Sunday, November 30, 2008

Box Office Report: 30!

Dude here again. Another Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, which means another year has passed us. And more importantly, another year has passed me. And this year, the Dude welcomes himself to the 30-club! But my age is of no importance. Not when there are numbers to report.

This weekend, despite the fact that it's Thanksgiving, people wanted Christmas. And not just one Christmas, but.... wow, 30. 30 years I've been here. Sorry. Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).

1. Four Christmases (NL) - $31.6, 3310 screens, week 1, $46.7 total

2. Bolt (BV) - $26.5, 3654 screens, week 2, $66.8 total

3. Twilight (Sum) $26.3, 3425 screens, week 2, $119.5 total

4. Quantum of Solace (Sony)- $19.5, 3501 screens, week 3, $142.0 total

5. Australia (Fox) - $14.8, 2642 screens, week 1, $20.0 total

6. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Par/DW)- $14.5, 3709 screens, week 4, $159.5 total

7. Transporter 3 (LGF) - $12.3, 2626 screens, week 1, $18.5 total

8. Role Models (Uni) - $5.2, 2195 screens, week 4, $57.8 total

9. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Mir)- $1.6, 582 screens, week 4, $5.1 total

10. Milk (Focus) - $1.3, 36 screens, week 1, $1.8 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, as mentioned before, the irresistible combination of Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspooon, and a whole bunch of Christmases seemed to appeal to all those ready to move on from Thanksgiving. Jesus, THIRTY! Where the hell did my twenties go? It's all a blur, littered with empty bottles of Jack Daniels along the side.

Bolt and Twilight are in a very close race for secoFUCK!!! THIRTY!!!! I've wasted my life watching movies and reporting box office numbers. And making Simon Pegg laugh. Okay, that's something in the plus column, but still. I thought I'd have made several of the record breaking movies I report about by now.

I gotta give a shout out to Transporter 3, which doesn't appear to have done all that well, but is about on par with previous Transporter outings. And it's better than the Bond movie. Seriously. That's not just my jaded 30-year old mind tired of big budget commercial crap. It's because I'm an immature 30-year old who can never pass up a Statham flick.

I can't keep going on. I'm gonna drink myself to sleep

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, another Punisher movie, but this one is without Dolph Lundgren, too. See that? I remember seeing the Lundgren one in the theaters. I hear Neil Young singing "Old man, look at my life". Time to cry.

Until next weekend.......

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Transporter 3: At least it's better than Bond!

It's a Transporter movie. It's definitely the weakest of the three films. It doesn't have as memorable a fight sequence as the previous two films. (No firehose fight, no flipping the car over to remove a bomb, no greasing up and fighting on bike pedals). It loses the hidden homoerotic messages of the first two. And it features quite possibly the worst performance I've seen all year in the form of the girl. Seriously, she's worse than Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel in The Happening.


I feel like the director really wanted to sleep with her, and granted her lots of dialogue and close-ups. (Although, given Luc Besson's penchant for his starlets, it could be his doing. IMDB will help me here.) Truly terrible. There's a scene where she takes some drugs, and becomes the most annoying person in the world to Jason Statham. Although now that I think about it, maybe she just did a REALLY GOOD job at being an annoying person. Hmmm, perspective is a funny thing. (I still stand firm on the director wanting to sleep with her. It's pretty apparent).

And yet, I still had a great time. A much better time than at Quantum of Solace. And here's why: The Transporter knows it's a dumb movie. It has no delusions about itself, and wears that like a badge of honor and pride. Quantum thought too highly of itself, and try to gussy up the fact that it was just another entry in the Transporter series. Also, it helps that Transporter 3, even with a wafer thin story, still actually has a story. This is a big up over Quantum.

Statham kicks ass, as usual. Prison Break's Robert Knepper plays the villain, and it's strange to hear him not speak like Tea Bag. But he's quite effective, and I hope to see more of him in future roles. And the French guy from the first two movies is back, bringing the homoerotic tension to a full boil in the beginning, and much needed comic relief when applicable, and surprising efficiency in the scenes that require him to be Joe Exposition.

Overall, a fun B-movie that knows what it is and doesn't require a dreadnaught. (Although the Dreadnaught couldn't hurt any movie).

Oh, and they really needed to put a Crank 2 preview before the movie. Just sayin...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time for Uber Mini Tweeners!!!

I've seen a few movies, but not many lately. (Work's been preventing me from going out and having a life. On the other hand, I'm making money I'm not spending on movies. So I guess I got that going for me.

But I have seen these movies, and while I could totally get into many ins and outs of them all, I've decided to "Tweener-It-Up" and give you brief overviews. Although I may go off on a few at a later time. Most likely as I discuss my Best/Worst of the year.

Man, "Tweener-it-up" sounds like a pederast term. I should probably change that. B ut it's too late now.

Synecdoche, NY

Hands down, best film I've seen this year. It's depressing as all fuck, but I found it to be a fantastic moviegoing experience. It can certainly divide people, and there's no middle ground about it. You love it or you hate it. I'm firmly on the love side.

Full disclosure: I am a Kaufman fanatic and will follow him to the ends of the Earth. I find his movies fascinating, a firm blend of dream logic and grounded emotional truths. In his directorial debut, he just continues this natural extension.

I couldn't even begin to explain what the movie is about. But it involves Philip Seymour Hoffman, and if a movie doesn't have his approval, it is not Not NOt NOT... approved by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Lost focus for a moment there, apologies. But yeah, check this movie out. Or argue me and tell me why you think it's crap.


This movie was bullshit! You sat there for two and a half hours of Angelina Jolie crying. Oh, I'm sorry, Angelina. I didn't realize that you were missing your son. You've only repeated it the entire goddamn running time of the movie! Seriously, EVERY SINGLE SCENE! FOR TWO AND A HALF FUCKING HOURS! On top of that, there's a scene at the end, where the characters are listening to, and taking bets on, the goddamn Oscars! It's as if the movie is strolling by with it's hand out, just already presuming it won every award like a goddamn cliched prom queen. It's even more shameless Oscarbation than that trailer for The Soloist. That thing wants an award so bad, it should just end with homeless/schizophrenic/musical genius Jaime Foxx... excuse me, with ACADEMY AWARD WINNER homeless/schizophrenic/musical genius Jaime Foxx just jerking off with an Oscar statue.

If ever a movie needed the DREADNAUGHT, it is this one.

That being said, Changeling was a beautiful looking film.

Role Models

This movie just made me laugh a lot. I liked Stifler and Paul Rudd, I thought they were great together. I liked the kids, even when the little kid swearing starts to wear thin. I loved that half the cast of The State shows up. I love the LARP stuff. and the KISS jokes were great too. There's a lot of dry humour, and it's very quick. Overall, though, I thought it worked. It didn't force laughs, it earned them. The movie's damn funny.


I haven't seen a Van Damme movie in the theaters since 1999. The man's been stuck in DTV. And his movies are never really terrible, so much as they're just boring and stupid. But this JCVD movie is his most entertaining movie in over a decade.

Basically, the movie is about the failure of Jean Claude Van Damme. As an actor, as a father, as an action hero, as a human being. He knows he's old, he's losing shitty parts to Steven Seagal, and he's lost custody of his daughter. While trying to obtain funds at a post office to pay his lawyer's fees, Van Damme finds himself in a situation the action hero Van Damme would easily escape out of, but the man Van Damme just can't quite do.

What struck me about this movie the most was how cinematic it was. There are a lot of arty directorial flourishes that normally I would find distracting and annoying, but that worked here. Although the washed out brown look of the film is atrocious and tough to get by. There's a playing of linear time, cutting between Van Damme's predicament and his custody battle, or showing events from multiple points of view. The best is the opening shot, a long tracking shot of old Van Damme kicking a lot of ass, but getting a little tired along the way and missing a few beats.

And there's one scene where Van Damme actually acts, and he kinda does a good job. And makes you believe things. Like, you know, an actor should. And he pulls it off. And in one take! I couldn't believe it. It was the first time where I was actually paying attention to Van Damme's performance, and not the bump on his head.

This is one worth checking out for fans of the man, and fans of fun action movies in general. (There's a few great digs at John Woo, and Van Damme's role in bringing him to America). Check it out, so that next year maybe Dolph Days will not just be a glimmer in my mind's eye.

Quantum of Solace

Honestly, I thought this movie was stupid. It felt like a pretentious, stuffy XXX movie. (The Rob Cohen/Vin Diesel XXX movie, not the good kinds of XXX movies). Yeah, the action is fast and furious and Bourne-like, but that's why I watch Bourne movies. (A lament I'm hearing over and over again, but it's being said because it's true). This is a loud, stupid movie that makes no sense. And even though it's allegedly the shortest movie in the Bond series, it feels like the longest. There's a girl in this movie whose sole purpose is to fuck Bond then die.

A lot of the editing choices make no sense, making you think something is important, when it's not. There's too much cross cutting of action with cultural events (Horse races in the streets of Italy! A German opera! Ok, the opera scene was pretty cool). The writing's stupid, too. So many false leads that lead to nothing at all. And how many times is DJD (Dame Judi Dench) going to repeat that her boy is not her son? Whoops, I mean that she can't trust Bond, even though she's proved at the end of the last movie that she DOES trust Bond. What the flip, DJD?!?

And on top of that, they try to sort of have an environmental message. Which was sort of insulting. This movie angered me a little bit. Good to look at, but ultimately empty and insulting.


Jeffrey Wright kicks supreme amounts of ass in his limited screen time. The scene in the bar between him and Bond is outstanding. Just watch how utterly badass he handles things. If they feel the need to spinoff the franchise, make a Felix Leiter movie starring Jeffrey Wright. It would boot you in the junk so hard.

I used pictures from Casino Royale, because that's a better movie, and I couldn't find a good one of Wright in QoS.

Box Office Report: Vampires are stupid edition

Dude here again. This is getting a little ridonkulous, all these people making lots of money in short periods of time. But, so long as people keep releasing movies lots of screaming girls want to see (as well as screaming boys last week, and screaming children two weeks ago )the numbers will be up, and I'll comment about it. Because that's what you expect of me.

This weekend, Twilight came, saw, and conquered (and then some) and put a disappointing Mr. Bond in his place. Oh, and a movie about a talking dog opened. Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).

1. Twilight (Sum) $70.5, 3419 screens, week 1, $70.5 total

2. Quantum of Solace (Sony)- $27.4, 3458 screens, week 2, $109.4 total

3. Bolt (BV) - $27.0, 3651 screens, week 1, $27.0 total

4. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Par/DW)- $16.0, 4007 screens, week 3, $137.4 total

5. Role Models (Uni) - $7.2, 2733 screens, week 3, $48.0 total

6. Changeling (Uni) - $2.6, 1739 screens, week 5, $31.6 total

7. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (BV) - $2.0, 2361 screens, week 5, $86.8 total

8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wein.) - $1.7, 1220 screens, week 4, $29.3 total

9. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Mir)- $1.6, 406 screens, week 3, $2.6 total

10. The Secret Life of Bees (FoxS) - $1.2, 1095 screens, week 6, $35.6 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that almost any teenage girl you know, plus everyone she knows, and everyone THEY know, and etc. went to see Twilight this weekend. And they took all the parking at the movie theater, making it very difficult for those of us wasting our time with the James Bond movie. Twilight made a mint, which is very good for Summit entertainment (and the girl that works for them that I have a crush on*) and very bad for Paramount, which put the project into turnaround two years ago. This can only ensure more Twilight movies are an inevitability.

On a side note, I have not seen the film nor read the books. The reasoning is not because it's a movie for teenage girls (I secretly love those movies), but because of a logic flaw that may or may not be answered in the film/books itself. It is this: If Cedric Diggory is a 110 year old vampire, why does he keep returning to high school? It can't be to increase his friend numbers on MySpace, could it?

Also opening this week was something that last week seemed like a sure bet: Disney's Bolt. featuring the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, as well as a hamster in a ball, it went on to take third place. Not bad, and it should have some legs going into the holiday weekend next week. But still, it's rather disappointing given the insanely high numbers of Madagascar 2 weeks ago. But I'm sure people with kids will have to watch this ad infinitum when it's released in a special edition DVD in a few months. (that will be locked away in the Disney Vault after six months, never to be heard from again).

Quantum of Solace, which I may or may not have expressed my disdain for already, held onto second place, but just barely. In fact, don't be surprised if Bolt winds up in second when the actuals are released, as Sony had boosted last week's numbers to make it seem like Bond outdid the last Bourne film. (Which it turned out, it did not). But with an almost 60% drop from last week, this Bond might not be as successful as Casino Royale.

Below the radar, Danny Boyle's latest Slumdog Millionaire continued to astound audiences and garner well deserved Oscar buzz. It had the highest per screen average of the week, again, and increased both it's take from last week and the number of screens. Other movies opened up in limited release, but my information will not reveal what those movies are, and how much they made.

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, Milk! Australia! Four Christmases! And of course, Transporter 3!!! The movie I feel Bond WISHES it could be. (Boy am I gonna be upset if it's horrible). Also, on DVD this week... SPACE CHIMPS!!! Just sayin...

Until next weekend.......

*Fun Fact: That girl is the out of focus, red-eyed Little Red Riding Hood in my profile picture. True Story. And I don't really have a crush on her, but I keep the joke going because I don't know when to end a joke. Like this one, right now, for instance. No clue how to properly end it. Like an SNL sketch.

Monday, November 17, 2008

You might think I'm getting a little too Watchmen happy lately...

And you're absolutely right. But I don't give a damn. This movie is looking better and better with each little morsel released.

Choke on this new trailer, Turkish. Try telling me that it could veer into corny territory now.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bond Office Report

Dude here again. It's starting to feel like summer again. Not just because of the intense California heat and subsequent wildfires. (But they do count for something). But because every weekend is posting ridiculously high dollar amounts. If I had feelings anymore, it would make me cry. The tears. The tears out of my face.

This weekend, in a surprise to nobody, James Bond kicked your arse. Just admit it. no other movies even opened up in any significant way. Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).

1. Quantum of Solace (Sony)- $70.4, 3451 screens, week 1, $70.4 total

2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Par/DW)- $36.1, 4065 screens, week 2, $118.0 total

3. Role Models (Uni) - $11.7, 2798 screens, week 2, $38.1 total

4. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (BV) - $5.8, 3202 screens, week 4, $84.3 total

5. Changeling (Uni) - $4.2, 1896 screens, week 4, $27.6 total

6. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wein.) - $3.2, 2210 screens, week 3, $26.5 total

7. Soul Men (MGM/Dim)- $2.4, 2048 screens, week 2, $9.4 total

8. The Secret Life of Bees (FoxS) - $2.4, 1449 screens, week 5, $33.6 total

9. Saw V (LGF) - $1.7, 2002 screens, week 4, $55.4 total

10. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Free) $1.6, 1587 screens, week 3, $12.6 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means pretty much what I said earlier. Smashing records for the Bond franchise, QoS (as the cool kids call it) proves that anyone who answered Bond to the question "Who would win in a fight, Bond or Bourne?" doesn't look like a fool anymore. It made a boat load of cash, enough to keep Dame Judi Dench (DJD, as the cool kids call her) rich enough to go off and do serious movies in the meantime. And by serious, I mean more Riddick movies.

In second, with a small percentage drop was Madagascar 2 The Streets, about dancing animals or something. I didn't see it. Role Models also had a small decrease from last week, and showed some strong legs. the movie's funny as heck, and well worth seeing.

Man, that Riddick movie kicks a lot of arse, too. Why is Vin Diesel wasting my time with XXX 3 and Fasterest and Furioser? We want Riddick!

Below the radar, Danny Boyle's latest Slumdog Millionaire, a touching and I'm willing to bet visually stunning story of an Indian man winning "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" opened up on 10 screens and took in $350,000. A higher per screen average to the QoS, but that QoS average was pretty high, too.

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, some nonsense called Twilight is coming out. It's about vampires. It stars the kid who died in the fourth Harry Potter. In a previous life, the new Harry Potter was supposed to open next week. Alas, now we have Twilight. (And ten more days until Transporter 3!!!)

Until next weekend.......

Monday, November 10, 2008

JCVD: It's kinda like...

... Being John Malkovich. But with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Unfortunately, this could either be fantastic news or the last nail in the coffin for my inspired portrait of the tortured artist "Dolph Days".

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Box Office Report: Obama hangover edition

Dude here again. I'm reporting to you for the first time in about 8 years with something I call a semblance of hope. To be honest with you, it's a little disconcerting. But I'll get used to it. I'm speaking of course about the teen girl roller derby league I coach. We've struggled for years (8, to be exact) but finally, after Tuesday, these girls seem like they're ready to take on the skates and finally win us some games. Go Team!

This weekend, in a surprise to nobody, an animated movie dominates in a big way! And the others fall by the wayside, but them's the breaks. Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).

1. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Par/DW)- $63.5, 4056 screens, week 1, $63.5 total

2. Role Models (Uni) - $19.2, 2792 screens, week 1, $19.2 total

3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (BV) - $9.2, 3464 screens, week 3, $75.7 total

4. Changeling (Uni) - $7.2, 1855 screens, week 3, $20.5 total

5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wein.) - $6.5, 2735 screens, week 2, $20.9 total

6. Soul Men (MGM/Dim)- $5.6, 2044 screens, week 1, $5.6 total

7. Saw V (LGF) - $4.2, 2829 screens, week 3, $52.3 total

8. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Free) $3.4, 2576 screens, week 2, $10.2 total

9. The Secret Life of Bees (FoxS) - $3.1, 1481 screens, week 4, $29.9 total

10. Eagle Eye (Par/DW)- $2.5, 1407 screens, week 7, $96.4 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that if I make an animated movie about talking animals, people will come! In droves! It makes you wonder if the tally would have been as large if the new Bond movie opened this week like it was originally planned. But this isn't about hypothetical. this is about reality. And the reality is that Madagascar 2 made $63 million in three days. I need to check my lotto tickets.

Not even close in second is Role Models, which looks hilarious (I'm seeing it as soon as I'm done typing this), filthy, and the farthest thing from talking animals I want to see in a movie. A very respectable $19 mil opening should bode well for the comedy, which is surprisingly not produced by Judd Apatow.

Moviegoers who felt like paying tribute to two recently deceased legends, Bernie Mac and Issac Hayes, must have been out seeing the talking animal movie (Mac does a voice in it too), as Soul Men was released and hardly made a dent. I've heard it's a grand testament to the talent of Mac and Hayes, but it looks like the crowds just weren't having it. I hope you all feel something that resembles shame now.

Below the radar, a bunch of interesting films opened up in limited release. Repo: The Genetic Opera opened up on 8 screens and took in $51,600. Impressive for a movie that looks like it's trying WAY too hard to worm its way into your cult classic heart. On the other end of the spectrum, though, is JCVD, a self-aware examination of the life of Jean Claude Van Damme. It took in $23,300 on 2 screens, and it should be expanding soon. And a movie called House opened up, but this is neither a) an expansion of the hit TV show; or b) a remake of the 1985 horror "classic". Knowing that, know that it also took in $355,000. But again, not those things you'd think they'd be.

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, new Bond movie!! And that means it's only 2 more weeks until a new Transporter movie!!!!!Try to deny your excitement on that one. You can't. You just can't.

Until next weekend.......

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The single most important reason why Obama needs to win today.

Is not the free donut at Krispy Kreme, or the free coffee at Starbucks. Or the free Chicken sandwich at Chick-Fill-A. (Although that's pretty damn good, too, let's be honest).

No, the single most important reason Obama needs to win today is so that freakin will stop sending me emails everyday. I realize it's an important election, and there are many issues at stake on the ballot. With the economy as it is (and me recently being let go from my recent promotion), I'm sure that Obama's fiscal plan will help us out in the long run.

But more than anything, I want MoveOn to stop sending me emails every goddamn day. I can't contribute even $25 to help get ads on the air. And I'm tired of signing petitions to stop other petitions. Enough is enough. I can't take four more years of their incessant emails talking about how fucked we are. I know how fucked we are. I live in this world, too. I don't need daily email reminders informing just how fucked up we actually are.

On another selfish side note, no matter who wins, the campaign commercials can finally stop. And for those in California, that means I don't have to watch the Date Rapist go on his claims about nailing underage kids, and sticking the abortion bill to the tax payers. It's a seriously disturbing ad. Not as disturbing as the giant hate message in the sky yesterday. But still disturbing, nonetheless.

So rock on to e-lec-tion ave-a-nue, and Vote on Calrissian! And no on prop 8!

As a reward, enjoy this Survivor song from Rocky IV, or as I like to call it, the only movie where it's okay to route against Dolph Lundgren.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Box Office Report: Daylight Savings Spectacular!

Dude here again. I'm actually Twittering this to you from inside a corn maze. My friends thought it would be fun to go to a corn maze for Halloween, and I've been stuck in here for two days now. It's not as fun as you'd think it would be. But at least the corn is plentiful. I'm kidding of course. I don't even know what the hell Twittering is. (And I don't have friends).

This weekend, it's not just the clocks that are turning back, as there are low box office takes abound! Let's go to the numbers, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates. The actuals will be available on Monday).

1. Hich School Musical 3: Senior Year (BV) - $15.0, 3626 screens, week 2, $61.7 total

2. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wein.) - $10.6, 2735 screens, week 1, $10.6 total

3. Saw V (LGF) - $10.1, 3084 screens, week 2, $45.8 total

4. Changeling (Uni) - $9.4, 1850 screens, week 2, $10.0 total

5. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Free) $6.0, 2652 screens, week 1, $6.0 total

6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (BV)- $4.7, 3004 screens, week 5, $84.0 total

7. The Secret Life of Bees (FoxS) - $4.0, 1611 screens, week 3, $25.2 total

8. Max Payne (Fox) - $3.7, 2564 screens, week 3, $35.5 total

9. Eagle Eye (Par/DW)- $3.4, 2007 screens, week 6, $92.5 total

10. Pride & Glory (WB/NL)- $3.2, 2585 screens, week 2, $11.6 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that they shouldn't open movies on Fridays when Halloween is on a Friday. nobody goes to the movies, and the rest of the numbers are all askew. But High School Musical 3 took another weekend in the top spot. I just can't wait for High School Musical 4: Tiajuana Donkey Show.

Speaking of segues, Zack and Miri Make a Porno took the second spot, in an opening much lower than usual Seth Rogen fair, but pretty much on par for Kevin Smith movies, and enough to claim a victory over the blinding star power of Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, which opened close, but not close enough. Chalk this one up as another victory for porn!

And this Haunting of Molly Hartley movie opened up in fifth, which is pretty impressive to market a teen friendly horror movie on Halloween and base it all on the fact that you have someone from Gossip Girl in it. XOXO

Below the radar, Bruce Campbell's My Name Is Bruce opened up on one screen and took in $18,800, which is the highest per screen average of the week. Well done Bruce. now bring that movie to my town. Along with the next season of Burn Notice. YEAH, Burn Notice!

(That's right. Two weeks in a row with a Burn Notice shout out. Yeah Burn Notice!)

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, Role Models, and Madagascar. And a new U.S. President so make sure you vote on Tuesday.

Until next weekend.......