This week, 12-year-old girls will rule the movie theater screens. I’m not sure why Justin Bieber needs more promotion, but here’s a movie all about him. The rest of the big screen releases did not get good reviews. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston quit making good movies a while ago, but this one actually looks halfway decent or maybe my expectations are just that low for both of them. I can ignore the kiddie flick about gnomes, but I like gnomes so I’m still disappointed it looks so lame. I will also ignore another boring Channing Tatum movie. Can people quit giving him roles? He’s so bland.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Just Go With It
Gnomeo and Juliet
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never : Jon Chu
Starring: Justin Bieber
Synopsis: Concert documentary about Justin Bieber.
My Take: I remember when band documentaries were just released on video and they didn’t need to be released as movies, but teenage girls will buy anything.
RT Score: 67%
RT Consensus: As a tour documentary, it’s rather uninspired — but as a 3D glimpse of a building pop culture phenomenon, Never Say Never is undeniably entertaining.
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The Machete looks like awesomely trashy fun for a three-day weekend. I think Going the Distance actually looks like a romantic comedy that I could actually stand to watch.
Going the Distance
Directed: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis
Starring: Danny Trejo, Steven Segal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro
Synopsis: They actually made a movie out of one of the joke trailers for Grindhouse.
My Take: It looks ridiculously awesome.
RT Score: 73%
RT Consensus: Machete is messy, violent, shallow, and tasteless — and that’s precisely the point of one of the summer’s most cartoonishly enjoyable films.
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The wide releases actually look like a good time at the movies. It’s about time.
Hot Tub Time Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
Hot Tub Time Machine
Directed: Steve Pink
Starring: Crispin Glover, John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson
Synopsis: For reasons unknown, four guys get into a hot tub and wake up in 1986 where shenanigans ensue.
My Take: It looks completely dumb and hilarious.
RT Score: 63%
RT Consensus: Its flagrantly silly script — and immensely likable cast — make up for most of its flaws.
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Other Boleyn Girl
Directed: Edward Shearmurk
Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana
Synopsis: The two Boleyn sisters that were mistresses of Henry VIII, the king of England.
My Take: Power, lust, betrayal, loyalty, sex and fancy costumes. Looks good to me!
RT Score: 38%
RT Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.
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