Screen Junkies » the lion king http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Evil Movie Dictators Who Should Be Shot In The Street http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-evil-movie-dictators-who-should-be-shot-in-the-street/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-evil-movie-dictators-who-should-be-shot-in-the-street/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:45:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233137 These guys are total d-bags.

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Earlier today, rebel forces dragged Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi into the streets and publicly executed him. Not looking so tough now, Occupy Wall Street.

Gaddafi ruled over Libya for 42 years until his people grew tired enough of his rule that they banded together and ousted him. This, of course, is one of the risks of dictatorship. The trade-off is that you get to live in a palace and keep lions as pets. Still, you could do that as a heavyweight boxer too. I guess dictating requires less hours in the gym.

The point that I should have got too dozens of words ago is that dictators are bad. Movies taught me that. In fact, why don’t you go ahead and read the seven evil movie dictators that deserve to be shot in the street. If you want to that is. No pressure from me. It’s a free country.

M. Bison – Street Fighter

M. Bison is proof that powe taken by force corrupts the soul. He started his evil career in the drug trade like so many others do, and rose through the ranks to the position of drug lord. With a fictional South East Asian nature under his thumb, it wasn’t long before he took the title of General and held humanitarians for ransom.

Bullies like this make me ill. And Jean Claude Van Damme can’t always be around to give them their comeuppance. It’s up to us — we, the people — to band together and shut down a threat like this. No matter the cost.

General Garza – The Expendables

As far as brutal dictators go, General Garza is kind of a pussy. He’s easily pushed around by Eric Roberts and Stone Cold. Hey Garza, whose island is it anyway?! He deserved to be dragged into the street because of this lack of force. Oppress or get off the pot!

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Weekend Box Office Report: Still Good To Be The ‘King’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-still-good-to-be-the-king/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-still-good-to-be-the-king/#comments Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:19:25 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229915 Step aside, movies released in the past 15 years.

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Apparently my theory that people will pay a theoretically infinite amount of money to see The Lion King is one step closer to being proven true: The 3D re-release of a nearly 20-year-old movie (holy god, is The Lion King really 17 years old? Man oh man) is the number one film at the box office for a second-straight weekend. Does this mean Disney is going to extend its originally two-week limited engagement? It’s not known for sure, but when have you known Disney to turn down a buck?

Taylor Lautner Still Running, Hiding In Second 'Abduction' Trailer

Anyway, The Lion King managed to hold onto the top spot even though it had the much-buzzed-about Moneyball and Abduction as competition. Of those two, Moneyball did the best, riding an all-star cast to a $20.6 million opening weekend for 2nd place. Abduction didn’t do quite so well, with an $11.2 million opening weekend, putting it in 4th place, right behind Dolphin Tale. The other big movie to open this week, The Killer Elite, made an expendable $9.5 million for fifth place. (The Playlist)

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Weekend Box Office Report: It’s Good To Be The King http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-its-good-to-be-the-king/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-its-good-to-be-the-king/#comments Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:27:06 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228890 It's the circle of box office performance.

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Conventional wisdom is that audiences are always craving something new. Cynical wisdom is that “new” is that absolute last thing most audience members want, and the 3D rerelease of The Lion King would seem to affirm the latter wisdom more than the former. The 3D version of the movie every kid in America already owns on DVD made a very generous $29 million in its opening weekend (of a two-week “limited engagement”).

'Drive' Trailer Has Fast Cars And Albert Brooks

Holding the number 2 spot was last week’s big opener Contagion with a respectable $14.5 million weekend gross. The critically stratospheric (but unfortunately unseen by me this weekend) Drive had a nice, indie-friendly 3rd place opening of $11 million. Maybe it’ll do better when it gets rereleased in 3D. (The Playlist)

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