I am back. I have made it to the theatre a lot in the past week or so. I, Mac D, highly recommend X-Men First Class. This week Ryan Renyolds plays a comic book character that fans didn’t want him to play, Jim Carrey in childrens movie that just might work, and a fairy tale remix comes home.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, June 17th, 2011
Green Lantern – Rated PG-13
Hall Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a test pilot who stumbles across a dying alien that gives him a ring. With this ring he becomes a member of the intergalactic police force: the Green Lantern Corps. This is DC first attempt at a superhero movie that did not involve Batman or Superman. Hopes are running high on this movie to make big bucks so we get more DC mainstays like the Flash and Wonder Woman. Word of mouth is very mixed to almost negative. That freaks me out.
Verdict – Good or bad it will not matter. I want to see Green Lantern on the big screen.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Rated PG
Based on the book, Jim Carrey plays Mr. Popper. A divorced business man who needs to be shown what is important in life. Namely his family. I guess penguins are suppose to show him the light. I have seen the trailer. I think it could be funny. If Jim Carrey restrains himself until the very end it could be fun. I do think kids are gonna love this.
Verdict – Mr. Popper’s Penquin’s will be a entertaining family film. How good it is depends on which Jim Carrey shows up.
The Art of Getting By – Rated PG-13
Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, August Rush) plays a teen that is not a fan of homework. Isn’t that every teen? He forms a relationship with Sally (Emma Roberts) and we are off on a teen romantic comedy. I know very little of the plot. I have not heard much about this except it was premiered at Sundance. But Freddie Highmore is staring so It cannot be that bad.
Verdict – Hey 14 year old dudes reading this. Ask your crush to this film and thank me later.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Super 8 – Rated PG-13
2. X-Men: First Class – Rated PG-13
3. The Hangover Part II – Rated R
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – Rated PG
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Rated PG-13
Super 8 takes number one in a move that surprised NO ONE. I will be happy to see X-Men hang around for as long as possible because I crave more mutant action.
Still In Theatres
Bridesmaids – Rated R, Fast Five – Rated PG-13, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer – Rated PG, Midnight In Paris – Rated PG-13, Something Borrowed – Rated PG-13, Thor – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD the week of June 14th, 2010
Battle: Los Angeles – Rated PG-13
Aaron Eckhardt plays an Army Sargent during an alien invasion. SOLD! I have been waiting for this movie to come to DVD for some time.
Hall Pass – Rated R
Owen Wilson and Jason Sudekis’s wifes gives them a “Hall Pass” from marriage. And they go hog wild. I may want to check this out but I can t decide.
Red Riding Hood – Rated PG-13
This is a spin on the classic Fairy Tale starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. It is also a twist on the werewolf story. Too many spins but I am interested.
Next week Liam Nesson doesn’t remember who he is, Cameron Diaz sucks at teaching, and a Pixar sequel. That means you have to take the neighbors kids.
Credit – IMDB.com