From the Mind of Mac D

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (12/16/11)

    Posted by Mac D

    This Christmas Movie season starts to heat up.  This week Tom Cruise is back, Charlize Theron needs to act her age, and DAMN DIRTY APES.

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday December, 16th 2011
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of ShadowsRated PG-13
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
    Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson (Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law) reunite to fight the villainous Professor Moriarty (Jarred Harris).  I didn’t have high hopes for the last movie.  Fortunately Director Guy Ritchie and the cast exceeded my expectations.  I look for more of the same with A Game Of Shadows but this time there might be more room for mystery.

    Verdict - This will be an enjoyable time at the theater.  But I am not chomping at the bit to see it.

    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Rated PG-13
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
    After a IMF mission goes bat crazy in Russia, the US President disavows the entire IMF division except for Tom Cruise and a couple of other guys.  It is up to those guys to save the world.  I had a conversation with a friend recently about the Mission Impossible movies.  I like them.  I do not think any of the sequels have been as good as the originals but they keep on making me come back for more.  And oh yeah the first 6 minutes of The Dark Knight Rises at selected IMAX theaters.

    Verdict - Should be interesting but I would drive to hell and back for new Batman

    Alvin and The Chimpmunks: Chipwrecked - Rated G
    Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
    The Chipmunks and the Chipettes go on a cruise.  They cause mischief and mayhem.  Then they shipwrecked on a deserted island.  I had a long drawn out rant about how bad this looks but then I remember my youth.  Specifically 1987’s Chipmunk adventures where the Chipmunks and Chipettes go on a round the world balloon race.  So I will be quite.

    Verdict - Looks like more of the same so if you have kids that liked the last two then i have an idea on how to kill 90 minutes.

    Young Adult - Rated R

    Young Adult
    Charlize Theron stars as a writer of teen literature who goes home to try to get her high school sweetheart.  This is brought to you by the writer and director of Juno.  No when Diablo Cody writes anything I kind of yawn (blame Jessica’s Body) but when Jason Reitman is involved my expectations soar.  This should be hilarious and touching.

    Verdict - I wasn’t too interested in this until I heard of director Jason Reitman’s involvement.  Now I need to find a lady and make my move.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. New Years Eve – Rated PG-13
    2. The Sitter – Rated R
    3. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Rated PG-13
    4. The Muppets – Rated PG
    5. Arthur Christmas – Rated PG

    New Year’s Eve took #1? Ok I will roll with that.  But I am ashamed of those of you who went and encouraged the makers of The Sitter to continue with their current career paths by paying to see their movie. For shame.

    Still In Theatres
    The Descendants – Rated R, Happy Feet 2 – Rated PG, Hugo – Rated PG, Immortals (2011) – Rated R,Jack And Jill – Rated PG.  J.Edgar– Rated R, Like Crazy – Rated PG-13, Puss in Boots (2011) – Rated PG, Tower Heist – Rated PG-13, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Rated R

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, December, 13th 2011
    Kung Fu Panda 2 - Rated PG
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    Jack Black is back for more Panda fighting and this time we learn about his pass.  Kids loved it.  Adults tolerated it.  Its good for the entire family.

    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Rated PG-13
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    See what events lead to the earth being ruled by DAMN DIRTY APES.  This is good and will lead to more.  Which is good because I am beginning to believe that Andy Serkis can only get work playing giant monkeys and Gollum.

    Fright Night (2011) - Rated R
    Fright Night
    Colin Farrell is a vampire and Anton Yelchin wants to kill him.  Thankfully Colin Farrell is neither sparkly or emo.  Given the cast this should be fun and entertaining.

    Next week Daniel Craig hangs out with some tattooed chick. a classic French comic book character tries to make a impact in America, and one of my top ten movies from 2011 is on DVD.
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (12/9/2011)

    Posted by Mac D

    This week a movie about a holiday I didn’t think needed a movie about it, George Clooney looking hansom, and drunken mischief on DVD

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday December, 9th 2011
    New Years EveRated PG-13
    New Year's Eve
    The lives of Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Cary Elwes, Aston Kutcher, Ryan Seacrest, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hilary Swank all have intersecting stories that revolved on or about New Year’s Eve.  Very similar to the film Valentine’s Day.  With a cast list above fifty I wonder if they spend enough time on a single story to make me care about it.

    Verdict – I would rather spend New Year’s Eve drinking instead of trying to figure out what is going on.

    The SitterRated R
    The Sitter
    A college student (Jonah Hill) gets roped into baby sitting three kids.  His girlfriend wants to have sex with him so he drapgs his wards across down to get some action and gets tied up with gangster and drugs.  Jonah Hill described this as the adult opposite of the 80’s classic Adventures In Baby Sitting.  I can buy that but will this film have Thor?  Based on the trailers it seems like this film is trying way too hard to be edgey.  Nothing is ever funny when it’s forced.
    Verdict – Every time I laugh at a scene in this movie I tell my self “No Mac D, Do not encourage them”

    The DescendantsRated R
    The Descendants
    George Clooney stars as a man whose wife goes into a coma and he has to start trying to mend his relationship with his daughters.  He also finds out that his wife was having an affair.  This is both a comedy and drama something I love to watch George Clooney in.  Critics love The Descendants and now its start winning awards.

    Verdict – This should be funny and touch me in ways that George Clooney should not be touching me in.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Rated PG-13
    2. The Muppets – Rated PG
    3. Hugo – Rated PG
    4. Arthur Christmas – Rated PG
    5. Happy Feet 2 – Rated PG

    Third straight week at # 1 for Twilight.  . . . joy.  Sparkely vampires and shirtless werewolves have racked in $250 million dollars.    Hugo jumps for 3rd.  I have heard good things so word of mouth is working.   Though it still droped 33% from last week

    Still In Theatres
    50/50 – Rated R, Immortals (2011) – Rated R,In Time – PG-13, Jack And Jill – Rated PG.  J.Edgar– Rated R, Like Crazy – Rated PG-13, Puss in Boots (2011) – Rated PG, Tower Heist – Rated PG-13, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Rated R

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, December, 6th 2011
    The Hangover IIRated R
    The Hangover Part II
    The wolf pack is back but this time they are in Bangkok.  A friend told me that this is just like The Hangover but more gross.  That could be good or bad, mostly good.

    Cowboys & AliensRated PG-13
    Cowboys & Aliens
    Aliens abduct cowboys and piss off Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.  Bad move aliens.  I heard unkind things about this movie, but I have yet to see a Harrison Ford film that I truly hated.

    The HelpRated PG-13
    The Help
    The summer sleeper hit is on DVD as Emma Stone stars as a young writer in the 60’s writing about “the help”.  It never looked good to me but then it kept making money.  Critics loved it too.  I might check it out.

    Mr. Popper’s PenguinsRated PG
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Jimmy Carey tries to hard as he tries to make a comedy with penguins.  The only movie with penguins I will ever watch either has Morgan Freeman narrating or Burgess Meredith as the penguin.

    Next week on DVD DAMN DIRTY APES. Plus sequesl with Robet Downey Jr in drag and chipmunks.


    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (12/2/11)

    Posted by Mac D

    Lets just skip the intro for this week shall we?

    These are the movies that were released on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    Wait, do you mean to tell me that there are no movies coming out in theaters this week?

    Really?

    Oh crap.  Well this gives me a chance to catch up on some movies this weekend.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Rated PG-13
    2. The Muppets – Rated PG
    3. Happy Feet 2 – Rated PG
    4. Arthur Christmas – Rated PG
    5. Hugo – Rated PG

    Well sparkly vampires win again.  As of November 30th The Muppets have made back its budget so here’s hoping that Disney continues to create more Muppet related entertainment.

    Still In Theatres
    50/50 – Rated R, Immortals (2011) – Rated R, The Ides Of March – Rated R, In Time – PG-13, Jack And Jill – Rated PG.  J.Edgar– Rated R, Moneyball – Rated PG-13, Puss in Boots (2011) – Rated PG, Tower Heist – Rated PG-13, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Rated R


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, November, 29th, 2011
    Friends With BenefitsRated R
    Friends With Benefits
    Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis try to have casual sex.  I do find this premise of this movie impossible as I have never ever found this kind of relationship.  Like it or not that special woman in your life has already decided to force you to watch this.  Roger Ebert liked it so it can’t be that bad.

    The SmurfsRated PG
    The Smurfs
    The little blue guys and one gal go from the magical forest and into Central Park.  Hijinx ensues.  Critics hated this and I refuse to subjugate myself to this movie (and I have seen Gnomeo and Juliet) However audiences like it and it made tons of money.  So your kids will like it.


    Our Idiot BrotherRated R

    Our Idiot Brother
    Paul Rudd plays a guy who is in trouble with the law and has to live with each of his three sisters. Paul Rudd can make anything entertaining.  It looks OK but this isn't the second coming of The Godfather.

    Next week Harrison Ford in a film about my two favorite things plus movies, actual new movies in theaters.


    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com


  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (11/25/11)

    Posted by Mac D

    Still stuffed from the entire Thanksgiving feast.  Good thing I can run off all the extra food in a movie theater this weekend.  This week an 80’s revival that I want to see,  a family film from the same guy who did Cape Fear (1991), and a Barbarian on DVD.

    These are the movies that were released on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    HugoRated PG

    Hugo
    This is an adaptation of the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret directed by Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Taxi Driver basically very violent movies).  An orphan on the street encounters an eccentric girl and a toy maker (Ben Kingsley). Fantastic adventures follow and I think there is a robot in there somewhere.  This is a children’s film in the same vain as Pan’s Labyrinth is a children’s film.  I expect filmmaking and storytelling that will transcend genres.  It’s also in 3D so  I hope to catch this in the theater.

    Verdict – Mart Scorsese does a children’s film? I expect great things but am not sure I can see this in the theaters due to the next movie.

    The MuppetsRated PG
    The Muppets
    Sweet Sassy Molassy THE MUPPETS ARE BACK!  This is the first Muppet movie since 1996’s Muppet Treasure Island.  I love the Muppets as they are going back to basics.  Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshal TV’s How I Met Your Mother) and Amy Adams help Walter, a new Muppet, save the old Muppet theater from being sold to a business man (Chris Cooper) who wants to destroy the building.  There are new and old songs so everyone should be happy.  They are deliberately trying to get old fans back and create new fans in today’s kids.

    Verdict – Of course I am seeing this A.S.A.P.  I have been a fan of all things Jim Henson since I was a kid.

    Arthur ChristmasRated PG
    Arthur Christmas
    Santa Claus’s son Arthur tries to deliver a present that was looked over. The voice cast includes James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Billy Highy and Andy Serkis.  Nothing like a good old fashion Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit.  While I do not think this will be an instant classic, Arthur Christmas as the potential to be a nice family film.

    Verdict – I would watch this on Christmas Eve just so I do not get too cynical and sarcastic.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Rated PG-13
    2. Happy Feet 2 – Rated PG
    3. Immortals (2011) – Rated R
    4. Jack And Jill – Rated PG
    5. Puss in Boots (2011) – Rated PG

    Really did you expect any less?  Twilight brings in the bucks.  We only have one more film to go before all the 13 year old girls out there will need to find another movie franchise to swoon over.  I am ashamed any one went and saw Jack and Jill.  However it is not making the kind of money that Don’t Mess With The Zohan made so there is hope.


    Still In Theatres
    50/50 – Rated R, In Time – PG-13, Footloose (2011) – Rated PG-13, J.Edgar– Rated R, Like Crazy – Rated PG-13,  Martha Marcy May Marlene – Rated R, MoneyballRated PG-13, Tower Heist – Rated PG-13, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Rated R


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, November, 22nd, 2011
    Super 8Rated PG-13
    Super 8
    J.J. Abrams secret monster movie comes home.  I have heard good things but was underwhelmed by the monster when this was initially released.  Seems like a good time to check this out.

    Conan The BarbarianRated R
    Conan The Barbarian
    This didn’t look good enough to see in theaters but on DVD I will check it out.  Reminds me of Prince of Persia and I enjoyed that.  Probably due to seeing it for free.


    Spy Kids: All The Time In The WorldRated PG
    Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D
    Critics were not kind to this 4th Spy Kids film while it made an O.K. total of $78 Million at the box office.  That tells me that kids enjoyed it enough which is all that a movie like this really needs.

    Next week a classic 80’s TV show gets destroyed for a new generation, we find out how much it sucks being a pizza delivery guy, and WHAT!  I am not confident there will be any new movies in theaters?!?!  I will be rolling back in forth in the corner, crying, until I uncover the truth.

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • And Now A Thanksgiving Message From Sparty

    Posted by Mac D

    This Thanksgiving I, Mac D, am thankfull for family, friends, gainful employment, and of course bacon.

    Lets see what Sparty is thankful for.

     

     

    How come my hand turkeys never looked that good?

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 11/11/11

    Posted by Mac D

    This week a new Clint Eastwood flim, Adam Sandler wants a pay check, and the last missing piece to your Harry Potter DVD collection.

    These are the movies that were released on Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    J.EdgarRated R

    J Edgar

    Leonardo DiCaprio stars as famed FBI Director J Edgar Hoover in a film directed by Clint Eastwood.  This deals with Hoover’s entire carrier.  DiCaprio has one me over in recent years with turns in The Departed and Shutter Island (I held a grudge over Titanic for years.)  I have high expectations.

     

    Verdict – Its November when Oscar season starts to kick in.  I expect this movie from Clint Eastwood to be gripping and through provoking.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday November 11th, 2011

    Immortals (2011)Rated R

    Immortals 

    Its humans vs. titans in this Greek Mythology filled 3D action movie.  Henry Cavill (you will know this name as he is the next Superman) and Mickey Rourke lead the cast.  After Clash of the Titans I am not sure about doing so many Greek Mythology action films.  You can’t always be 300.


    Verdict – Immortals should be passable at best.  That’s all I ask for.

     

    Jack And JillRated PG

    Jack And Jill

    I echo the views expressed by George C Scott in the following film.


    Verdict – I could loose the same amount of brain cells watching this movie or binge drinking.  I choose binge drinking.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Puss in Boots (2011) – Rated PG

    2. Tower Heist – Rated PG-13
    3. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Rated R

    4. Paranormal Activity 3 – Rated R

    5. In Time – PG-13

     

    Nothing stops Puss In Boots.  I question Dreamworks decision not to release this in the summer.  I am surprised that the third Harold and Kumar didn’t do better but I guess people are tiring of the stoner humor.


    Still In Theatres
    Anonymous – Rated PG-13, Courageous – Rated PG-13, Dolphin Tale – Rated PG, 50/50 – Rated, Footloose (2011) – Rated PG-13, The Ides of March – Rated R, Moneyball – Rated PG-13, Real Steel – PG-13, The Rum Diary – Rated R, The Three Musketeers (2011) – Rated PG-13

     


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
    Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2Rated PG-13

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    It’s the end of Harry Potter.  Perhaps we should go out and see the sunlight now.  Or I should catch up and watch the last three movies.

     

    The Change-UpRated R

    The Change-Up

    Jason Bateman is a married man with kids and he is envious of his bachelor friend Ryan Reynolds. Then they swap lives and bodies.  This is like Freaky Friday with sex jokes.  Though I don’t think Freaky Friday needed sex jokes.

    If the Holidays didn’t depress me enough next week we get more dancing penguins and sparkley, emo, teenaged vampires.  We will see if Tom Hanks can make me happy.

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com

     

     

  • The Best Jeopardy Answer Ever

    Posted by Mac D

    pardy viewer.  As in I watch Jeopardy and get all the questions wrong.  This question in particular is the best

     

    That  women will never live this down.  My first question is why that popped in her head to begin with?

  • Be In The Dark Knight Rises

    Posted by Mac D

    The Dark Knight Rises is looking to be the huge movie of 2012.  I know what you’re thinking “Mac D, how can I be a part of movie history?”  We click the link below.  The Dark Knight Rises composure Hanz Zimmer wants you to chant at your computer.  He will be using your chants as a part of the score for this block buster movie.  All you need is your computer and click below to get going.  I screamed into my computer for 1 hour and have frightened the dog.

     

    Click here to be a part of The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide For 10/28/11

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    Looking for horror movies to watch this weekend?  In no specific order, I recommend Halloween (1978), Friday The 13th Part 2, Scream, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), Shaun Of The Dead, Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers, The Thing (1982), Dawn Of The Dead (2004), and The Evil Dead just to name a few.


    This week a new Shrek movie, Johnny Depp Drunk, and an American icon comes to DVD.

     

    These are the movies that were released on Friday October 28th, 2011

    Puss in Boots (2011)Rated PG

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    In a prequel to the Shrek series, Puss (Antonio Banderas) has to stop Jack & Jill (Billy Bob Thorton & Amy Sedaris) from destroying the world.  Apparently he is going to do this with cuteness.  The Sherk movies are funny and entertaining.  If your going to stop Shrek movies and spin a character off to their own movies Puss In Boots was very logical.  I expect much from this film

    Verdict – One of the few kid’s movies I wouldn’t mind seeing immediately.

     

    In TimePG-13

    In Time

    In the future people pay for things in time instead of money.  When you loose all your time you die.  That doesn’t sound right.  Well a wealthy man gives his remaining 125 years to Justin Timberlake and he is on the run from the cops and the mob.  This film is very interesting.  This seems like a premise that could be entertaining. Some people will not be able to look past Timberlake but Social Network proved he could act.

    Verdict – I hope this is as good as it looks.


    The Rum DiaryRated R

    The Rum Diary

    This is the story of a Journalist (Johnny Depp) who goes to work for a newspaper in Puerto Rico.  Lots of drinking follows.  Based off the novel by Hunter S Thompson, this author’s other movie adaptation was Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.  While Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is about drugs and is autobiographical, this story is fiction and about booze.  I still call it a spiritual successor.  It will be weird and it’s got Johnny Depp.  Though the film will look entirely different and will not give me hallucinations.  

    Verdict – Johnny Depp returns to small indy films and there is much rejoicing.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Paranormal Activity 3 – Rated R

    2. Footloose (2011) – Rated PG-13
    3. Real Steel – PG-13

    4. The Three Musketeers (2011) – Rated PG-13

    5. The Ides of March – Rated R

     

    Not surprised in the least.  Johnny English and those Musketeers bombed.  All will be crushed by Puss in Boots.


    Still In Theatres
    Anonymous – Rated PG-13, The Big Year – Rated PG, Courageous – Rated PG-13, Dolphin Tale – Rated PG, 50/50 – Rated R, Johnny English Reborn – Rated PG, The Mighty Macs – Rated G, Moneyball – Rated PG-13, Sherk Ever After – Rated PG, The Thing (20011) – Rated R 


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
    Captain America: The First AvengerRated PG-13

    Captian America: The First Avenger 

    Out of all the movies leading up to The Avengers this one is the best.   Right mix of comedy, action and drama.  Forget The Avengers I am waiting for the sequel.

     

    Next week Pixar on DVD, Eddie Murphy tries to gain some credibility back, and the first Christmas movie.  Here’s a hint its in 3D and will have tons of drug references in it.  Nothing says the holidays like good old-fashioned drug references.

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide For 10/21/11

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    This week a sequel that I am not sure should have been made, PIRATES, and a literary classic now with explosions and guns.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday October 14th, 2011

    Paranormal Activity 3Rated R

    Paranormal Activity 3

    In a prequel to the previous two movies, see how the evil spirit attaches it’s self on Katie and Kristi.  On one hand I hate how quickly they are cranking sequels out to a movie that I didn’t think needed a sequel to begin with.  Going too fast may drive the audience away because they are sick of seeing the same thing.  But a plus is that these films are telling one on going story.  I have always enjoyed this.  One of my favorite theater experiences was watching Paranormal Activity.  I recommend watching them with lots and lots of girls.

     

    Verdict – I might not like the fact that its made, I do think Paranormal Activity 3 will be just like the rest and should be seen in theaters.

    The Three Musketeers (2011)Rated PG-13

    The Three Musketeers (2011)

    This is a retelling of The Three Musketeers story WITH EXPLOTIONS.  It follows a semi science fiction thought where some of the weapons and other items look like they could have been around in the 1700’s but are not.  This is made by Paul W. S. Anderson (Director of Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil movies, and others) and a cast that features Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Mila Jovovich, Christoph Waltz, and Orlando Bloom, I don’t think that this couldn’t be enjoyable on some level.  But I do not think this will be a great film.

     

    Verdict – The Three Musketeers intrigue a portion of me but I am currently trying to suppress that portion of my being.

    Johnny English RebornRated PG

    Johnny English Reborn

    This is the sequel to 2003’s English James Bond spoof.  Roland Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns and brings Agent Scully Gillian Anderson with him.  While I some times find Atkinson funny, Johnny English was poorly reviewed and so is the sequel.  I guess this will play better in England.

     

    Verdict – I can think of better ways to waste 90 minutes.

    The Mighty MacsRated G

    The Mighty Macs

    This is Hoosiers for women’s basketball. Sounds good but I wonder why this took 2 years to get this into theaters and I had no prior knowledge of this film before it came out this week

     

    Verdict -  I hope one snuck up on me because I can’t find much information about this movie.  That’s bad.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Real Steel – PG-13

    2. Footloose (2011) – Rated PG-13
    3. The Thing (20011) – Rated R 

    4. The Ides of March – Rated R

    5. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG

     

    Real Steel took #1 again?  I guess that proves that more teenage boys want to see giant robots then teenage girls want to see a music movie.  I am surprised that The Thing and Footloose didn’t do better but I am not that sad.  Everything should be destroyed by Paranormal Activity 3 next weekend.


    Still In Theatres
    The Big Year – Rated PG, Courageous – Rated PG-13, Dream House – Rated PG-13, 50/50 – Rated R, Killer Elite – Rated R, The Lion King 3D – Rated G, Moneyball – Rated PG-13The Smurfs – Rated PG, What’s Your Number – Rated R,


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPG-13

    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    More Captian Jack can’t be a bad thing?  The word I got was it was more of the same from the 4th Pirates movie.  That’s good enough for me to rent.  It made 8 trillion dollars (not a real figure) so we will see more pirate action.

     

    Bad TeacherRated R

    Bad Teacher
    Cameron Diaz is a bored teacher who sees cash and tries to hook up with Justin Timberlake.  The critics say it was bad.  Friends who say it said it was good.  I trust my friends.  I am sure that this can’t be that bad.

    Next week a spin off to the Shrek movies, my favorite movie of the summer is on DVD, and the spiritual sequel to Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.  I wonder if I am going to hallucinate after that one

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 10/14/11

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    This week more 80's remakes, a movie about bird watching, and the most disappointing movie I have seen this year comes home.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday October 14th, 2011

    The Thing (20011)Rated R 

    The Thing (2011)

    This is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic.  With an intro like that this film has the bar set high.  Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the lone woman in a Norwegian expedition to the South Pole.  This group finds a something sinister in a frozen block of ice.  I love the fact the producers of this film realized they couldn’t/ shouldn’t try to top Carpenters movie but instead go the prequel route.  I am very interested to see where they go in terms of the scares as we the film audience knows what’s going on.

     

    Verdict – As a horror fan this one has been on my radar for a long time.

    Footloose (2011)Rated PG-13

    Footloose (2011)

    In a remake of the 1984 that helped put Kevin Bacon on the map, Kenny Wormald goes against Dennis Quaid because all he wants to do is dance.  Footloose is an 80’s staple yet they are going to remake it.  A mostly country soundtrack to a movie about Rock n’ Roll makes me wonder.  Luckily I am not a huge fan of the original so I will cut this remake some slack.

     

    Verdict – I am only interested in how evil and bad Dennis Quaid can be as the dreaded Rev. Shaw Moore.

    The Big YearRated PG

    The Big Year

    Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Jack Black try to out bird watch each other.  Yeah that’s the plot.  I think this cast that includes Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Jim Parsons and Jole McHale will make it work.  This is from the guy who directed The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me.  I honestly don’t know about this film.  My hope is that the three stars make something enjoyable.

     

    Verdict – Lets hope this is funny or I will feel bad for Steve Martin
    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Real Steel – PG-13

    2. The Ides of March – Rated R
    3. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG

    4. Moneyball – Rated PG-13

    5. 50/50 – Rated R

    Real Steel took #1.  I am not surprised.  I read mixed reviews of this so my thought of it has not changed.  Lets see how much it trails off next week. 


    Still In Theatres
    Abduction – Rated PG-13, Contagion – Rated PG-13, Courageous – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Dream House – Rated PG-13, Drive – Rated R, The Help – Rated PG-13 , Killer Elite – Rated R, The Lion King 3D – Rated G, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG, What’s Your Number – Rated R,


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
    Green LanternRated PG-13

    The Green Lantern

    I was disappointed with this film.  As a Green Lantern fan I had my hopes up.  Big mistake.  They did too much for the first film. I enjoyed the casting. They barely touched the characters of Sinestro, Tomar-Re, and Kilowog.  Correctly exploring those characters and their relationship to Ryan Reynolds Hal Jordan is a movie right there.  This made some money but you know you did bad when the studio has already fired the director for the sequel and said they are going to go darker.

    Horrible BossesRated R

    Horrible Bosses

    The second best comedy of the summer is home on DVD.  I have heard as much good stuff about Horrible Bosses as I had about Bridesmaides.  I haven’t seen this yet but that will be rectified this weekend.

    Tree of LifeRated PG-13

    Tree Of Life

    Sean Penn wonders about life and remembers his past (including his dad Brad Pitt) in this movie brought you by the guy who helmed The Thin Red Line.  It won something at Canes but I can barely remember it in theatres.  I am willing to over look the semi mixed review because its Sean Penn and Brad Pitt.  How bad could it be?

     

    Next week more Pirating with Johnny Depp,  an over stylized version of a literary classic, and seriously I thought we were done filming everything and being scared by it.  Wait now it takes place in the 80’s and is a prequel to the last two movies?  Well I am glade there isn’t another Saw coming out this year.

     

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com