Looks like another trip to the movies is coming up. Actually, two trips. All that and more in today’s High 5:
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: OK, I am going to have break down and go see Paranormal Activity, which has just surpassed The Blair Witch Project to become the most profitable movie ever. The box office hit that was made for less than $15,000 had grossedaround$70 million heading into the weekend. Now that’s a profitable bottom line. I remember during the Blair Witch phenomenon I held off and held off and held off seeing it, feeling it would not be worth by time — but once I broke down and saw it scared me to death. Paranormal Activity, here I come!
SPEAKING OF MOVIES … : We’re about three weeks away (Nov. 20) from the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. I saw the first trailers for the film this week on television. This flick is going to give another entirely new perspective to the werewolf film genre.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?: Phoebe Cates. (Yes, a Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference.)
TOP COSTUMES: Time magazine is tracking the most popular Halloween costumes nationwide. Michael Jackson, Balloon Boy, Octomom and David Letterman have been the most popular. Wow, Balloon Boy. Now that surprises me. Never underestimate the influence of the media, eh? I also found interesting that Balloon Boy was the most popular in Illinois by a wide margin, followed by David Letterman.
YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP: George Lopez. (Please, please, please, please stop those commercials!)