This week we start the Halloween movie season off with Daniel Craig in a creepy house, Seth Rogah and Joseph Gordon-Levitt find humor in tragedy, and GIANT ROBOTS!
These are the movies that were released on Friday September 30th, 2011
50/50 – Rated R
Joseph Gordon- Levitt is diagnosed with cancer. This movie is about how his best friend Seth Rogan, his girlfriend Bryce Dallas Howard, his mom Angelica Huston, and himself deal with his illness. Rogan said this isn’t like every other movie where a character has cancer. It will be a lighthearted look and will be filled with optimism. Wait, stop, you had me at Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Verdict – This looks like a nice dose of humor and drama. I need to drag a female to this.
Courageous – Rated PG-13
This is the story of four Police offices that are at various stages of father hood. One of them (Alex Kendrick) has a family tragedy and moves him to help his friends and he be better fathers. This is the fourth film Sherwood Films whose last film was Kirk Cameron’s Fireproof. This is also completely funded by Sherwood Baptist Church and is a heavily Christian film. That doesn’t matter to me at all. The trailer looks good and professionally done. I feel my spirit being uplifted.
Verdict – While I never had a huge urge to see Fireproof, I am more intrigued in Courageous. I am interested in it’s execution and how heavy handed its message is.
Dream House – Rated PG-13
Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz buy a house where some murders took place. Weird things happen so Craig investigates with the help of Naomi Watts. The trailer looks slightly creepy but given the talents of Craig, Weisz, and Watts I expect to be on the edge of my seat.
Verdict – This better be as good as the cast makes it seem or I will not be a happy moviegoer.
What’s Your Number – Rated R
Anna Farris goes out and revisits the twenty guys she’s been with to see if she has missed Mr. Right. Chris Evans helps her on her quest. I am not sure about this one. While the premise makes me vomit, the cast makes me think it could work. Farris has never offended me, Evans is always good, and add Zachary Quinto (The new Spock) for good measure. I have faith that the cast might salvage this to be entertaining.
Verdict - Not sure what to make of this. Luckily I am not in a hurry to find out.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. The Lion King 3D – Rated G
2. Moneyball – Rated PG-13
3. Dolphin Tale – Rated PG
4. Abduction – Rated PG-13
5. Killer Elite – Rated R
Lion King wins again? Luckily that will be out of theatres in a week for a new # 1. I wonder who is paying attention that a near 20 year old movie was released in 3D and then makes a ton of cash. Lets home they re-release The Flinstone movie.
Still In Theatres
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – Rated R, Colombiana – Rated PG-13, Contagion – Rated PG-13, Crazy, Stupid, Love – Rated PG-13, Drive – Rated R, The Help – Rated PG-13, Horrible Bosses – Rated R, I Don’t Know How She Does It – PG-13, Our Idiot Brother – Rated R, Rango – Rated PG, Rio – Rated G, 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, Warrior – Rated PG-13
These are the movies released on DVD Friday, September 30th, 2011
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Rated PG-13
Another Transformers movie but this one has Leonard Nimoy. I enjoyed this more then two but that’s not saying much. So much human running, screaming, and crying for a movie called Transformers.
Next week The Rock enjoys his deserts first, Hugh Jackman plays Rock em’ Sock em’ Robots, and George Clooney is a creepy politician. Or what I call all politicians.