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The Sunday News Recap! 2.10.13

Dave Nelson and his robot buddy, fighting crime!
by Ryan Arthur

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time once again for the Sunday News Recap. Yes, we’re back 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 before we get started, let’s check the ol’ complaint box…"You suck." "You suck." "Howard Stern rules." "If you can read this you are a dork." "Coupon for one free kiss from Joe if you are a girl." "We need more complaint cards." "Coupon for one free kiss from Joe if you are a guy." "You will go on a journey, happy long time." "Matthew is a moron." "No I'm not." "Yes you are." "No I'm not infinity." "Yes you are infinity plus one." And this one, "I have doobie in my funk," which I assume is some sort of reference to the Parliament Funkadelic song, "Chocolate City." Uh, "You got peanut butter in my chocolate. You got chocolate in my peanut butter. Together they taste like crap." "Matthew has been staring at me all day... and I like it." I don't think I get this one, it says, "I try to be good hard-worker-man, but refrigemater so messy, so so messy."

”You're not doing the shoot? What, are you crazy? That's free advertising for the station! Honey, free advertising - that's something you just can't buy.”

Reviews from our staff over the last week:

Brett Gallman
Bullet To The Head

Jay Seaver
Fear And Desire
Killer’s Kiss
The Killing
Oslo, August 31

Peter Sobczynski
Side Effects (2013)

Jack Sommersby
They Live


Daniel Kelly
Celeste And Jesse Forever

Brett Gallman
Side Effects (2013)

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”Oh, I remember one time my father came home from a night on the town, which of course had turned into a week, and my mother said, "John, is there anything you won't drink?" and my father shot back, "Poison! I'm saving it for you!”

We've got new features from our staff as well:
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The Sunday News Recap! 2.3.13

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DVD Reviews For 2/4: “I Respect Love Too Much To Go Seeking It In The Back Streets.”
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Victoria Film Festival Interview – Louder Than Love Director Tony D’Annunzio
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Criticwatch – The Side Effects Of What We Do

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Capsule Reviews – 05/02/2013

Jay Seaver
Short Stuff: The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts
Short Stuff: The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts

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”But the fact is the woman wanted me, and the fact that she couldn't have me made her insane with what the great poets have called ‘manimal lust.’”

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

1. Identity Thief $36.5 million
2. Warm Bodies $11.5 million ($36.7 million total)
3. Side Effects (2013) $10.0 million
4. Silver Linings Playbook $6.9 million ($90.0 million total)
5. Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters $5.7 million ($43.8 million total)
6. Mama $4.3 million ($64.0 million total)
7. Zero Dark Thirty $4.0 million ($83.6 million total)
8. Argo $2.5 million ($123.7 million total)
9. Django Unchained $2.2 million ($154.5 million total)
10. Bullet To The Head $1.9 million ($8.1 million total)

”Yeah, I mean, that is so weird, that is so weird. I knew a guy, I knew a guy named Joe Pants once. I mean, what a guy, what a character! Guy always wore pants.”

Opening This Week:

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
A Good Day To Die Hard
Like Someone In Love
No (2013)
Safe Haven

”You can call me ‘Smimmy.’”

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.

“In the future, it might help if you located the source of your rage before you unleash it on the world.”

The Recap is done, and I am tired. 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. I'm out of here. This has been the worst cracker time in recorded history. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.

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