This week a silent movie, werewolves that keep their shirts on, and movie on DVD that topped several lists in 2011.
These are the movies that will be released on Friday, January 20th, 2011
The Artist – Rated PG-13
The Artist is a look at the life of a silent movie star. This movie is mostly black and white and also silent. But John Goodman is in this so there’s that. I worry that it being silent is too gimmicky to get the point of the plot across. But those fears are laid to rest as this film as won tons of awards including the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Or Musical.
Verdict – More then likely a big Oscar contender, I will want to see The Artist A.S.A.P.
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close – Rated PG-13
Based on the Book, Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) deals with the loss of his father Tom Hanks after the September 11th attacks. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are your adult leads so a child dealing with death would seem fascinating in their hands. But I am very hesitant to watch any movie that uses 9/11 as a plot point.
Verdict – I am glad Tom Hanks is working I hope this is as good as the trailers make it seem
Haywire – Rated R
A covert operative (Gina Carano) is double crossed and now must have her revenge. This co stars Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas. With that cast list I am sold right there. Plus hot chicks kicking ass are fun.
Verdict – If this makes sense then we will all be entertained.
Red Tails – Rated PG-13
George Lucas executive produces this movie on the Tuskegee Airmen featuring Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrence Howard. Lucas has been looking to make this since 1988. He couldn’t find financing so George remembered that he created Star Wars and then financed everything himself. I think this will be more action then drama. Which is fine because Lucas Arts is doing huge WW2 Dog fights.
Verdict – A non-Star Wars/ Indiana Jones George Lucas film? I thought those didn’t exist. I am interested to see Lucas try something new.
Shame – Rated NC-17
Michael Fassbender has a very structured life to hide his dark side. Everything is shaken when his sister Carey Mulligan shows up. Michael Fassbender has been busy as of late. This should show both of the leads acting strengths. Note the rating as this will have tons of sex and other things kids shouldn’t see.
Verdict – I fear I will feel dirty by watching this in the theater but I want to see Michael Fassbender in this setting.
Underworld: Awakening – Rated R
Kate Beckinsale returns to the Underworld series as Humans enter the war between the Vampires and the Lycans (werewolves). Beckinsale will be the only actor return from the previous movies. I have seen the others but they never left a huge impression on me. They were entertaining but not entertaining enough for me to want to watch again.
Verdict - This will be 88 minutes of entertainment that I will forget about two minutes later.
Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
1. Contraband – Rated R
2. Beauty And The Beast 3D – Rated G
3. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Rated PG-13
4. Joyful Noise – Rated PG-13
5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Rated PG-13
A friend told me she had nightmares about Contraband. That’s how much she hated it. I still hold on to hope that it will be midly entertaining. Beauty And The Beast 3D did $6 million less The Lion King but still a nearly 20 year old movie just made $22 Million at the box office. I guess everything will be re-released in 3D
Still In Theatres
The Adventures of Tintin – Rated PG, Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - Rated G, Carnage – Rated R, The Darkest Hour – Rated PG-13, The Descendants – Rated R, The Devil Inside – Rated R, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Rated R, The Iron Lady – Rated PG-13, My Weekend With Marilyn – Rated R,The Sitter – Rated R, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Rated R, War Horse – Rated PG-13, We Bought A Zoo – Rated PG,
These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday January, 17th 2012
The Ides Of March – Rated R
Ryan Gosling is a campaign staff member for George Clooney who is running for president. Gosling starts to get pulled into the seedy side of politics cleaning up after Clooney. With a presidential election coming up, I want to watch this to see the seedy side of politics.
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – Rated R
Nick Swardson stars as a guy who finds out he is the son of two porn stars and then decides to become one himself. I only single this movie out as this has landed on many worst movies of 2011 lists. I wonder if its as bad as Jack & Jill or worst yet The Roommate?
Next week boxing robots, a heist moving includes a suside attempt, and Liam Neeson kicks the crap out of nature.
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Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com