• BurmaShave

    Looks like New Line is back on track!

  • gradystiles

    Steve Mason is on crack. He’s so off-the-mark on this one that it’s not even amusing.

  • Gordie Lachance

    I don’t know why anyone would be shocked by this. It’s February. There’s no football. No baseball. It’s a dumping ground for bad movies. Semi Pro is reviewing well everywhere… even the NY Times liked it. Should do 50 million.

  • gradystiles

    …and now Gordie Lachance is on crack. An R-rated comedy doing $50 million in February?! Riiiight…And where are all these good reviews? It’s at 27% positive on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • George Prager

    Here’s that ‘tard Mitch Albom explaining it all for us:
    And the Oscar for most depressing
    http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080224/COL01/802240635/1082/COL01
    A TOUCH OF CLASS is a good guys win movie? Two annoying losers have and extra-marital affair and then end it badly?

  • http://actionman-nickspix.blogspot.com/ actionman

    I predict $39 million for the weekend

  • JHRussell

    More $ in one weekend for a steaming pile Ferrell flick than 8 time Oscar nominated TWBB has earned in 2 months?
    Sounds about right to me from Jeff’s “Gorilla Nation”…

  • BurmaShave

    Here’s the most bizzare pan of SEMI-PRO up on Metacritic so far:
    “But basketball √¢‚Ǩ¬¶ basketball doesn√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t deserve the Ferrell treatment. Basketball is a sport of kings, a thing of beauty and elegance, America√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s game.” -Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
    Uh huh. March Madness, indeed.

  • Pelham123

    Re: Albom’s column — where the hell has this guy been the past 30-40 years? This reads like a column from someone just discovering the “New” Hollywood of 1968. God help him when he works his way up to “Skidoo”.

  • BurmaShave

    “If movies were meant to reflect only the real-life worst in us, why would we need them? We could use mirrors.” -Mitch Albom
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  • http://journals.aol.com/terrymcca/poetry-arts-confidential/ Terry McCarty

    “If movies were meant to reflect only the real-life worst in us, why would we need them? We could use mirrors.” -Mitch Albom
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
    Mitch has to protect his feel-good book-and-TV-movie franchise.

  • gradystiles

    By the way, NRG’s lawyer just posted a cease-and-desist letter on Fantasy Moguls. Jeff, you should take heed, too:
    “I am the attorney for The Nielsen Company (US), Inc., doing business as Nielsen NRG (√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ö‚ÄúNielsen√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭù), and it has recently come to our attention that your web site, FANTASYMOGULS.COM, is publishing Nielsen NRG√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s valuable proprietary tracking data (√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ö‚ÄúData√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭù) without any authorization or license from Nielsen. Specifically, on your web site you are publishing NRG√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s proprietary tracking information as of February 28, 2008, without permission at web address: http://news.fantasymoguls.com/originalcontent/2008/02/weekend-track-1./html.
    Nielsen NRG√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s tracking Data is the valuable, exclusive, proprietary, copyrighted property of Nielsen and your organization’s blatant disregard of Nielsen√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s ownership in and to the Data is a serious infringement of Nielsen√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s intellectual property rights under Federal and State copyright laws, and can result in your organization paying statutory damages in excess of $150,000 per infringement.
    Notice is hereby given that Nielsen views this copyright infringement with the utmost seriousness and, unless you immediately cease and desist from using Nielsen’s Data and remove the Data from your web site, and confirm that you have, and will continue to desist from this and any other infringement of Nielsen’s rights in the future, Nielsen shall pursue all of its legal and equitable remedies against you.
    Michael J. Duffy
    Associate General Counsel
    The Nielsen Company (US), Inc.”

  • Balthazar

    More good news: Mr. Comedy Will Ferrell begins principal photography on “Land of the Lost” on Monday. No joke.

  • http://FEEG FEEG

    Balthazar.
    No joke. Is that an early review?

  • corey3rd

    how can Semi-Pro be better than the greatest basketball movie of all time “The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh?” Dr. J was twice the actor on the court as Will. Although I’m going to guess that putz from San Fran has never seen that movie either.

  • George Prager

    DRIVE, HE SAID is the greatest basketball movie of all time.