Despite what Perez Hilton’s Mario Lavandeira falsely claimed for two weeks on his blog, that GI Joe: Return of The Cobra would fail miserably at the box, it (unsurprisingly) did not. What does Mario know? Nada.
Congrats to Channing Tatum for having the #1 movie in America at the box office over the weekend, taking over $54 million in movie ticket sales domestically in the US of A.
Also congratulations to the movie’s producers who opted not to have the customary Hollywood movie critic early screening reviews session, and who atypically led with confidence, just opening the movie to the US public without journalists ‘help.’
It worked. #1.
Is this a new trend for blockbuster films for the future?
Journalists could well learn to be a tad bit sweeter, if they even have hopes to be the privileged few and review a movie first. It’s a wake up call to all film reviewers, that the American people decide with or without journalists ‘expert’ opinion on films.
A journalist has never made a film, so why they get to critique it has always been a mystery to me. I think newspapers and entertainment critics should be guest filmmakers, guest screenwriters and guest reporters commenting on their peers films rather than a journalist.
The Rise of the Cobra’s #1 success at the box office, could perhaps be an indication that the days of the film critic are numbered. I hope not, but just sayin!
Talented screen writer, Dustin Lance Black, has released a statement: after leaked naked sex pics of the Oscar Winner sent the internet going crazy in America, Friday. Here it is:
“It is unfortunate that individuals and other outside parties are trying to profit from material which is clearly private. I have had the privilege to speak to people across the country, both gay and straight, on a number of critical issues including safe sex. More important than the embarrassment of this incident is the misleading message these images send. I apologize and cannot emphasize enough the importance of responsible sexual practices.”
It’s an embarrassing situation for Dustin and that was a good statement.