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Jun 20, 2008

TGITDNMAR (6/20/08)

It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.

The high in Phoenix today was 116 degrees. That's right, amigos, it was too hot to blog today. Though with Mrs. Fletch holed up in the bedroom with a stomach flu (coming soon to Fletch's body in three days!), the nighttime is the blogging time.

Get Smart
Though I've always been aware of it, I've never been terribly interested in the source TV show behind this adaptation. After all, I was too busy watching Don Adams voice Inspector Gadget as a kid to be interested in a show that was long gone before I was born.

Still, Carrell is a savvy choice to reprise the role of Agent 86, and the combined appeal of Carrell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin is pretty high. Throw all that together with the fact that this week's other release is a giant stink bomb and you get this...
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 65%, or better than the chance that it will get below 100 here before September.

The Love Guru
And you thought The Happening got bad reviews. This one doesn't even have 5 votes at IMDb, which not only seems odd, but makes it ineligible for a rating. Rotten Tomatoes, on the other hand, shows it at a 16% approval rate. In other words, this is most likely the bomb of the year, to be spoken about in tales of folk lore like Ishtar and Waterworld before it.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: 0%, or equal to the percent that The Love Guru 2 is made.

4 people have chosen wisely: on "TGITDNMAR (6/20/08)"

Cinexcellence said...

Knowing Mike Myers, I think you should go with the 0% :)

Nick said...

I say it'll be the second biggest bomb of the summer. Nothing bombs worse than Uwe Boll.

joen05 said...

I don't even know why Love Guru was even made... I had probably -10% desire to see it.

Victor Penro said...

From what I've read Get Smart is better than The Love Guru. So that must mean that Guru effin sucks. Get Smart was okay, but when you get lower than that level of watchability, you're dealing with a waste of 9.50. Read my review of Get Smart at http://popentrev.blogspot.com