Diary

And on the movie front we have "Green Zone"

with Matt Damon. It’s some kind of Iraq thriller, I haven’t seen it and knew nothing about it until I read this in the NYT. I haven’t read any reviews about it and the only real “qualitative” comment I’ve seen was this one:

Whatever you’re doing tonight, cancel ur plans & go see “Green Zone” with Matt Damon! Stunning, brilliant, brave film. Just saw it. Amazing!

And that one would certainly keep me away from a theater showing it, given that it’s a Tweet from Michael Moore.

So, anyway, Hollowood goes out of their way to make a movie about Iraq that MM approves of. They launched it at 3,000 theaters this weekend. And the result? Hey, thanks for asking…

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood suffered its first major flop of the year over the weekend with the debut of the expensive Iraq thriller “Green Zone,” which sold an anemic $14.5 million in tickets at North American theaters.

Despite playing in more than 3,000 theaters, “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”), was a distant second to Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” That fantasy film was No. 1 for the second weekend in a row, with about $62 million in ticket sales for a new total of $208.6 million.

Heh. Cost ’em $100MM to make the turkey. That’s $100MM that won’t find it’s way into the November elections on the Left side. Good job guys.

Oh, and it’s good to see that Michael Moore still knows squat about the American People.