Just in time for the holidays, we have a depressing post-apocalyptic film along with mindless comedy or mindless violence.
Directed: John Hillcoat
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Garret Dillahunt, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce
Synopsis: The more realistic version of what could happen after the 2012 stuff.
My Take: It looks grim, but good.
RT Score: 71%
RT Consensus: The Road‘s commitment to Cormac McCarthy’s dark vision may prove too unyielding for some, but the film benefits from hauntingly powerful performances from Viggo Mortensen and Kodi McPhee.
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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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Directed: Kevin Lima
Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden
Synopsis: A fairy princess and her prince come out of the cartoon fairytale world to land in real-life New York by an evil queen.
My Take: It sounds goofy, but I find myself laughing at the trailer each time I see it. The things it takes from old-school fairy tales and has them play out in New York is just amusing.
RT Score: 93%
RT Consensus: A smart re-imagining of fairy tale tropes, Enchanted features witty dialogue, sharp animation, and a star turn by Amy Adams.
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