Welcome to the weekend everybody. There are a ton of movies for you to view on your long weekend. Cher makes me not be able to close my eyes, The Rock kicks ass, and we to figure out what’s wrong with Joaquin Phoenix.
All these movies were released to theatres on Wednesday Novemeber 24TH
Directed by Nathan Greno & Byron Howard
Stars Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi
Synopsis: Rapunzel (voice of Moore), a princess with 70 feet of magical, golden hair, has been locked away for years in a tower high above her kingdom. Desperate to be free, she strikes a deal with Flynn Rider (voice of Levi), a handsome bandit who chooses her tower as a hide-out spot.
Mac D’s thoughs: Disney adds a ton of story to Rapunzel that was never there to begin. And Pixar didnt make it. These two things scare me. Good word of mouth might help but I wonder how many kids will pick this one over Harry Potter
VERDICT – The non pixar portion of this new Disney animated movie makes me very wary about the quality but the kids will be the real judges
Directed by Steve Antin
Stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming
Synopsis: A small-town girl (Aguilera) ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer (Cher).
Mac D’s Thoughts: The PG-13 banner will help me keeps meals down while I think about Cher doing a Burlesque show. Big huge musical numbers and some skin might help if Christina Aguilera cant hold up her end of the movie. Cher will be watchable at worst. I wonder about this movie. Will it be good enough to rise about a stacked weekend or will it just fizzle out.
VERDICT – Cher will make or brake this film. I am fortunate that I dont have females that will force me to see this. Or am I?
Directed by Edward Zwick
Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer.
Synopsis: A romantic comedy that skewers the pharmaceutical industry and is centered on relentlessly charming Viagra salesman Jamie Reidy (Gyllenhaal) and his romantic involvement with free-spirited Maggie Murdock (Hathaway).
Mac D’s Thoughts; This romantic comedy features the couple from Brokeback Mountain that was the best part of Brokeback Moutnain, Hathaway and Gyllenhaal have good chemistry on screen and this seems like a film that both would flourish in. What I have been told is that Anne Hathaway is very good in this film so it should be worth a watch.
VERDICT – Love and Other Drugs is the rare romantic comedy that actually would want to go see.
Rated – R
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace
Synopsis: An ex-con (Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop (Thornton) and an egocentric hit man
Mac D’s thoughts: As a WWE fan I have always wanted the Rock to succed in movies. I thought he could do a serious action film. But the closest I have seen is Gridiron Gang which while a good movie was not an action film. The trailers look a bit cheesy to me but even if this is a mess Billy Bob Thornton will make it fun.
VERDICT – I will probably go watch this and give the peoples eye brow everytime Dwayne Johnson says something stupid.
The smorgasbord of movies don’t end with the theaters.
These movies were released on DVD on Tuesday November 22.
Julia Roberts gets divorsed and then runs off and find her self. The book this movie is based off of has its fans so probably should pick this up so you can watch our next movie.
Sly Stallone brings EVERY BODY BACK FROM THE 80’S. guns and violence ensues. Mickie Rourke takes what could have been a average action film and gives it some depth. I had a ton of fun watching this the first time so its time for multiple viewings.
This is the “documentary” that Poaquin Phoenix made that shows him leaving acting and trying rap. Director Casey Affleck said it was a fake documentary. It was released in September but this DVD will be most widely seen. They had me at the cover.
Next week something with Twilight attached to it gets released, Geoffrey Rush will finally answer the question if he actually knows kung fu, and well we get a breath from the last two weeks of movies.
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