Weekly Headlines 9/27

Posted: October 27, 2011 by Micah in Weekly Headlines
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And now some headlines from the Entertainment world:

Puss in Boots hits theaters this week and the movie has actually been decently reviewed. After the festival of mediocrity that was Shrek 3 or 4… or whatever Shrek it was, I honestly was only interested in this movie because it featured the silky smooth, chocolate dipped voice of Antonio Banderas. Apparently though it’s actually a fairly funny movie despite primarily featuring a character who does not wear pants.

Who would have thought that the cat would get a spin-off before the donkey?

The new Twilight movie continues to try to convince people it doesn’t suck. The issue here being that you’ve got two very distinct camps where Twilight is concerned and neither group are budging any time soon. Group A thinks Twilight is probably the worst thing ever and would quite literally rather donate their pancreas to Diseased Mole Rats-R-Us before setting foot inside a theater playing Twilight. Group B would pay hundreds of dollars and watch with mesmerized fascination if Twilight was performed by an all Pepsi can cast.

Brad Bird the man in charge of the new Incredibles sequel made a press announcement essentially saying that he has no idea what the sequel is going to be about yet but that he definitely is excited about it… I have no idea why he released that particular piece of news, cause it essentially gave out no new information. In other news he confirmed that his name was Brad Bird, and that the earth revolves around the sun.

The movie The Three Musketeers opened at number 4 at the box office this week. Somewhat disappointing for Disney who was hoping to be able to cash in once again on the Musketeers blue jackety French goodness. This marks the 5th time a movie named Three Musketeers has debuted in America (the first being in 1921 and starring a guy named Douglas Fairbanks who is now very very dead). Speaking of dead can we leave this idea alone now? Like seriously can’t we just give it back to the French and leave it alone now? Aside from those 5 “Three musketeer” movies we’ve had The Musketeer, The Four Musketeers, The Musketeers Return, The Mouseketeers, and even a version of the movie starring Barbie and a group of female Musketeers. Yes. Barbie. Can we let this die now? Please.

Johnny Depp recently announced his intent to Produce (and perhaps star in) a biographical movie on Dr. Suess. Not sure how I feel about this. I mean do we really want to see Johnny Depp read through Green Eggs and Ham? Or Horton Hears a Who? Or How the Grinch Stole Christmas?? Oh wait, yes I do. Rock on Johnny.

Steven Spielberg recently came out and announced that he was never really a fan of Indiana Jones 4 and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Seeing as the only people who did like that movie were George Lucas and Shia LaBeauf’s mother; no one really cared.

Probably the worst thing to happen to Indiana Jones since they named that state after him!

Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto has been generally applauded by critics despite the fact that it sounds like something I would order with white sauce at an Italian Restaurant.

Like about ninety percent of Coldplays songs I have no idea what's really going on here... but it's kind of cool.

And finally, Paranormal Activity 3 hit the top of the box office charts this week! The movie got horrible reviews but, in an incredible show of people not caring at all, audience members were quoted as saying “meh.” as they forked over their hard in cash to watch a mediocre film. When asked why the movie had done better than it’s previous installments the makers of the Paranormal series said: “we put more thought into the story” and “the bigger budget helped us do more.” They also said that their names were not Brad Bird and that the earth is, in fact, round.

  1. Lydia says:

    I felt like hugging this post. Especially for your comments on the Three Musketeers, Indy Jones 4, and Twilight.

  2. Micah says:

    Ha ha thanks Lydia! Glad the new Headlines idea is working out! We’ll see what happens down the road! Thanks for reading, and for the great feedback!!

  3. Cassie says:

    . . . . Having never SEEN a Musketeer movie (except the Mickey one, which does NOT count . . . ) I want to see this one. 😉 Sorry. 😉 I agree with you on the rest, though . . . 😉

  4. Leslie Bowman says:

    I’m with Cassie….I still want to see the Musketeer movie….probably mainly because I love period costume 😉

    Puss in Boots was……ok. Not the usual hilarity of Shrek, but if you like or have had a cat (or even an occasional encounter with one) you will get the cat humor 🙂 The funniest part for me was the little kid in the back of the theater making comments in spanish….I felt it highly appropriate 😉

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