Hereafter was in limited release last week, but moved into wide release this week. I am not sure why they made a sequel to
Paranormal Activity 2, but it seems to be getting decent reviews.
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 2
Directed: Tod Williams
Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Seth Ginsberg
Synopsis: It is a sequel that is really a prequel about a family that thinks it has been robbed so they set up surveillance, but find out something else is going on instead.
My Take: The premise sounds intriguing and it seems to be the same spooky movie that would make me jump all over the place like an idiot.
RT Score: 61%
RT Consensus: Paranormal Activity 2 doesn’t cover any new ground, but its premise is still scary — and in some respects, it’s a better film than the original.
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The only movie worth paying attention to this week is
Inglourious Basterds with its horrible spelling and all. Also, even though I am not a Robin Williams fan, his limited release movie World’s Greatest Dad looks pretty funny and it is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait!
X Games 3D: The Movie
Directed: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger
Synopsis: Brad Pitt leads a group of Jewish soldiers that are killing Nazis behind enemy lines during World War II.
My Take: As much as I’m tired of WWII movies, it is Tarantino so I must see it.
RT Score: 86%
RT Consensus: A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, Inglourious Basterds is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.
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The Incredible Hulk
Directed: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell
Synopsis: Bruce Banner is in hiding trying to find a cure for the radiation that makes him big and green, when he must come out of hiding to fight the Abomination.
My Take: Very wary after the other Hulk movie, but I do like Edward Norton and Tim Roth.
RT Score: 63%
RT Consensus: The Incredible Hulk provides the action and excitement to please comic book fans and re-ignite this fledgling franchise.
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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who
Directed: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett
Synopsis: An elephant discovers there is an entire world of tiny things living on a speck of dust floating through the air.
My Take: Animation looks awesome and seems cute without being overly cloying.
RT Score: 82%
RT Consensus: Stays true to the spirit of Dr. Seuss’ classic story. Horton Hears A Who! is both whimsical and heartwarming, and is the rare Dr. Seuss adaptation that stays true to the spirit of the source material.
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Why is there another Paris Hilton movie? Wasn’t her getting killed in
House of Wax enough?
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland
Directed: Ari Sandel
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, Sebastian Maniscalco, Peter Billingsley, Dwight Yoakam, Justin Long, Buck Owens, Jon Favreau
Synopsis: Vince Vaughn picked four comedians to take on a comedy tour with him across America. Features on stage and behind the scenes footage.
My Take: I do like stand-up comedy, but the part I laughed at the most in the trailer was the audience member who answered Vince Vaughn’s question at the very end about what he does in Lubbock.
RT Score: 54%
RT Consensus: Has some entertaining moments, but is a mostly hit-and-miss documentary.
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