No movies this weekend. The big releases today are Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock which seems mildly amusing (by that I mean, I can wait until a DVD release), and two torture porn horror flicks: Rob Zombie's diabolical redress of Halloween 2, and the 3-D film The Final Destination. I don't really forecast much box office success for Woodstock--did anybody really want to see a historical fiction about Woodstock starring Demitri Martin? That said, it's obvious that the only true contenders for winning the weekend will be one of the two sadistic bloodbaths.
I don't fault Rob Zombie for wanting to make his own kind of film, I'll just say that I don't care to see it. I do, on the other hand, have a huge problem with the latest Final Destination which is a rather lazy recycling of plot. It is literally point-for-point the same film as the previous film with added 3-D technology, less-famous actors, and a "The" slapped on the front of it. Seriously, studio heads are laughing at the fact that all they have to do is place a useless word in front of the old title, and people will think they've created a completely different film. It's hard not to argue that the film is only a guise to gouge more money out of audiences for 3-D glasses. Instead of feeding the shitty-movie-machine, I think I'll rather stay home.