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The Sunday News Recap 10.21.12

You've seen it. You can't UNSEE it.
by Ryan Arthur

Hi. So, a million years ago, there was a feature right here on this very site called the Sunday News Recap, where we’d take a look at the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features at eFC/HBS, as well as the box office numbers for the weekend, and look ahead to the upcoming week’s new release feature films, DVDs and anything else that caught our fancy. This week, we’re back on a trial basis – double-secret probation, as it were – and we’ll just see how far along we can make it. My name’s Ryan, and I’m a little rusty, so give a guy a break, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Recap.

"Skull cracked...brains leaking out...Can't wait to see the new Chevy Chase movie..."

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

Rob Gonsalves

Jay Seaver
Three Days Of The Condor
The Mackintosh Man
Tai Chi 0

Peter Sobczynski
Alex Cross
Paranormal Activity 4

William Goss
Wuthering Heights (2011)

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. Don't know what you want? Try searching the database.

We've got new features from our staff as well:

Peter Sobczynski
DVD Reviews For 10/14: “People Don’t Commit Murder On Credit.”
(Films I Neglected To Review: Lower Your Glass…

Erik Childress

CriticWatch – Getting Their Wires Crossed. Alex Cross-ed!

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"Great movie, huh? So refreshing to see something like this after all these...cop movies and, you know, things we do. Maybe we'll do a remake of this!"

Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from Box Office and are rounded up, where applicable.

1. Paranormal Activity 4 $30.2 million
2. Argo $16.6 million ($43.2 million total)
3. Hotel Transylvania $13.5 million ($119 million total)
4. Taken 2 $13.4 million ($105.9 million total)
Alex Cross
$11.7 million
6. Sinister $9.0 million ($31.9 million total)
7. Here Comes The Boom $8.5 million ($23.2 million total)
8. Pitch Perfect $7.0 million ($45.7 million total)
9. Frankenweenie $4.4 million ($28.3 million total)
10. Looper $4.2 million ($57.8 million total)

Opening This Week:
The Black Tulip
Chasing Mavericks
Cloud Atlas
Fun Size

The Loneliest Planet
Pusher (2012)
Silent Hill: Revelation

"Can we agree that from now on, films have to be made by FILMMAKERS?!"

Previewing the week ahead...

We've got more DVD and Blu-Ray recommendations in our Upcoming DVD Release Schedule.

Look for regular updates and additions in Criticwatch from Erik Childress on Friday, as well

And hey, don't forget to visit the Contest page for your chance to win DVDs and other assorted movie-related swag from eFC/HBS.

We'll also have some additional features and editorials throughout the
week, and maybe another Recap on Sunday.

The Recap’s all done now, and we’re going to take the rest of the weekend off. You can always take a look at our previous Recaps and join and visit our forums, too. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.

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originally posted: 10/22/12 09:24:51
last updated: 10/29/12 08:49:48
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