Saturday, April 13, 2024

Goats: The Sad Story of David Duchovny Film DOA in Two Weeks


“Goats” opened on August 10th. If you didn’t see it, it’s too late. Starting with a zero on Rottentomatoes,com, and working itself up to a 20, “Goats”–which starred David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga–is gone. It’s playing in two theaters, each out in the desert. There are 25 producer credits on “Goats,” released by ImageEntertainment (not Brian Grazer’s Imagine.) The movie had a $3 million budget. So far, there’s not been one box report on it. It’s as if the August 10th dates just didn’t happen. Even the suckiest films eventually report in some numbers. None for “Goats,” however. A mystery. Image is a video company, so I imagine we’ll be seeing “Goats” on DVD shortly. Duchovny, meamtime, really needs an ” X Files” movie. And he always has “Californication” on Showtime.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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