Saw a Good Movie Last Night --
The wife and I voyaged over to the multiplex, to see 10,000 BC -- her choice.
Fortunately it was sold out. Lucky for us.
Because, trying to find something that was starting soon that was worth seeing, we compromised on "The Bank Job", and it turned out to be very good, an engrossing combination of heist film and other stuff.
I'm not going to dissect it, because it's best seen without knowing much about it. But it's worth seeing.
Jason Statham does very good work here -- he's a very charismatic actor who usually plays thugs, and it's nice to see him out of the actoion movie arena for once.
Before the movie, there was a trailer for a horror/thriller, about a guy who witnesses someone killing people on the subway, and (apparently) pieces together the fact that this guy is killing people, chopping them up and selling them as food.
Which I guess is workable, except at the end, when they revealed the title -- "Midnight Meat Train" -- everyone just laughed.
It's a bad sign when your non-comedy title gets a laugh in a movie theater.
10,000 BC made an estimated $35.7 million for the weekend. Watch it drop like a stone next week, because word is getting around.
College Road Trip made an okay $14 million. The Bank Job did $5.7 million. Miss Pettigrew did $2.5 million.
Semi-Pro dropped a fairly shocking 61% in its second weekend. Apparently people aren't feeling it.