The Rundown: May 6-12

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest instalment of The Rundown. It’s a regular feature that will appear on the blog every Wednesday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past 7 days, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. (And before you say it, in a world where Hey Hey, It’s Saturday can air on a Wednesday night, we can DEFINITELY do our wrap-up in the middle of the week!)

So, what did we learn this week?

Well, the Cannes Film Festival kicked off for another year, opening with Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood – a film in which the French are portrayed as cowardly, traitorous and rude. Gee, I hope they like it! Frankly, we’re more excited about the other films making their debut at the famous fest – particularly Tamara Drewe (for purely professional reasons we assure you).

It was revealed that Joaquin Phoenix was a big fat faker in regards to his increasingly bizarre public persona – it was all just for a mockumentary! This news, of course, surprised no one. We were surprised however to discover that the racist robots from Transformers 2 would not make an appearance in Michael Bay’s upcoming sequel. It’s good to know that Bay is listening to what the people want; if only he had done what we really wanted: ceased production on any future Transformers movies.

In vampire news, we got our first glance at Chloe Moretz (or Hitgirl) in Let Me In (the controversial upcoming remake of Swedish vamp flick Let The Right One In). We also learnt that Colin Farrell would star as a bloodsucker in a remake of Fright Night.

A trio of trailers debuted, making the internet lose their collective shiz not once, not twice, but thrice! Machete, Inception and Super 8 immediately jumped to the top of our must-see list (well, remained at the top of our must-see list).

By the way, in case you didn’t know, if you’re a female between the ages of 18 and 35, you’re probably being considered for the lead role in the English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Check out your competition here.

Top 5 Quickflix Rentals

1. Avatar
2. Did You Hear About The Morgans
3. 2012
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. The Twilight Saga’s New Moon

In Cinemas This Week

Robin Hood
Letters to Juliet
New York I Love You
The Other Man

On DVD This Week

Up in the Air

On DVD Next Week

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Old Dogs
Bran Nue Dae
Dorian Gray
True Blood – Season 2

Weekend Box Office May 6 -9*

1. Iron Man 2
WKND = $4,565,882 / TOTAL = $16,728,692
2. I Love You Too
WKND = $874,533 / TOTAL = $874,533
3. Hot Tub Time Machine
WKND = $451,349 / TOTAL = $3,278,313
4. Date Night
WKND = $424,603 / TOTAL = $8,516,201
5. Letters to Juliet
WKND = 364,007 / TOTAL = $410,251
6. When In Rome
WKND = $344,854 / TOTAL = $2,309,796
7. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
WKND = $261,387 / TOTAL = $4,167,410
8. Beneath Hill 60
WKND = $ 227,475 / TOTAL = $2,639,272
9. How To Train Your Dragon
WKND = $214,764 / TOTAL = $20,059,845
10. Avatar
WKND = $197,220 / TOTAL = $114,302,089

*See further details at Urban Cinefile.

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