Opening in Las Vegas, October 28, 2016


Another dismal weekend where I stayed home and read and watched TV.

The weekend’s box office winner, but otherwise a flop, is Inferno (44) the third in the Tom Hanks/Ron Howard adaptations of Dan Brown’s thrillers. Fortunately for all concerned Brown hasn’t written any more Robert Langdon books. If he does, I imagine it will go to TV with a whole new creative team. David Edelstein: “Tom Hanks takes his art down a peg with another paycheck performance as the dramatic cipher Robert Langdon in Inferno, Ron Howard’s mostly lame adaptation of Dan Brown’s wholly lame novel.”

For someone who has to go out to the movies, a few theaters are offering a double feature of The Godfather (100) and The Godfather, Part II (80), which is a long sit but at least you’ll know how to make tomato sauce for a lot of guys and to leave the gun and take the cannolis.


About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

3 responses »

  1. Just to clarify an assumption, remarkably Inferno didn’t even win the weekend box office when there was very little competition; it was beaten by Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film.

    Notwithstanding that it’s a lousy film and came several years too late in the franchise, the dropoff from Da Vinci to this is seriously hefty.

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