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The Weekend Hijack Thread

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | April 17, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | April 17, 2009 |

Welcome to the Weekend Hijack thread, where you can drink and comment all your troubles away. Before you start drunk-commenting, however, take a look back at Pajiba’s week that was.

In review highlights, this weekend brought us Crank High Voltage and State of Play, and in independent film, Prisco recommends The Escapist. It was a big week for TV reviews; I recommended “The Unusuals,” gave a soft recommend to “Parks and Recreation” and a pass on “Surviving Suburbia,” while Sarah, while granting that it was nowhere near “The Wire” in terms of quality, liked the new NBC cop drama, “Southland,” all the same.

The highlights in trade news this week included texting in theaters, McG signing on to direct Spring Awakening and popularizing the term, bifurcated, and Paul Rudd dorky-danced for Elmo.

In list and community news, we started the week with the 15 most influential films of all time and ended it with the six most negative influential films, while also touching upon the roles in remakes for which Zac Efron is best suited. However, the week’s biggest highlights came in Wednesday’s comment diversion — which allowed the readership to take swipes at the Pajiba icons — and Friday’s poll, which mostly reaffirmed what we thought: The majority of folks dig the pop-cultural standard bearers around here (less than three percent hate Kevin Smith, for instance, but they are a vocal three percent).

So, there you have it, folks. The week in review. Perhaps you can find something in that to begin your descent into commenting depravity. We’ll see you back here tomorrow night with the box-office round-up — the early numbers have 17 Again wiping the floor, heading toward $25 million or so, with State of Play pulling in second with a mediocre $15 million estimated weekend. Crank High Voltage, sadly, will be lucky to finish 6th with a $7 million weekend pull.

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