Welcome to another weekend movie guide. Christmas is upon us. This means, for the most part, the end of the award movie season and Christmas movie season. But we are going out with a bang, this week another Jeff Bridges movie, Jack Black may make me want to punch him in the face, and Rallo Tubbs is Nien Nunb
These are the movies that were released on Wednesday December 12, 2010
Little Fockers Rated PG-13
Ben Stiller's Greg can't live up to his Father in Law's (Robert De Niro) expectations. Its the same conflict that we have seen in the last two Meet the Parents movies. While I do think Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro will make it work I do not think adding kids to the mix is not going to make this amazing or anything. Plus original director Jay Roach isn't at the helm.
VERDICT - It maybe the only new comedy for the adults this Christmas, but it still looks like the same thing I have put up with for two movies now.
True Grit Rated PG-13
Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) kills the father of Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld). She gets upset and convinces US Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to track him down. This is the first movie of its kind, as it has the stones to attempt to remake a John Wayne film. Wayne did play Cogburn, so hats off to Jeff Bridges for even attempting this. Written and Directed by the Coen Brothers. This is supposed to be more like the book then the John Wayne film. The trailer looks like a good old school western. This will appease a ton of different people and I think it will be the #1 movie in America.
The verdict – this movie has already been officially announced as the Mac D Family movie for this Christmas.
These Movies will be released on December 25, 2010
Gulliver’s Travels Rated PG
Yes just like the book but updated for today and staring Jack Black. Regularly I really hate making things updated. But that usually comes from trying to update something from the 60’s to today. The only thing that scares me is Jack Black trying to do children’s comedy because it comes off more as annoying goofy then funny. But then again I had major reservations about School of Rock and that worked out for the best.
Verdict – Perhaps I will see this in its third week of release but I am making no promises.
The King’s Speech Rated R
Colin Firth is the King of England but he has to rid him self of a speech impediment to help England through WW2. Luckly he knows Geoffrey Rush. This is a true story and has good supporting cast including Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce. Films about the monarch in the 20th century are always good and very fascinating. And there has to be a reason why this movie is getting a ton of award buzz.
Verdict – Take your mom to it. She will love you for it
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
#1 - TRON Legacy Rated PG
#2 - Yogi Bear Rated PG
#3 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Rated PG
#4 - The Fighter Rated R
#5 - Tangled Rated PG
TRON taking #1 is not shocking what so ever. I wonder what the good word of mouth will do for TRON when it goes up against stiff compeition this week. I thought Yogi Bear would bomb but coming in a 2 is a mild win for the movie. Hopefuly this will lead to a live action Laugh-o-lympics. If Dawn Treader sinks fast I wonder if any new Narnia movies will be made.
Still In theatres
These DVD's were released on December 21, 2010
Salt Rated PG-13
Angelina Jolie in an action film always holds my attention. Her as a possible Russian KGB makes it even sweeter. There is already Sequel talk so it should be good
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Rated PG-13
Greed is good again but is this movie? You will have to see for your self because every one has a different opinion. It did garner Michael Douglas another Golden Globe nomination so it can't be that bad.
Family Guy does Return of the Jedi. I have seen this episdoe and think It is the best Family Guy Star Wars parody. Specifically the stuff with the Emperor.
FUTURAMA IS BACK!. While this season started out good, I think it started to get weak as the season went on. That being said a bad Futurama episode is 10 times better then any other TV show on TV.
Thats it for this week. Next week we take a long hard break and begin drinking. That and George Cloney acts like a bad ass . . again.
Merry Christmas every one