Spring is in the air and it is warming up. What a better weekend then to sit inside and watch a movie. This week Seth Rogan plays a stoned alien, proof that Batman can box, and Matthew McConaughey will take his shirt of in court.
These are the movies that were released on Friday, March 18th, 2011
Paul - Rated R
Two comic book nerds on there way to comic con run into a alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogan). Government agents led by Jason Batemen chase them. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star (Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz). This movie was also written by Pegg and Frost. The supporting cast is spectacular on paper. I am very weary about this movie because of the addition of Rogan who hasn’t done anything particularly good in two years. Word of mouth is good so I might be willing to give it a try.
Verdict – Good word of mouth is all I need to want to check this out
Limitless - Rated PG-13
Bradley Cooper takes a drug and the can recall everything he has read, seen, or heard. He starts to make money, which displeases Robert DeNiro who then tries to kill Cooper. Seeing the trailers, I think this could be a very entertaining movie. Bradley Cooper will make it entertaining. Robert DeNiro will be evil. At the end of my two hours I will be happy. But I have a bad feeling. I think this will get lost in the shuffle and might make some money but will not blowing anything away. Which is a shame because Bradley Cooper is the future.
Verdict – I want to see this but probably not right away.
The Lincoln Lawyer - Rated R
Matthew McConaughey stars as a lawyer who operates out the back of his Lincoln. His case this time is to defend a playboy is accused of murder. Based on the book. Matthew McConaughey really has never bothered me. I haven’t seen many of his romantic comedies and the movies of his I have seen were slightly entertaining. I will try not to ignore this.
Verdict – The author of the book says fans of the series will be pleased. If the author likes it, then I will try to catch this sooner or later.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Battle: Los Angeles - Rated PG-13
2. Rango – Rated PG
3. Red Riding Hood – Rated PG-13
4. The Adjustment Bureau – Rated PG-13
5. Mars Needs Moms – Rated PG
I am none surprised but the box office results for this week. I am glad Battle: Los Angeles took #1 as Aaron Eckhardt’s stock keeps rising.
Still In Theatres
Beastly – Rated PG-13, Cedar Rapids – Rated R, Drive Angry – Rated R, Gnomeo & Juliet – Rated G, Hall Pass – Rate R, I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13, Just Go With It – Rated PG-13, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Rated G, Take Me Home Tonight – Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, Unknown – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD the week of March 15th, 2010
The Fighter - Rated R
This is the boxing comeback movie that got Christian Bale and Melissa Leo Oscars. I have heard that this movie is Bale’s which is a very good sign.
Hereafter - Rated PG-13
Clint Eastwood directs this movie where Matt Damon can talk to the dead. I like it the first time when it was called The Dead Zone. But it’s a Clint Eastwood movie so I cannot be that bad.
The Switch - Rated PG-13
Patrick Bateman screws up and spills the baby batter that Jennifer Aniston had and then replaces it with his own. High Jinx ensue. I haven’t heard good things about this but I will always give Patrick Bateman a shot
Next week a wimpy kid returns, Jole & Depp come home, and the first of my anticipated movies of 2011 debuts. I need to start cooking the bacon for that theatre run. See you guys next week.
Credit – IMDB.com