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The Sunday News Recap! 2.3.13

What the hell, damn guy?
by Ryan Arthur

Oh, hi there. The Sunday News Recap is all up in your internets with the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features from the team 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 why would there be a penguin in a wheat field?

”You can’t fax glitter.”

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

Jay Seaver
Quartet (2012)
The Lifeguard (Screened at Sundance 2013)

Eric Lefenfeld
Warm Bodies

Peter Sobczynski
Bullet To The Head

Rob Gonsalves
Warm Bodies

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”Watley, take the damn ant farm keyboards to the dump. Oh, and that radioactive waste can also go.”

We've got new features from our staff as well:
Ryan Arthur
The Sunday News Recap! 1.27.13

Jason Whyte
Victoria Film Festival 2013 Interview – Jackhammer Director Mike Hanus
Victoria Film Festival 2013 Interview – The Skin I’m In Director Broderick Fox
Victoria Film Festival 2013 Interview – Beat Down Director Deanne Foley

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”Phil, grappling with the cold reality of death, has no pithy rejoinder.”

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

1. Warm Bodies $19.5 million
2. Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters $9.2 million ($34.5 million total)
3. Silver Linings Playbook $8.1 million ($80.4 million total)
4. Mama $6.7 million ($58.3 million total)
5. Zero Dark Thirty $5.3 million ($77.8 million total)
6. Bullet To The Head $4.5 million
7. Parker $3.2 million ($12.4 million total)
8. Django Unchained $3.0 million ($150.9 million total)
9. Les Miserables (2012) $2.43 million ($141.5 million total)
10. Lincoln $2.41 million ($170.8 million total)

” It's gone! It's all gone! The billionaire money is gone, the superhero stuff and the X-tacle fighting force is also gone, and the girlfriend is gone, and even the nerds now are gone, and I got nobody to help me! Might as well be David Arquette!.”

Opening This Week:

A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
Identity Thief
Side Effects (2013)
Spiders (2013)

” Had, like, half a bottle of melatonin, six beers, this whole fucking bucket of chicken…the sandman is comin'.”

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.

“Is this really Babar’s house?”

That should cover another edition of the Sunday News Recap . Don’t forget, we’ll be back next Sunday with another edition of the Recap. You can always take a look at our previous Recaps and join and visit our forums, too. Hey, Simon! Want to see something neat? Phil’s head just exploded, like a ham! Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.

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