Liam Neeson makes some super crappy thrillers that can still be enjoyable to watch. I believe Unknown is one of those so I’ll be checking it out. I Am Number Four seems to be wasted potential. Why do people keep letting Martin Lawrence make movies? Out of the limited releases, only Even the Rain looks like a thriller wrapped up in some political drama of the country.
I Am Number Four
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Directed: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch
Synopsis: After a car crash, a guy wakes up with no identification but no one believes who he says he is including his wife.
My Take: It sounds like a psychological thriller, but looks like it is poorly done so the outcome probably wouldn’t have as satisfying as it could be.
RT Score: 56%
RT Consensus: Liam Neeson elevates the proceedings considerably, but Unknown is ultimately too derivative — and implausible — to take advantage of its intriguing premise.
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This summer’s movies have been pretty sad. This week finally has one that I want to see. Yeah!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Directed: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis: Something about going into people’s dreams and stealing their secrets.
My Take: I love Christopher Nolan. This looks trippy like Memento and it’s the first movie of the summer that I want to see.
RT Score: 83%
RT Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.
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I believe everyone know about the nationwide releases this week, which I want to see eventually, but I wanted to point out the Winnebago Man movie that is in limited release. It has been a hit on the movie festival circuit and Doug Benson recommended it, so I think that’s a reason to see it right there.
I also decided to include a quick look at the big movies being released next weekend at the end of the post.
Directed: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Danny Mcbride, Miranda Cosgrove, Julie Andrews
Synopsis: A super villain has plans to steal the moon, but then he ends up taking care of three orphan girls.
My Take: It looks pretty cute and I like the cast.
RT Score: 80%
RT Consensus: Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own.
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