A couple of low key but thrilling movies topped the box office this weekend – “The Perfect Guy”, a stylish and edgy romance – was #1, but “The Visit”, a horror by M. Night Shyamalan about a couple of kids and their visit to their creepy grandparents, was right behind, with a surprisingly good 25.6 million take. It’s a return to form for M Night Shamalama Ding Dong, and who doesn’t remember scary visits to their grandparents, with their Quality Street licorice Allsorts, and their drawers full of string, and their cheques for 10 dollars on your birthday.
The rest of the box office is tepid. The Christian drama War Room is in third place, while Walk in the Woods is doing quite well. That one has grandparents in the wilderness – didn’t I tell you last week old people are where it’s at? Misson: Impossible – Rogue Nation still hanging off the side of the pane in 5th place.
Meanwhile, late night TV fans want to know how Stephen Colbert squared off against the competition in his first week as host of the Late Show, and the answer is: not bad. Jimmy Fallon got a big Donald Trump bump on Friday with the highest numbers for s Friday show in 18 months. It worries me how fascinated people are with that ridiculous man.
Which brings us to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since Arnold can’t run for President, and Trump can, and since Trump has left a vacancy as host of Celebrity Apprentice, Arnold is going to fill it. The whole show will move to California, and Arnold will get to say “Hasta La Vista” or “You are terminated”, and it will be funny and entertaining. At least the first time. Arnold has plenty of time on his hands: no state to govern, no wife to boss around, the kids are grown, even the one with the housekeeper.