Welcome Ladies and Gentleman to the holiday movie season. Thank you Avatar and Lord of the Rings for making this a great season. This week the first blockbuster is released, another one gets a fifth special edition, and Russell Crowe kicks ass.
These movies are released on Friday November 19 2010
Directed by David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint
Rated – PG-13
Synopsis: Harry (Radcliffe), Hermione (Watson), and Ron (Grint) set out from Hogwarts to find and destroy the Horcruxes -- the secret to Voldemort's power and immortality.
Mac D’s Thoughts: You have already made up your mind about this movie. Anything I say will not sway you. Your either super stoked about this film or you could careless and just want Harry Potter to go away. This is part 1 of 2 and the final chapter of Harry Potter will be unleashed July 15th 2011. I became a fan of this franchise because of the movies so I see no reason to stop now.
Verdict – While you wont catch me in full Hagwarts robes at a Midnight showing, lets go after all the fans have seen it three times to enjoy the movie in peace.
Directed by Paul Haggis
Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson
Rated – PG-13
Synopsis: A married couple's life is turned upside down when Lara Brennan (Banks) is accused of murder. Three years into her sentence, Lara's husband John (Crowe) is struggling to keep their family together and, realizing his wife's deteriorating condition, he decides to break her out of prison.
Mac D’s Thoughts: At first glance, this seems like a very generic thriller. Haggis is the writer of such films as Crash, Million Dollar Baby, and Quantum of Solace. He knows how to write thrillers but can he direct them. Russell Crowe can elevate films to be much better then they have any write being. I think this movie will be a perfect example of this. The plot doesn’t have my attention but a cast with Crowe and Neeson does have my attention. We will see how this goes.
Verdict – I shall go if there is nothing good on TV if not I will watch it on DVD.
Speaking of DVDs
These DVDs were released on November 16 2010
Rated - PG
Mac D’s Thoughts: I would write this movie off as garbage but my friend took her 8-year-old daughter to it and she loved it. That’s good enough for me to recommend it if you liked the show.
Rated – R
Mac D’s Thoughts: This is a kooky drama about kids who try to bring there birth father into there lives after finding out who he is. This has an all-star cast of Annette Benning, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The trailers looked intriguing so I will give it a look.
Avatar: Three Disk Collectors Edition
Rated - PG-13
Mac D's Thoughts: A new intro? Might be good of a laught. I think we are not done with the mutliple releases of Avatar so I wont even think twice about this Collectors Edition.
Next week Cher makes me vomit, The Rock tries his hand at a serious action movie, and Sly Stalone saves the day if The Rock's movie is terrible. I think we are in for a bunch of explosions.
Movie info, posters, and synopsis Credit - IMDB.com