Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NOT SO PRECIOUSSSSS: It seems that early reaction to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been rather mixed, with particularly mixed reaction to the high frame rate version that some theatres will present.  Given that, studios seem to have made a rash decision to pile up all their big releases for from the 19th-25th.  This weekend, we have only the terrible-looking Gerard Butler soccer movie and next weekend only The Hobbit as a new wide release.  In contrast, between December 19 and 25, we have SEVEN new wide releases, plus several interesting limited releases for Oscar play--Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, Not Fade Away--and, I'm assuming, further expansion of a few other Oscar hopefuls (most notably, Silver Linings Playbook).  Admittedly, I'm still behind (likely fare this weekend is Lincoln and perhaps a trip to Bring It On: The Musical before it closes), but isn't there room here?


  1. I have heard VERY bad things about The Hobbit, but I do still plan to see it. Kinda hoping for a screener, but I'm guessing I won't get one. The biggest complaint I've heard is that it's just straight up boring, but as I recall, the book kind of was for a bit, too. It's been a while since I read it.

  2. J. Bowman6:44 PM

    I'm waiting for all three to come out. I'm not falling for this trick anymore.