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Land of the Lost, Year One…
Somebody please shoot me. What’s next, a remake of the live-action Flinstones movie?
Let no one EVER again doubt the power of Betty White
Sandra Bullock, America’s Sweetheart. The viral video said it as a joke, but in some ways it’s very true. At any given time there are maybe 5 actress in Hollywood that are legitimate box office pulls and Sandra is one of them.
Good for sandra and Ryan. Love the two of them.
People who pay to see Year One should be ashamed of themselves.
There’s only five because that’s the narrow field the oligarchy allows. Decreased number of chances = decreased success. Imagine a world where Will Ferrell, for example, tanks a film so they say male leads can’t open a film and permit only one or two to occasionally squeak through.
Good for The Proposal. However, it would be nice if a female lead film could be about something other than a wedding once in a while.
What a blow for Michael Cera and Jack Black! They can’t even beat a competing comedy that’s been out for two weeks and has no stars in it.
Would have to assume that Black’s quote just nose-dived and Cera’s momentum just completely stalled.
Chicks will see anything…
SO HAPPY THAT THE PROPOSAL MADE OVER 30 MILLION. Sandra and Ryan are just terrific actors
Saw THE PROPOSAL last night. Enjoyable for the most part. Reynolds is a very good comedic actor, gets all his laughs. Bullock is fine, but it’s impossible to believe that the handsome young Reynolds would declare his love, in typical RomCom fashion, for the middle-aged Bullock, who, though looking good, plays a nasty, hateful bitch. Yeah, sure, she finds her humanity, but still, he chooses her over the luscious Malin Akerman!!! Really??!!!
Next up was YEAR ONE, better in concept than execution. Not bad, but not really good. I like Black and Cera so it was watchable. Some laughs, but don’t go expecting much.
Sorry but I don’t get Sandra. A box office pull? Give me a break. She may be a nice person but, as an actress, nice ain’t the word for it.
No doubt that “Bachelorette” tie in with the real life proposals helped gain awareness
It’s a fun movie; a throwback to cute, fun and inoffensive humor and that’s just fine by me. Sandra Bullock deserves her success and while “America’s Sweetheart” can be a daunting title, in her case, it’s true.
Best Supporting Actress Oscar consideration for Betty White please.
Yep! Sandra is officially an American sweetheart! And I for one..am very happy for her. She still got the goods and she does deliver everytime!
if sandra is such a reliable draw, how come it’s been 10 years since she last opened a movie at number #1? anyways proposal looked generic and lame.
I didn’t realize Betty White was in the proposal. But, sure enough, she is. And, surprisingly – not a joke – that is a draw. I’ve enjoyed Betty in damn near everything she’s done, fantastic in Boston Legal, and one of the best roast comedians I’ve ever seen.. (when she goes Blue in a rant, it’s liquid-out-the-nose funny) I’ll have to see it now.
I think this proves that women don’t go to the movies anymore, and that America just wants insipid dialogue w men punching each other wearing spandex suits and a cape.
wellaway, last hit she had was 7 years ago.
“At any given time there are maybe 5 actress in Hollywood that are legitimate box office pulls and Sandra is one of them.”
The reason for this is that in the past five years, the studios have cut production for female driven movies significantly THEREFORE less female talent is able to develop. For instance, Julia Roberts co-starred in two or three movies before PRETTY WOMAN, she had a chance to develop her talents with movies like MYSTIC PIZZA and even, STEEL MAGNOLIAS (never a fan of this movie, but Julia was amazing in it).
As female characters have become 2nd class citizens in today’s cinema (Hollywood), the next Julia Roberts is most likely getting her start in television, if she’s lucky and smart. And it’s still very tough to make the transition from TV acting to film.
Haven’t seen Sandra in a while and this was a nice flick! Ryan was dependable as always. Nice movie!
@Enough, what about a live-action version of The Flinstones Meet The Jetsons?
That was one of my favorite animated movies when I was young. Besides, has anyone even done a live-action version of the Jetsons? It’d perform better than Land of the Lost, Bewitched or Lost in Space. God, I’d love to see it.
Yay, go sandra! she’s a good egg.
I love a good romantic comedy. So few lately. The Proposal was well executed and I appreciated it. It’s been a desert out there. And a dose of Betty White too…hooray!
AHHHHH, I don’t know why but I was hoping the Sandra Bullock movie would bomb. Why? The movie looks generic. I have lost faith in humanity.
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