I was able to see Warrior this past weekend. I dare say it was better then The Fighter. I enjoyed it more. I loved how the story was about two brothers and not some huge MMA tournament. Go check this out on DVD. This week Wolverine fights robots, The Rock fights Vin Diesel, and George Clooney may or may not be evil.
These are the movies that were released on Friday October 7th, 2011
Real Steel – PG-13
Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who is down on his luck. He and his son build a new robot and use him to fight other robots for money. I hope this is not as bad as the trailer makes it seem. I have faith in Hugh Jackman to at lest entertain me. But all that I have seen from Real Steal is clichés.
Verdict – No firm belief that this will be good means I will pass until DVD.
The Ides of March – Rated R
Based on the play Farragut North, this political thriller stars Ryan Gosling as an idealist campaign worker for George Clooney. Gosling gets dragged into a world of shaddy poltics. I couldn’t find much on this film but it co-stars Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei. Directed by George Clooney, this will be nail biting and an very interesting look into politics.
Verdict - I expect this to be good, plain and simple.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG
2. Moneyball – Rated PG-13
3. The Lion King 3D – Rated G
4. Courageous – Rated PG-13
5. 50/50 – Rated R
Dolphin Tale is a slightly surprising winner but I am saddened by the lack of revenue for Dream House. Hopefully the Horror heavyweight comes out next week. Courageous was made for $200,000 and has made up words of $9 Million. Fireproof (by the same producers) made $33 million so lets see how Courageous does. My parents liked it so it has that going for it. I will save my final words for The Lion King 3D for below.
Still In Theatres
Abduction – Rated PG-13, Contagion – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Dream House – Rated PG-13, Drive – Rated R, The Help – Rated PG-13,I Don’t Know How She Does It – PG-13, Killer Elite – Rated R, Kung Fu Panda 2 – Rated PG, Our Idiot Brother – Rated R, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Rated PG-13, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D – Rated PG, The Debt – Rated R, The Smurfs – Rated PG, Straw Dogs – Rated R, What’s Your Number – Rated R,
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Fast Five – PG-13
I was entertained by Fast Five. It seemed like every other movie in this series which isn’t a bad thing. The Rock’s character could have been better but I blame the dialogue and not The Rock. I recommend this on DVD.
Lion King 3D – Rated G
This 17 year old movie made an additional $80 million bucks in theatres just for being released in theatres. I think Disney said “Hey we can make a couple extra bucks so why not put it in theatres”. Now they see the dollar signs. Beauty and The Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, and The Little Mermaid are all going to get the theatrical 3D release now plus a new DVD release. You can’t blame Disney to repeat good business. For what its worth I am not sold on 3D home entertainment. Re releasing in theatres is fine but at home at I still skeptical. There now we no longer have to discuss The Lion King 3D. I will get off my soapbox. Until Beauty and The Beast gets this same treatment January 13, 2012.
Next Week a big green disappointment, a prequel to a horror classic, and a remake to another 80’s classic. Get your dancing in now because the town might out law it.