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|The Sunday News Recap! 11.25.12
by Ryan Arthur
But Charlie Brown, it's Thanksgiving.
Good evening campers, and welcome to the Sunday News Recap, featuring the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features from the eFC/HBS gang of impressionable youths. We’ll also run down the box office numbers for the weekend and prepare you for the week ahead. I’m Ryan, and it's flying something behind it and I can't quite make it out….It's a large banner and it says H A P P Y... T H A N K S... giving... from W... K... R... P! What a sight, ladies and gentlemen. What a sight. The 'copter seems to circling the parking area now. I guess it's looking for a place to land. No! Something just came out of the back of a helicopter. It's a dark object, perhaps a skydiver plummeting to the earth from only two thousand feet in the air... There's a third... No parachutes yet... Those can't be skydivers. I can't tell just yet what they are but... Oh my God! They're turkeys! Oh no! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're crashing to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! This is terrible! Everyone's running around pushing each other. Oh my goodness! Oh, the humanity! People are running about. The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Folks, I don't know how much longer... The crowd is running for their lives. I think I'm going to step inside. I can't stand here and watch this anymore. No, I can't go in there. Children are searching for their mothers and oh, not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this. I don't know how much longer I can hold my position here, Johnny.
”White meat…Dark meat…all will be carved. Thanksgiving.”
Reviews from our staff over the last week:
Waiting For Lightning
Red Dawn (2012)
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
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”Eat us! Hey, it’s Thanksgiving Day! Eat us, we make a nice buffet! We lost the race with Farmer Ed, eat us 'cause we're good and dead. White man or red man from east, north or south, chop off our legs, and put 'em in your mouth!”
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The Sunday News Recap! 11.18.12
CriticWatch – The Quote Whires Are Coming! The Quote Whores Are Coming!
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”Nobody means what they say on Thanksgiving, Mom. You know that. That's what the day's supposed to be all about, right? Torture.”
Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from Box Office Mojo.com and are rounded up, where applicable.
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II $43.1 million ($227 million total)
2. Skyfall $36 million ($221.7 million total)
3. Lincoln $25.0 million ($62.2 million total)
4. Rise Of The Guardians $24.0 million ($32.6 million total)
5. Life Of Pi $22.0 million ($30.2 million total)
6. Wreck-It Ralph $16.8 million ($149.5 million total)
7. Red Dawn (2012) $14.6 million ($22.0 million total)
8. Flight $8.6 million ($74.8 million total)
9. Silver Linings Playbook $4.6 million ($6.45 million total)
10. Argo $3.9 million ($98.1 million total)
”When it's Thanksgiving, I be passin' around turkeys like Nino Brown, baby!”
Opening This Week:
Addicted To Fame
Beware Of Mr. Baker
Dragon (Wu Xia)
Killing Them Softly
”I can't cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.”
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.
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We'll also have some additional features and editorials throughout the week, and I'll have your Recap ready to go on Sunday.
“What kind of Thanksgiving dinner is this? Where's the turkey, Chuck? Don't you know anything about Thanksgiving dinners? Where's the mashed potatoes? Where's the cranberry sauce? Where's the pumpkin pie?”
The post-Thanksgiving edition of the Sunday News Recap has come to a close, and we’re headed back into the kitchen to pick over some more leftovers. Don’t forget, we’ll return on Sunday with another edition of the Recap. As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. 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: 11/26/12 09:39:44
last updated: 11/26/12 09:42:17