Those Hypes! Those Hypes!!!! Arrrrgghhhh!

by Gunther Heinrich, 24 Dec 2009 in The Movie & Me

Originally I didn’t plan on writing anything before or during Christmas. But…I have a confession to make: I can’t stand hypes and anything behind it. In the best case I get suspicious of the hypey-thingy, in the worst case I’d love to kick it off this ball.

I think I have this habit because to me a hype is nothing else than burning love in disguise. You don’t see the weaknesses, you do anything a normal person wouldn’t and you plaster the world around you with the usual lovey-thingy crap nobody wants to hear about.

Star Trek and its Opening Weekends

by Gunther Heinrich, 11 May 2009 in Analyses

Star Trek made a lot of money this weekend and The Movie Blog just compared this success with the rest of the movie franchise. And do you want to know what my first thought was, when I read this post? No?

Well, I didn’t think about a franchise that finally made it and fully deserved it or thought about the abysmal quality in recent years. And I didn’t felt compelled to watch Star Trek now.

No. My first thought simply was: did they adjust the opening grosses for inflation?

After opening my last Star Trek Excel and entering the numbers mostly was done with it and would have patted my inner wisenheimer for this nitpicking grandeur – if there wouldn’t be a little major discovery on Mount Obvious:

We all know them: STAR WARS, TERMINATOR and GODFATHER, to name just a few. But did you ever wonder how well or badly they fared at the box office? Well, search no further because after a statistical look at the most successful genres of 2008, this post will take a graphical look at 32 franchises and trilogies to give the answer.

THE DARK KNIGHT nukes everything

by Gunther Heinrich, 22 Jul 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Heath Ledger as the unforgettable Joker in The Dark Knight

It is truly mind blowing what the latest installment of the Bat achieved in the last few days. Only some days after I reviewed the animated part of the movie franchise, the second movie came and won big time. And boy, this one really sneaked up on me, I really didn’t see that one coming – in many ways.