Happy New Year everybody! We start the year off right with Nicholas Cage in a fantasy movie. Wait that is a bad omen for the year.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, January 7th, 2011
Season of the Witch - Rated PG-13
Nichoals Cage and Ron Pearlman return home from the Crusades and find the Black Plague has made an appearance. Because it’s the dark ages a witch did it, so Pearlman and Cage have to take her to some monks to remove the curse. Ron Pearlman in a fantasy movie? Sign me up for that. The director, Domic Sena, has Gone in 60 Seconds and Swordfish on his resume. So I am mildly excited. But I see Nicholas Cage either bringing the entire movie down or holding its head above drowning. Fantasy Movies do not do well at the box office so I bet some one thinks Nicholas Cage can bring em to the theatres.
Verdict – I will skip this and just go re watch the Lord Of The Rings.
Country Strong - Rated PG-13
Gwyneth Paltrow is a country singer with a drug problem. (I think it’s a drug problem). He heads back on the road with her husband Tim McGraw. Opening for her is a beauty queen turned singer (Leighton Meester) and some dude they found in a bar (Garrett Hedlund). While on the road there are love triangles and life epiphanies. Country Strong is one of those movies that is doing everything possible not to cater to my age or demographic. Critics haven’t liked it yet but I have a feeling that good or bad Country Strong is going to bring people out of the wood work to see it. It will make money and maybee some awards and kick start the careers of Hedlund and Meester.
Verdict - I thought country strong is the kind of strength that Sly Stalone had in Rocky 5. Since this is not true I will be avoiding this.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
#1 - Little Fockers – Rated PG-13
#2 - True Grit - Rated PG-13
#3 - TRON Legacy - Rated PG
#4 - Yogi Bear - Rated PG
#5 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Rated PG
Another mildy surprising week as the top 3 movies don’t switch spots and Yogi and Narnia do switch. The weird thing is I do think we will see much a shift next week as I have a hard time believing Season of the Witch will unseat Fockers or True Grit. Country Strong on the other hand will go #1. People will see that movie
Still In theatres
Black Swan - Rated R, Gulliver’s Travels - Rated PG, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows: Part 1 - Rated PG-13, How Do You Know - Rated PG-13, Love and Other Drugs - Rated R, Tangled - Rated PG, The Fighter - Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Social Network - Rated PG-13, The Tourist - Rated PG-13
So lets stay at home and get a pizza
These are the movies released on DVD the week of December 28, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks - Rated PG-13
Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd have never made a movie I didn't laugh at. Though I think this will end up being a comedy that I will enjoy but will forget soon after. I will check this out.
Machete - Rated R
Robert Rodriquez directs a movie with pissed off Latinos, guns, and sexy ladies. This originated from the awesome Machete trailer in Gridnhouse. I am excited to add this to my collection. This is the R rated version and more then likely an unrated will be on its way.
This is complete with Mr. Peabody, Duddley Do Right, and Fractured Fairy Tales/ Aesop and Son. I can relive portions of my childhood all over again. I have seen episodes recently and still find the hillarious.
Next week the Facebook movie comes home, another Kevin James movie in January, and Seth Rogan kills an pulp icon. Got to love the January Movie season.