fans and the other toward mainstream movie goers.
While the film opens in limited release this coming Friday
in New York (where I live, I'll try to go this weekend
actually), and will expand to other cities during the next
few weeks before going wide in January. This is a movie to
On to site news, I'm proud to introduce a new member to
the team. He specializes in Japanese Animation, so let us
all welcome Anime Master (AKA Ronald O.). Ron is
actually a friend of mine (and don't think that got him on
the team!), so be on the lookout for some reviews by him in
the near future. You can check out his review of
Other new reviews include
Dusk Till Dawn 2 (both by yours truly) and
Vista Social Club courtesy of James.
That's it for now, so um, keep watching those DVDs. I'll
try to get some more Playstation reviews up soon as well...
- Zach B.