The kids are back in school, the leftovers are congealing in the fridge and you’ve already run through all the releases at your local multiplex. Such is life on the weekend after the Thanksgiving Holiday. The upshot is that there isn’t much to talk about in terms of box office. We’ve got holdovers as far as the eye can see – and they’re not holding very well at that. In fact, overall box office is down 13% this weekend from 2009 levels when The Blind Side claimed first place.
||Harry Potter 7A
||Love & Other Drugs
||The Warrior’s Way
||The Next Three Days
Capcom is hitting “Continue” on another Street Fighter movie despite suffering a pair of brutal KOs on their previous attempts. Speaking to GamerLive.tv, Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson said that they’re still moving forward with attempts to successfully bring the long-running videogame franchise to the big screen. Here is his amazing answer to why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was such an astounding failure:
There’s a book to be written there. This is where I have to be careful. Let’s just say there were a lot of people with different ideas as to what was the best route to take with that movie. A path was chosen, a result was had. I think there are some learnings internally that we’ve taken away from that experience.
Hit the jump for more quotes from the interview along with a cool fan-made movie that hit the web recently.
by Eli Mak Posted: January 11th, 2010 at 11:03 pm
Pixar continues its domination as a critical favourite at the 11th Annual Golden Tomato Awards as Up has won the Golden Tomato Award for a film in wide release. Rotten Tomatoes, the online aggregator of film reviews has more than 200 top film critics whose opinions and judgements are included in the final score that resulted in Pixar picked up its 16th Golden Tomato Award. It was critically acclaimed for making the story of far greater importance than the visuals, remarking “another masterful work of art from Pixar, Up is an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt adventure impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth”. The Hurt Locker was the best limited release film for 2009 while Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was considered ‘moldy’, as the worst reviewed film of 2009 with an embarrassing 4% rotten tomato rating. Winners in action/adventure, comedy, documentary, drama, sci-fi, thriller, foreign, horror, kids, romance, musical and the user-voted Golden Tomato, after the jump.