The crowd-drawing power of "The Smurfs" proved powerful enough to tie "Cowboys and Aliens" over the weekend. The little blue guys also beat out "Captain America: The First Avenger" in terms of box office receipts, which seemed to impress writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
Marvel's patriotic hero continued to get a lot of attention in weekend tweeting, though, as did Harry Potter. Both of those guys, "True Blood" and a pitch for an all-new Showtime series made this morning's highlight reel.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 1, 2011.
@OKBJGM the smurfs may have taken down indiana jones, james bond and ccaptain america? does that mean belgium is the next global superpower?
-Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Writer ("Annihilation: Super-Skrull," "The Middleman")
@marcbernardin Goddamn, Captain America made me happy. (Not as happy as #AttacktheBlock, but still.) Marvel had a good run this year. Believe.
-Marc Bernardin, Writer ("The Authority," "The Highwaymen")
@neilkleid High point of Harry Potter 7.2? The Gringotts dragon broils some poor goblin, the guy next to me: "that m-----f---er just STOOD there!"
-Neil Kleid, Writer ("Ursa Minors," "Action, Ohio")
@pattonoswalt "Well then, divorce me and marry a fucking bow hunter," my response to my wife, who's worried for the future, post-debt ceiling deal.
-Patton Oswalt, Writer/Actor ("Serenity: Float On")
@BrianLynch When Luke took off Vader's helmet in JEDI, Vader should have let out a happy "Yessssss!". Woulda been a nice bookend to the "Nooo!" in SITH.
-Brian Lynch, Writer ("Angel: After the Fall," "Monkey Man Unleashed")
@MrAdamFreeman Should I be ashamed that I recognize the background theme in this Sharpay movie as her big number from the 1st High School Musical? #killme
-Adam Freeman, Writer ("Dark X-Men: The Beginning," "The Highwaymen")
@robertliefeld Man True Blood has really taken a Twin Peaks turn with all the "Bob" styled possession stuff. David Lynch is king.
-Rob Liefeld, Writer/Artist ("X-Force," "Youngblood")
@RyanStegman My new Showtime series pitch: a high powered female attorney who leads a secret double life as a prostitute/meth addict.
-Ryan Stegman, Artist ("Incredible Hercules," "Riftwar")
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