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Monday, April 09, 2007

Slump and Grind

Can't believe that "Grindhouse" came in fourth place this weekend, earning only $12 million. I was one of those moviegoers who spent Easter weekend watching the flick's scenes of dismemberment and car-crash mayhem. This three-hour campy gore fest is a marathon, and perhaps that's why it didn't perform better. Favorite parts: Josh Brolin as a thermometer-chomping doctor; Rose McGowan's machine-gun leg (makes its appearance too far into the film, however); the no-CGI, no special-effects car chase; the bad edits; the "missing reel" segments; and the fake previews of other Grindhouse films. (Images via Moviesonline and MTV)