This week a sequel that I am not sure should have been made, PIRATES, and a literary classic now with explosions and guns.
These are the movies that were released on Friday October 14th, 2011
Paranormal Activity 3 – Rated R
In a prequel to the previous two movies, see how the evil spirit attaches it’s self on Katie and Kristi. On one hand I hate how quickly they are cranking sequels out to a movie that I didn’t think needed a sequel to begin with. Going too fast may drive the audience away because they are sick of seeing the same thing. But a plus is that these films are telling one on going story. I have always enjoyed this. One of my favorite theater experiences was watching Paranormal Activity. I recommend watching them with lots and lots of girls.
Verdict – I might not like the fact that its made, I do think Paranormal Activity 3 will be just like the rest and should be seen in theaters.
The Three Musketeers (2011) – Rated PG-13
This is a retelling of The Three Musketeers story WITH EXPLOTIONS. It follows a semi science fiction thought where some of the weapons and other items look like they could have been around in the 1700’s but are not. This is made by Paul W. S. Anderson (Director of Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil movies, and others) and a cast that features Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Mila Jovovich, Christoph Waltz, and Orlando Bloom, I don’t think that this couldn’t be enjoyable on some level. But I do not think this will be a great film.
Verdict – The Three Musketeers intrigue a portion of me but I am currently trying to suppress that portion of my being.
Johnny English Reborn – Rated PG
This is the sequel to 2003’s English James Bond spoof. Roland Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns and brings Agent Scully Gillian Anderson with him. While I some times find Atkinson funny, Johnny English was poorly reviewed and so is the sequel. I guess this will play better in England.
Verdict – I can think of better ways to waste 90 minutes.
The Mighty Macs – Rated G
This is Hoosiers for women’s basketball. Sounds good but I wonder why this took 2 years to get this into theaters and I had no prior knowledge of this film before it came out this week
Verdict - I hope one snuck up on me because I can’t find much information about this movie. That’s bad.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Real Steel – PG-13
2. Footloose (2011) – Rated PG-13
3. The Thing (20011) – Rated R
4. The Ides of March – Rated R
5. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG
Real Steel took #1 again? I guess that proves that more teenage boys want to see giant robots then teenage girls want to see a music movie. I am surprised that The Thing and Footloose didn’t do better but I am not that sad. Everything should be destroyed by Paranormal Activity 3 next weekend.
Still In Theatres
The Big Year – Rated PG, Courageous – Rated PG-13, Dream House – Rated PG-13, 50/50 – Rated R, Killer Elite – Rated R, The Lion King 3D – Rated G, Moneyball – Rated PG-13The Smurfs – Rated PG, What’s Your Number – Rated R,
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – PG-13
More Captian Jack can’t be a bad thing? The word I got was it was more of the same from the 4th Pirates movie. That’s good enough for me to rent. It made 8 trillion dollars (not a real figure) so we will see more pirate action.
Bad Teacher – Rated R
Cameron Diaz is a bored teacher who sees cash and tries to hook up with Justin Timberlake. The critics say it was bad. Friends who say it said it was good. I trust my friends. I am sure that this can’t be that bad.
Next week a spin off to the Shrek movies, my favorite movie of the summer is on DVD, and the spiritual sequel to Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. I wonder if I am going to hallucinate after that one