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!
Source Code Hop Insidious
Directed: Duncan Jones Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright Trailer
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.
Yes, it is that time of year when all the crappy movies are released since it is after the Oscar qualification period. That means it is time for Nic Cage to show up in another crappy movie with his ever increasing scary hair. Also, the Gwyneth Paltrow country movie moved to wide release from limited release this week.
Season of the Witch Country Strong
Season of the Witch Directed: Dominic Sena Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Christopher Lee Trailer
Synopsis: Nic Cage and a witch take a road trip.
My Take: I love supernatural stuff, but this looks boring and goofy.
RT Score: 3% RT Consensus: Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy.