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The Sunday News Recap (Monday Edition)! 11.20.06

Turkey, turkey, turkey. What's playing at the art house?
by William Goss

The Sunday News Recap: STILL the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features, box office totals, a preview of films and features for the week ahead.



What I'm Watching:
Dancer in the Dark
The Virgin Suicides
Wet Hot American Summer



"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
Cinderella Man

Doug Bentin
Flushed Away
Tales of the Rat Fink

Erik Childress
Casino Royale (2006)
Fast Food Nation
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Happy Feet

David Cornelius
Casino Royale (2006)

Rob Gonsalves
Casino Royale (2006)

William Goss
Let's Go To Prison

The Grinch
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Dan Lybarger
Happy Feet

Brian Orndorf
Bobby
Casino Royale (2006)
Fast Food Nation
For Your Consideration
Happy Feet
Her Best Move
Let's Go To Prison

Jay Seaver
Darkon (Screened at the 2006 Boston Fantastic Film Festival)
The Host (Screened at the 2006 Boston Fantastic Film Festival)

Matt Seaver
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Eric D. Snider
Casino Royale (2006)
Fast Food Nation
For Your Consideration
Happy Feet
Let's Go To Prison

Peter Sobczynski
Casino Royale (2006)
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Fast Food Nation
For Your Consideration
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Happy Feet
Let's Go To Prison

Jack Sommersby
Bite Me!

Collin Souter
Happy Feet

Greg Ursic
Harsh Times

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"My apathy is palpable at this point."

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The Box Office Buster (Nov. 17-19)Erik Childress
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Someone might be by with a brand new Sonic Death Monkey Soundtrack Review.

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"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.

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"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. Happy Feet - $41.5 million
2. Casino Royale (2006) - $40.8 million
3. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - $14.6 million ($90.8 million total)
4. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause - $8.3 million ($51.7 million total)
5. Stranger Than Fiction (2006) - $6.6 million ($22.9 million total)
6. Flushed Away - $6.6 million ($48.6 million total)
7. Saw III - $2.9 million ($75 million total)
8. Babel - $2.9 million ($12 million total)
9. The Departed - $2.6 million ($113.8 million total)
10. After Dark Horrorfest - $2.3 million

Opening November 21 (limited release):
The History Boys

Opening November 22 (wide release):
Deck the Halls
Déjà Vu (2006)
The Fountain
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny



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

Previewing the week ahead...

On DVD This Tuesday (theatrical/DTV):
Another Gay Movie
Ice Age: The Meltdown
An Inconvenient Truth
Scoop
Wah-Wah
Wassup Rockers
You, Me, & Dupree

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

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