Paul Rudd plays a moron who has to live with his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer) after getting out of jail. I have always thought Paul Rudd was a good comedic talent. This seems like a mixture of Comedy and Drama that might be up Rudds alley. The three female leads are going to be a nice cherry on top.Verdict – Seems like a renter only because though I feel it may be good nothing jumps out and grabs me. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Rated R
This is a remake of a 1973 Made for TV Movie (I never thought I would type that). A young girl unleashes a monster in the house she is living in and only has Katie Holmes to protect her. With Guillermo Del Toro’s (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy) name was attached I was very excited about this. Del Toro how ever did not direct this only write and produced. I still think it could be a great Horror film that will be light on the gore. Verdict – I hope this is a great horror film with out the gore but since Guillermo Del Toro didn’t direct I am very skeptical. Colombiana – Rated PG-13
As a young girl Zoe Sadana watched as her parents were murdered infront of her. Now an adult she is out for revenge. I have high expectations for Colombiana. This is written by the same duo that brought us great action films like The Fifth Element and Taken. The Director Olivier Megaton only has Transporter 3 to his directing credit. I do not think this will be as good as Taken if its in the same ballpark we should be in for a treat. Verdict – This is the one new movie this week that I want to see immediately.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. The Help – Rated PG-132. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13
3. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG4. Conan The Barbarian – Rated R
5. The Smurfs – Rated PG So all the new movies that came out last weekend BOMBED. I think Colombiana will have the best chance to make a splash at the box office this week. Something odd did happen at the box office last weekend. A movie that had not previously been the #1 movie in America took the #1 spot. Recently True Grit and the Blind Side did this. It all speaks to the quality of The Help. Because of this feat I am more inclined to check it out. It has to be good.
Still In Theatres
Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13, Cars 2 – Rated G, Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Final Destination 5 – Rated R, Fright Night – Rated R, Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, One Day – Rated PG-13, 30 Minutes Or Less – Rated R, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 Win Win – Rated R
A down on his luck attorney (Paul Giamatti) uses a high school wrestling team as his ticket to happiness. A movie about Wrestling? I am there. Critics loved this so I can’t help but think I will love it. Mostly due to the wrestling The Beaver – Rated PG-13
Mel Gibson has a mental break down and then starts to communicate to a Beaver puppet. Yeah that’s actually what this movie is about. Critics agree with me, The plot is too out there to take anything in this film seriously. Pom Wonderful Present: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold – Rated PG-13
Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) takes a look at the world of product placement. This film was entire funded by movie placements. That makes my eyes cross. Spurlock is a great film maker and I am looking forward to viewing this movie. Next week Tyler Perry makes loads of money on DVD sales with another Madea movie, Sharks on steroids, and a trip to the moon. But it doesn’t look like it is going to be fun. Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, & Yahoo!Movies.com