Happy Friday the 13th every one. I will be celebrating the traditional way which is a marathon of all the Friday the 13th movies. I recommend 2, 4, 6 and Freddy Vs Jason. This week a classic Disney movie gets a 3D rerelease, two golden globe nominated movies, and one of my favorite movies from 2011 gets a release on DVD.
These are the movies that will be released on Friday, January 13th, 2011
Beauty And The Beast 3D – Rated G
Due to The Lion King doing so well at the box office here is the first of many re release copy cats. I enjoy Beauty and the Beast. I have several fond memories of see this in the theaters. But does it need to be in 3D to be enjoyed? I go with no but I am happy to see this in the theater again.
Verdict – If I had kids or nieces/nephews old enough to watch this I would go.
Carnage – Rated R
This is a Roman Polanski directed black comedy about two sets parents coming together after one kid hits the other with a stick. It stars John C Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz. Cast is steller and this is just one of two films being released this week that are award contender with the women getting golden globe noms. This had me at John C Reilly and Christoph Walts.
Verdict – I don’t know what to expect with Carnage except to be entertained.
Contraband – Rated R
Mark Wahlburg stars as a former sumgiler who is forced back into the game when his Brother in law botches a job and he has to pay a debt to Giovanni Ribisi. I liked this movie better the first time, when it was called Gone In Sixy Seconds. HA. While this movie will now forever be compared to Nick Cage’s classic 2000 movie I expect the same things from Contraband. A star who will be entertaining and a villain who will be memorable. This wont win any awards but should be good.
Verdict – I wonder if I will want to start running contraband after watching this. Gone In Sixty Seconds made me want to speed after viewing.
Joyful Noise – Rated PG-13
Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah feud over how a small town choir should be run. There is some contest that will pull the town around the choir and save the choir if they win. Also Parton and Latifah have relatives that are attracted to each other. NEXT!!
Verdict – This sounds like every other music competition movie that I don’t care about. Why are talents like Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah attached? Do they need a pay check?
The Iron Lady – Rated PG-13
Meryl Streep stars in this biopic on Margaret Thatcher, a Prime Minister of England. This is the other award contender that will debut this week. Streep has several rave reviews of her work. I always enjoy a look into the government of England.
Verdict – While I do think this will be good I do think this will fall to the weigh side at least for me as there are several other things I want to see ahead of the Iron Lady.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. The Devil Inside – Rated R
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Rated PG-13
3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Rated PG-13
4. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Rated R
5. Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - Rated G
Even though I still am not excited to see The Devil Inside I do have to get it props. It beat all of the Christmas blockbusters for #1 and did so by $12 million. Although the critics have not been kind I lean towards see it because of its #1 ranking. The rest of the back remains the same although The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo did not move from #4
Still In Theatres
The Adventures of Tintin – Rated PG, The Darkest Hour – Rated PG-13, The Descendants – Rated R, Hugo – Rated PG,The Muppets – Rated PG, My Weekend With Marilyn – Rated R, New Years Eve – Rated PG-13, The Sitter – Rated R, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Rated R,Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Rated PG-13, WarHorse – Rated PG-13, We Bought A Zoo – Rated PG, Young Adult - Rated R
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday January, 10th 2012
Moneyball – Rated PG-13
This is my #8 favorite movie of 2011. I can’t stress enough how much fun I had watching Brad Pitt and you should all see Moneyball.
Killer Elite – Rated R
Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro play assassins. SCORE! I do not care that critics did not like this at all. With those three it should be entertaining.
Next week a porno no one wants to see, Vampires & Werewolves that are not emo, and George Lucas’s dream project sees a release.