Boom or bust… or what?
Was this a good summer for movies? Having just started to catch up with the films of Summer ’06, it’s hard for me to say.
Little Miss Sunshine was my favorite; Pirates 2 made $400 million in domestic b.o. so that must say something — but maybe it’s the dearth of exciting product out there?
I looked to see how Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson fared. Last summer’s 40 Year Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers seem like high water marks in the humor arena, making the world safe for the R-rated buddy comedy once again. But how did follow-up efforts The Break-up; You, Me and Dupree; and Little Miss Sunshine do to move forward and enhance the careers of each?
And Snakes on a Plane proved that you have to have more than a clever title to make a hit movie.
Now that we are approaching Oscar season, films of higher quality and concern will soon eclipse the popcorn movies (which will always be my favorites) but before they do, let’s review and reassess. How are we doing? What’s needed? And mostly, how can we provide new material for future summers that will outpace what was produced this year? This is our mission!
So let’s hear from you.
P.S. This website will be re-launching soon with a new look, new features and new tools available for screenwriters. Stay tuned for some exciting changes. Coming soon.