Monster of the Day #1505

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Rings kind of predictably didn’t. I figured it sucked when they didn’t let critics review it before it came out. However, I was still surprised that it has scored a truly woeful 5% on Rotten Tomatoes. 5%!! It also earned a measly $13, so its probably not going to break even. Especially with John Wick 2 and Lego Batman Movie eating us ticket sales starting next weekend.

As for the Simpsons, good grief, it will be 30 years old in two years. I think it will run until one of the major voice actors dies. The show’s never replaced voice talent, a tradition started with the tragic murder of Phil Hartman. Does anyone still watch it though? I guess somebody must.

  • Eric Balzer

    We can’t keep Futurama on the air and can’t get The Simpsons off it.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I have not been a regular viewer since the 2nd or 3rd season.

  • bgbear_rnh

    The revival was not so good, better than most stuff on TV, but not that good. I thought it would be better since the three feature length films were very well done. It seemed to be missing some key people. Continuity errors and and inconsistency in the characters bothered me.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I can’t remember the last time I watched an entire episode of The Simpsons (as opposed to little clips people use to make points in YouTube essays). However, I thought the show was on the outs when they made the feature film–I figured the movie would bomb. It didn’t; so much for me being the next Criswell.

  • Wade Harrell

    My Favorite line from this episode:

    Carl: Hey, I heard we’re goin’ to Ape Island.

    Lenny: Yeah, to capture a giant ape. I wished we were going to Candy Apple Island.

    Charlie: Candy Apple Island? What do they got there?

    Carl: Apes. But they’re not so big.

    I still watch the show, but mainly because it’s on the same night as Bob’s Burgers.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Rings made only $13? Is this short for 13 thousand, or 13 million, or just ‘it made $13, period’?

  • How bad is Rings? Apparently so bad that its parent company, Paramount, ditched it’s future Horror movies. Including one Friday the 13th reboot/remake/abomination-before-God. That’s pretty damn bad, if you ask me…

  • Ken_Begg

    Sorry, $13,000,000. Rather short of what was need given it’s comparatively high production and P&A costs.

  • Eric Hinkle

    So, Sadako took the bullet for all of us horror fans?

  • Eric Hinkle

    I wonder when Hollywood will figure out that spending more money than you expect to make back is not sound business?

  • Toby Clark

    I don’t watch The Simpsons as much as I used to, but when I do it still makes me laugh couple dozen times an episode.

  • Gamera977

    I hope it’s not so bad that a week after you see it you’re found brutally murdered…

  • BobTanaka

    So, ‘Rings’ is so bad it actually killed Jason Voorhees?
    Wow. Just…wow.