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The Weekend Voice-Box Office

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LAist is smart enough to know not to believe the hype and marketing behind some of Hollywood's brand-new movies. Included in this weekend's stellar trifecta of new releases is the "action-packed" Alien vs. Predator, the "sweet and charming" The Princess Diaries 2 and the "awesome card game as a movie, movie" Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie!.

Being overwhelmed with the positive review/sound-bytes on radio and TV from such high-watermark publications as "Bob's Internet Movie Review Website" and "60 Second Preview," LAist decided to go out into the the city and listen to what the real citizens of Los Angeles had to say in an attempt to better gauge where our hard-earned, butt-kissing dollars should be spent.

"They never explained which one was the alien and which one was the predator. I mean, aren't they both predators since they're both trying to kill each other? Really confusing."
-Young woman, with boyfriend.

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"I hated Alien 3. That was way better than this piece of steaming crap."
-Guy with tattoo of skull on his neck, talking to guy with tattoo of naked devil woman on his upper right forearm.

"Hector Elizondo was soooo good."
-Kid, to mother, leaving Princess Diaries 2

"I'm sorry, Miss. We're not showing Yu-Gi-Oh here."
-Ticket taker, to annoyed mother

With the citizens of Los Angeles having spoken, albeit in hushed tones and privately to their friends and family, LAist believes that the above words will translate to box office gold for...none of the above.

We're probably right, but then again, we loved Super Mario Bros. So, take that for what it's worth.