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The Sunday News Recap! 9.24.06

Gretchen Mol: STILL for your consideration.
by William Goss

Hey there, pretty lady. You come here often? My name's Will, but my friends call me Wild Bill, and I always hang out at the 'cap, my one-stop shop for the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features, as well as box office totals, and a preview of films and features for the week ahead. Hey, are you going to walk alone to your car later? I'll just be over at the bar, watching you all night...

What I'm Watching:
Boyz N The Hood
Coffee and Cigarettes
Dirty War

"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
In Dreams

Doug Bentin
The Covenant
Tourist Trap

Erik Childress
All The King's Men (2006) (Screened At The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival)
The Dog Problem
The Fountain (Screened At The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival)
Jackass: Number Two

David Cornelius
The Notorious Bettie Page
Stick It

Robert Flaxman
Little Miss Sunshine

Rob Gonsalves
The Altruist
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Day of the Dead
Fearless (2006)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Thing (1982)

William Goss
Jackass: Number Two

Marc Kandel
The Black Dahlia

Todd LaPlace
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
The Science of Sleep

Dan Lybarger

Brian Orndorf
All The King's Men (2006)
Fearless (2006)
Jackass: Number Two
The Motel
The Science of Sleep

Mark Rodger-Snelson
An Inconvenient Truth

Jay Seaver
The House of Usher (2006) (Screened At The 2006 Boston Film Festival)

Eric D. Snider
All The King's Men (2006)
Jackass: Number Two
Jimmy and Judy
Keeping Mum

Peter Sobczynski
All The King's Men (2006)
Fearless (2006)
Jackass: Number Two

Collin Souter
Jackass: Number Two

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:

The Best in Film: 1980-1986Jack Sommersby
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The Box Office Buster (Sept. 22-24)Erik Childress
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DVD Reviews For 9/22: Look At Me, It's DVD!Peter Sobczynski
(More DVD Reviews)

Religion, Worldviews and Controversy Pitch Their Tents at "Jesus Camp"Uri Lessing
(More Celebrity Interviews)

The Sunday News Recap! 9.17.06William Goss
(More Sunday News Recaps)

When the Red Baron Wasn’t a Pizza: The Making of 'Flyboys'Dan Lybarger
(More Celebrity Interviews)

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. Jackass: Number Two - $28.1 million
2. Fearless - $10.6 million
3. Gridiron Gang - $9.7 million ($27.2 million total)
4. Flyboys - $6.0 million
5. Everyone's Hero - $4.8 million ($11.6 million total)
6. The Black Dahlia - $4.4 million ($17.3 million total)
7. All The King's Men - $3.8 million
8. The Covenant - $3.3 million ($20.3 million total)
9. The Illusionist - $3.3 million ($27.5 million total)
10. Little Miss Sunshine - $2.9 million ($50.3 million total)

Opening September 27 (limited release):
The Last King of Scotland

Opening September 29 (wide release):
The Guardian
Open Season
School for Scoundrels

Opening September 29 (limited release):
Facing The Giants
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints

Opening September 30 (limited release):
The Queen

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

Previewing the week ahead...

On DVD This Tuesday (theatrical/DTV):
Beowulf and Grendel
Curious George
The Dead Zone (Special Edition)
Down in the Valley
Dracula (Special Edition)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Frankenstein (Special Edition)
Graveyard Shift (Special Edition)
The Ground Truth
Lady Vengeance
The Lake House
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Special Edition)
The Notorious Bettie Page
Pet Semetary (Special Edition)
Russian Dolls
Silver Bullet (Special Edition)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Special Edition)
Three Times

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."

Wait, honey. Where are you going so soon? Come on, I haven't shown you my forums, you haven't listened to Hollywood Bitchslap Radio once, and all the ladies love the previous Recaps. It's all good, baby. You've had the best, now try the rest, you sweet than-- OW! Oooooh, cheeky, are we?

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originally posted: 09/24/06 23:24:29
last updated: 09/25/06 23:39:20
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