Hearne: Beyond Boffo! Summer Movie Season Biggest Ever

Hail, Caesar!

Or maybe I should say, Great Caesar’s ghost!

That’s pretty much the tone of Jack Poessiger‘s early take on this year’s CinemaCon movie convention live from Caesar’s Palace in Las Veas. Three days in, two to go and Poessiger could barely contain himself.

"This summer looks huge," Poessiger says. "I’ve never seen this many hit movies crammed into this short of a period. I think this is going to be thje biggest summer movie season ever. Beginning with The Avengers next week – I mean, it just doesn’t stop – there’s like two movies a week."

OK, hold it…

I know it’s exciting rubbing elbows in Sin City with the likes of Johnny Depp. And crackdown or no crackdown, that there are tons of smoking hot buyable babes slinking in and about the hotel lobbies and gaming floors. But Jack wouldn’t be exaggerating an eensy bit – you know, caught up in all that glitz and glam….

Well, are you?

"No, no," Poessiger swears. "I mean, you’ve got the new Spider-Man; you’ve got Batman Rises and Johnny Depp is in two movies. It’s just week-after-week-after-week. Each studio tries to outdo the others and every studio is doing something. Usually one or two studios are missing or cutting back, but this year nobody is missing. Everybody is going for it."

Why so bullish? Does Hollywood think the end is near and everyone wants to be distracted? Or that the recession is over and we’ll all be out driving around with our dogs strapped to the roof of our cars and celebrating all summer?

"I have no idea," Poessiger says. "I wish I could tell you why. And this is all coming after a down year – last year was a down year in the movie business."

There you have it, stay tuned!

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7 Responses to Hearne: Beyond Boffo! Summer Movie Season Biggest Ever

  1. A Grown Up says:

    So it’s all comic book movies and vampires and dumb sequels/remakes….AGAIN? Sounds like the Shittiest Movie Summer ever!

    Seriously who needs to see another goddamned Batman movie. He’s Bruce Wayne. He’s got a car. He’s got his sidekick and the same old fucking characters and the same old pointy ears. The Joker and the Riddler will be there. Big fucking deal. Not original in the least.

    And how many “reboots” are they going to do for Spiderman? Same tired story, same old characters. Seen it. Don’t want to see it anymore.

    Tired sequels? AIDS-based ideas? (Acute Idea Deficit Syndrome that is) Oh yeah! Hollywood’s gotcha covered! Men in Black III. Dredd. Total Recall. The Bourne Legacy.

    Dumb toy movies? Youbetcha! Gi Joe. Battleship…BATTLESHIP, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE! Couldn’t they get the rights to Twister?

    Hollowood – out of ideas for years. No end in sight.

  2. kcfred says:

    Agreed
    I guess it’s a good movie summer if you’re 15. Men In Black? Why? The last one sucked. There’s a reason the box office numbers are down. Nothing new. Nothing original. Christ, Titanic is effing back. The only thing good out of that will be Kate Winslet’s tits in 3D.
    I’d almost pay to see that.

  3. Bill says:

    @agrownup
    Saying, “Big fucking deal. Nothing original in the least.” only exposes your ignorance to the topic, as both movies so far have been high original when it comes to these types of movies.

    Have you even seen any of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies? He has revolutionized the character and set the standard for “comic book movies.” The only known villain he has used so far is the Joker, and that Joker role was not anything ever seen on a Batman show or movie before.

    Also, the storyline for this final movie is going to be great as well. There is no Riddler or Penguin or Joker. It is Bane. The villain responsible for almost killing Batman, and also Anne Hathaway playing Catwoman.

  4. Super Dave says:

    Well to be honest outside of a total Gay movie what isn’t in some way shape or form a remake? In another 20 years all the Gay movies will seem the same. A western is a western depending on who is in it, the story line, writers and director. Drama as it is to day might seem old because we have probably seen something like it. Many people thought The Big Lebowski was a crap movie not worth seeing when it came but now it has a rather large following. In short real hard to have to many total original movies hit the screen some how it’s all almost been done before.

  5. PB says:

    Should Be
    Way better than last summer anyway. There is plenty of more adult fare at the art houses and during the rest of the year…summer’s about going to the movies with your kids, seeing shit blowup and mind-numbing dialogue. Again with internet extremes as believe it or not, it is actually possible to enjoy both silly blockbusters as well as more original films with substance. Crazy, I know.

    The films I’m excited about…The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Bourne Legacy and Prometheus.

    Less so about Spiderman, Total Recall and Savages (which does actually intrigue me some).

    Don’t care about MiB3, Dark Shadows and Battleship.

  6. A grown up says:

    Bill, what, are you six?

    IT’S
    FUCKING
    BATMAN.

    Any way you choose to slice it, Batman is still Batman. They’re not going to kill him off. He’s gonna use all sorts of geegaws. He’s gonna be in a cave. It’s a children’s story about a billionaire who dresses up as a bat to punch criminals on the nose. No normal adult can possibly relate to that, which makes his story inherently boring, unless you’re a child.

    Calling Batman “the Dark Knight” is like calling Papa Smurf “the Blue Patriarch”: you’re not fooling anyone.

  7. the dude says:

    Piderman tanks
    reboot too soooooooon….

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