From the Mind of Mac D

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 10/7/11

    Posted by Mac D

    I was able to see Warrior this past weekend.  I dare say it was better then The Fighter.  I enjoyed it more.  I loved how the story was about two brothers and not some huge MMA tournament.  Go check this out on DVD.  This week Wolverine fights robots, The Rock fights Vin Diesel, and George Clooney may or may not be evil.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday October 7th, 2011

    Real SteelPG-13

    Real Steel
    Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who is down on his luck.  He and his son build a new robot and use him to fight other robots for money.  I hope this is not as bad as the trailer makes it seem.  I have faith in Hugh Jackman to at lest entertain me.  But all that I have seen from Real Steal is clichés. 

    Verdict – No firm belief that this will be good means I will pass until DVD.

     

    The Ides of MarchRated R

    The Ides Of March

    Based on the play Farragut North, this political thriller stars Ryan Gosling as an idealist campaign worker for George Clooney.  Gosling gets dragged into a world of shaddy poltics.  I couldn’t find much on this film but it co-stars Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei.  Directed by George Clooney, this will be nail biting and an very interesting look into politics.

    Verdict - I expect this to be good, plain and simple.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG

    2. Moneyball – Rated PG-13
    3. The Lion King 3D – Rated G

    4. Courageous – Rated PG-13

    5. 50/50 – Rated R

    Dolphin Tale is a slightly surprising winner but I am saddened by the lack of revenue for Dream House.  Hopefully the Horror heavyweight comes out next week.  Courageous was made for $200,000 and has made up words of $9 Million.  Fireproof (by the same producers) made $33 million so lets see how Courageous does.  My parents liked it so it has that going for it.  I will save my final words for The Lion King 3D for below.


    Still In Theatres
    Abduction – Rated PG-13, Contagion – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Dream House – Rated PG-13, Drive – Rated R, The Help – Rated PG-13,I Don’t Know How She Does It – PG-13, Killer Elite – Rated R, Kung Fu Panda 2 – Rated PG, Our Idiot Brother Rated R, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG, The Debt – Rated R, The Smurfs – Rated PG, Straw Dogs – Rated R, What’s Your Number – Rated R,


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
    Fast FivePG-13

    Fast Five
    I was entertained by Fast Five.  It seemed like every other movie in this series which isn’t a  bad thing.  The Rock’s character could have been better but I blame the dialogue and not The Rock.  I recommend this on DVD.

     

    Lion King 3DRated G

     The Lion King 3D

    This 17 year old movie made an additional $80 million bucks in theatres just for being released in theatres.  I think Disney said “Hey we can make a couple extra bucks so why not put it in theatres”.  Now they see the dollar signs.  Beauty and The Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, and The Little Mermaid are all going to get the theatrical 3D release now plus a new DVD release.  You can’t blame Disney to repeat good business.  For what its worth I am not sold on 3D home entertainment.  Re releasing in theatres is fine but at home at I still skeptical.  There now we no longer have to discuss The Lion King 3D.  I will get off my soapbox.  Until Beauty and The Beast gets this same treatment January 13, 2012.

     

    Next Week a big green disappointment, a prequel to a horror classic, and a remake to another 80’s classic.  Get your dancing in now because the town might out law it.

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

     

  • Captian Kirk “Sings” Black Sabbath

    Posted by Mac D
    “Musician” William Shatner has a new album coming out entitled “Seeking Major Tom”  He is getting help from Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Raibow), Zack Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), Michael Schenker (The Scorpions, UFO), and more.  His last album “Has Been” was stacked with alt rock talent and it was good, now lets see Captian Kirk ROCK! This album is all covers of songs about space.  Songs include Space Truckin’ by Deep Purple, Bohemain Rhapsody by Queen, Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd, Twilight Zone by Golden Earring, and Iron Man by Black Sabbath.

    I am scared.  I don’t know if this will be a train wreck or the best album ever.  Only time will tell.  Here is a taste of Shatner covering Iron Man
  • Black Label Society's New Video With 8 Bit Graphics

    Posted by Mac D

    Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society has done it again.  Their last video for Overlord was great.  It was one giant Kung Fu movie with tons of references to Kill Bill to boot.  Now we get guys with swords in all their 8 bit glory.  Makes me want to break out my NES. 

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 9/30/2011

    Posted by Mac D

    This week we start the Halloween movie season off with Daniel Craig in a creepy house, Seth Rogah and Joseph Gordon-Levitt find humor in tragedy, and GIANT ROBOTS!

    These are the movies that were released on Friday September 30th, 2011

    50/50Rated R

    50/50
    Joseph Gordon- Levitt is diagnosed with cancer.  This movie is about how his best friend Seth Rogan, his girlfriend Bryce Dallas Howard, his mom Angelica Huston, and himself deal with his illness.  Rogan said this isn’t like every other movie where a character has cancer.  It will be a lighthearted look and will be filled with optimism.  Wait, stop, you had me at Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

    Verdict – This looks like a nice dose of humor and drama.  I need to drag a female to this.


    CourageousRated PG-13

    Courageous

    This is the story of four Police offices that are at various stages of father hood.  One of them (Alex Kendrick) has a family tragedy and moves him to help his friends and he be better fathers.  This is the fourth film Sherwood Films whose last film was Kirk Cameron’s Fireproof.  This is also completely funded by Sherwood Baptist Church and is a heavily Christian film.  That doesn’t matter to me at all.  The trailer looks good and professionally done.  I feel my spirit being uplifted.

    Verdict – While I never had a huge urge to see Fireproof, I am more intrigued in Courageous.  I am interested in it’s execution and how heavy handed its message is.

     

    Dream HouseRated PG-13

    Dream House

    Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz buy a house where some murders took place.  Weird things happen so Craig investigates with the help of Naomi Watts.  The trailer looks slightly creepy but given the talents of Craig, Weisz, and Watts I expect to be on the edge of my seat.

    Verdict – This better be as good as the cast makes it seem or I will not be a happy moviegoer.

     

    What’s Your NumberRated R

    What's Your Number

    Anna Farris goes out and revisits the twenty guys she’s been with to see if she has missed Mr. Right.  Chris Evans helps her on her quest.  I am not sure about this one.  While the premise makes me vomit, the cast makes me think it could work.  Farris has never offended me, Evans is always good, and add Zachary Quinto (The new Spock) for good measure.  I have faith that the cast might salvage this to be entertaining.

    Verdict  - Not sure what to make of this.  Luckily I am not in a hurry to find out.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Lion King 3D – Rated G

    2. Moneyball – Rated PG-13
    3. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG

    4. Abduction – Rated PG-13
    5. Killer Elite – Rated R

     

    Lion King wins again?  Luckily that will be out of theatres in a week for a new # 1.  I wonder who is paying attention that a near 20 year old movie was released in 3D and then makes a ton of cash.  Lets home they re-release The Flinstone movie.


    Still In Theatres
    Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – Rated R, ColombianaRated PG-13, Contagion – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Drive – Rated R, The Help – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, I Don’t Know How She Does It – PG-13, Our Idiot Brother Rated R, Rango – Rated PG, Rio – Rated G, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG, The Debt – Rated R, The Smurfs – Rated PG, Straw Dogs – Rated R, Warrior – Rated PG-13


    These are the movies released on DVD Friday, September 30th, 2011
    Transformers: Dark Of The MoonRated PG-13

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Another Transformers movie but this one has Leonard Nimoy.  I enjoyed this more then two but that’s not saying much.  So much human running, screaming, and crying for a movie called Transformers.

    Next week The Rock enjoys his deserts first, Hugh Jackman plays Rock em’ Sock em’ Robots, and George Clooney is a creepy politician.  Or what I call all politicians.

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

     

     

  • The Muppets Sing System Of A Down

    Posted by Mac D

    Today would have been Muppet creator Jim Henson’s 75th Birthday.  In celebration Google created a logo using working muppets.  Some super genius had the idea to combine Muppets and metal.  This is that joyful union.  Enjoy

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 9/23/11

    Posted by Mac D

    I am back for all your movie needs, this week Brad Pitt tries to play baseball, Matthew McConaughey Jr. in a action film, and some chicks in a sex comedy.  Giggity 

    These are the movies that were released on Friday September 23rd, 2011

    MoneyballRated PG-13

    Moneyball

    Based on the Book, Brad Pitt plays the maverick new General Manager of the Oakland A’s.  He is using unconventional methods to create a champion baseball team using very little money.  I am interested in seeing a new side to baseball in film.  The front office dealings will be interesting to see.  Seeing as Brad Pitt is leading a cast that can keep up with him, I think this will be a very interesting and entertaining movie.

    Verdict – Jonah Hill is in a drama?  I hope he can keep up.  Brad Pitt will make this entertaining.

    AbductionRated PG-13

    Abduction

    Taylor Lautner (He’s the Werewolf from the Twilight movies) finds out that he is living a lie.  He is actually a living weapon that people want back.  John Singlton (Boys In Da Hood, Shaft (2001)) directs this movie that attempts to find out if Lautner has any ability to draw on his own.  With the likes of Alfred Monlina, Jason Issacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, and Freema Agyeman in the cast I have no doubt that I will be entertained, I wonder how well Taylor will do. 

    Verdict – I am interested but I am not interested in seeing this with tons of teenaged girls. I will wait for DVD

    Killer EliteRated R

    Killer Elite

    Clive Owen kidnaps Robert De Niro who is Jason Statham’s mentor.  STATHAM ANGRY!  This seems like every other action film that Clive Owen and Jason Statham have made.  And that’s a good thing.  I expect explosions and kick ass martial arts stuff.  Not more then that.

    Verdict – Lower expectations will help when I finally see this.

    Dolphin TaleRated PG

    Dolphin Tale

    Based on a true story, a dolphin looses his tail and a young boy and his family work to heal the dolphin AND THEMSELVES.  This is another uplifting story that a jaded radio DJ strays away from.  Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman co star so it can’t be that bad.

    Verdict – I can’t put my finger on it but I think it this will be so sweet that I will have to take insulin.
    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Lion King 3D – Rated G

    2. Contagion – Rated PG-13
    3. Drive – Rated R

    4. The Help – Rated PG-13
    5. Straw Dogs – Rated R

    Wait did I just wake up in 1994?  Lion King is having a two-week run in 3D and is raking in tons of cash.  I wonder if it has what it takes to make #1 two weeks in a row?


    Still In Theatres
    Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – Rated R, ColombianaRated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, I Don’t Know How She Does It – PG-13, Our Idiot BrotherRated R, Rango – Rated PG, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13, Shark Night – Rated PG-13, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG, The Debt – Rated R, The Smurfs – Rated PG, Warrior – Rated PG-13


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

    BridesmaidsRated R

    Bridesmaids

    Bridesmaids is a sex romp for the ladies.  It made tons of money and I have heard great things about it.  Let’s home I don’t get scarred emotionally after this movie.

    Next week Tranies come home, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has cancer, and Daniel Craig in a horror movie.  Welcome to the Halloween movie season.

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

  • The Autumn Classic To Benefit The Special Olympics

    Posted by Mac D

    This Sunday September 25 is the Autumn Classic at Lake Lansing Park to benefit the Special Olympics.  Special Olympics is something near to my heart and the Autumn Classic is a great way to raise money for a great organization.  This is an 8K Run/Walk.  If you are not up for that , there is a 1 and 2 mile Walk and a Kids Run.  The fun starts at 9AM on Sunday.  Click here for information on how to enter.  Lets help out some athletes everywhere to keep on doing what they love.

  • Pop Evil Rocks The Big House

    Posted by Mac D
    College Football begins this weekend and everybody around Michigan is excited.  Michigan’s own Pop Evil have teamed up with University of Michigan Captain Defensive Tackle Mike Martin to get fans excited for the up coming football season.
    Check out this video including the new Pop Evil song “In The Big House”
  • Lansing Soldier Comes Home And Surprises His Mom

    Posted by Mac D

    Lansing Soldier Surprises His Mom

    A video has been making round recently.  It features Lansing soldier Joey surprising his mom at her work.  She didn’t know he came home early

     

    I love watching clips like this.  They are both funny and heart warming.  I found WelcomeHomeBlog.com.  This blog is a one-shop stop for all of these great welcome home videos. 

     

    Welcome home guys, we missed you.

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 8/26/11

    Posted by Mac D
    This week a Paul Rudd is stupid, Zoe Sadana is pissed, and Mel Gibson ruins his career NOW ON DVD!
     
    These are the movies that were released on Friday August 26th, 2011
    Our Idiot BrotherRated R

    Our Idiot Brother

    Paul Rudd plays a moron who has to live with his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer) after getting out of jail. I have always thought Paul Rudd was a good comedic talent.  This seems like a mixture of Comedy and Drama that might be up Rudds alley.  The three female leads are going to be a nice cherry on top.

     
    Verdict – Seems like a renter only because though I feel it may be good nothing jumps out and grabs me.
     
    Don’t Be Afraid of the DarkRated R
    Don't Be Afriad Of The Dark
    This is a remake of a 1973 Made for TV Movie (I never thought I would type that).  A young girl unleashes a monster in the house she is living in and only has Katie Holmes to protect her.  With Guillermo Del Toro’s (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy) name was attached I was very excited about this.  Del Toro how ever did not direct this only write and produced.  I still think it could be a great Horror film that will be light on the gore.
     
    Verdict – I hope this is a great horror film with out the gore but since Guillermo Del Toro didn’t direct I am very skeptical.
      
    ColombianaRated PG-13
    Colombiana
    As a young girl Zoe Sadana watched as her parents were murdered infront of her.  Now an adult she is out for revenge.  I have high expectations for Colombiana.  This is written by the same duo that brought us great action films like The Fifth Element and Taken.  The Director Olivier Megaton only has Transporter 3 to his directing credit.  I do not think this will be as good as Taken if its in the same ballpark we should be in for a treat.
     
    Verdict – This is the one new movie this week that I want to see immediately.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Help – Rated PG-13
    2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13
    3. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG
    4. Conan The Barbarian – Rated R
    5. The Smurfs – Rated PG
     
    So all the new movies that came out last weekend BOMBED.  I think Colombiana will have the best chance to make a splash at the box office this week.  Something odd did happen at the box office last weekend.  A movie that had not previously been the #1 movie in America took the #1 spot.  Recently True Grit and the Blind Side did this.  It all speaks to the quality of The Help.  Because of this feat I am more inclined to check it out.  It has to be good.

    Still In Theatres
    Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13, Cars 2 – Rated G, Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Final Destination 5 – Rated R,  Fright Night – Rated R, Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, One Day – Rated PG-13, 30 Minutes Or Less – Rated R, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
     
    Win WinRated R
    Win Win
    A down on his luck attorney (Paul Giamatti) uses a high school wrestling team as his ticket to happiness.  A movie about Wrestling?  I am there.  Critics loved this so I can’t help but think I will love it.  Mostly due to the wrestling
     
    The BeaverRated PG-13
    The Beaver
    Mel Gibson has a mental break down and then starts to communicate to a Beaver puppet.  Yeah that’s actually what this movie is about.  Critics agree with me, The plot is too out there to take anything in this film seriously.
     
    Pom Wonderful Present: The Greatest Movie Ever SoldRated PG-13
    The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
    Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) takes a look at the world of product placement.  This film was entire funded by movie placements.  That makes my eyes cross.  Spurlock is a great film maker and I am looking forward to viewing this movie.
      
    Next week Tyler Perry makes loads of money on DVD sales with another Madea movie, Sharks on steroids, and a trip to the moon.  But it doesn’t look like it is going to be fun.
     
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com
  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 8/19/2011

    Posted by Mac D
    I was able to go see 30 Minutes or Less.  I liked how they took their time with the characters so we could care before all the bombs and bank robberies.  It was better then it should have been.  This week tons of remakes, growing old with Anne Hathaway, and another Spy Kids for some reason.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday August 19th, 2011
    One Day – Rated PG-13
    One Day
    A boy (Jim Sturgess) and a girl (Anne Hathaway) have one really good day together.  This movie is about several other good days they had in the next twenty years.  Anne Hathaway is in this so your special lady will cry and you will more then likely be entertained.
     
    Verdict – I have a real indifferent feeling about One Day.  There is nothing here that seems new and different and must see.  We will see if I get dragged to it.
     
    Fright NightRated R
    Fright Night
    In the remake of the 1985 movie, Anton Yelchin lives next to a vampire (Colin Ferrell) who keeps on eating all the hot chicks.  Two actors have peaked my interest in this one.  1. Colin Farrell as the vampire.  Must like Tom Cruise in Collateral Damage I am interested in seeing Farrell play something total evil.  2. DAVID TENNANT (he is the last Dr. Who) Tennant is a great talent and I am interested in seeing him more in normal Hollywood productions.
     
    Verdict – Having never seen the original helps a lot in accepting this new Fright Night.  I hope the cast is as good as it looks on paper.
     
    Conan The BarbarianRated R
    Conan The Barbarian
    Conan The Barbarian (Jason Momoa) is out for vengeance against the man who killed his father.  This will have nothing to do with the Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I firmly believe that they have to show up with something amazing in terms of action and characterization for people to like.  Cheese was the reason we watched the 1982 classic.  This one seems to add more monsters and less fun lines.
     
    Verdict – I hope this is a good fantasy action movie.  We have to have something to tied us over until the Hobbit movies come out.
     
    Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4DRated PG
    Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D
    A set of twins hates their step mom (Jessica Alba) who used to be a spy.  When Jeremy Piven attacks mommy dearest gets dragged in and thus so are the twins.  They are helped by characters from the previous movies. 4D means they give you a scratch and sniff card upon entering the theatre.  That sells me on this movie already.  Robert Rodriquez does these movies so he can make the Sin Cities and Machetes of the world.  I am confused why this was not promoted properly.
     
    Verdict – Joel McHale plays the twins dad.  SOLD!

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13
    2. The Help – Rated PG-13
    3. Final Destination 5 – Rated R
    4. The Smurfs – Rated PG
    5. 30 Minutes Or Less – Rated R
     
    Semi surprised that Apes took #1 again but it was very close between #1 and #2.   I thought that Final Destination 5 would do worse but from what I hear the deaths are very entertaining.  I am pleased that Glee 3D bombed horribly because no one understood what it was. 

    Still In Theatres

    Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13, Cars 2 – Rated G, The Change-Up – Rated R, Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Friends With Benefits – Rated R, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie – Rated PG,  Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13, Winnie The Pooh – Rated G

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, August 16th 2011

    PriestRated PG-13
    Priest
    Paul Bettany plays a priest who kills vampires.  Critics hated it but I am always willing to try Vampire movies that have nothing to do with teens, romance, or emotions.
     
    The ConspiratorRated PG-13
    The Conspirator
    This is based on the true story of Mary Surratt, the only woman tried for the assisination of Abraham Lincoln.  Even though it is educational, it is directed by Robert Redford and features, Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood,  Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson. It will be good.
     
    Something BorrowedRated PG-13
    Something Borrowed
    Ginnifer Goodwin sleeps with Kate Hudson’s fiancé, wacky adventures follow.  Like every other romantic comedy even if you do not want to see it, some female will make you.
     
    Next week ZOE SALDANA ANGRY, Paul Rudd is stupid, and Katie Holmes reminds us not to be afraid of the dark; but any person who would put her in a movie.
     
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com
     
  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 8/12/11

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    The summer is slipping away.  The best summer movies are behind us.  It makes me wish May 2012 was right now.  But it isn’t May, and I have to put up with what we got.  This week a horror sequel you cant convince me was needed, visitors from beyond the stars on DVD, and a comedy that might make life worth living again.

    This movie was released on Wednesday August 10th , 2011

    The HelpRated PG-13

    The Help

    Emma Stone is a recent college grad who came back home.  Her maid from her childhood disappeared and she is out to find her.  Through this we get to see the lives of “The Help”: African American women in the 1960’s.  This is being advertised as Emma Stones first dramatic role but I think this is going to be more like her other movies.  Perhaps more serious but there will be a strong comedic element.  Which is fine.  I enjoy Emma Stone in what I have seen of her.

     

    Verdict – I have a feeling this will fly below the radar, I do think this will be entertaining and enjoyable.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday August 12th , 2011

    30 Minutes Or LessRated R

    30 Minutes or Less 

    Danny McBride and Nick Swardson force Jesse Eisenberg to rob a bank by strapping a bomb to his chest.  This sounds like an action film but no it’s a comedy.  Directed by the guy who did Zombieland, I do think this film has a chance of being funny.  But given the subject matter and the fact that this actually happened, I do think that critics are going to hate it and the jokes will be love it or hate it.

     

    Verdict – Nick Swardson in a movie?! I am there.

    Final Destination 5Rated R

    Final Destination 5

    Some hot and horny teens cheat death, Death the gets pissed and and to kill them because that’s the way the universe works.  We have seen this movie.  FOUR TIMES ALREADY!  There is no plot just a bunch of attractive teens trying to stay alive.  I have viewed the others.  The only reason to see it in theatres is that this movie is in 3D and if the kills are fun people will keep on coming back.

     

    Verdict – I am so over this premise.  Time to come up with some thing new.

    Glee: The 3D Concert MovieRated PG

    Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

    This is a concert movie that showcases the cast of Glee in Jersey.  There will be behind the scenes stuff but mostly you are going to see the cast of Glee sing Glee songs.  Much like the Justin Beiber movie, I think the fan base will see it and every one else will ignore it.  Why is this in 3D?

     

    Verdict – Gleeks will come out of the woodwork to see this in 3D.  Luckly I am not a gleek.
    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13

    2. The Smurfs – Rated PG
    3. Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13
    4. The Change-Up – Rated R
    5. Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13

    DAMN DIRTY APES WIN!  The new planet of the apes movie took in about half the budget in the first weekend.  Around $56 million.  Second place only took in $20 million.  I smell sequel.  I don’t think there will be much of a shake up next week.  Then again who knows how much money Glee will take in.


    Still In Theatres
    Cars 2 – Rated G, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Friends With Benefits – Rated R, Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13, Winnie The Pooh – Rated G, Zookeeper – Rated PG


    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, August 9th 2011

    PaulRated R

    Paul

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost come across an alien voiced by Seth Rogan and adventures follow.  This reunites 2 of the 3 reasons Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz were awesome but this is missing director Edgar Wright.  It seems good and I can never truly hate Seth Rogan.

     

    Mars Needs MomsRated PG

    Mars Needs Moms

    A 9 year old boy follows aliens to Mars because they kidnapped his mom.  I remember this being in theatres for all of three seconds.  Critics were not very kind to this claiming it lacked imagination and heart.  But if your kids like it, none of that will matter.

     

    Your HighnessRated R

    Your Highness 

    Two brothers have to save one of their girlfriends from an evil wizard.  Along the way they meet Natalie Portman.  Sex and drug jokes follow.  While I don’t mind a good stoner movie I cannot believe that would work in a fantasy world. 

    Next week vampires, more vampires, David Tennant, and two remakes.  I guess Hollywood has run out of ideas.

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