The movie theatre at the Garden View mall in Anaheim, CA has a select number of screens that are for patrons that are 21 and over only. You can buy beer and wine at the special consession stand. That’s a nice perk but the best thing is that you don’t have teenagers/babys/children ruining your movie viewing! I wish we had a theatre like this in the Phoenix area. Below is a photo of their special lobby.
For the second week in a row, Milk made over a million dollars at the box office. The first weekend, the film was at 36 screens and pulled in $1.4M. This weekend, the screen count increased to 99 and the film grossed $1.6M.
It will be interesting to see what kind of numbers the film pulls this weekend as the film goes into wide release. That being said, I plan on seeing the film this Saturday. Anyone who is interested in tagging alone, let me know!
Look what arrived from Amazon.com today!! On Friday, Amazon.com was selling this beauty for $89.99 (compare that to today’s price of $202.99). Pair that with my $50 gift card and you’re looking at the entire Bond collection (42 discs!) for only $39.99. Can’t really beat that deal!
This film was part of Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar this year. I have never seen Roman Holiday before but it’s one of those films that comes up in conversation every once in a while. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to think about this film and, to be honest, I thought it was going to be boring. Wow, I was wrong. This film was so good. It’s more funny than you would expect and I enjoyed the chemistry between the two lead actors. The film moves along and the story is engaging. Of course, the fact that it was filmed in Rome helped me to enjoy it more. I would suggest that you rent this film if you haven’t seen it yet and, if you have seen it, post your thoughts in the comments.
Netflix has announced that they will be discontinuing HD DVD support sometime this summer. Because of this fact, I have moved all of the movies on my queue that are available in HD DVD format up to the top. Some of these movies would normally not have made it to the top of my queue for at least half a year. I’m motivated to get through these movies before they are discontinued. I think there are only about 25 of them, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. Anyway, just thought it was worth mentioning here. I can’t stress enough how much I hate the fact that HD DVD lost the format war, but what are you going to do? Maybe I’ll do some reviews of these films I have to watch… we’ll see.
According to Variety the final book in the Harry Potter series will be made into two films. FINALLY! The producers of this franchise have finally realized that it’s just too difficult to put everything that happens in these long books into a 2 hour film. Sadly, we have almost 3 years to wait before these final installments will be released. Thankfully, we’ll only have to wait six months between the releases. Hearing this news just makes me happy. At least they’re not going to torture us by making us wait for two full production schedules between releases. The final installment will be filmed concurrently in the same way “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Potter fans everywhere should be looking forward to November 2010 and May 2011 for the story to come to an end on the big screen.
In other Potter news… Just in case you didn’t know, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be in theatres this November. The film is slated for release on November 21st. The last film was released on July 11th, 2007. Almost a year and a half later, we’ll be getting the next film. Not too bad. That being said, it’s going to be a long 2 years between this film and the first installment of the final film. I guess you can’t have everything in life, right?
Anyway, I know some of you are just as excited as I am to hear this news.