Happy 2008. Here's what caught my eye while I was out and about...
- Kris Tapley manages to get us very excited about 2008's lineup already.
- Brian at Lazy Eye puts together a great post on the Five Best Actors Yet To Win An Oscar. I did something like this a few years ago on the blog and broke it up into three categories. Two years later, I still think it's worth a read (patting myself on the back).
- Vulture predicts the year ahead. They're so good, so snarky.
- The Reel Deal says there's something wrong with every single good movie of 2007. And this is different from other years, how?
- Lazy Eye strikes again with a post about how a movie can't be considered great if you only want to see it once. Then he retracts it, mainly due to Schindler's List. However, he caught my eye with his quote "My favorite movies include Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Graduate and Fargo. If any of those films come on TV, I stop what I’m doing and I’ll watch for 30 minutes or so." This happens to me all the time, but only with a few select films: Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club... I literally can't change the channel if I stumble across it.
- Six studios made over $1 billion this year. With a B. That breaks the previous record of 4 studios passing that threshold. But hey... $0.04 per DVD sounds reasonable, right?
- Alvin and the Chipmunks has now made over $154 million domestically. It's the 12th biggest movie of the year, passing Knocked Up. If it breaks $200 million, I swear to god I'm making my own freaking chipmunk movie next year.