Weekend Predictions: 01-16-09

It’s January and the studios are still cleansing their bowels of the movies that can’t hang with the big boys. If you don’t believe me, I offer implicit proof in the form of Hotel for Dogs being the widest release this weekend.

I’d like enter this spreadsheet into evidence as exhibit A.

Hotel for Dogs is being unleashed in 3,271 theaters this weekend. It’s a movie about a couple of kids that turn a dilapidated hotel into a refuge for stray dogs. I wish someone would have put a muzzle on the guy that pitched this idea. Dog jokes used up. The movie stars a couple kids who’ve appeared in a couple kid movies and is directed by a guy who’s few movies weren’t [...]

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Antonio Banderas + Simon West = Salvador Dali

There’s going to be a new biopic about Salvador Dali. Okay, that’s reasonable. Antonio Banderas is in negotiations to play Dali. Sure, he’s a capable actor. [...]

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A Day At The Races

So, if Seabiscuit didn’t satiate your hunger for horse biopics, there’s good news for you. It looks like ESPN’s 35th greatest North American athlete will soon be thundering down the stretch. [...]

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