It’s another weekend Holiday. Well at lest some of you have a three-day weekend. This week two movies are in theatres that make me wonder and one of the best reviewed movies of 2010 hits DVD.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, January 14th, 2011
The Green Hornet Rated PG-13
Britt Reid (Seth Rogan) is a playboy slacker whose father (Tom Wilkinson) died of a bee sting. So Reid and his fathers mechanic/coffee maker Kato (Jay Chou) end up stopping a mugging at Britts’ fathers grave. Thus begins the legend of the Green Hornet. Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) plays a gangster. After 30 minutes on researching on the internet I could not confirm that was the actual origin but it sounds like something at 40’s radio would do. This movie has a gigantic measuring stick as the 1960’s Green Hornet TV show launched the career of Bruce Lee. I think the comedy could play right but the trailers make the movie seem too goofy. Director Michel Gondry did do Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind but that wasn’t an action comedy.
Verdict – This may be a train wreck but what a glorious train wreck it will be. Sign me up.
The Dilemma Rated PG-13
Ronny and Nick (Vince Vaugh and Kevin James) are best bud’s in Chicago. One day Ronny catches Nick’s wife (Winona Ryder) with another man. Should Ronny tell Nick or keep it to him self until after a big presentation. It’s a Dilemma. At first look, The Dilemma looks like a mediocre buddy movie. Then I find out that Ron Howard directs it. This is Howard’s first comedy since edTV. That alone peeks my interest beyond measurement. Ron Howard is directing Vince Vaughn. This should be watch able.
Verdict – If your going time me running to the theatre to see The Dilemma you might as well get a calendar but I will see this movie.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
#1 - True Grit - Rated PG-13
#2 - Little Fockers – Rated PG-13
#3 - Season of the Witch - Rated PG-13
#4 - TRON Legacy - Rated PG
#5 - Black Swan - Rated R
4 of the top 5 were released in December (odd man out is the debuting Season Of The Witch). For some reason Little Fockers keeps on hanging in the top 3. Can it really be that bad if it is making this much money? I full expect Tron to drop off next week and either Black Swan or Season of the Witch to follow suit. Green Hornet and The Dilemma will make in the top 5. But how high is yet to be seen.
Still In theatres
Country Strong - Rated PG-13, Gulliver’s Travels - Rated PG, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows: Part 1 - Rated PG-13, How Do You Know - Rated PG-13, Tangled - Rated PG, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Rated PG, The Fighter - Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Social Network - Rated PG-13, The Tourist - Rated PG-13, Yogi Bear - Rated PG
Lets see what you can enjoy on your couch.
These are the movies released on DVD the week of January 11, 2010
The Social Network - Rated PG-13
The best reviewed movie of 2010 heads home. This is the Facebook movie. Now I usually get a little nervious when a film has to promote its self as the best reviewed movie over and over again but I have been sold on this one for a long time. Yes I am aware the Social Network is being released on DVD and I am also saying it is in theatres right now. This film got a re release to make an oscar push.
Piranha 3D - Rated R
An award winner I think not. Every one I spoke to that saw it loved it. Its one of those horror movies where no critics liked it but it’s a fun, scary way to kill 90 minutes.
Next week Ryan Reynolds gets buried, perhaps we get to see Ben Affleck again, and find out how to be sex buddies with Natalie Portman. But you will have to defeat me in a battle to the death for title of Natalie Portman’s sex buddy.