Archive for September 16, 2011

Mike’s Top Tens of the Decade (1980-1989)

This has become a recurring feature here at B+ Movie Blog. Back in March, I posted my Top Tens of the 2000s, because, even though I don’t put much stock in them as be-all, end-all catalogues, I do love making Top Ten lists. So, three months later, I made a list of my Top Tens of the 90s. I liked doing it so much, I figured I’d try to do one for every decade (it gets murky past the 20s, but we have a ways to go before we get there). I’ll space them out every three months, so that way it feels like one of those “very special episodes” TV shows like to do.

What I like to do for each decade is, after listing the ten films from each year I like the best (as well as an 11-15, so that when I revisit the lists in the future (update them in five, ten years, or whatever), I won’t have look through at every film that came out over again), I like to put another list at the bottom for fun. For the 2000s, it was the “Terrible Ten” list of films I hated the most from each year. For the 90s, it was a list of “Films of My Childhood,” the films I grew up watching and loving. Now, for the 80s, I’ve compiled a list of “Awesomely 80s films,” movies from the 80s that are amazingly reflective of the decade. You’ll see what I mean when you see them.

Let’s get to the lists: (more…)

Pic of the Day: “Injun will chase a thing till he thinks he’s chased it enough. Then he quits. Same way when he runs. Seems like he never learns there’s such a thing as a critter that’ll just keep comin’ on. So we’ll find ’em in the end, I promise you. We’ll find ’em. Just as sure as the turnin’ of the earth.”

The Box Office Report – September 16-18

Last week, in Box Office…

Contagion wins the weekend — there is justice — with $22.4 million. This was in line with expectations. And considering how shitty the box office did as a whole this past weekend, this is actually a fantastic number. Wanna know how bad (/awesome) things were? Check this out:

The Help finishes second with $8.9 million. Estimates had this at $10 million, so I am really happy with the low number. But, on top of the $2 million this didn’t make —

Warrior opens to $5.2 million. This was lower than even my expectations. But — I fucking said this was not gonna do $10 million. Again, estimates are basing this on the fact that people will go.

Now, just look at that. The first three films finished with a total of $35.5 million. And only the first three films made more than $5 million My, my, how far we’ve come since July, huh?

PS: I’m fucking ecstatic about this. (more…)