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    Fall Movie Line Up Preview

    Posted: 09 Sep 2011 01:00 AM PDT

    The Fall Movie Line Up

    It is no secret that we’re coming off a drought of anything good when it comes to new movies on the big screen during the past few weeks. This is especially noted when for the third straight week The Help which is still on fewer than 2,800 screens grabbed the number one box office spot again. Coming in at number two, a debut movie last weekend but another limited release flick, The Debt starring Helen Mirren which is on less than 2,000 screens pulled in slightly more than $12 million. But even more disappointing, the only wide release movie for last weekend, Apollo 18 which opened on slightly more than 3,300 screens struggled to hold onto the number three box office spot just barely beating out another limited release movie Shark Night 3D.

    While Labor Day weekend marked the end of a record-breaking summer movie season, over-all attendance still dropped by about 1.4 percent from last summer. How did Hollywood make up the extra money? Higher ticket prices for more 3D films drove total summer earnings up to approximately 4.4 billion dollars.

    Will It Get Better This Fall?

    The next question just begging for an answer – Will the big screen look better this fall? Only time will tell.  A quick scan of upcoming movies makes us say – Don’t hold your breath. While there may be a few shining jewels in the midst of the movie offerings, for the most part it might, the big screen debuts look like flops and wanna-be movies as we make way for what could be one of the worst award seasons ever when we hit the new year.

    This weekend the pickins’ look rather slim once again. Topping the list when it comes to number of screens is the new Warner Brothers movie Contagion opening on more than 3,100 screens. While this action-thriller has a star-studded line up including the likes of Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few, the trailers make it look like nothing more than an I Am Legend with a slightly different twist. With a PG-13 rating, we also wonder if this will either be a totally rated wrong movie, or a watered down thriller trying to make a quick buck at the box office.

    Next weekend three movies worthy of note are opening, but again, Hollywood looks to be jumping on the 3D money-grab motif with a re-release of The Lion King in 3D. Yes, this classic movie did extremely well the first time around. But, will people really pay money to go see it again just because it’s in 3D? Lets also remember the fact that this movie is aimed at the kid crowd. Will parents really want to spend the extra money to only fight with their kids to leave the 3D glasses on. One movie that might fall into the surprising category opening next week stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan. With a PG-13 rating I Don’t Know How She Does It just might be a surprise release for the weekend.

    Reality is we may have to wait until September 23rd before anything worthwhile hits the big screen in the form of Dolphin Tale. This based on true story movie stars Morgan Freeman and very seldom can you go wrong with Freeman on the big screen. In October there’s a new Hugh Jackman movie with potential and a remake of the classic dance flick Footloose coming out on October 14th. Then in November there’s Puss ‘n Boots, The Muppets and the much anticipated Robert Downey Jr sequel, Sherlock Holmes.

    Come the new year, it will be superhero time again! Marvel continues its Avenger series where we will see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and more all reunited on the big screen. Lets also not forget the Batman fans are patiently waiting for July 2012 when The Dark Knight Rises hits the big screen.

    Enjoy the show!

    Dr. Rus