Well, there you go. “The King’s Speech” demonstrated that Harvey Weinstein can package a Best Picture nominee like no one else on the planet; Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the Oscars I predicted they’d get back at TIFF, and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo taught a new generation of actors that “over the top” is just something people say when whey want to drag you down, man.
Seriously, though, we’re all gonna pay for that a few years down the road.
What else is there to say? Quite a bit, actually, and it’s all right here in my NOW coverage. Beyond that, we can all be surprised that “Gnomeo & Juliet” topped the box office in its third weekend with a fairly piddly $14.2 million. The Farrelly Brothers’ “Hall Pass” came in a close second with $13.4 million, with “Unknown” right behind it at $12.4 million.
And “Drive Angry”? Ninth, with $5.1 million. Sheesh. Remember when a 3D picture was a license to print money?