For the most part, it was a good (sweet) weekend. The Yankees won 2 out of 3 over at Fenway Park, and I'm ecstatic about that, but it's hard to not want to take all three after winning the first two. I went to the movies with my good friend Jeanette on Saturday to see The X-Files movie and, while I enjoyed it, felt it could've worked as a movie by any other title. The film was very light in the paranormal department but made up for it by putting the spotlight on the relationship between Mulder and Scully and their respective inner struggles. I'll be looking for this when it releases on blu-ray later this year along with Fight The Future.
I worked overtime on Sunday and am happy to have some extra cash coming in real soon.
To put a cap on the sweet weekend is finding out how The Dark Knight continues to dominate at the box office. As of today, it owns or shares 30 records in it's 11 days of release. Amazing. But this brings me to the one sour note for me: the box office take for the X-Files movie. I so wanted this movie to do well so the franchise can continue on the big screen. As a matter of fact, I previously stated that it would "be lucky to make more than $25 million" and "I wouldn't be surprised if the new Will Ferrell movie Step Brothers does better". Well, both happened. Final weekend tally for X-Files: I Want To Believe? $10 million. Even Step Brothers made $30 million so it wasn't all about The Dark Knight. Heck, Mamma Mia made $30 million last weekend in direct competition with TDK. I want to believe that the X-Files franchise isn't dead but I'm afraid it is. RIP X-Files. You'll forever live in my dvd collection. :(
On a lighter note: after much thought process, I figured out who would be ideal to follow Heath Ledger should the suits over at Warner Brothers decide to bring the character back. Actually, I have two candidates as I can't chose one over the other. I'll let you decide:
WB would be foolish not to seek out these clowns. :D