Saturday, June 28, 2008


The most well reviewed film this year by far seems to be the new Disney-Pixar movie, "Wall-E". I have yet to read a bad review of this film. It has been said before but the Wall-E robot is similar to that of the robot "Number 5" or "Johnny 5" as he was known as in the 1986 movie; "Short Circuit". It's stars were Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg. It made $40 million in the US and a sequel followed in 1988 which was called, yes! "Short Circuit 2". "Wall-E" is above. "Johnny 5" is below. Discuss! Short Circuit also had one of the poppiest soundtrack songs ever in the form of El DeBarge's hit; Who's Johnny. El Debarge had released their best known song "Rhythm of the Night" in 1985 as well as my favourite song by them; "Who's Holding Donna Now. "Who's Johnny" reached number 1 on the US R'n'B charts and number 3 on the Billboard Singles Chart. The video, which featured singer El Debarge, as well as the movie's stars; Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg, is below.
Short Circuit is rumoured to be re-made. Why oh why! (Money.) Wall-E to me will always be Johnny 5's long lost cousin. Joshua Rich on the Entertainment Weekly" website is predicting Wall-E to achieve a $71 million opening weekend but I think it could be even more due to the universal good reviews the film is getting. Wall-E opens in Ireland and the UK on the 18th of July. The film's cute widget, from it's American website, is below.

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