Under Suspicion. Sure this had Thomas Jane and some sage looking and sounding elder black gentleman, but there's something about Gene Hackman.
Hangin' with the Homeboys. Saw this at a midnight showing at the University of Georgia student theater back in the early '90s and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Some genuinely funny characters, scenes and dialog.
According to BoxOfficeMojo, it debuted at #1 with an opening-weekend haul of $39,699,023.00, out of a total domestic gross of $168,273,550.00. It did an additional $85,351,877.00 in foreign receipts.
Descent (horror movie) - wife and I really enjoyed it, great atmosphere and loved the original ending that didn't get changed in the uk to appease the I need a happy ending groups.
How did The Reef do? I thought that wasn't a bad flick, but found it by accident while surfing Netflix. Very tense.
Yeah, if anything, The Descent did better than it deserved in the UK. Certainly on the critical side of things.Was too over-the-top for me, but I seem to recall lots of people liking this one upon release. I think it got decent (crazy pun!) recognition all things considered.
If someone had told me that Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Mos Def, Alan Rickman, and John Malkovich were going to make an post-apocalyptic* outer space comedy romp based on a beloved science fiction series, I would have been ecstatic. If that someone said he saw some footage and it featured spectacular special effects, enormous energy from the actors, and an understated environmental message behind the far-out premise, I would have salivated on the carpet.
If that someone then told me that it got middling reviews (60% Rotten Tomatoes score), modest box office, and then vanished from the popular collective consciousness, I would say that that movie deserved better.
I'm not saying it was the best movie ever, or the career best of those involved. I liked the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie, but I think I would have liked it more if I wasn't comparing it to the books, radio plays, and Infocom game. The fault was not in the stars, but in myself. Anyway, it deserved better.
Don't get me started on Out of Sight or the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven, though!
* post-apocalyptic seeing as how the Earth had done been blown up.
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I paid money to see that in a proper theater and felt cheated for it, but YMMV.
I've only seen the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven and totally loved it. Hitchhiker's guide though....meh...
Kingdom of Heaven was awful (and awfully pretty), regardless of version - imo.