The summer is slipping away. The best summer movies are behind us. It makes me wish May 2012 was right now. But it isn’t May, and I have to put up with what we got. This week a horror sequel you cant convince me was needed, visitors from beyond the stars on DVD, and a comedy that might make life worth living again.
This movie was released on Wednesday August 10th , 2011
The Help – Rated PG-13
Emma Stone is a recent college grad who came back home. Her maid from her childhood disappeared and she is out to find her. Through this we get to see the lives of “The Help”: African American women in the 1960’s. This is being advertised as Emma Stones first dramatic role but I think this is going to be more like her other movies. Perhaps more serious but there will be a strong comedic element. Which is fine. I enjoy Emma Stone in what I have seen of her.
Verdict – I have a feeling this will fly below the radar, I do think this will be entertaining and enjoyable.
These are the movies that were released on Friday August 12th , 2011
30 Minutes Or Less – Rated R
Danny McBride and Nick Swardson force Jesse Eisenberg to rob a bank by strapping a bomb to his chest. This sounds like an action film but no it’s a comedy. Directed by the guy who did Zombieland, I do think this film has a chance of being funny. But given the subject matter and the fact that this actually happened, I do think that critics are going to hate it and the jokes will be love it or hate it.
Verdict – Nick Swardson in a movie?! I am there.
Final Destination 5 – Rated R
Some hot and horny teens cheat death, Death the gets pissed and and to kill them because that’s the way the universe works. We have seen this movie. FOUR TIMES ALREADY! There is no plot just a bunch of attractive teens trying to stay alive. I have viewed the others. The only reason to see it in theatres is that this movie is in 3D and if the kills are fun people will keep on coming back.
Verdict – I am so over this premise. Time to come up with some thing new.
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie – Rated PG
This is a concert movie that showcases the cast of Glee in Jersey. There will be behind the scenes stuff but mostly you are going to see the cast of Glee sing Glee songs. Much like the Justin Beiber movie, I think the fan base will see it and every one else will ignore it. Why is this in 3D?
Verdict – Gleeks will come out of the woodwork to see this in 3D. Luckly I am not a gleek.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13
2. The Smurfs – Rated PG
3. Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13
4. The Change-Up – Rated R
5. Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13
DAMN DIRTY APES WIN! The new planet of the apes movie took in about half the budget in the first weekend. Around $56 million. Second place only took in $20 million. I smell sequel. I don’t think there will be much of a shake up next week. Then again who knows how much money Glee will take in.
Still In Theatres
Cars 2 – Rated G, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Friends With Benefits – Rated R, Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13, Winnie The Pooh – Rated G, Zookeeper – Rated PG
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, August 9th 2011
Paul – Rated R
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost come across an alien voiced by Seth Rogan and adventures follow. This reunites 2 of the 3 reasons Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz were awesome but this is missing director Edgar Wright. It seems good and I can never truly hate Seth Rogan.
Mars Needs Moms – Rated PG
A 9 year old boy follows aliens to Mars because they kidnapped his mom. I remember this being in theatres for all of three seconds. Critics were not very kind to this claiming it lacked imagination and heart. But if your kids like it, none of that will matter.
Your Highness – Rated R
Two brothers have to save one of their girlfriends from an evil wizard. Along the way they meet Natalie Portman. Sex and drug jokes follow. While I don’t mind a good stoner movie I cannot believe that would work in a fantasy world.
Next week vampires, more vampires, David Tennant, and two remakes. I guess Hollywood has run out of ideas.