It seems to be another sad week at the box office. There are some big names in the movies being released, but they don’t seem to be well reviewed.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Directed: Oliver Stone
Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella
Synopsis: Gordon Gecko gets out of jail and finds that a young man wants to marry his daughter, who can’t stand her father, and be his protege.
My Take: I finally got around to watching the original, but not sure why there needs to be a sequel.
RT Score: 55%
RT Consensus: It’s more entertaining than many sequels, but with Oliver Stone directing, a terrific cast, and a timely storyline that picks up where the original left off, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps should be better.
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Kick-Ass has been Certified Fresh so it has tons of good critic reviews, even though there are a vocal minority that find it morally reprehensible, which just makes me want to watch it more. The other major release is a scene-by-scene remake of a British comedy that I didn’t find funny. If it really isn’t any different then I imagine I won’t like this one either.
Death at a Funeral
Directed: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson
Synopsis: Some teens and adults decide that they need to be superheros even though they don’t have any superpowers.
My Take: It combines two of my favorite things: extreme movie violence and comedy.
RT Score: 78%
RT Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.
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It is a pretty sad week for major releases. None of them look interesting to me. The only movie that is released during this week that I’d really want to see is Mother, which would have been my pick at the recent Portland International Film Festival.
She’s Out of My League
Our Family Wedding
Directed: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Khalid Abdalla, Amy Ryan
Synopsis: An Army inspector in Baghdad in the early days of the war searches for weapons of mass destruction.
My Take: It’s from the director of the Jason Bourne movies so it has similar action, but lacks all the cool spy story stuff. End result equals boring.
RT Score: 54%
RT Consensus: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass return to the propulsive action and visceral editing of the Bourne films — but a cliched script and stock characters keep those methods from being as effective this time around.
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There’s this little show that you might have heard about that is premiering this week: Lost. It’s the final season. Will we find out the answers? I don’t even care anymore. I just like the craziness of it all. Also this week, in order to avoid getting killed by the Winter Olympics, Bones and Fringe will be going on hiatus. They’ll come back after the Olympics are over.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Michael Emerson, Terry O’Quinn, Emilie de Ravin, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeff Fahey, Jorge Garcia, Zuleikha Robinson, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung, Nestor Carbonell, Naveen Andrews, Yunjin Kim
Premieres: Tuesday, February 2
Synopsis: Did Juliet really die? Did she reset the crazy time thing? Who the hell is Locke now? What is the smoke monster?
My Take: I am completely ready for head explody!