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‘Gravity’ Starring Sandra Bullock Amazes And Breaks October Box Office Record! – Review By David E.



Do you have a movie shame list? You know, a list of movies that despite all the good things you’ve heard and or read about them you just haven’t gotten around to watching? Well, up until last week a 2006 movie directed by Alfonso Cuaron called “Children of Men” was pretty high up on that list for me but after seeing the 50,000th TV ad for “Gravity” also directed by Cuaron, I decided to finally sit down and watch it as kind of a primer. Now I know, this is a review for Gravity not Children of Men, but I gotta say I was an idiot to have not seen it sooner. If you haven’t seen it yet,  do so ASAP! With that said, my expectations for Gravity going in were pretty high.




The movie takes place presumably in the present day where miles above the earth a space shuttle crew works to make repairs to the Hubbell telescope. The repair mission is abruptly cut short when they receive news from mission control that debris from a destroyed Russian satellite is heading their way. Mission specialist Matt Kawolski (George Clooney) and the software engineer (Sandra Bullock) are not able to return to the ship before the debris arrives and as a result find themselves adrift in space with no help in sight.


Director Alfonso Cuaron with Bullock and Clooney onset.
Director Alfonso Cuaron with Bullock and Clooney onset.

First off, this movie’s sound and visuals make the film immersive and just flat out gorgeous! The visuals of space and more importantly, earth are breathtaking, and Cuaron masterfully uses sound flipping back and forth from the noisy commotion aboard the shuttle and inside the crews helmets, to the deep silence that is the vacuum of space. I saw this movie in 3D which intensifies the experience and couldn’t imagine seeing it any other way–considering that the majority of this movie takes place in zero gravity.


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Clooney, as the always calm happy go lucky veteran astronaut is nothing really new here, but when you contrast it with Bullock’s performance as the inexperienced over her head panicked engineer the movie sucks you in and doesn’t let go save for a couple of down moments that let you catch your breath. The movie only has four people in it and two whom we never see (Ed Harris as the voice of mission control and Phaldut Sharma as the third part of the Hubbell repair team) so Clooney and Bullock do all the heavy lifting with the lion’s share of that going to Bullock. I’ve never really been a fan of Sandra Bullock and I don’t think she deserved the Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, but her performance in this movie is outstanding and if she’s not nominated for an Oscar I’d be shocked. The only negative I can find with this film is that towards the end this movie seems to try really hard with its soundtrack to wring out every bit of emotion possible , which I found unnecessary since this movie had me emotionally involved almost from its beginning.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who ran to the theater to see this film, via Variety:

In a record-setting debut, Warner Bros.’ 3D space epic “Gravity” scored a starry estimated $55.6 million, of which mega-screen exhibImax — a significant partner on the film, considering the push the studio gave helmer Alfonso Cuaron’s cutting-edge filmmaking — contributed $11.2 million domestically. Both totals were records for October.

…Internationally, “Gravity” estimated $27.4 million from 27 markets, including Russia, which led with $8.1 million, followed by Germany and Australia, each contributing north of $3 million.

The overall three-day domestic gross for “Gravity,” boosted by a whopping 80% from 3D, eclipsed the month’s previous record holder, “Paranormal Acitvity 3,” which earned $52.6 million in 2011. (Interestingly, the 3D share was less overseas, at 70%.)

Overall, Gravity is a near flawless movie that must be seen. See it in 3D. See it in IMAX if it’s available to you. GO SEE IT AND BE AMAZED.

2011 Razzie Award Nominations – Here we go.

Congrats on your FOUR Razzie Awards, Jessica Alba! Well done.

We all know the Razzie Award Nominations are announced the day before Oscar nominations (which, obviously will be announced at the CRACK tomorrow morning).

I LOVE that Jessica Alba was nominated four times Worst Supporting Actress.  Jessica better treasure these nods, because I don’t see her being nominated by any other organization.  Someone better start planning her Razzie Awards party at In ‘N Out Burger, because sadly, (not really) I haven’t heard of any sort of Vanity Fair party for the Razzies.


The Bounty Hunter

The Last Airbender

Sex & the City 2

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Vampires Suck!


Jack Black, Gulliver’s Travels

Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter

Ashton Kutcher, Killers and Valentine’s Day

Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day

Robert Pattinson, Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse


Jennifer Aniston, The Bounty Hunter and The Switch

Miley Cyrus, The Last Song

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon, Sex & the City 2

Megan Fox, Jonah Hex

Kristen Stewart, Twilight Saga: Eclipse


Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day

Cher, Burlesque

Liza Minnelli, Sex & the City 2

Nicola Peltz, The Last Airbender

Barbra Streisand, Little Fockers


Billy Ray Cyrus, The Spy Next Door

George Lopez, Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day

Dev Patel, The Last Airbender

Jackson Rathbone, The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Rob Schneider , Grown Ups


Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore

Clash of the Titans

The Last Airbender

Nutcracker 3-D

Saw 3-D (aka Saw VII)


Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter

Josh Brolin’s face & Megan Fox’s accent, Jonah Hex

The entire cast of The Last Airbender

The entire cast of Sex & the City 2

The entire cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse


Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Vampires Suck!

Michael Patrick King, Sex & the City 2

M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender

David Slade, Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables


The Last Airbender, written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series by Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko

Little Fockers, written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on characters created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke

Sex & the City 2, written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV Series created by Darren Star

Twilight Saga: Eclipse, screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

Vampires Suck! written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer


Clash of the Titans

The Last Airbender

Sex & the City 2

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Vampires Suck

Remember last year, though?

Sandy is a class-act and I love how she laughed at herself…then went on to win the Oscar. That’s because Sandy is awesome and down-to-earth and Jessica Alba is not.

The End.

p.s. See you tomorrow for the Mother of All Hollywood Back-Patting nominations. (Eyeroll.)

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James – Divorce is FINAL.

Yeah. Take THAT, Jesse

Wow.  That was fast.  Sandra Bullock and Jesse James’s divorce is FI-NAL.   I’d say she had a pretty iron-clad prenup (or he just tucked-tail and ran) since it was accomplished and finalized so quickly.

via TMZ.com

“…both Sandra and Jesse signed the final documents last week. Sealed documents have been filed with the clerk’s office in Travis County, Texas  — sources tell us they are the papers making the divorce final.

Sandra filed for divorce back on April 23, saying the marriage “has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”

And sources say the divorce clears the way for Sandra to complete a single parent adoption.”

Does that mean Sandy is planning for a sibling for sweet little Louis?  I’m curious, too, as to the rumors about Jesse moving to Austin to be closer to Sandy–so his kids can still be a part of her life.  Frankly, those children need someone like Sandra in their lives.