Without a doubt Captain America: The First Avenger is my favorite Marvel produced movie to date. There is humor but the movie felt more mature and darker then Thor or Iron Man. Bring on The Avengers! This week Hollywood craps on my childhood, a comic book adaptation comes to DVD, and Harrison Ford fights aliens. NUFF SAID!
These are the movies that were released on Friday July 29th, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens – Rated PG-13
Daniel Craig plays a cowboy with no memory and a giant alien weapon on his wrist. He bands together with a town lead by Harrison Ford to make a stand against the aliens. Let me make something perfectly clear, I would watch this movie regardless of the plot due to the people involved. Cowboys & Aliens stars Daniel Craig (the current James Bond), Harrison Ford (Han Solo & Indiana Jones), and Oliva Wilde (That hottie from Tron Legacy and TV’s House). The movie is directed by Jon Favreau (The gentleman behind the Iron Man movies) and written by the writers behind the Star Trek reboot and LOST! I am sold.
Verdict – My expectations are so high I do not think that I will leave thinking it’s a terrible movie.
Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13
Steve Carrell has recently gotten a divorse from Julianne Moore. He is getting help from Ryan Gossling on scoring hotties. I think I could use help from Ryan Gossling on scoring many things. Is this a chick flick? Probably. But I have a feeling that there is more then meets the eye
Verdict – I am interested on how deep the characters are explored. If we get a character study this should be good. Anything else will be too sappy.
The Smurfs – Rated PG
Gargamel (The brilliantly casted Hank Azaria) chases the Smurfs into a portion of the forest that sends them to present day Central Park and into the arms of Neil Patrick Harris. I like Neil Patrick Harris. I am a fan of his TV show How I Met Your Mother. I want him to succeed. So when I heard he was cast in the live action Smurfs movie I cried for him. Because with out seeing anything I knew this movie would be crap. I will not find any humor in the fish out of water jokes made with the Smurfs. If you want to do a Smurfs movie (and even do a live action CGI movie) fine, just keep it in the past. Your kids will like this but I know the parents wont.
Verdict- I had some hope that this would be entertaining and then I saw a review that had the worlds “Smurfs Rap”. I feel dirty by typing that.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Captain America: The First Avenger – Rated PG-13
2. Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part 2 – Rated PG-13
3. Friends With Benefits – Rated R
4. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13
5. Horrible Bosses – Rated R
I am glade Cap was able to take down Harry Potter in the first week. I am not sure of its staying power but I am glad that I was correct in guessing that Captain America was going to be the best superhero movie of the summer. I am also pleased that Horrible Bosses keeps hanging in there. I am happy for the careers of its stars.
Still In Theatres
Bad Teacher – Rated R, Cars 2 – Rated G, Larry Crowne – Rated PG-13, Midnight In Paris – Rated PG-13, Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Rated PG, Super 8 – Rated PG-13, Winnie The Pooh – Rated G, Zookeeper – Rated PG
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Source Code – Rated PG-13
Jake Gyllenhaal has 8 minutes to save Michelle Monaghan from a bomb on a train. This is like Groundhog Day meets Déjà vu. I heard good things and it did a lot better then I thought it would in the box office.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night – Rated PG-13
Brandon Routh stars as a PI that specializes in paranormal activity. Based on the widely popular Italian comic book. Although, Italy didn’t much enjoy this movie, I still think it looks OK.
Next week DAMN DIRTY APES, we get another body switching movie, and we get to hear the lamentations of their women all over again.