Lets skip a sarcastic introduction shall we? This week the creators of Saw are back, Natalie Portman’s Oscar winning performance is on DVD, and a Easter movie with out Jesus. Can you make that?
These are the movies that were released on Friday, April 1st, 2011
Source Code – Rated PG-13
Jake Gyllenhaal can travel through time 8 minutes before a train blows up near Chicago. While on the surface Source Code looks like a sci fi movie I probably have seen before. But I think Gyllenhaal is talented enough to make this entertaining. Michelle Monaghan has his love interest will not hurt anything either.
Verdict – I guess you can do a time travel movie with out a phone booth. Who knew? I want to check Source Code out
Insidious – Rated PG-13
A family is torn when there son is being drawn the a realm called The Further. It is a twist on the class possession tale. Advertisers will remind you that this is brought you buy the guys who brought you Paranormal Activity. That is true as the director of Paranormal Activity is producing this; the real story is this movie is by the writer director team from Saw. While those guy’s non Saw movies haven’t done very well, I have a feeling this could be good.
Verdict – I am intrigued but hopefully there isn’t a let down.
Hop – Rated PG
The Easter Bunny (Voiced by Russel Brand) runs away right before Easter to be come a rock drummer and runs into a slacker played by James Marsden. There are some chicks (not females but baby chickens) that are out to destroy Easter and must be stopped by our heroes. I think I got dumber by typing that. Isn’t Easter about Jesus? On one hand an animated move about the Easter Bunny is a no brainer. I can’t recall it ever being done before. However the plot has me running to the hills and I am not too pleased about the animation and live action hybrid. They only movie where that worked was Who Framed Rodger Rabbit.
Verdict - I am the fortunate one. I do not have kids that would drag me to the theatres to see this movie.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
2. Sucker Punch
3. Limitless - Rated PG-13
4. The Lincoln Lawyer - Rated R
5. Rango – Rated PG
I am not really that surprised Wimpy Kid 2 took number 1. Most people I talked with didn’t realize that the first movie made tons of money. If timed right the sequel could do better business. I guess they timed it right. The reception of Sucker Punch hasn’t killed my drive to see it but made me sad for Zach Synder. The new Superman should help his reputation survive.
Still In Theatres
The Adjustment Bureau – Rated PG-13, Battle: Los Angeles - Rated PG-13, Beastly – Rated PG-13, Cedar Rapids – Rated R, Hall Pass – Rate R, , Just Go With It – Rated PG-13, , The King’s Speech - Rated R, Paul - Rated R, Red Riding Hood – Rated PG-13, Unknown – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD the week of March 29th, 2010
Black Swan – Rated R
One of my favorite movies of the past year finally comes home. Yes there is some girl on girl action. I think I just sold every one on this great movie.
Tangled – Rated PG
This is Disney’s new take on Rapunzel. It made good money word of mouth was good. I should probably check it out on a sick day.
Fair Game – Rated PG-13
The is a spy outing movie featuring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Sounds OK but this movie did not make much noise when it was released.
Next week a we get a stoner fantasy film, Russell Brand is drunk, and more fun in a computer world. Better get Doritios. See you next week.
Credit – IMDB.com