A recent review in Ain't It Cool News describes We Are Marshall as having the feel of "a very small indie film about a very small concept - survival." While the reviewer known as "Rubber Band Man" says he liked a lot about the film, he suggests it is too small a flick "at it's core," and won't be a hit at the box office.
He could be right, but I hope he's wrong.
The review made me start looking at the film's competition for the box office buck. Frankly, I'm not convinced the movie about The Young Thundering Herd won't be the leader in quality, at least.
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Yo!-- Rocky: The Geriatric Years (or some such title) will be released the same day, December 22, 2006. My prediction: Rocky is faced with what seems like an overwhelming challenge, goes into serious training to overcome said challenge, comes up slightly short but shows tremendous heart while trying.
I could be wrong...
Oh, It's In A Museam. Now I Get It-- Night At The Museum stars Ben Stiller, a bunch of other people and Andy Rooney.
And The Oscar For Best Supporting Actor Goes To-- Eddie Murphy, for his role in Dreamgirls. Money in the bank!
This movie scares me, cause it has all the talent for a blockbuster, and all the buzz needed for an Oscar sweep.
Anyone Seen Kevin Smith?--Matt Damon not cracking (a) wise, (b) bones, or (c) jokes just ain't that appealing. The Good Shepard looks like (d) None of the above.
By Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY
This Guy Gets It Done-- Will Smith's The Pursuit Of Happyness opens a week before the Marshall flick, on December 15. But this is my pick for heart-string-tugging movie of the year. Will Smith doesn't mess around, starring in only three flicks that earned less than $100 mil.
I'm guessing this one is still sticking strong in Week 2 of it's release.
Considering the line-up, I'm predicting We Are Marshall has a third-place Week 1, but follows up strong in weeks two and three after some positive buzz on the street.