Bully for The Lorax & The Killing of John Carter

Well The Lorax killed John Carter at the box office over the weekend. The Lorax is now the highest grossing film of 2012. I’m sorry to see John Carter perform so poorly but the advertising has not made it look very good. I guess I’ll find out later today when I go see it with my FREE ticket. Speaking of which, if you are going to see The Lorax, Wal-Mart has a selection of children’s films on DVD for $5 each with a $5 The Lorax movie cash sticker on them. $5 won’t even buy a matinee ticket these days but if you are going anyway then why not grab a free DVD.

The struggle to get a PG-13 rating for the documentary Bully continues. High school student Katy Butler has amassed over 275,000 signatures in favor of getting the MPAA rating overturned. The latest news is that this includes twenty members of congress. I understand the drive here and that the makers shouldn’t have to cut their film but honestly word is that we’re talking six F-bombs which would just mean partially bleeping five of them for the PG-13 rating the Weinsteins are coveting.

The Killing

“The disappearance of a young Seattle girl sets in motion this moody crime series centering on a detective — Sarah Linden — who’s trying to start a new life in California but is unable to walk away from the mysteries posed by the complex case.”

The Killing just became available on instant Netflix (assuming they don’t yank it again like they did with Magnum and Miami Vice). I haven’t seen it but I absolutely adore AMC’s The Walking Dead (one episode left in the season) and have found AMC’s other series, Mad Men and Breaking Bad to be wonderfully written and acted. I will warn you though that while many people enjoyed the series, the ending sparked a bit of outrage so watch at your own risk.