EBERT LOBS BON MOTS on cinematic bombs:

No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out. (Armageddon)

And a lovely existential one:

Mad Dog Time is the first movie I’ve seen that doesn’t improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time. It is like waiting for the bus in a city where you’re not sure they have a bus line.