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The Sunday News Recap! 12.2.12

Oh, Tobias, you blowhard!
by Ryan Arthur

Annyong, everyone, and welcome to the Sunday News Recap, featuring the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features from a folk music band called Dr. Funke's 100 Percent Natural Good Time Family Band Solution. The group was underwritten by the Natural Food Life Company, a division of Chem-Grow, an Allen Crayne acqusition, which was part of the Squimm Group. Their motto was simple: We keep you alive. We’ll also run down the box office numbers for the weekend and prepare you for the week ahead. I’m Ryan, and Michael, you are not quite the ladies’ man I had pictured. Hopefully, we will remedy that when we are in the spa spreading body chocolate on each other. Where the fuck are my hard-boiled eggs?

” Okay, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over - an analyst and a therapist? The world's first analrapist.”

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

Peter Sobczynski
Life Of Pi

Jay Seaver
A Late Quartet
Rise Of The Guardians
Brooklyn Castle

Daniel Kelly
Silver Linings Playbook
End Of Watch

Charles Tatum

Want more reviews from a particular author? Click on the author's name. Want more reviews, regardless of author? Check out the database. Don't know what you want? Try searching the database.

”Somebody is a ‘Rude Gus.’”

We've got new features from our staff as well:
Ryan Arthur
The Sunday News Recap! 11.25.12

Peter Sobczynski

DVD Reviews for 11/25: “It’s Getting Dangerous To Be Poor In This Country.”

Jason Whyte
Heading Up The Hill: Whistler Film Festival, 2012 Edition
Whistler Film Festival 2012 Interview – The Team Behind “American Mary”
Whistler Film Festival 2012 Interview – “Fair Sex” Director Martin Laroche
Whistler Film Festival 2012 Interview – Mars & Avril Director Martin Villenueve
Whistler Film Festival 2012 Interview – “The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh”’s Rodrigo Gudino
Whistler Film Festival 2012 Interview – “The Sheepdogs Have At It” Director John Barnard

Erik Childress
TraversWatch – It’s Time To End This!: Part 2

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”That Funke is some kind of something. Boy, this Funke is all anybody's ever talking about. So sick and tired of hearing about how brilliant that Funke is. Overrated.”

Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from Box Office and are rounded up, where applicable.
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II $17.4 million ($254.6 million total)
2. Skyfall $17.0 million ($246.0 million total)
3. Lincoln $13.509 million ($83.7 million total)
4. Rise Of The Guardians $13.500 million ($48.9 million total)
5. Life Of Pi $12.0 million ($48.4 million total)
6. Wreck-It Ralph $7.02 million ($158.3 million total)
7. Killing Them Softly $7.00 million
8. Red Dawn (2012) $6.6 million ($31.3 million total)
9. Flight $4.5 million ($81.5 million total)
10. The Collection $3.4 million

”Michael, you are quite the cupid. You can stick an arrow in my buttocks any time.”

Opening This Week:

Dying To Do Letterman
Bad Kids Go To Hell
Cheerful Weather For The Wedding
Deadfall (2012)
Hyde Park On Hudson
In Our Nature
Lay The Favorite
Playing The Field
The Rabbi’s Cat
Wagner & Me
Waiting For Lightning

”Ah, yes. The ‘Bob Loblaw Law Blog.’ You, sir, are a mouthful.”

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 I'll have your Recap ready to go on Sunday.

“Excuse me, do these effectively hide my thunder?”

That’ll finish things up for this edition of the Sunday News Recap, and now we’re going to fill each one of these bags with some glitter, my photo resume, some candy, and a note. Don’t forget, we’ll return on Sunday with another edition of the Recap. You can always take a look at our previous Recaps and join and visit our forums, too. And now, the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It's Arrested Development. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.

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