Simon Pegg is back with one of his parodies about aliens visiting Earth in Paul. Matthew McConaughey is trying to prove that he can be a serious actor again in The Lincoln Lawyer. Finally, Bradley Cooper is riding his popularity bandwagon for as long as he can by leading a movie about a crazy drug that makes him super smart in Limitless.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Directed: Greg Mottola
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, John Carroll Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Seth Rogen
Synopsis: Some geeks headed to Area 51, pick up an alien on their road trip.
My Take: It is like a twisted take on E.T. It doesn’t look super funny, but I’ll watch it since it has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
RT Score: 72%
RT Consensus: It doesn’t measure up to Pegg and Frost’s best work, but Paul is an amiably entertaining — albeit uneven — road trip comedy with an intergalactic twist.
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I could say there are two horror movies coming out this weekend, but one of them is really funnier than scary (Final Destination) and Halloween II looks more boring than anything else. Pretty sad state of horror films these days.
Directed: David Ellis
Starring: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Krista Allen, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Webb
Synopsis: Different group of kids, but they all try to escape death and end up dying in horribly fantastic ways anyway.
My Take: The movies have the same predictable overall plot, but the deaths are usually pretty inventive and hilarious.
RT Score: 27%
RT Consensus: With little of the ingenuity of previous installments, The Final Destination is predictable, disposable horror fare.
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