Hey, kids! Ya like superheroes? Toys? Then has Hollywood got your taste quadrant covered with this week’s release of Max Steel, based on the action figure line first introduced by Mattel in 1997. Youth-focused cross-media filmmaking has been a thing since the early 1980s, and in this week’s gallery we cover every theatrical movie based on toys, cards, and board games that got a Tomatometer!

For the week leading up to All Hallow’s Eve, there’s a surprising dearth of new horror releases hitting DVD. Rest assured, though, titillation and scares can be found in a trio of horror comedies (Zombie Strippers, Poultrygeist, and the reissued slasher classic, Pieces). (Watch our interview with Zombie Stripper Jenna Jameson below.) For tamer fare, check out Kit Kittredge, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, and Disney’s CGI Tinker Bell.

1. New to DVD: Zombie Strippers Unrated Special Edition – 40%

If forty percent on the Tomatometer seems surprisingly high for a horror comedy about strippers-turned-walking dead starring former adult actress Jenna Jameson, think about this; it’s about 30 percentage points better than Saw V, and you can watch it in the safety of your own home this Halloween! Zombie Strippers is about, well, undead exotic dancers, who comprise one side of a strangely philosophical battle with their still-human counterparts when a secret government experiment is unleashed upon the unsuspecting denizens of the Rhino club.

Do zombies dance better? Are regular old strippers passé without super-human pole dancing skills and a ravenous hunger for human flesh? Find out with the Unrated Special Edition DVD, which includes a few featurettes, deleted scenes, and a commentary track by director Jay Lee and actors Joey Medina, Jenna Jameson, and Robert Englund.

Watch our exclusive one-on-one chat with Jameson below!

Next: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

2. New to DVD: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl – 78%


Resist the urge to dismiss little miss Abigail Breslin, whose star turn in this summer’s period adventure about an intrepid Depression-era girl has put her in the running to overtake Dakota Fanning’s tween queen crown. At 78 percent on the Tomatometer and Certified Fresh, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is one of this week’s best bets for quality flicks on DVD, so give it a try — and fellas, you don’t have to tell a soul if you enjoy it.

Based on the uber-popular children’s doll and book franchise, the film follows aspiring newspaper reporter Kit Kittredge (Breslin) as her family struggles through the Great Depression and she unravels a mysterious rash of crimes. Breslin gets class-act support from an impressive cast of grown-ups that include Julia Ormond, Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Chris O’Donnell and Joan Cusack. A digital copy and DVD-ROM with bonus content accompany the film.

Next: Journey in 3-D


3. New to DVD: Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D


Though Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi tale has been adapted before for the screen (some good, some bad), it hadn’t yet been adapted into the future of movie-watching: 3-D. Until now. Brendan Fraser stars in this loose reimagining as Trevor Anderson, a geologist who finds himself in otherworldly underground danger with his teenage nephew (Josh Hutcherson) and an Icelandic hottie (Anita Briem). In three dimensions!

Pick up the Limited Edition set for a 2-D cut and a 3-D version, which comes with four pairs of 3-D glasses.

Next: Tarantino can’t save this Hell Ride

4. New to DVD: Hell Ride – 11%


Thanks to the genre-obsessed films of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino (who produced Hell Ride), the B-movie grind house aesthetic has returned to vogue. If only replicating that grimy, gleefully vulgar sensibility consistently translated to compelling cinema. B-movie actor Larry Bishop enlists the likes of Michael Madsen, Eric Balfour, and Dennis Hopper in this gratuitous and indulgent biker movie, written, acted, directed and produced by none other than B-movie actor Larry Bishop.

Bishop also shows up on a comprehensive commentary track and making-of featurettes on the “Bikes,” the “Babes,” and the “Guys” of Hell Ride.

Next: Pledge Delta with Animal House 30th Anniversary set

5. New to DVD: Animal House 30th Anniversary Set – 89%


Did you ever wish you could live amongst the irreverent, partying brothers of Delta Tau Chi fraternity? Well, now you can take home the Delta house itself, in an all new Animal House 30th Anniversary DVD housed in the most raucous domicile of Faber College.

The collegiate gross-out comedy classic from director John Landis celebrates middle age with a 2-disc Special Edition ($19.98) and gift set package ($34.98) that include all-new special features, Scene-It trivia games, and reunion interviews with the cast and filmmakers. Drop a few more bucks for the frat house-shaped gift set, which also includes a new 98-minute documentary and a collectible yearbook.

Next: Tinker Bell’s starring debut

6. New to DVD: Tinker Bell


Follow Disney into the 21st century with this CGI-animated spin-off film starring Peter Pan’s beloved fairy BFF, Tinker Bell. In her first solo adventure, Tinker Bell (voiced by Mae Whitman, AKA George Michael Bluth’s girlfriend “Bland” Ann Veal, who reportedly beat Brittany Murphy for the role) arrives in the town of Pixie Hollow to determine her destiny, meeting plenty of A-list fairies along the way (voiced by Kristin Chenowith, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera, Anjelica Huston, and more). But what’s a Disney film without musical numbers? And will such a familiar character hold up to the liberties taken in the name of updating Tinker Bell’s legend for children of today (speaking for the first time, for example)?

Tots will likely be enraptured, as will anyone who recognizes the names Jesse McCartney (who voice acts), Katharine McPhee, and Selena Gomez (who contribute songs to the soundtrack).

Next: The lens turns on celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz.

7. New to DVD: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens


Having shot some of the most iconic celebrity photographs in the last few decades (John Lennon on the eve of his death, Demi Moore nude and pregnant, and Miley Cyrus most recently), it’s about time photographer Annie Leibovitz got her own documentary. Shot, written, and directed by Leibovitz’s sister Barbara, Life Through a Lens follows Leibovitz at work snapping celebrities, interviewing a handful of them about their photo shoot experiences while discussing the life and career of the woman who gave Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair some of their most intimate celebrity portraits ever.

Next: Brazilian police get brutal in Elite Squad

8. New to DVD: Elite Squad – 50%


If you enjoyed 2002’s City of God, check out another crime drama set in the heart of Brazil’s most dangerous neighborhoods. Based on the nonfiction book Elite de Tropa, about Rio de Janeiro’s elite BOPE special police force, Elite Squad follows police captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) as he struggles to find his own replacement before retiring. While critics split over the brutal, violent tale, this is precisely the type of film that finds a life on DVD.

Next: Troma flies with Poultrygeist

9. Poultrygeist


Those familiar (and amused by) the antics of Lloyd Kaufman and his merry band of indie moviemakers will thrill at the latest Troma release, a horror musical-comedy that shows what could happen when a fast-food fried chicken restaurant gets built over the burial grounds of ancient native Americans: homicidal ghost-chickens! Kaufman himself directs and makes an appearance; Ron Jeremy shows up playing a character named “Crazy Ron.” Cinephiles, skip directly to the next entry!

Next: Our Halloween slasher pick of the week!

10. Halloween Slasher Pick of the Week: Pieces


Just in time for Halloween, pick up this 1982 cult horror flick and prepare yourself for one of the most outrageous, gory, and audacious slasher films ever made! In Pieces, a killer is on the loose at a Boston college, murdering his victims with a chainsaw to build a puzzle out of pieces of flesh. Throw in a random scene of kung-fu and a finale to remember, and Pieces earns its place among the schlockiest of schlock classics. Find a wealth of production information and cast interviews on Grindhouse Releasing’s new 2-disc release.

Will Smith took home yet another gold medal at the box office with his superhero-with-an-attitude actioner Hancock which opened at number one over the Fourth of July holiday weekend nearly doubling the gross of the frame’s silver medalist. Sony’s critically-panned title collected an estimated $66M over the Friday-to-Sunday period and a solid $107.3M since its launch on Tuesday night with previews beginning at 7pm. The three-day average was a strong $16,646 from 3,965 locations.


Its five-and-a-half-day tally was the fourth biggest opening for the extended Independence Day holiday frame trailing 2004’s Spider-Man 2 ($180.1M in six days), last year’s Transformers ($155.4M in six-and-a-half days), and 2005’s War of the Worlds ($112.7M in six days). Since the holiday falls on a different day each year prompting studios to bow their films in various ways, comparisons are not always fair. But in all three cases, the extended openings accounted for 48-49% of the eventual final domestic gross.

Smith once again proved that he’s Hollywood’s most bankable box office draw. Hancock was the actor’s eighth consecutive number one opener, eighth consecutive film to break the $100M mark, and gave the actor his seventh consecutive year of having a film reach the nine-digit mark. Co-starring Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron, Hancock offers up a new take on the superhero story with a central character that drinks, curses, and roughs up children. The PG-13 film cost a reported $150M and Smith served as producer as well as star. Reviews were overwhelmingly negative but audiences came out anyway generating sales that were far from a record, but still very healthy nonetheless. Bad buzz could make the weeks ahead rocky though.


Hancock‘s journey began on Tuesday night with $6.8M, Wednesday’s official opening day delivered $17.4M, and Thursday added in $17.1M more. The Fourth of July holiday fell on a Friday this year and saw Hancock take in $18.8M. Saturday climbed 39% to $26.1M while Sunday was estimated to dip by 19% to $21.2M. Sony launched the tentpole pic around the world this weekend and hauled in an additional $78M overseas bringing the global opening to a stellar $185.3M over the past week.

Following its top spot debut last week, Disney/Pixar’s animated hit WALL•E fell 47% to second with an estimated $33.4M giving the G-rated toon a sturdy $128.1M in ten days. It was a larger than usual decline for a Pixar pic but the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Friday contributed to the slide. The robot adventure opened 34% higher than last summer’s Ratatouille which debuted at the same time, but after ten days the lead was cut in half to 17%. Both periods include the Independence Day holiday.


But thanks to strong midweek sales at a time when kids are out of school, WALL•E‘s ten-day cume is 10% ahead of Cars and 9% ahead of Kung Fu Panda. Both of those animated hits opened in early June. The road ahead will not be an easy one as two more PG-rated family films open this Friday – the Brendan Fraser adventure film Journey to the Center of the Earth and the Eddie Murphy comedy Meet Dave. At its current pace, WALL•E could find its way to $235-245M domestically.

Universal’s effects-driven actioner Wanted fell a steep 60% in its second weekend to an estimated $20.6M and boosted its ten-day total to $90.8M. The $75M Angelina Jolie assassin pic should find its way to $130-140M from North America making it the second biggest R-rated film of the year after Sex and the City. Overseas, Wanted grossed an estimated $18.8M from 23 markets pushing the international total to $64.2M and the global gross to $155M so far.

Steve Carell‘s Get Smart landed in fourth in its third frame with an estimated $11.1M. Off 45%, the Warner Bros.release has collected $98.1M in 17 days. Paramount’s animated hit Kung Fu Panda followed in fifth with an estimated $7.5M, off 36%, lifting the total to $193.4M. Currently the third largest film of 2008, the DreamWorks production looks to end up with about $220M and could have its toon crown swiped by WALL•E later this summer.


Universal’s comic reboot The Incredible Hulk fell 48% to an estimated $5M and brought its sum to $124.9M which was almost identical to the $124.7M that 2003’s Hulk took in at the same point in its run. The new pic opened lower but has enjoyed somewhat better legs. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull followed with an estimated $3.9M, down only 24%, for a new cume of $306.6M. That puts the Steven Spielberg sequel at number 26 on the list of all-time domestic blockbusters ahead of the $306.2M of 1996’s Independence Day. Of course, ticket prices were much higher a dozen years ago when Will Smith scored his first of five number one openers over this holiday and its tally today would be roughly $490M.

Abigail Breslin landed in eighth place with her Depression-era pic Kit Kittredge: An American Girl which disappointed in wide release grossing only $3.6M, according to estimates, in its first weekend of national play. Expanding from five to 1,843 locations, the G-rated pic aimed at young girls averaged a poor $1,954 per theater. Given the popularity of the books and toys that the film is based on and the sizzling numbers posted in limited release, a much stronger turnout was expected. Total sits at just $6.1M for Picturehouse.

Comedies rounded out the top ten with Sex and the City grossing an estimated $2.3M and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan taking in an estimated $2M. Totals stand at $144.9M and $94.8M, respectively.


Two critically-panned films fell from the top ten this weekend. The Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru tumbled 68% to an estimated $1.7M for a weak cume of $29.3M. Budgeted at $60M, the Paramount release should finish with only $31-33M. Fox’s M. Night Shyamalan thriller The Happening declined by 63% to an estimated $1.5M for a $62.1M total. Produced for about $55M, the R-rated pic should end up with around $65M which is a nice bounce back after the director’s Lady in the Water which grossed $42.3M in 2006. But The Happening stills ranks as the second lowest performer for Shyamalan since he became a household name in 1999 with The Sixth Sense.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $155.5M which was off 3% from last year when Transformers opened in the top spot with $70.5M over three days; but up 12% from 2006’s holiday frame when Superman Returns debuted at number one with $52.5M.

Author: Gitesh Pandya,
www.BoxOfficeGuru.com

This week, box office dynamo Will Smith goes head to head with tweener tyke Abigail Breslin. But is Hancock‘s reluctant superhero routine any match for the intrepid adventures of Kit Kittredge?

Once upon a time, Will Smith (as the Fresh Prince) composed his own definition of summer madness: going to BBQs, reminiscing, waxing his car, frontin’ and maxin’. But cut to 17 years later, and he has a new definition of summer madness: box office domination. With a track record of recent crowd-pleasers (I Am Legend, Pursuit of Happyness), will fans pay any heed to the less-than-super reviews of his first vehicle as a superhero? Conversely, young Abigail Breslin — Oscar nominee, cherubic 12-year-old — seems to be giving Dakota Fanning a run for her money as the reigning ‘tween It Girl of her generation.

What should you see this weekend? Watch this week’s Review Revue to find out what the critics are saying about Hancock and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

Also head over to this week’s Total Recall for our rundown of the Bill of Rights via movies. (Guess which Amendment Death Wish represents!)

Check in with next week’s Review Revue for our discussion of not one, not two, but THREE movies: Meet Dave, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Movie fans will get jiggy with their favorite Fourth of July superstar this weekend as Will Smith flies into multiplexes across the globe with his newest effects-filled action film Hancock from Sony. Meanwhile, Picturehouse expands its Abigail Breslin-starrer Kit Kittredge: An American Girl giving the frame’s two new openers ample room to breathe. Both films went into wide release on Wednesday ahead of the Friday holiday. Add in some strong sophomore contributions from the reigning box office power couple WALLjelina and it should make for some sparkling fireworks at the multiplexes this weekend. Independence Day often takes a bit of a toll on the box office because of outdoor activities like fireworks, parades, and barbecues, but the days surrounding the holiday see very active spending at theaters.

Saving the world one drunken step at a time, Will Smith takes on starring and producing roles in Hancock playing a superhero with an attitude problem in need of an image upgrade. Co-starring Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron, the PG-13 film from director Peter Berg stands as the former rapper’s latest venture to conquer the Fourth of July holiday frame, but the first in six years. Kudos to Smith and Sony for developing a new type of hero story.

But the awful reviews could make the undecided moviegoers hesitate a bit when making their holiday weekend movie selections. The core audience of action and Will Smith fans will disregard the complaints from critics and line up anyway. Negative reviews didn’t stop his last film I Am Legend from generating the actor’s all-time biggest debut. And a short running time of 92 minutes will ensure that each multiplex can serve up enough Hancock showtimes to absorb all the demand. In New York City for example, the Regal Union Square is offering 32 shows per day.

The former Fresh Prince’s new film will be his eighth consecutive number one opener and will remind the industry who sits at the top of the mountain in Hollywood. Hancock could appeal to many of the same moviegoers who powered Smith’s Men in Black films to record Fourth of July openings in the past. Those debuts amounted to $84.1M over five days plus Tuesday night previews for 1997’s original installment ($130M at today’s prices) and $87.2M over five days for the 2002 sequel ($106M today).


Hancock crashes into theaters this weekend.

Hancock has no true direct competitor this weekend, but other films will indeed eat away at parts of its target audience. WALL•E will grab younger kids and even some teens while Wanted will steal some of the adult action crowd. But the marketplace typically expands during holiday sessions and many movie buffs find the time to see more than one film. Early audiences have gotten basic satisfaction from the cussing superhero with over 3,000 users on Yahoo Movies giving it a decent B+ average. That’s not a big endorsement, but it doesn’t show that moviegoers are trashing the picture the way critics are either.

On Tuesday, the badass took in an impressive $6.8M from preview shows that began at 7pm. That’s a bigger haul than 2003’s Terminator 3 from its Tuesday night previews but less than the $8.8M of last July’s Transformers from its Monday night previews from this same holiday week. Both of those began their shows at 8pm and had longer running times. The Schwarzenegger sequel went on to gross $72.4M over its five-and-a-half-day span when the holiday also fell on a Friday. That would amount to $85M at today’s prices for the R-rated actioner. Terminator 3 was based on a better-known property, however Hancock has a more commercially-friendly rating and a more popular star.

Now playing in 3,965 theaters across North America, Hancock could open to around $66M over the Friday-to-Sunday period and $108M from Tuesday night through Sunday.


Will Smith as Hancock.
After two weeks of exclusive engagements with $20 ticket prices (including a free t-shirt for moviegoers), Abigail Breslin‘s Kit Kittredge: An American Girl opens in nationwide release aiming to connect with young girls and moms. The G-rated Depression-era tale is based on the wildly popular series of books and toys so Picturehouse has a built-in audience to tap into. The opening weekend average of $44,059 from five locations was impressive, even when factoring in the extra high admission fee. Demand is high, however crossover business outside the core demographic should be limited. Hancock and Wanted won’t provide much competition, but little miss sunshine does have to worry about WALL•E which is playing extremely well with kids and is more gender-neutral so it can attract whole families with boys and girls together. Expanding to 1,753 theaters, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl could take in about $11M over the weekend and $17M across the five-day span.


Abigail Breslin as Kit Kittredge.

Disney has been aggressively advertising WALL•E this week as the number one movie in America in hopes of making families forget that Will Smith has a new offering in multiplexes right now. The robot adventure scored a strong opening and followed that up with solid midweek numbers with $8.9M on Monday and $7.6M on Tuesday. Some competition will come not only from Hancock but also from Kit Kittredge who will steal away more than just a few young girls. Last year, Ratatouille was also in its second frame during this holiday session and slipped by just 38%. A drop of 40% could hit WALL•E for a weekend take of about $38M which would boost the ten-day total to a robust $131M.

Angelina Jolie came out with guns blazing last weekend flexing her box office muscles to the tune of nearly $51M with Wanted. The Universal release kept the bullets flying on Monday and Tuesday with a combined $11M in two days. Though word-of-mouth is good, a sizable drop is still likely since the fan base already rushed out upfront in large numbers and a new competing action entry is now in the marketplace complete with Hollywood’s number one star. A 50% drop would give Wanted about $25M for the weekend and $95M after ten days.

Warner Bros. could witness a 45% decline for the action-comedy pic Get Smart. That would give the Steve Carell vehicle roughly $11M and a cume of $98M. Kung Fu Panda, another Jolie project in last week’s top five, should see a smaller fall. The Paramount/DreamWorks title may slide by 40% to about $7.5M lifting the cume to $193M.

LAST YEAR: Michael Bay returned to form with Transformers which clocked in at $70.5M over the weekend and a massive $155.4M haul over its six-and-a-half-day opening week. The Paramount release went on to gross $319.2M domestically becoming the top-grossing non-sequel of 2007, and brought in a stunning $707M worldwide. Disney and Pixar claimed second with Ratatouille which grossed $29M followed by the Fox action sequel Live Free or Die Hard with $17.7M. The romantic comedy License to Wed bowed in fourth with $10.4M and $17.8M since its mid-week debut. Warner Bros. found its way to a mediocre $43.8M. Universal’s Evan Almighty rounded out the top five with $8.7M in its third voyage.

Author: Gitesh Pandya, www.BoxOfficeGuru.com

This week at the movies, we’ve got moody superheroes (Hancock, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron), and cub reporters (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, starring Abigail Breslin and Julia Ormond). What do the critics have to say?

It seems like a can’t-miss prospect: a moody, conflicted superhero, unloved by the public despite his best efforts, played by Will Smith, aka Mr. Independence Day. However, great ideas are a dime a dozen, and critics say Hancock never fully takes flight. An attempt at a subversive take on caped crusader mythos, Smith has super-strength and a drinking problem; however, he learns to show a softer side after saving the life of a public relations expert. The pundits say Smith is solid as always, but the film quickly abandons its clever premise in favor of typical action sequences. Additionally, its shifts in tone — from wry comedy to sentiment — don’t quite cohere. At 35 percent on the Tomatometer, Hancock is not one of Smith’s signature films.


“Hadouken!”

With the Fourth of July on the horizon, it seems like an apt time to celebrate the can-do, go-get-’em American spirit. With that in mind, critics say you could do a lot worse than Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, an old-school, family-friendly charmer. Abigail Breslin stars as the title character, a sharp, kind, inquisitive pre-teen whose journalistic aspirations come in handy: she attempts to solve a mystery and, in the process, save her family’s house and exonerate some falsely-accused fellow citizens. The pundits say Kit is a gentle, heartfelt tale that’s both a delivery system for wholesome messages and a surprisingly moving drama. At 79 percent on the Tomatometer, the Certified Fresh Kit Kittredge has Girl power to spare.


“From now on, we trust no one but the Newsies.”

Also opening this week in limited release:

The surreal black comedy Kabluey, starring Lisa Kudrow and Scott Prendergast (who also directs), is at 100 percent.

The French thriller Tell No One, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Francois Cluzet, is at 93 percent.

Gonzo: the Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Alex Gibney‘s documentary portrait of the iconic gonzo journalist, is at 86 percent.

The Wackness, the coming-of-age story of a drug dealer in mid-1990s New York, starring Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, and Josh Peck, is at 70 percent.

Diminished Capacity, a bittersweet comedy about a newspaperman recovering from a concussion starring Matthew Broderick and Virginia Madsen, is at 17 percent.


“You weren’t a millionaire until you were 40? I was eight!”

Recent Will Smith Movies:
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69% — I am Legend (2007)
66% — The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
69% — Hitch (2005)
34% — Shark Tale (2004)
58% — I, Robot (2004)

This week at the movies, we’ve got wacky spies (Get Smart, starring
Steve Carell and
Anne Hathaway) and silly self-help specialists (The Love Guru starring
Mike Myers and
Jessica Alba). What do the critics have to say?

Steve Carell has patented a very specific type of character: One who bristles with unearned self-confidence, fecklessness, and occasional decency and competence. Who better to update the role of Maxwell Smart, the most clueless of secret agents? Well, critics say Get Smart benefits from Carell’s screen persona, but falters when it delves into action territory. Stepping into the role made famous by
Don Adams, Carell is Maxwell Smart, an overeager and under-qualified spy who’s recruited along with the lovely Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) to take down KAOS, a sinister organization bent on world domination. The pundits say Get Smart is amiable enough, buoyed by a solid cast (including
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,
Alan Arkin, and
Terence Stamp) and some solid laughs. But others complain it devolves into a generic action flick, missing the sharp satire of the original show. At 52 percent on the Tomatometer, Get Smart missed it by that much. (Check out pics from the Get Smart premiere
here.)




“I knew we should’ve taken that left turn at Albuquerque.”

After a long hiatus from live-action comedy, Mike Myers is back, playing a New Age spiritualist in The Love Guru. The critics’ advice to Myers: Heal thyself. An American raised by gurus in India, Pitka returns to North America to establish himself in the self-help game; his first undertaking is to help a hockey star heal from the wounds of a recent romantic breakup. The critics say The Love Guru is relentlessly juvenile, wasting a solid collection of players (including Jessica Alba,
Justin Timberlake,
Ben Kingsley, and
Verne Troyer) on shticky comic set pieces that lack rhythm or wit. At 13 percent, The Love Guru is less than enlightening. It’s also one of the worst-reviewed films of Myers’ career.




“Welcome to Being John Malkovich, LLC.”

Also opening this week in limited release:

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, starring
Abigail Breslin as a plucky Depression-era girl who solves a mystery and saves her family’s house in the process, is at 68 percent.
Expired, a dark indie comedy starring
Samantha Morton and
Jason Patric as parking meter officers in love, is at 75 percent;

And Brick Lane, the story of a Bangladeshi woman who experiences culture shock after an arranged marriage brings her to London, is at 60 percent.




“You can still get a job after Batman & Robin!”

Recent Mike Myers Movies:
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42% — Shrek the Third (2007)
89% — Shrek 2 (2004)
12% — Dr. Seuss’ the Cat in the Hat (2003)
14% — View From the Top (2003)
55% — Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Recent Steve Carell Movies:
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78% — Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
23% — Evan Almighty (2007)
64% — Dan in Real Life (2007)
73% — Over the Hedge (2006)
91% — Little Miss Sunshine (2006)