NEW YORK – "Ocean's Twelve," "Blade: Trinity" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" hit theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
The New York Post says "Forget the plot of 'Ocean's Twelve' (search) — you will by the time you leave the theater, if not sooner. This slickly entertaining sequel is all about savoring eye candy — whether it's the 100-megawatt smiles of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and "Ocean's" newcomer Catherine Zeta-Jones or the eye-popping European locations." Lots of celebrity cameos like Bruce Willis in addition to the stars add even more sizzle. Everyone agrees the cast is having a great time, but will audiences? Look for 12 times four at the box office, according to boxofficeguru.com. He says 48 million for the three-day period. That's a lot of tooth whitening for Clooney and the cast.
Next, does anyone care about another "Blade" (search) movie? How did this sequel get rescued from a direct-to-video release? And how did it get a coveted year-end weekend opening date instead of getting dumped into January or February? Oh, it must be for Oscar consideration. Still, guru says it could make $26 million this weekend. And anything that helps knock "National Treasure" off the top after three weeks is worth something.
Finally, the completely offbeat and only occasionally funny "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (search) drifts out to sea, according to USA Today. Bill Murray is trying awfully hard in his casual "toss it off" manner, but the script is only odd.