We are so close to Summer I can already see Michael Bay’s gratuitous explosions. This week the moody vampire from Twilight plays with elephants, Oscar winner for best picture comes home, and Tyler Perry in a fat suit . . . again. When can I be an old lady in a fat suit?
These are the movies that were released on Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Water For Elephants – Rated PG-13
In flash backs we learn the story of a vet (Robert Pattinson or the leader of Team Edward) who works at a brutal circus who loves the star performer (Reese Witherspoon). Her husband (Christoph Waltz) might not enjoy that. This is a love story from the Director of I Am Legend Francis Lawrence. I am not sure about this one but the cast is strong on paper
Verdict – Sounds like a date night movie that might not be tourtuous.
Madea’s Big Happy Family – Rated PG-13
Madea (Tyler Perry) is helping a niece, who has cancer, gather her children to tell them the news. That turns out to be very hard as her kids all have some emotional baggage. There is a reason Tyler Perry keeps on making these movies. They are funny and they have heart.
Verdict – I always have felt Madea’s movies are Perry’s best so this should be no different.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Rio – Rated G
2. Scream 4 – Rated R
3. Hop – Rated PG
4. Hanna - Rated PG-13
5. Soul Surfer - Rated PG
Rio took home about $40 Million which is HALF what Scream 4 made. WOW. I always thought that Scream 4 would not set the box office on fire but make its money back. I am happy that Soul Surfer made it into the top 5. The more word of mouth I hear about Soul Surfer the more I want to see it. I wonder what sort of damage Tyler Perry will do to the top 5 next week as his audience will come out of the wood work to see it.
Still In Theatres
Arthur - Rated PG-13, The Conspirator – Rated PG-13, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - Rated PG, Insidious – Rated PG-13, Limitless - Rated PG-13, Source Code – Rated PG-13, Sucker Punch PG-13, Win Win – Rated R, Your Highness - Rated R
These are the movies released on DVD the week of April 19th, 2010
The King’s Speech – Rated R
This is the Oscar winner for . . well tons of stuff. It should be nice to get to check it out finally.
Rabbit Hole – Rated PG-13
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play grieving parents when their 8 year old son is killed. This is also an award winner that I think will get more attention now that it is on DVD.
Gulliver’s Travels – Rated PG
Jack Black stars in the modern retelling of the classic book. Critics did like it at all but Kids did. I will check this out when I am snowed in.
Next week The Rock tries to take down Vin Diesel in a fast car and PROM Oh crap I don’t have a date. I wonder what your sister is doing. See you guys next week
Credit – IMDB.com