There are so many bad movies this week. Let’s just ignore it and hope it is better next week.
The Vampire’s Assistant
Directed: Mira Nair
Starring: Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston
Synopsis: Biopic of Amelia Earhart who was the first person to fly across the Pacific solo and disappeared while trying to be the first person to fly around the world.
My Take: While Earhart’s story sounds interesting, the movie looks dull.
RT Score: 16%
RT Consensus: Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject’s life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart’s accomplishments without exploring the soul of the woman.
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All the premieres are on tonight. USA has its shows and one new animated sitcom on FOX.
Season Finales: The Beast, Ashes to Ashes
Pick of the Week
In Plain Sight
Starring: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Cristian de la Fuente, Paul Ben-Victor, Lesley Ann Warren, Nicole Hiltz, Todd Williams, Holly Maples
Premieres: Sunday, April 19
Synopsis: Last season, Mary’s sister was caught up in some crystal meth drug deal and while Mary was trying to clean up her sister’s mess, she was cornered by the FBI with her sister’s meth in the trunk of her car. She’ll be starting this season on administrative leave and then also dealing witha Post-Traumatic Stress disorder from things that happened last season.
My Take: I really liked the character of Mary and Marshall. I could have done without her sister and mother though. They are really what made me want to turn the show off at times, but stuck with it for the main storylines.
Directed: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine
Synopsis: Heath Ledger is super creepy as the Joker and Maggie Gyllenhaal has thankfully taken the role abandoned by Katie Holmes.
My Take: I can’t wait to see it. I loved the first one. Christian Bale is sexy and it looks super dark and awesome.
RT Score: 94%
RT Consensus: Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga. Continue reading “Movies Opening July 18″