For those who’ve bought the Bond box set, this week you can finally add the latest film to that set. There’s also some of the fall’s flops, and missed opportunities. Bond dominates this week of DVD and Blu-ray releases.
In what must amount to a pleasant surprise, the box office roared back to life this weekend after many theaters were closed because of Hurricane Sandy. Wreck-It Ralph did nearly $50 Million, while Flight performed stronger than expected. People wanted to go to the movies this weekend.
These days, many filmmakers are so obsessed with the films they grew up with, it feels like they're not just paying homage, but doing covers. RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists tries to come off as a fun-filled bloody action fest, tipping its hat to martial arts movies of the past, but in trying to incorporate so many homages it comes off as messy.
When it comes to the numbers this week, there are now X factors that could make all predictions slightly off. And that's what happens when you have a disaster like Hurricane Sandy. But it's a crazy week in general between that and Tuesday's election, and it's hard to know if people will want to go to the movies or not.