The weather is slightly warmer and the movies are getting hotter. Since the release of the X-Men First Class Trailer I officially cannot wait for June 3. Hopefully a new ass kicking movie from Liam Neeson will distract me.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, February 18th, 2011
I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13
Imagine you wake up and find out you are an alien and have cool super powers but some jerk aliens want to kill you. That is the basis of this movie based on the novel series. With Timothy Olyphant as the mentor and Kevin Durand as the villain, I can’t help but think even if this movie is not the greatest sci-fi ever, it will be fun to watch.
Verdict – Sure I will go but if I count more the 3 preteen girls in the theatre I am gone.
Unknown – Rated PG-13
Liam Neeson gets into a car accident. When he wakes up no one believes he is who he says he is and his wife (January Jones) is with some other dude. Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, but I am all out of gum. Looking at the trailer, Unknown looks exactly like last year’s Taken. But that’s ok because the only reason Taken worked was they had Liam Neeson in the lead role. I am hoping for the best but the plot is less believable then Taken.
Verdict – I truly believe if I do not see this movie immediately, Liam Neeson will find me and make me cry
Big Mammas: Like Father, Like Son – Rated PG-13
Martin Lawerence’s Step Son Brandon T Jackson sees a murder. So they go hide out in an all girls school. Men in Drag shenanigans follows. This is the third in the series. Brandon T Jackson is suppose to take over the role of cop in drag from Martin Lawerence. The studio is targeting the teen audience. I saw portions of the second movie and was not amused by it at all.
Verdict – Forget the fact its Big Mamma’s House for a second. It is generally a bad idea to rebrand a franchise that has only two movies in it. I won’t touch this movie with a 10 foot pool
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Just Go With It – PG-13
2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Rated G
3. Gnomeo & Juliet – Rated G
4. The Eagle – Rated PG-13
5. The Roommate – Rate PG-13
The big surprise is that Just Go With It beat the Bieber film by less then 2 million dollars. I always thought concert films did not do so well at the box office. Apparently Not. Gnomeo & Juliet and The Eagle did not start very strong and I think the new releases this week will bump them out of the top 5 for next week. I am intersted to see where Bieber ends up after the weekend.
Still In Theatres
Black Swan -Rated R, No String Attached - Rated R, Sanctum - Rated R, The Dilemma - Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, The Green Hornet - Rated PG-13, The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Mechanic - Rated R, Tangled - Rated PG, The Rite - Rated PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13, Yogi Bear - Rated PG
These are the movies released on DVD the week of February 1sr, 2010
This movie did ok in the theatres and reunites Director Tony Scott and Denzel Washington. They usually make pretty entertaining affairs.
Waiting For Superman – Not Rated
This is the 2010 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary. It’s about the failing American School system. As a teacher's son I am interested to see if I agree or angered by this movie.
Next week Nicholas Cage gets back behind the wheel of a car, Owen Wilson returns to acting, and Megamind is about to take over you living room. Better start bracing the windows. See you guys next week.
Credit – IMDB.com