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The Sunday News Recap! 9.17.06

Oh, look! All The Larry King's Men...
by William Goss

‘Sup, homies? We got the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features up in here, as well as box office totals, and a preview of films and features for the week ahead. My name is Big Willy G, and this be da Recap. Don’t be hatin’, yo. I got somethin’ to say, and I need the world to hear it. Word.

What I'm Watching:
Dressed To Kill
Session 9
Supercross: The Movie (well, only like half of it)

"This movie was like watching Casablanca while having a small child use your groin as a punching bag."

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

MP Bartley
Final Destination 3
Severance (2006)

Erik Childress
Gridiron Gang
The Last Kiss (2006)

David Cornelius
Gridiron Gang
Just My Luck

Robert Flaxman

Rob Gonsalves
The Black Dahlia

Marc Kandel

Uri Lessing
Look Both Ways

Brian Orndorf
The Black Dahlia
Everyone's Hero
Gridiron Gang
The Last Kiss (2006)
The U.S. vs. John Lennon

Jay Seaver
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)
The Hidden Blade
Homie Spumoni (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)
Ice Kings (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)
Jam (2006) (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)
Open Window (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)
Ways of the Flesh (Screened at the 2006 Boston Film Festival)

Eric D. Snider
The Black Dahlia
Everyone's Hero
The Great New Wonderful
Gridiron Gang
The Last Kiss (2006)

Peter Sobczynski
The Black Dahlia
Everyone's Hero
Gridiron Gang
The Ground Truth
The Last Kiss (2006)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Jack Sommersby
Serial Killing 4 Dummys

Scott Weinberg
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (Screened at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival)

Jason Whyte
Mystic Ball (Screened at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival)

Want more reviews from a particular author? Click on the author's name. Want more reviews, regardless of author? Check out the database. Don't know what you want? Try searching the database.

"My apathy is palpable at this point."

We've got new features from our writers as well:

DVD Reviews for 9/15: Mods And Rockers!Peter Sobczynski
(More DVD Reviews)

Going With CenFlo: Tackling The Inaugural Central Florida Film FestivalWilliam Goss
(More Film Festival Coverage)

Interview: Kirby Dick on "This Film Is Not Yet Rated"Peter Sobczynski
(More Celebrity Interviews)

Sonic Death Monkey Soundtrack Review: Snakes On A PlaneMichael Collins
(More SDM Soundtrack Reviews)

The Sunday News Recap (Monday Edition)! 9.11.06William Goss
(More Sunday News Recaps)

Someone might be by with a brand new Sonic Death Monkey Soundtrack Review.

More DVD Reviews from Peter Sobczynski will be available on Friday.

Erik Childress breaks down the weekend box office predictions with another Box Office Buster early in the week, and gives you regular updates and additions in Criticwatch on Friday, as well.

You can also visit our Contest page for your chance to win DVDs and other assorted movie-related swag from HBS/eFC.

We'll also have some additional features and editorials throughout the week, as we always do.

You can access more features from a particular writer by clicking on his or her name. Want more features, coverage, interviews and the like? Click on the More option, found directly below the article title. Want more features, period? Check out the database. Don't know what you want? Try searching the database.

"If you only see 10,000 movies this year, make sure this isn’t one of them."

Our staff of writers frequently makes appearances outside of our sites, including regular gigs on radio.

Hey! We've got our own radio station! Yes, it's true: you can now listen to Hollywood Bitchslap Radio online. We specialize in movie soundtracks, with specialty programming, movie news and opinion thrown in. It's fun, (and it's free!) but it's still a work in progress, so tell us what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like to hear. All you need is an MP3 player and a healthy love of film, just like us.

As for traditional, terrestrial radio:

Erik Childress, Collin Souter and Scott Weinberg are regular guests on Nick Digilio's Nick At Night on WGN 720 AM in Chicago. The show airs every Sunday night, 11:00pm to 2:00am, Chicago (Central) time.

Loey Lockerby is a regular guest on The Walt Bodine Show on KCUR 89.3 FM in Kansas City. Loey appears with The Movie Critics every other Friday during the show, which runs every weekday from 10:00am to 11:00am, Kansas City time (Central).

Chris Parry, Erik Childress and Scott Weinberg are guests on Gaalen Engen's Fellini Is King on CJSF 90.1 FM in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The show airs every Sunday from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Vancouver (Pacific) time.

Ryan Arthur does entertainment news on Gary O'Brien And Friends on WDWS 1400 AM in Champaign, Illinois. Ryan's on Monday through Friday from 2:40pm to 3:00pm, Central time.

Please listen in, if you get the chance!

"I want to hurt this movie, but I can never hurt it like it hurt me."

Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from BoxOfficeMojo.com and are rounded up, where applicable.

1. Gridiron Gang - $15.0 million
2. The Black Dahlia - $10.4 million
3. Everyone’s Hero - $6.2 million
4. The Last Kiss - $4.7 million
5. The Covenant - $4.7 million ($15.7 million total)
6. Invincible - $3.9 million ($50.9 million total)
7. The Illusionist - $3.8 million ($23.3 million total)
8. Little Miss Sunshine - $3.4 million ($46.4 million total)
9. Hollywoodland - $2.7 million ($10.5 million total)
10. Crank - $2.7 million ($24.4 million total)

Opening September 20 (limited release):
Solo Con Tu Pareja

Opening September 22 (wide release):
All The King’s Men
Jackass: Number Two

Opening September 22 (limited release):
American Hardcore
The Science of Sleep

Sneaks on September 23:
School for Scoundrels

"Just because it’s futuristic doesn’t mean it’s practical."

Previewing the week ahead...

On DVD This Tuesday (theatrical/DTV):
10th & Wolf
Backdraft (Special Edition)
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Go For Zucker
Hard Candy
Loverboy (2006)
Mister Roberts
The Proposition (2006)
Stay Alive
Stick It

Want more DVD recommendations? We've got 'em in our Upcoming DVD Release Schedule, updated regularly.

"So you wanna end your movie that way, huh? Okay, get bent. We’re outta here."

All right, peeps. Make sure to holla back on our forums, lend your ear to Hollywood Bitchslap Radio, and check out our previous Recaps. I gots to run, catch the latest horror mov— oh, snap, son! RUN, BITCH! HE GONNA KIIILLLL YOU!

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originally posted: 09/17/06 23:57:33
last updated: 09/27/06 15:25:25
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