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Thursday: January 7, 2010

Avatar is now officially the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide.Avatar is now officially the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

In a previous post I doubted that Avatar would reach legendary numbers. Well, allow me to now eat my words. Amazingly enough, I still haven't seen this on the big screen yet. I'm still hearing mixed reviews from pals and fellow geeks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:55 PM | Tags (6) | avatar | highest | jamescameron | movies | number2 | worldwide |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.

As a geek these quotes are pretty much the standard beginning set of quotes you need to memorize if you wish to actually be labeled as such.  Also, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:53 AM | Tags (5) | wired | geeky | quotes | movies | montypython |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.

This means that when a popular Warner Bros. movie comes out on DVD for sale at your local Target or Best Buy, you must wait another month before you can get it delivered to your door or desktop via Netflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | netlifx | new | releases | dvds | movies | warner | delay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.

We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:44 PM | Tags (7) | 2011 | ghostbusters | ghosts | movies | release | script | sequel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.

The film has raked in a whopping $232 billion thus far. Source website seems to think that Avatar is well on it's way to reaching the likes of Star Wars ($460.9 million) and maybe even Cameron's own Titantic ($1.8 billion). Not sure how you can equate $232 million to $1.8 billion that quickly though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:25 PM | Tags (10) | avatar | billions | boxoffice | comingsoon | jamescameron | movies | records | reports | sales | titanic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Five gaping plot holes that Hollywood hopes you'll never notice.Five gaping plot holes that Hollywood hopes you'll never notice.

The same T-Rex sneaking up and saving our heroes from the raptors like he's Mr. Miyagi. We don't know the T-Rex is there until it's snapping raptors in half, and by then everything's way too awesome to wonder where all the goddamn earth quaking disappeared to.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:39 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | funny | holes | movies | plot | silly | story |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 395 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Unlikely holiday movies through the festive eye of Photoshop.Unlikely holiday movies through the festive eye of Photoshop.

You may actually see some of these movies on a prime time station if the networks feel they could get some decent ratings. I mean c'mon, A Merry Madagascar?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 9:54 AM | Tags (7) | festive | holiday | manipulation | movies | photoshop | santa | unlikely |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.

OK, I can agree with most of the choices on this list but said list could have easily been doubled due to the amount of silly technology that has appeared in movies over the years. Case in point: Independence Day. In which Jeff Goldblum's character manages to hack an alien computer... using Mac OS 9.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 9:10 AM | Tags (8) | bad | cnn | hackers | mac | movies | silly | tech | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Trailer for Iron Man 2 now online for those who haven't seen it already.Trailer for Iron Man 2 now online for those who haven't seen it already.

Looks kind of interesting, heres to hoping this movie is in no way similiar to Spider-Man 3 or *gasp* Batman Forever. Seriously, why does a superhero movie need more than one main villain? The answer is we don't. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:19 AM | Tags (6) | ironman | marvel | movies | sequel | trailer | villains |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.

You might get an outburst of energy during an explosion on a spacecraft and maybe even some quick flames burning up leaking oxygen, but it wouldn’t be anything near the spectacle of, say, the Death Star exploding in Star Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:13 AM | Tags (7) | space | travel | movies | television | reality | explosions | spacecraft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.

Apparently this happens at least once every Winter somewhere in America (in this case Boise, Idaho). Let that be a lesson to all of you daring kids out there. Don't be like poor Flick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:02 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | dare | dumb | movies | pole | tongue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Some images and a synopsis for Tron Legacy surface online.Some images and a synopsis for Tron Legacy surface online.

Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:31 PM | Tags (6) | art | heyuguys | hires | movies | synopsis | tron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.

Jackson was then asked if he believes The Hobbit will still be in theaters by December of 2011. 'At this stage, that is certainly the plan. Yeah.' You heard it straight from Peter Jackson himself - The Hobbit's release has not been delayed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:42 AM | Tags (6) | 2011 | hobbit | lordoftherings | movies | peterjackson | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.

I'm looking forward to kicking back Christmas morning (post presents and post coffee) and watching TBS's annual Christmas Story marathon.  What a great lamp! It's a major award!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:45 PM | Tags (7) | christmas | fun | holidays | huffpost | movies | award | leglamp |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 249 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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