The last couple of weeks have been something of a nightmare for me. I was down with Acute Bronchitis that slowly turned into walking Pneumonia. The doctor told me it was walking simply because I wasn’t in bed or in the hospital, but it seems the symptoms were pretty much the same.
It has been a very slow recovery, with lots of missed work and doctor appointments but I think and hope the worst is behind me and I am well on the road to recovery.
While I was sick in bed though, Hollywood decided to go on vacation. This past weekend was the first weekend that I can remember where there was NO new films in wide release. There was some kind of oddity called The Identical, which is a PG rated faith based film about an Elvis like superstar and his brother that he didn’t know he had, but they used a different name than Elvis, didn’t use his music and, again, it was a faith based film in which no one really talks about faith or God or anything. A film with an Idenity crisis.
Needless to say, it was a giant flop. That was the only film that came out last week and it wasn’t even a wide release.
It was also the single worst weekend at the box-office since the weekend after 9/11.
Think about that for a minute.
This weekend only brings us two new films, the family film A Dolphin’s Tale 2 and the semi-thriller No Good Deed, which the studio has so little faith in, that they cancelled all advanced screenings of…on the morning of the screening.
Only time will tell if these films are any good or if they revive the box-office, but I doubt it. September has long been a dumping ground for Hollywood and this year is no different.
The derth of good films will only last a couple more weeks though, early October brings us new films from one of my favorite living Directors, David Fincher and what looks like an Oscar contender from Robert Downey Jr, so fear not, this soon will past.
I am going to go back to bed and try and shake the rest of this cold, but I will be back next week with a couple of interesting stories, I hope.
Until then, Keep the Projector Threaded.