Thursday, May 01, 2008

Movies-and-More: May 2008

This is a new monthly feature that I will be posting at the beginning of each month, highlighting the releases of film, books and music to earn the "And-More" aspect of this blog. Comics are my true passion, but I do have other interests, so below you will find release dates, my box office predictions and trailers for films, as well as release dates for CDs, books and DVDs, among other things...

In Theaters May 2nd

Iron Man (Click film for theatrical trailer)
Made of Honor
Fugitive Pieces
Son of Rambow

Predictions: 1. Iron Man ($98 m), 2. Made of Honor ($15 m), 3. Baby Mama ($9 m), 4. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay ($7 m), 5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall ($6.5 m)

In Theaters May 9th
Speed Racer
What Heppens In Vegas

Predictions: 1. Speed Racer ($55 m), 2. Iron Man ($52 m), 3. What Happens In Vegas ($17 m), 4. Made of Honor ($9 m), 5. Baby Mama ($6 m)

In Theaters May 16th
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Padre Nuestro (On Wed, 14th)

Predictions: 1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ($80 m), 2. Speed Racer ($38 m), 3. Iron Man ($32 m), 4. What Happens In Vegas ($10 m), 5. Made of Honor ($5.5 m)

In Theaters May 23rd
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (On Thurs, 22nd)
The Children of Huang Shi
The Edge of Heaven

Predictions: 1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($140 m), 2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ($45 m), 3. Iron Man ($22.5 m), 4. Speed Racer ($19 m), 5. What Happens In Vegas ($7 m)

In Theaters May 30th
Sex and the City
The Strangers
The Foot Fist Way
Saving Grace (On Wed, 28th)

Predictions: 1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($89 m), 2. Sex and the City ($31 m), 3. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ($25 m), 4. Iron Man ($15 m), 5. The Strangers ($9.5 m)

New trailer debuts:
The Incredible Hulk (New Theatrical Trailer)
Lost Boys 2: The Tribe
The Spirit

Your other entertainment needs:

May 6th:
On DVD: Bella, First Sunday, The Hottie & the Nottie, Over Her Dead Body, P.S. I Love You, Punky Brewster: Season One: Volume One, Teeth.

On CD: Mindi Abair, Clay Aiken, Barenaked Ladies, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban.

In Bookstores:
Charlaine Harris's From Dead To Worse
Stephenie Meyer's The Host
Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Barbara Walters's Auditions: A Memoir

May 13th:
On DVD: Drawn Together: Season Three, The Great Debaters, Indiana Jones Adventures Collection, Mad Money, Saturday Night Live: Season Three Untraceable, Youth Without Youth.

On CD: Bryan Adams, Ryan Carera, Deathcab For Cutie, Duffy, Filter, Foxy Brown, Jason Mraz, Old 97's, Ween.

In Bookstores:
Tony Danza's Don't Fill Up On the Antipasto
Emily Giffin's Love the One You're With
Jeff Shaara's The Steel Wave
William Shatner's Up Till Now: The Autobiography

May 20th:
On DVD: Cranford, Delirious Fictions of William Klein (Criterion Collection), National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Strange Wilderness

On CD: Keith Anderson, Scarlett Johansson, Jesse McCartney, Donna Summer, 3 Doors Down.

In Bookstores:
C.J. Box's Blood Trail
Patricia Cornwell's The Front
Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas #3: Odd Hours
D.J. MacHale's Pendragon #9: Raven Rise
Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff

May 27th:
On DVD: Cleaner, Darfur Now, Grace Is Gone, Holocaust, Rambo, The Thief of Baghdad (Criterion Collection), The Walker.

On CD: Al Green, Cyndi Lauper, Lil' Kim, Sex & the City OST, Usher.

In Bookstores:
John Connolly's The Reapers
Laurell K. Hamilton's Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Erin Hunter's Seekers #1: The Quest Begins
Salman Rushdie's Enchantress of Florence

Currently topping the charts:

Theaters: 1. Baby Mama ($17 m), 2. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay ($15 m), 3. The Forbidden Kingdom ($11.2 m), 4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall ($11 m), 5. Nim's Island ($4.5 m). Source: Box Office Mojo

DVD sales: 1. Juno ($25 m), 2. Aliens vs. Predators: Requiem ($11 m), 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks ($7.5 m), 4. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale ($4.7 m), 5. Water Horse: Legend of the Deep ($4.5 m). Source: The Numbers

CD sales: 1. Mariah Carey, 2. Leona Lewis, 3. Flight of the Conchords, 4. Ashlee Simpson, 5. Atmosphere. Source: Billboard

Book sales: 1. The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch), 2. Sundays at Tiffany's (James Patterson), 3. The Hollow (Nora Roberts), 4. Child 44 (Tom Rob Smith), 5. Audition (Barbara Walters pre-order). Source: Barnes & Noble

Comic sales (March): 1. Dark Tower: Long Road Home #1, 2. New Avengers #39, 3. Thor #7, 4. Amazing Spider-Man #552, 5. Uncanny X-Men #496. Source: ICV2

Graphic Novel sales (March): 1. Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition, 2. Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall SC, 3. Naruto (Volume 28), 4. DMZ (Volume 4): Friendly Fire, 5. Fruits Basket (Volume 19). Source: ICV2

1 comment:

RandomRuby said...

Odd Thomas is my all time favorite Dean Koontz novel. Dean Koontz is such an awesome writer. Don't forget, his next book, ODD HOURS, comes out on 5/20! Check out the very cool Odd Thomas video on YouTube. There will be several of these "Odd webisodes" that follow Odd's journey. Trust me, after watching this video, you'll be craving to read the next book.