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The Sunday News Recap! 12.9.12

I'm not a creative type like you, with your work sneakers and left-handedness.
by Ryan Arthur

Mazel tov, dummies, and welcome to the Sunday News Recap, featuring the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features from the crew here at eFC/HBS. We’ll also run down the box office numbers for the weekend and prepare you for the week ahead. I’m Ryan, and Look how Greenzo's testing! They love him in every demographic: colored people, broads, fairies, commies…Gosh, we gotta update these forms. Let’s get to steppin’.

”I would like to teach you something. I would like to be Michelle Pfeiffer to your angry black kid who learns that poetry is just another way to rap.”

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

Jay Seaver
Gambit (2013)

Jack Sommersby
Cat People (1982)

Peter Sobczynski
Playing For Keeps

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.

”My single ‘My Single is Dropping’ is dropping.”

We've got new features from our staff as well:
Ryan Arthur
The Sunday News Recap! 12.2.12

Peter Sobczynski

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

Erik Childress
The Oscar Eye (2012 Awards Tally)(Updated 12/5 with National Board of Review)

Alex Paquin
Tangents On A French Theme, Part I: The Criterion Collection And The Commodification Of The Canon

Jason Whyte
Back Down The Hill: Breaking Down The 2012 Whistler Film Festival

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”Boy, it's crazy to think we used to settle questions of paternity by dunking a woman in water until she admitted she made it all up. Different time, the '60s.”
Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from Box Office and are rounded up, where applicable.
1. Skyfall $11.0 million ($261.6 million total)
2. Rise Of The Guardians $10.5 million ($61.9 million total)
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II
$9.2 million ($268.7 million total)
4. Lincoln $9.1 million ($97.3 million total)
5. Life Of Pi $8.3 million ($60.9 million total)
6. Playing For Keeps $6.0 million
7. Wreck-It Ralph $4.9 million ($164.4 million total)
8. Red Dawn (2012) $4.2 million ($37.3 million total)
9. Flight $3.1 million ($86.2 million total)
10. Killing Them Softly $2.7 million ($11.8 million total)

”Hey, nerds! Who has two thumbs, speaks limited French and hasn't cried once today? This moi.”

Opening This Week:

Any Day Now
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Save The Date
Stand-Up Guys
Yelling To The Sky

”I love this cornbread so much I wanna take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.”

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.

“I learned fried chicken at the school of hard knocks.”

We’ve reached the end of the Sunday News Recap, and now we’re off to live every week like it’s Shark Week. 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. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.

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