My Links, Milk, Etc
So the time has come to redo all my sidebar links, which are embarrassingly out of date (sorry, Emily).
Anyone who has a blog they want to get on there, shoot me an e-mail.
I saw Milk yesterday afternoon. It's a solid, solid film, with a great performance by Sean Penn.
Stunningly, it was the first movie I'd seen in a theater in at least five months, likely the longest stretch that I hadn't been in a movie theater probably since I was about 4.
Blame the economy, blame high ticket prices, blame the lack of gotta-see-it-now movies. In fact, though we went to a multiplex, Milk was the only movie there that I had any real interest in seeing. Quantum of Solace was a distant second, mostly because I keep hearing that it just isn't much fun.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL did a solid $31 million over the weekend. NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS limped in with only $3.5; I apparently vastly overestimated its appeal.
DELGO did only $916,000, finishing behind even something called RAB BE BANA DI JODI, which did $1.25 million (!) in only 105 theaters. Apparently there's a real market out there for films catering to specific cultural groups.
In very limited release, DOUBT, GRAN TORINO, THE READER and CHE all opened with very solid per-theater numbers.