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Capone says HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA sucks like Dracula and his daughter!!!

Published at: Sept. 29, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST by Capone

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.

This film offends me to my very soul. And if you cherish your movie monsters, prepare to have your balls kicked repeatedly by Adam Sandler and his shameless pack of pals as they raid the monster canon and come up with the animated feature HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, in which Dracula (voiced by Sandler) is portrayed as an overprotective dad trying to shield his teen daughter Mavis (well, 118-year-old daughter, played by Selena Gomez) from the wicked ways of humans in the outside world. The one interesting concept in this movie is that the monsters see humans as monsters as well, since we're always trying to kill them.

Take a minute right now, and write down every dumb monster joke, pun, and situation you can think of. I can almost guarantee that what you just wrote down is better than the stale humor delivered by the likes of Kevin James (as Frankenstein), David Spade (The Invisible Man), Cee-Lo Green (The Mummy), and Jon Lovitz (Quasimodo). The one gag that sort-of works is having Steve Buscemi as a werewolf named Wayne, who can't ever get a moment to himself because he has seemingly dozens of cubs thanks to an especially large litter courtesy of his wife (Molly Shannon). He gets a couple of medium-sized laughs, and that's as much as I'm willing to give it.

Dracula builds an enormous hotel and resort just for monsters and has hidden its entrance so that random humans don't accidentally stumble upon it. Unfortunately, a backpacking human goofball named Jonathon (Andy Sanberg) still finds a way to get onto the property and into Mavis' heart. Yes, the one thing this stupid-ass monster movie was missing was a lame love story, and it's quick to correct that shortcoming.

The only mildly interesting aspect of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is that it was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, director on the original "Star Wars: Clone Wars" series, as well as "Samurai Jack" and "Sym-Bionic Titan." The look of the film has its moments, but it's hardly worth spending the extra cash on the 3D just for that.

The relationship between Drac and Mavis rings false, and apart from her mildly cute goth looks, she comes across as just another bratty teenager. When the only original idea you can come up with for a more family-oriented monster movie is a set piece involving floating tables, you know you're in trouble. I can't stand thinking about this unfunny mess anymore. Please, do yourself a favor and ignore HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA this weekend and forever.

-- Steve Prokopy
"Capone"
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  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    That's not a shocker

    by Roketopunch

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST

    This looks like shit

    by Roketopunch

    Noticed I'm not a fuckhead exclaiming "first"

  • Dumb dumb dumb

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST

    valenni...actually...no, we wont

    by wcolbert

    When has Sandler even HAD a hit in the last 5 years? Have ANY of his movies banked well? By the way...stupidity knows no geopolitical boundaries. There are PLENTY of flaming morons regardless of where you are from. Believe me. Or didnt you notice...most of the shittiest movies ever made picked up a lot of their gross in overseas markets.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    The Touch of Tartakovsky?

    by bottleHeD

    Seriously, did he bring anything to the movie?

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    by Brent Donoho

    And what country of sophisticated and enlightened fellows do you hail from, Valenni?

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 3:21 a.m. CST

    by Brent Donoho

    Definitely the character designs and the way they emoted was Tartakovsky up and down. The difficulty with Tartakovsky is that from what I could see, it didn't translate very well to animation. The animation looked very pose-to-pose and not fluid at all.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Ooooh boy. This review BITES.

    by D.Vader

    Oh I crack myself up.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    The Monsters...

    by The_Skook

    It may be an interesting 'concept' to see *us* as the monsters, but it was the main premise of the novel version of 'I Am Legend', something the recent movie adaptation merely touched on. If that unoriginal theme is all that's going for this film, then bye.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 5:07 a.m. CST

    I thought it was really funny

    by Bryan

    This is not a timeless classic, but it made me laugh more times and harder than most animated movies. If you don't like the earlier, goofier Adam Sandler movies then of course stay away, because it has a lot of that type of humor in it. It's co-written by Robert Smigel, and it shows. I saw it with a group of 5 adults in our 30s and 40s and we all laughed heartily, especially at a weird joke about a zombie hotel employee trying to steal a female mannequin, presumably for sexual purposes. Tartakovsky came aboard after a bunch of other directors left, and I'm sure he'll make better movies when he develops them from scratch. But he gets way more of his style into the movie than I expected. The most notable difference from virtually all other computer animated movies is the constant cartoonish poses. They bend and stretch and distort off model like funny drawings, instead of staying static like puppets. Yeah, I prefer Paranorman and I expect Frankenweenie to be better too, but for the third best monster cartoon of the year this is still very worth watching.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Remember EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS?

    by Autodidact

    Nobody else does, either.

  • ..... the characters often have . Those deformed, constantly smirking , serverly punchable faces makes a character iritating to look at. See bee movie , megamind and hotel transylvania for examples of this phenomenon. Also im surprised that the work of a talent like gendy tartakovsy is getting so many bad reviews!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    ooooooh crap, my mistake - this isnt dreamworks ! its sony

    by Father

    I failed pretty hard there ! I guess "annoying face" syndrome affects other animation studios too!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    thought miley cyrus

    by mick vance

    was the voice of the daughter. not that i give a shit either way. they are both terrible for different reasons...

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Even John Lovitz ends up flat?!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    That's--That's just not right...

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Isn't this a kids' movie?

    by OutsideChance

    If so, wouldn't it be full of dumb puns and obvious gags?

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    capone: your daughter sucks?

    by Jubba

    your headline here is written that way

  • After a few agonizingly slow weeks, the box office should experience a bit of a bump in the final weekend in September thanks to the debuts of Hotel Transylvania and Looper. Both movies are being released by Sony, with Hotel Transylvania coming from the main Columbia division while Looper is being handled by the TriStar department. Public school drama Won't Back Down is also opening in nationwide release, while Universal is experimenting with an early limited release for Pitch Perfect this weekend. Over the past few months, the buzz has been slowly building for sci-fi thriller Looper, which is opening at 2,992 locations this weekend. Trailers and commercials have generated interest thanks to the slick visuals and unique premise, which finds an assassin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) on the run after failing to kill his future self (Bruce Willis). Recently, a steady stream of enormously positive reviews have been coming in, some of which claim the movie is a new sci-fi classic (as of Thursday afternoon, Looper had a strong 92 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Strong reviews and buzz within the film buff community can only get a movie so far, though, as Dredd proved last weekend with its $6.3 million debut. Original, violent R-rated sci-fi movies tend to be niche products that struggle to find a theatrical audience: there are obviously exceptions like The Matrix and District 9, but those are fringe cases. In Looper's case, one of the more interesting sci-fi elements may prove to be a drawback: the makeup used to transform Joseph Gordon-Levitt in to a younger version of Bruce Willis works well in the movie, but looks somewhat silly in the previews. Those who know about Looper seem excited, but awareness isn't at particularly high levels: right now, the key older male demographic seems more aware of next weekend's Taken 2, which has been carpet-bombing the airwaves during male-oriented programming (Sportscenter, NFL games, etc.). Sony is forecasting high-teen-millions this weekend, which would put Looper slightly above Source Code and Surrogates (both just under $15 million) among similar recent sci-fi movies. A section of Looper is set in China, and therefore production company Endgame Entertainment brought in the movie's Chinese distributor DMG Entertainment to be a partner. As a result, it's opening in China on the same weekend as the U.S., which is very rare. It's also debuting in the U.K., along with other foreign markets, this weekend. Since Looper is going to have a tough time reaching $20 million, first place will likely to go to animated movie Hotel Transylvania, which is opening in 3,349 theaters. The movie's amusing concept—Dracula runs a hotel for monsters—should be broadly appealing to family audiences, for which there's currently a dearth of content. Similar to how Looper is facing advanced competition from Taken 2, though, Hotel Transylvania is also having to share commercial airtime right now with next weekend's Frankenweenie. Another drawback is star Adam Sandler's fading brand: Jack and Jill was one of his lowest-grossing comedies ever at $74.2 million, but looked like a smash hit compared to this Summer's That's My Boy ($36.9 million). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has the best opening ever for a Sony Pictures Animation movie at $30.3 million, and Sony is expecting a gross just below that for Hotel Transylvania this weekend ($28-30 million). Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as two concerned parents who fight back against the inner-city public school system, Won't Back Down is opening at 2,515 locations this weekend. Distributor 20th Century Fox's marketing department hasn't been pushing the movie too hard, and awareness seems low right now. It should have some appeal among older and urban women, though it would be surprising if the movie cracked $10 million this weekend. After executing their largest word-of-mouth screening program ever (even bigger than Bridesmaids), Universal decided to try out a unique platform release strategy for Pitch Perfect. The movie is opening in limited release at 335 theaters this weekend, which Universal hopes will translate in to even stronger word-of-mouth ahead of its expansion in to 2,700 venues on Oct. 5. This general strategy worked wonders for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol last December, though that's obviously a much different movie than Pitch Perfect. The a cappella comedy could wind up with around $2 million this weekend, which will keep it just out of the Top 10. Forecast (September 28-30) 1. Hotel Transylvania - $25.8 million 2. Looper - $16.1 million 3. End of Watch - $8 million (-39%) 4. Trouble with the Curve - $7.7 million (-37%) 5. Won't Back Down - $7.6 million

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    boxofficemojo.com HATES geeks. I mean, -really- hates them.

    by Nintendarth

    Any chance the boxofficemojo.com writer(s) get to throw in a dig about hating geeks, they take it. See article above. They LOVE to remind the world their hatred of geeks.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Capone - one question

    by Nintendarth

    In your review, you say for us to think of the worst jokes about the various classic monsters. Tell me there's not actually a gag where someone uses the mummy's wrappings as toilet paper. Tell me I'm wrong about this. Am I wrong?

  • If ANYONE, anywhere, under any circumstaces, no matter how drunk or high, laughs at the hideous sight of Dracula going 'crazy legs' in the last shot of the ads, they are not worth knowing as a person.

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Ramona and Beezus Fox $7,810,481 29.8% 2,719 $2,873 $26,167,002 7/23/10 113 The Hitcher (2007) Rog. $7,818,239 47.5% 2,831 $2,761 $16,472,961 1/19/07 114 The Nativity Story NL $7,849,304 20.9% 3,083 $2,545 $37,629,831 12/1/06 115 Man on a Ledge Sum. $8,001,932 43.0% 2,998 $2,669 $18,620,000 1/27/12 116 The Ruins P/DW $8,003,421 45.9% 2,812 $2,846 $17,432,844 4/4/08 117 Aliens in the Attic Fox $8,008,423 31.8% 3,106 $2,578 $25,200,412 7/31/09 118 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London MGM $8,014,005 33.9% 2,973 $2,695 $23,630,159 3/12/04 119 Joe Dirt Sony $8,016,008 29.6% 2,638 $3,038 $27,087,695 4/11/01 120 The Medallion TriS $8,111,324 36.5% 2,648 $3,063 $22,219,192 8/22/03 121 Dream House Uni. $8,129,355 38.2% 2,661 $3,055 $21,302,340 9/30/11 122 From Paris with Love LGF $8,158,860 33.9% 2,722 $2,997 $24,077,427 2/5/10 123 Bicentennial Man BV $8,234,926 14.1% 2,518 $3,270 $58,223,861 12/17/99 124 Pokemon 3: The Movie WB $8,240,752 48.3% 2,675 $3,080 $17,052,128 4/6/01 125 My Best Friend's Girl LGF $8,265,357 43.0% 2,604 $3,174 $19,219,250 9/19/08 126 EDtv Uni. $8,311,290 37.1% 2,627 $3,163 $22,431,897 3/26/99 127 Shark Night 3D Rela. $8,404,260 44.5% 2,806 $2,995 $18,877,153 9/2/11 128 You Again BV $8,407,513 32.7% 2,548 $3,300 $25,702,053 9/24/10 129 Nanny McPhee Returns Uni. $8,407,685 29.0% 2,784 $3,020 $29,011,215 8/20/10 130 The Ant Bully WB $8,432,465 30.0% 3,050 $2,764 $28,142,535 7/28/06 131 Timeline Par. $8,440,629 43.3% 2,787 $3,028 $19,481,943 11/26/03 132 The Thing (2011) Uni. $8,493,665 50.2% 2,996 $2,835 $16,928,670 10/14/11 133 Urban Legends: Final Cut Sony $8,505,513 39.6% 2,539 $3,349 $21,468,807 9/22/00 134 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark FD $8,525,728 35.5% 2,760 $3,089 $24,046,682 8/26/11 135 School for Scoundrels MGM/W $8,602,333 48.3% 3,004 $2,863 $17,807,569 9/29/06 136 Never Back Down Sum. $8,603,195 34.6% 2,729 $3,152 $24,850,922 3/14/08 137 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Fox $8,603,460 38.2% 2,702 $3,184 $22,530,295 7/21/06 138 Bulletproof Monk MGM $8,653,542 37.0% 2,955 $2,928 $23,358,708 4/16/03 139 The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. $8,674,452 42.6% 3,017 $2,875 $20,374,484 10/21/11 140 Mr. 3000 BV $8,679,028 39.8% 2,736 $3,172 $21,811,187 9/17/04 141 Apollo 18 W/Dim. $8,704,271 49.2% 3,328 $2,615 $17,687,709 9/2/11 142 Red Planet WB $8,721,296 49.9% 2,703 $3,226 $17,480,890 11/10/00 143 The Covenant SGem $8,852,458 37.9% 2,681 $3,301 $23,380,495 9/8/06 144 Twisted Par. $8,904,299 35.3% 2,703 $3,294 $25,198,598 2/27/04 145 City by the Sea WB $8,935,426 39.8% 2,575 $3,470 $22,448,879 9/6/02 146 The New Guy SonR $9,007,833 30.3% 2,687 $3,352 $29,760,152 5/10/02 147 Rollerball MGM $9,013,548 47.5% 2,762 $3,263 $18,990,798 2/8/02 148 Frequency NL $9,025,584 20.1% 2,621 $3,443 $45,010,278 4/28/00 149 The Watcher Uni. $9,062,295 31.3% 2,742 $3,304 $28,946,615 9/8/00 150 Ultraviolet SGem $9,064,880 48.9% 2,558 $3,543 $18,535,812 3/3/06 151 Alpha and Omega LGF $9,106,906 36.3% 2,625 $3,469 $25,107,267 9/17/10 152 The Transporter Fox $9,107,816 36.0% 2,573 $3,539 $25,296,447 10/11/02 153 The Alamo (2004) BV $9,124,701 40.7% 2,609 $3,497 $22,414,961 4/9/04 154 Gamer LGF $9,156,057 44.6% 2,502 $3,659 $20,534,907 9/4/09 155 Stardust Par. $9,169,779 23.7% 2,540 $3,610 $38,634,938 8/10/07 156 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep SonR $9,186,054 22.4% 2,772 $3,314 $40,946,255 12/25/07 157 Just Friends NL $9,191,331 28.2% 2,505 $3,669 $32,619,671 11/23/05 158 Leap Year Uni. $9,202,815 35.5% 2,511 $3,665 $25,918,920 1/8/10 159 Morning Glory Par. $9,203,266 29.7% 2,518 $3,655 $31,011,732 11/10/10 160 Murder by Numbers WB $9,307,394 29.1% 2,663 $3,495 $31,945,749 4/19/02 161 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Fox $9,309,387 11.3% 3,175 $2,932 $82,571,173 12/21/05 162 Looney Tunes: Back in Action WB $9,317,371 44.4% 2,903 $3,209 $20,991,364 11/14/03 163 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen BV $9,350,572 31.9% 2,503 $3,735 $29,331,068 2/20/04 164 Killer Elite ORF $9,352,008 37.2% 2,986 $3,132 $25,124,966 9/23/11 165 Your Highness Uni. $9,360,020 43.3% 2,769 $3,380 $21,596,445 4/8/11 166 We Bought a Zoo Fox $9,360,434 12.4% 3,117 $3,003 $75,624,550 12/23/11 167 Titan A.E. Fox $9,376,845 41.2% 2,734 $3,429 $22,753,426 6/16/00 168 Lord of War Lions $9,390,144 38.9% 2,814 $3,336 $24,149,632 9/16/05 169 The Losers WB $9,406,348 39.9% 2,936 $3,204 $23,591,432 4/23/10 170 The Prince and Me Par. $9,406,378 33.4% 2,682 $3,507 $28,176,497 4/2/04 171 Stuck on You Fox $9,411,055 27.8% 3,003 $3,133 $33,832,741 12/12/03 172 Bless the Child Par. $9,413,684 32.0% 2,524 $3,729 $29,381,494 8/11/00 173 The Tigger Movie BV $9,427,532 20.7% 2,723 $3,462 $45,554,533 2/11/00 174 The Sweetest Thing Sony $9,430,667 38.2% 2,670 $3,532 $24,718,164 4/12/02 175 Eight Crazy Nights Sony $9,434,175 40.0% 2,503 $3,769 $23,586,598 11/27/02 176 Sanctum Uni. $9,447,930 40.7% 2,787 $3,390 $23,209,310 2/4/11 177 Babylon A.D. Fox $9,484,627 42.1% 3,390 $2,798 $22,532,572 8/29/08 178 Superhero Movie MGM/W $9,510,297 36.7% 2,960 $3,212 $25,881,068 3/28/08 179 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course MGM $9,537,123 33.5% 2,525 $3,777 $28,442,574 7/12/02 180 The Wicker Man WB $9,610,204 40.6% 2,784 $3,451 $23,649,127 9/1/06 181 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Sony $9,626,287 43.0% 3,127 $3,078 $22,400,154 8/12/05 182 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Fox $9,630,085 30.0% 3,164 $3,043 $32,061,555 11/16/07 183 Cursed Dim. $9,633,085 49.9% 2,805 $3,434 $19,297,522 2/25/05 184 Charlie Wilson's War Uni. $9,656,250 14.5% 2,575 $3,750 $66,661,095 12/21/07 185 The Wild BV $9,684,809 25.9% 2,854 $3,393 $37,384,046 4/14/06 186 See Spot Run WB $9,715,102 29.1% 2,656 $3,657 $33,357,476 3/2/01 187 The Adventures of Tintin Par. $9,720,993 12.5% 3,087 $3,149 $77,591,831 12/21/11 188 The Spy Next Door LGF $9,726,056 40.0% 2,924 $3,326 $24,307,086 1/15/10 189 She's Out of My League Par. $9,775,278 30.5% 2,956 $3,307 $32,010,860 3/12/10 190 The Emperor's New Groove BV $9,812,302 11.0% 2,801 $3,503 $89,302,687 12/15/00 191 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants WB $9,833,340 25.2% 2,583 $3,806 $39,053,061 6/1/05 192 The Sitter Fox $9,851,435 32.4% 2,750 $3,582 $30,441,326 12/9/11 193 Dark Water BV $9,939,251 39.0% 2,657 $3,740 $25,473,352 7/8/05 194 Lawless Wein. $10,001,982 28.2% 2,888 $3,463 $35,409,640 8/29/12 195 Fame (2009) MGM $10,011,682 44.6% 3,096 $3,234 $22,455,510 9/25/09 196 Final Destination NL $10,015,822 18.8% 2,587 $3,871 $53,331,147 3/17/00 197 In Her Shoes Fox $10,017,575 30.5% 2,808 $3,567 $32,880,591 10/7/05 198 Conan the Barbarian (2011) LGF $10,021,215 47.1% 3,015 $3,324 $21,295,021 8/19/11 199 Fat Albert Fox $10,021,510 20.8% 2,674 $3,747 $48,116,322 12/25/04 200 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Fox $10,021,753 47.8% 3,185 $3,147 $20,982,478 7/25/08

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    by Mixah

    Yikes!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Let's break the raw numbers down further...

    by Nintendarth

    How any genre flicks are in the bottom-200 wide-release box-office catastrophes? Are they more represented there than other kinds of films? Let's find out. Included in genre: horror, ANY type of film featuring a central sci-fi concept, sci-fi, fantasy. I excluded films like SPACE CHIMPS where the central conceit is not really sci-fi but rather "funny animals." OUT OF 200 FILMS TOTAL # OF GENRE BOX-OFFICE FAILURES COMES TO: ____100______ 6 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Fox $3,745,315 42.6% 3,141 $1,192 $8,794,452 10/5/07 9 MacGruber Uni. $4,043,495 47.4% 2,551 $1,585 $8,525,600 5/21/10 11 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Sony $4,174,383 22.8% 2,650 $1,575 $18,317,151 12/21/07 12 Punisher: War Zone LGF $4,271,451 53.1% 2,508 $1,703 $8,050,977 12/5/08 13 Pandorum Over. $4,424,126 42.8% 2,506 $1,765 $10,330,853 9/25/09 15 Zoom SonR $4,510,408 37.6% 2,501 $1,803 $11,989,328 8/11/06 18 Josie and the Pussycats Uni. $4,562,455 32.0% 2,556 $1,784 $14,271,015 4/11/01 21 Bats Dest. $4,717,902 46.5% 2,540 $1,857 $10,155,690 10/22/99 23 Whiteout WB $4,915,104 47.8% 2,745 $1,791 $10,275,638 9/11/09 25 Sorority Row Sum. $5,059,802 42.3% 2,665 $1,899 $11,965,282 9/11/09 26 Meet Dave Fox $5,251,918 44.5% 3,011 $1,744 $11,803,254 7/11/08 27 Ready to Rumble WB $5,257,778 42.4% 2,585 $2,033 $12,394,327 4/7/0 29 Hot Rod Par. $5,310,711 38.1% 2,607 $2,037 $13,938,332 8/3/07 30 Jonah Hex WB $5,379,365 51.0% 2,825 $1,904 $10,547,117 6/18/10 32 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Free $5,423,315 40.0% 2,652 $2,045 $13,559,812 10/31/08 38 fear dot com WB $5,710,128 43.1% 2,550 $2,239 $13,258,249 8/30/02 43 The Invasion WB $5,951,409 39.5% 2,776 $2,143 $15,074,191 8/17/07 48 Wishmaster Live $6,038,516 38.4% 2,502 $2,413 $15,738,769 9/19/97 49 Quest for Camelot WB $6,041,602 26.8% 3,107 $1,945 $22,510,798 5/15/98 53 Repo Men Uni. $6,126,170 44.4% 2,521 $2,430 $13,794,835 3/19/10 54 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $6,129,615 43.6% 2,507 $2,445 $14,051,384 2/6/98 57 Dredd LGF $6,278,491 73.1% 2,506 $2,505 $8,584,607 9/21/12 58 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Uni. $6,293,205 45.4% 2,754 $2,285 $13,869,515 10/23/09 59 Gulliver's Travels Fox $6,307,691 14.7% 2,546 $2,477 $42,779,261 12/25/10 63 Soldier WB $6,447,237 44.2% 2,507 $2,571 $14,594,226 10/23/98 64 The Spirit LGF $6,463,278 32.6% 2,509 $2,576 $19,806,188 12/25/08 65 Eight Legged Freaks WB $6,485,458 37.4% 2,530 $2,563 $17,322,606 7/17/02 70 Astro Boy Sum. $6,702,923 34.3% 3,014 $2,224 $19,551,067 10/23/09 71 Eurotrip DW $6,711,384 37.8% 2,512 $2,671 $17,771,387 2/20/04 72 Kung Fu Hustle SPC $6,749,572 39.5% 2,503 $2,696 $17,108,591 4/22/05 73 Georgia Rule Uni. $6,773,870 35.5% 2,523 $2,684 $19,103,072 5/11/07 77 My Soul to Take Uni. $6,842,220 46.4% 2,572 $2,660 $14,744,435 10/8/10 78 Jennifer's Body Fox $6,868,397 42.4% 2,702 $2,542 $16,204,793 9/18/09 81 Mars Needs Moms BV $6,914,488 32.3% 3,117 $2,218 $21,392,758 3/11/11 84 Last Man Standing NL $7,010,333 38.7% 2,561 $2,737 $18,115,927 9/20/96 85 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever WB $7,010,474 49.0% 2,705 $2,591 $14,307,963 9/20/02 86 Our Idiot Brother Wein. $7,011,631 28.3% 2,555 $2,744 $24,816,118 8/26/11 87 Beerfest WB $7,031,228 36.6% 2,964 $2,372 $19,185,184 8/25/06 89 Next Par. $7,133,049 39.2% 2,725 $2,617 $18,211,013 4/27/07 94 Species II MGM $7,274,008 37.8% 2,510 $2,898 $19,221,939 4/10/98 102 Son of the Mask NL $7,511,675 44.1% 2,966 $2,532 $17,018,422 2/18/05 103 The Box WB $7,571,417 50.3% 2,635 $2,873 $15,051,977 11/6/09 106 Inkheart WB (NL) $7,601,379 43.9% 2,655 $2,863 $17,303,424 1/23/09 107 Vacancy SGem $7,603,376 39.3% 2,551 $2,980 $19,363,565 4/20/07 109 Fright Night (2011) BV $7,714,388 42.1% 3,114 $2,477 $18,302,607 8/19/11 110 Blast from the Past NL $7,771,066 29.3% 2,542 $3,057 $26,511,114 2/12/99 113 The Hitcher (2007) Rog. $7,818,239 47.5% 2,831 $2,761 $16,472,961 1/19/07 116 The Ruins P/DW $8,003,421 45.9% 2,812 $2,846 $17,432,844 4/4/08 117 Aliens in the Attic Fox $8,008,423 31.8% 3,106 $2,578 $25,200,412 7/31/09 120 The Medallion TriS $8,111,324 36.5% 2,648 $3,063 $22,219,192 8/22/03 121 Dream House Uni. $8,129,355 38.2% 2,661 $3,055 $21,302,340 9/30/11 123 Bicentennial Man BV $8,234,926 14.1% 2,518 $3,270 $58,223,861 12/17/99 124 Pokemon 3: The Movie WB $8,240,752 48.3% 2,675 $3,080 $17,052,128 4/6/01 126 EDtv Uni. $8,311,290 37.1% 2,627 $3,163 $22,431,897 3/26/99 127 Shark Night 3D Rela. $8,404,260 44.5% 2,806 $2,995 $18,877,153 9/2/11 128 You Again BV $8,407,513 32.7% 2,548 $3,300 $25,702,053 9/24/10 129 Nanny McPhee Returns Uni. $8,407,685 29.0% 2,784 $3,020 $29,011,215 8/20/10 131 Timeline Par. $8,440,629 43.3% 2,787 $3,028 $19,481,943 11/26/03 132 The Thing (2011) Uni. $8,493,665 50.2% 2,996 $2,835 $16,928,670 10/14/11 133 Urban Legends: Final Cut Sony $8,505,513 39.6% 2,539 $3,349 $21,468,807 9/22/00 134 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark FD $8,525,728 35.5% 2,760 $3,089 $24,046, 137 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Fox $8,603,460 38.2% 2,702 $3,184 $22,530,295 7/21/06 138 Bulletproof Monk MGM $8,653,542 37.0% 2,955 $2,928 $23,358,708 4/16/03 139 The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. $8,674,452 42.6% 3,017 $2,875 $20,374,484 10/21/11 141 Apollo 18 W/Dim. $8,704,271 49.2% 3,328 $2,615 $17,687,709 9/2/11 142 Red Planet WB $8,721,296 49.9% 2,703 $3,226 $17,480,890 11/10/00 143 The Covenant SGem $8,852,458 37.9% 2,681 $3,301 $23,380,495 9/8/06 144 Twisted Par. $8,904,299 35.3% 2,703 $3,294 $25,198,598 2/27/04 146 The New Guy SonR $9,007,833 30.3% 2,687 $3,352 $29,760,152 5/10/02 147 Rollerball MGM $9,013,548 47.5% 2,762 $3,263 $18,990,798 2/8/02 148 Frequency NL $9,025,584 20.1% 2,621 $3,443 $45,010,278 4/28/00 149 The Watcher Uni. $9,062,295 31.3% 2,742 $3,304 $28,946,615 9/8/00 150 Ultraviolet SGem $9,064,880 48.9% 2,558 $3,543 $18,535,812 3/3/06 152 The Transporter Fox $9,107,816 36.0% 2,573 $3,539 $25,296,447 10/11/02 154 Gamer LGF $9,156,057 44.6% 2,502 $3,659 $20,534,907 9/4/09 155 Stardust Par. $9,169,779 23.7% 2,540 $3,610 $38,634,938 8/10/07 156 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep SonR $9,186,054 22.4% 2,772 $3,314 $40,946,255 12/25/07 162 Looney Tunes: Back in Action WB $9,317,371 44.4% 2,903 $3,209 $20,991,364 11/14/03 165 Your Highness Uni. $9,360,020 43.3% 2,769 $3,380 $21,596,445 4/8/11 167 Titan A.E. Fox $9,376,845 41.2% 2,734 $3,429 $22,753,426 6/16/00 169 The Losers WB $9,406,348 39 172 Bless the Child Par. $9,413,684 32.0% 2,524 $3,729 $29,381,494 8/11/00 176 Sanctum Uni. $9,447,930 40.7% 2,787 $3,390 $23,209,310 2/4/11 177 Babylon A.D. Fox $9,484,627 42.1% 3,390 $2,798 $22,532,572 8/29/08 178 Superhero Movie MGM/W $9,510,297 36.7% 2,960 $3,212 $25,881,068 3/28/08 179 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course MGM $9,537,123 33.5% 2,525 $3,777 $28,442,574 7/12/02 180 The Wicker Man WB $9,610,204 40.6% 2,784 $3,451 $23,649,127 9/1/06 181 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Sony $9,626,287 43.0% 3,127 $3,078 $22,400,154 8/12/05 182 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Fox $9,630,085 30.0% 3,164 $3,043 $32,061,555 11/16/07 183 Cursed Dim. $9,633,085 49.9% 2,805 $3,434 $19,297,522 2/25/05 187 The Adventures of Tintin Par. $9,720,993 12.5% 3,087 $3,149 $77,591,831 12/21/11 190 The Emperor's New Groove BV $9,812,302 11.0% 2,801 $3,503 $89,302,687 12/15/00 192 The Sitter Fox $9,851,435 32.4% 2,750 $3,582 $30,441,326 12/9/11 193 Dark Water BV $9,939,251 39.0% 2,657 $3,740 $25,473,352 7/8/05 194 Lawless Wein. $10,001,982 28.2% 2,888 $3,463 $35,409,640 8/29/12 196 Final Destination NL $10,015,822 18.8% 2,587 $3,871 $53,331,147 3/17/00 198 Conan the Barbarian (2011) LGF $10,021,215 47.1% 3,015 $3,324 $21,295,021 8/19/11 199 Fat Albert Fox $10,021,510 20.8% 2,674 $3,747 $48,116,322 12/25/04 200 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Fox $10,021,753 47.8% 3,185 $3,147 $20,982,478 7/25/08

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Also note about genre inclusions

    by Nintendarth

    I included in that list also films featuring any celebrity like Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan or Shia LeBoeuf that are discussed/popular/recognized as being people of note to the geek crowd, but I excluded Jackie Chan because despite being popular with the geek crowd he is still hired for family films and isn't simply serving the 'geek' niche.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    nintendarth. Please stop.

    by adeceasedfan

    Regards, The Talkback

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Not so optimistic about Tartakovsky

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Not so optimistic about Tartakovsk's Popeye now

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I liked it. It Sold out 2 2d shows last night

    by Lord Elric

    Filled up one of the two 3d shows pretty decently as well. It's fun, and the reports of gross out humour are a bit exaggerated. The 3d could have been more aggressive, but does look great in a ghostly floating table chase and some corridor shots as well. Sandler actually does some good voice work here, as well as Buschemi as The Wolf Man with way too many wild kids. The rest of the cast do well with their parts and visually, it's very attractive. Speaking as an old time monster fan, I thought it respected the monsters fine, and had a wonderful climax that it's best not to spoil.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    does anyone of this site get real shit faced

    by MainMan2001

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    wouldn't it be funny if....

    by MainMan2001

    critics had to make a short film each time they reviewed a film?!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    nintendarth

    by MainMan2001

    why do you know this?! and who fucking care you loser

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Netflix streaming Claude Rains movies from 1934

    by Raptor Jesus

    'The Invisible Man' and 'The Clairvoyant'. Good stuff. Better than Adam Sandler, that's for sure.

  • Why does "Samurai Jack" get second fiddle? And "Dexter's Lab" not even mentioned at all? Is the urge to hate on Lucas and prove him inferior so strong that the first thing people have to bring up with Tartakovsky is the one work of animation that was the least attached to him, until now that is? <p> <p>Oh well. At least nobody's claiming he created "Powerpuff Girls" anymore.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    It's really sad to see Walk Hard on that bomb list.

    by Larry_Sanders

    Such an underrated gem. I blame shitty marketing for it and Looney Tunes: Back in Action's placement. Kung-Fu Hustle also doesn't belong there, but it's a hard sell to americans.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Just re-watch Mad Monster Party and call it a night.

    by DickBallsworth

    Adam Sandler = kiss of death.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Castlevania?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Anyone at aicn have more info on the Castlevania movie with Michael Dorn?

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry...

    by Valenni

    We have plenty of stupid fuckwits in Ireland, it's just that our boxoffice figures are nothing in comparison to the US, and the US box office figures are what often decides on wether a sequel is greenlit. That and I was lashing out. ;-)

  • He's been in Don't give a damn and count money mode ever since. Eddie Murphy has been the doing the same for over a decade now.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Reign Over Me? Did he expect to win an award for that or something?

    by Mugato5150

    Sure it was obvious Oscar bait but Jesus....maybe if the character was also retarded and/or dying from AIDS it would have gotten more attention.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Just wait a week and take the kids to see Frankenweenie

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Or else hope that ParaNorman is still playing somewhere.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I actually liked this a lot.

    by super8rocks

  • I wanted to hate it, but it wasn't that bad. Some of the exaggerated expressions/movements reminded me of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

  • I guess Stiller will now make Watchmen 2

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    My 6 yr old and 9 yr old liked it just fine.

    by gzes

    We had a good time. They had several LOL moments. There was some cheesiness to it (particularly a sequence towards the end), but it was a fun movie to take the kids to.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Sanberg needs to divorce himself from Sandler

    by Logan_1973

    Let the rat desert the ship.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Movie was funny! My kids lvoed it! Bite me Capone!

    by Bob

    Was it the best plotted movie ever? No. But it had heart, and humor. Adam Sandler did a great job, as did the rest of the cast. No, there was no mummy wraps used for toilet paper jokes either.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah, my wife and daughter loved it. Not a bad movie at all.

    by spire_walk

    It was good, not Pixar good, but better than most of the shit Dreamworks has been pumping out for the past decade or so. Bottom line, it lacked most of the inside jokes most of these cgi toons have for parents. Straight up kids movie. Still, the audience had a good time, a genuinely good time. Corny cliches and all, people were laughing at it. Kids were having a blast. My 4 year old actually sat still through the whole movie. It was what it was. God knows why Looper had to run on the same weekend a Halloween kids movie was coming out. You're going to lose that fight, my friends.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    OF COURSE IT IS - SHIT

    by doom master

    It's a HAPPY GILMORE PRODUCTION. Have you seen Jack and Jill? Any of the last comedies by Sandler these days? What else do you need? GTFOUTTAHERE!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Gotta be better than that upcoming snail movie "Turdo"

    by FeralAngel

    Which is another Dreamworks movie about a snail that wants to race in the Indy 500. Jesus FUCKING Christ. Talk about uneven, Dreamworks defines that. It's like it's trying to be all cartoon studios at once - from lowball to highball, hoping that if it throws enough disparate junk out there one or two bits might stick. I'm convinced that "How To Train Your Dragon" was a fluke. Dreamworks reminds me of that old Hollywood phrase "Let Disney make the chicken salad. We'll make the chicken shit. And we'll make money."

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    don't listen to this review.

    by Adam

    I saw this movie. I don't think its half as bad as this review portrays it. There are so many wacky little gags through out the piece and as a family orientated kids movie it does it well. If you were expecting something that these types of movies don't have then of course your going to be disappointed. I know I laughed my ass off, I'd give it 3 stars.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck this review. Now that I think about it, it was better than Brave.

    by spire_walk

    Fuck yeah don't listen to this review. It does what it does better than fucking Brave did. While not groundbreaking, Transylvania knew where the fuck it was going, which is more than I can say for Brave. Compared to Paranorman, it doesn't have that dirty, crummy feel to it. I can't explain it... but Paranorman had that puppet show in an insane asylum feel that claymation lends itself to.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I will remind Capone...

    by Dkev00

    That the target audience has never even fucking heard of the classic monsters. Hell my niece, who went to see this, this weekend, has never even heard of Bugs Bunny. So fucking get over yourself and remember who these types of movies are really for. Oh I so cherish my movie monsters. Give me a fucking break.

  • It's a kids movie. Don't kids movies in non-tentpole weekends usually finish #1 at box office? Kids won't be begging their parents to see Dredd or Looper.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    It isn't a "bad" animated movie.

    by Loosejerk

    I guess if you go into it with a hard-on for movie monsters and you can't stand to see humor made at their expense....don't see this. It is better than Brave. The funniest bit about Brave (yes, it wasn't supposed to be a full-on comedy) were the three brothers which was outdone by the werewolf children. If I had a complaint it would be almost TOO MANY gags. If they would have pulled back there and added more "Pixar"-type quality in the relationship department of either Drac/Daughter, Johnny/Daughter....OR BOTH....we might be talking a Halloween classic.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:50 a.m. CST

    my little ladies loved it....

    by jay2517

    ...and i second their opinion on the movie. pretty good and really funny. guess capone doesnt know or have children. sad.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:53 a.m. CST

    The review on this is an utter pyle of shite if you like Adam Sandlers voice.

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    for the rest of us heres to hoping Andy Samberg makes better decisions in life.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    but still better than Brave, sorry guys i just hate Adam Sandler

    by Balkin Flabgurter

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    RIP, "Sym-Bionic Titan"

    by Cash907

    Fucking CN. Loved that show. Oculus got himself the girl, the main "hero" routinely needed to have his butt saved by the "weaker" members of the team, and Titan was such a badass robot. Why did CN can it, even though it pulled in strong ratings? The toys didn't sell fast enough. I shit you not. Fucking CN.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 5 a.m. CST

    You wasted that how time writing a review for this?

    by MajorFrontbum

    I knew it was bound to be shit, first time I saw the Movie poster. It's just a gift I have folks.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST

    It's for young kids. Jeez!

    by Hesiod2k7

    It's not packed with a ton of geek inside jokes Taft only adults get (although there are a couple good ones). It's a stupid, kinda fun movie that has its moments.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Sandler is not bad in this.

    by Hesiod2k7

    The premise is that Dracula creates a monster hotel so monsters have a safe place to go to be away from scary humans. Then a human shows up and deaf has to hide him in plain site from his guests by making him up like Frankenstein to fool them. "Bosom Buddies esque" Hijinks ensue. The plot is kind of creaky but there are some nice gags. The Zombie bellboys are funny. And there is a nice homage to Ratatouille where Quasimodo is a small French head chef at the hotel with a pet rat/sidekick.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    When your daughter sucks and your daughter is Selena Gomez...

    by tangcameo

    ...*dirty old man laugh*

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Re: dkev00

    by Chris

    you need to get your neice some classic Warner Bros. cartoons. I plan to take my 5 year old to see this, my 11 year old may be too 'cool' to see it.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    A big meh from me, but my daughter (age 10) liked it

    by Hunter of Da Snark

    Considering that parents are usually meant to be the transport the theater and the passive, hope your kid likes it, segment of the audience, Hotel succeeds. In other words, my 10 year old loved it. Daddy on the other hand was amused and at times entertained. This was no Despicable Me or even Cars, both of which I love. It seemed to me that there were two ideas where they felt this movie should go, so they used them both. There is a massive break in the flow where Drac goes from wanting to dump his daughter's human paramour in the woods, to best buds. This occurs in roughly 2 minutes of screen time for no explicable reason. That ruined it for me, but went unnoticed by the kids.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    audience is everything

    by TheNewAddiction

    The fact is, this is a KIDS movie, made for KIDS 12 and under. Saw it with the wife and kid, and it was ok. It's biggest problem is that there's no external 'villian' persay, and the film throws Quasimodo in from left field as a sort of antagonist. But the film should appeal to kids, which is what it is designed to do.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    pilgrim064

    by Dkev00

    Agreed.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    gzes...They had several LOL moments. (?)

    by MovieManStill

    Huh?

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    "My little ladies loved it" Ugh

    by MovieManStill

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Your attitude is what makes the majority of media for children awful.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Moviemanstill...

    by gzes

    I meant there were multiple moments during the movie when my kids laughed out loud. They enjoyed and so did I.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    And it goes on to set records.

    by just

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I just gaot back from see this mover with my 16 yo daughter

    by John

    it was fun...we laughed and had a great time....people sometimes just go a movie to chill and be entertained....not over think it to death...allot of great celebrity voice performance....sometimes half the fun is trying to guess who that voice is that sounds so familiar....it's not a bad movie at all ....and come to think of it Brave was good too....we haven't... seen Paranorman yet but I'm sure we will....and Looper for sure...Dredd I have no interest in at all...that trailer looked Dredd-ful

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    darthplagus...In regards to you avoiding Dredd...

    by Quake II

    I admire people who can deprive themselves of kick ass entertainment in favor of the mass-produced garbage that Hollywood forces on us day after day. If you found the Dredd trailer "Dredd-ful" as you put it, congratulations on avoiding the hundreds of gushing Dredd reviews that have littered the internet since the ComicCon premiere last summer. You must have a complete media blackout in your home. I personally rate Dredd as my second favorite film of 2012 and my 9th favorite film of all time. I feel sorry for people who won't experience Dredd in 3-D. It's mind-bending and absolutely fantastic. Best 3-D experience since Avatar and Dredd blows THAT movie out of the water.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    lot of media for adults is awful too.

    by Hesiod2k7

    The movie isnt as bad as the review. But, I recognize that this is a crowd that trashed Watchmen - which may be one of the 5 best comic book movies ever made. All because Snyder changed the ending. And, then people also pardoxically complained it was too slavish a copy of the graphic novel!! It was both a travesty that messed too much with the source material AND a too slavish copy of the source at the same time!! It was the dumbest ass criticism of a movie I ever read.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7: Learn to type!

    by Chief Joseph

    Seriously, fuck off all you people with that autocorrect shit.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    dickballsworth

    by Carmen A

    Agreed, just watch Mad Monster Party!

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Like I get kids movie advice from fanboys

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    who spent every waking moment debating about who has the coolest superhero costume or can quote from Batman Comic #12. I saw this with my kids and ALL the kids in the theater enjoyed the movie. I didn't really enjoy it but let's face reality fanboys. They don't make these kids movies or those Star Wars action figures (i.e. dolls) for you.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Saw it with the kids this weekend

    by Keith Small

    It wasn't anywhere near as bad as this review would have you believe. The kids in the theater got a kick out of it, and we adults got a few chuckles for our troubles. I typically don't expect more than that from most kids movies these days.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    The movie going public DID NOT agree with you

    by Jaka

    At Rotten Tomatoes, 43% Tomatometer, 80% Audience. <p> Sometimes critics need to unpack and leave their baggage at home.

  • Can't their be other fucking plotline on this fucking Planet? Is this the only fucking audience that exist outthere?

  • are u a childless prick like capone? just wondering...

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Sym-Bionic Titan is now on Toonami

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    And shame on anyone over the age of 18 who may have seen this over Dredd. If you are said person, fuck you. You're an asshole. Look up Adam Sandler's net worth and eat a dick.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Looper and Taken

    by Dheep

    Looper was a Excellent Movie. Why , in any season would I be wasted dime one on Taken 1 , 2 or 10 for that matter. The original Taken was a afternoon's diversion on Cable. Totally forgettable.

  • Seriously what happened to this guy? I used to find him hilarious, after Anger Management this guy has been sinking down a black hole never to return. The only movie that's he had been in that gave me minor laughs was The Longest Yard. And that was more due to the characters around him as opposed to Sandler himself.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Monsters viewing Humans as Monsters... Monsters, Inc!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Monsters, Inc did it years ago. And it did it with style, heart and a lot more talent.

  • Oct. 2, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Sheesh...what's with all the plants today?

    by letsfightinglove

    I refuse to believe this many AICN talkbackers are dads who take their kids to this shit. The last animated film I took my son to was Puss in Boots and that was such crap I vowed to never again waste my money on the current crop of animated children's flicks. Thanks bittorrent!

  • It's only made $10 million so far overseas, compared to $18 million domestic. So, not even foreign box-office gives the tiniest miniscule crap about it.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bring back real catoons

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bring back real cartoons

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bring back real cartoons

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bring back real cartoons

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

  • a new Secret of NIMH, a Black Cauldron I hope they at least re-run the Great Pumpkin this year. Ray Bradbuy's THE HALLOWEEN TREE for fucks sakes. today's kids ain't got nothing but SHIT being made for em.

  • From boxofficemojo.com - It's hard to imagine many family audiences choosing the black-and-white stop-motion Frankenweenie over the vibrant, action-packed Hotel Transylvania, so expect Frankenweenie to wind up in third place.

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Awwww, harsh REALITY strikes AGAIN - FLOPENWEENIE!

    by Nintendarth

    Frankenweenie disappointed with a meager $3.27 million opening on Friday. That's less than half the opening day of director Tim Burton's last stop-motion animated movie Corpse Bride ($6.7 million), and also lower than ParaNorman's $4.6 million debut in August. In the best case scenario, Frankenweenie finishes the weekend at around $13 million, which is poor considering the active marketing effort and Burton's supposedly strong brand.

  • Oct. 8, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Frankenweenie is a terrible title...

    by Homer Sexual

    Seriously... who wants to go see a movie called Frankenweenie? Now I kind of want to see it after reading about it and hearing from friends that is very good and actually emotional. But would I consider a movie called Frankenweenie... um, no.

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