Monday, September 29, 2008

St. Anna Can't Muster A Box Office Miracle

Wassup, Y'all!

Little under the weather today, y'all after a weekend road trip to Michigan. I noted with some disappointment that Spike Lee's new joint - Miracle at St. Anna - only got middle of the road reviews and end of the road box office receipts this weekend. Spike's WWII drama only managed about $3.5 million this weekend and barely clocked into the weekend Top Ten at #9. Somewhere you have to believe that Clint Eastwood is mildly amused.

Ol Ty will have to accept some culpability in the weak numbers as I didn't make it out to a weekend showing. I had the best intentions but 50% of my crew was under the weather and there was a bit of disagreement among the crew on whether to take in 2 hours and 40 minutes of war action or see a comedy to help get over the wet blankets known as the economic 'rescue plan', millionaire Citizen McCain and his ward Say-Pay. Later in the day, I got a good laugh on with the SNL opening spoofing Say-Pay's recent interview with Katie Couric. Man, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are national comedy treasures, jack.

So before I pop off too much on MaSA's weak debut, I'll need to get out to see that bad boy - hopefully today if I can get some fast acting, non-drowsy cold medicine down.



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