The most interesting movie released this week is not in the wide releases, but in the limited releases. It is the horror film Rubber about a killer tire. Yes, you read that right. It is getting good reviews. Craziness!
Directed: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Synopsis: A guy relives the same 8 minutes over and over again so he can find the bomber of a commuter train.
My Take: Twisty, mind-bending stuff from an awesome director and you get to stare at Jake Gyllenhaal. Win win!
RT Score: 92%
RT Consensus: Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller.
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This weekend, you can watch stuff blow up or be possessed by demons. Your choice!
Directed: Simon West
Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden
Synopsis: A master assassin trains a newbie assassin while tons of things blow up around them on their assassin adventures.
My Take: It is a remake of a Charles Bronson movie I’ve never seen, but I’d much rather watch Jason Statham than Charles Bronson any day.
RT Score: 48%
RT Consensus: Jason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches.
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Directed: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger
Synopsis: In the future, humans leave Earth and there is one robot that is left to clean up all the garbage left behind. He develops a personality and becomes lonely.
My Take: I love Pixar and I think it looks adorable, like R2D2.
RT Score: 96%
RT Consensus: Charming, audacious, and timely, Wall-E‘s lighthearted magic and stellar visuals testify once again to Pixar’s ingenuity.
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