BIG MOVIE WEEKEND:
For anybody who hasn't heard Transformers opened Tuesday, and grossed $27 million opening day. Anybody else out there who think real filmmaking died the day daily grosses became news. Like lets not even comment on quality (haven't seen the film, I'll reserve myself until fully viewed), but it made a crap load of money. It's a winner.
Fortunately, some interesting stuff comes out as well, like Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale, which is currently getting good notices. Some small quibbles, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes:
"A small miracle-- a smart popcorn movie,"
-Kurt Honeycutt, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A potentially commercial audience-pleaser that retains of the characteristic Herzog complexity and nuance, Rescue Dawn is an electrifying action adventure that clamps your nerves with jaws of steel"
-Rex Reed, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
So happy movie-going fourth-- don't let number dictate your life!