This week, Black Swan and The Fighter move from limited release to wide release. Even though Tron isn’t getting the best reviews, I don’t remember the first movie having much of a plot or what was there was boring to me. I just remember the special effects, so if you go in with that idea, it can be enjoyed.
Tron Legacy Yogi Bear How Do You Know Black Swan The Fighter
Tron Legacy Directed: Joseph Kosinski Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett Trailer
Synopsis: A sequel to a movie about going inside a computer system, so I am guessing they go back inside it.
My Take: I remember being amazed by the special effects of the original when I was kid, but don’t remember what it was about. I am guessing this would be the same.
RT Score: 48% RT Consensus:Tron Legacy boasts dazzling visuals, but its human characters and story get lost amidst its state-of-the-art production design.
Movies are weird this weekend. First, Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh are together again in a very weird whistleblower movie. Second, Megan Fox stars in a very weird sexy horror comedy. Third, an animated movie stars huge falling meatballs and hot dogs. Then, there is another boring romantic comedy to mess up the weirdness of everything else.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The Informant! Directed:Steven Soderbergh Starring:Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey Trailer
Synopsis: Based on a true story, a whistleblower in a huge industry is a bumbling fool that has some secrets of his own.
My Take: I haven’t seen the movie, but watching the trailer reminds me how awesome Matt Damon is.
RT Score: 76% RT Consensus: A charismatic turn by star Matt Damon and a consistently ironic tone boost this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistle-blower.
It is a shame that another mall cop movie already came out this year and it starred Kevin James. It is such a shame indeed. It is not as much of a shame that there is more Miley Cyrus up on the big screen or that Dragonball Z is now a movie. I just don’t understand the kids these days. I guess I’m officially old.
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Hannah Montana: The Movie
Out of the wide releases this week, the critics aren’t loving any of the movies. Death Race doesn’t promise to be more than mindless, violent action, yet the critics did not have any fun watching it. It was too empty for them. Speaking of empty, House Bunny is the first movie for Anna Faris to lead, and even though critics like her, the story is about as blank as her character. The Rocker appears to just be a bad rip-off of School of Rock, Rainn Wilson’s character isn’t much of a stretch from Dwight on The Office, and he’s naked far too much in it. Finally, The Longshots is a stereotypical sports movie where a girl wants to play football, isn’t allowed on the team, but beats all odds by the end. The most shocking part about the movie, though, is it directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
Death Race Directed: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane Trailer
Synopsis: In order to go even more extreme with reality television, there is a racing competition inside a jail with the prisoners.
My Take: Perfect movie for when you need to turn off your brain, but still probably very horrible.
RT Score: 40% RT Consensus:Mindless, violent, and lightning-paced, Death Race is little more than an empty action romp.