Sunday, May 3, 2009

Summer Movie Overview: July

July 1

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Verdict: And of course it seems the squirrel will be the funniest part of the film, but its the historical inaccuracy that is causing me to not see it.

Public Enemies

Verdict: I'm making the call now, This will be the best movie of the summer.

July 10

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Verdict: I'll make another call, Funniest movie of the summer.

I love you, Beth Cooper

Verdict: Yea Hayden is in it, but that won't make me see it.

July 15/17

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Verdict: Looks pretty good, see it.

(500) Days of Summer

Verdict: Looks cute, and who can't help but adore Zooey?

July 24


Verdict: Stupid. But Zach Galifinakis is in it so it should be funny to watch him.


Verdict: Looks stupid, and kind of like a rip off of The Omen.

The Ugly Truth

Verdict: It doesn't look terrible, but it doesn't look very good.

July 31

Funny People

Verdict: Its looks really good, besides the fact that the trailer basically gives away the whole movie.

They Came from Upstairs

Verdict: The aliens will be the best part, too bad it looks just plain bad.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer Movies Overview: June

June 5

The Hangover

Verdict: Two things: Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifinakis. SEE THIS MOVIE.

Land of the Lost

Verdict: I'm not very happy about this movie, but that doesn't change the fact that a lot of people will probably go see it. I say Skip it.

My Life in Ruins

Verdict: Mothers and girlfriends will probably drag you too see it, but it doesn't look terrible.

June 12

Imagine That

Verdict: Yea its a kids movie, and it does look better than Meet Dave, but still doesn't look watchable.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Verdict: Granted its a remake, but it looks pretty good. See it.

June 19

The Proposal

Verdict: Doesn't look terrible, I wouldn't pay money to see it though.

Year One

Verdict: It's funny that even though he's a caveman Michael Cera has managed to play THE EXACT SAME CHARACTER that he has been in every other movie he's in. This movie looks like trash, skip it at all cost.

June 24/26

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Verdict: It's probably going to be a stinker, but it'll be a stinker with giant fighting robots.

My Sister's Keeper

Verdict: Interesting that a sad movie like this is coming out in the summer, if it came out in December it would make more money. Doesn't look bad though.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer Movies Overview: May

May 1st

Battle for Terra

Verdict: Doesn't look bad, see it.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Veridct: Skip it, unless you're forced to see it.

X-men Origins: Wolverine

VERDICT: Don't let this trailer fool you, fans of the comics will be highly disappointed in this movie. Skip it.

May 7/8

Star Trek

VERDICT: It doesn't look that bad to me. See it.

Next Day Air

Verdict: This actually looks really good to me, see it.

May 15

Angels & Demons

VERDICT: If its half as good as The Da Vinci Code, it'll at least be watchable. See it.

May 21/22

Terminator Salvation

Verdict: Though I am not happy about this movie, I will still see it.

Dance Flick

VERDICT: Never. Not in a million years.

Night at the Museum 2

Veridct: No thank you

May 29

The Brothers Bloom

Verdict: Doesn't look terrible, But I'd still wait til DVD.

Drag me to Hell

Verdict: See it! Even though I detest PG13 horror films, Sam Raimi can do no wrong in the genre.



Thursday, April 23, 2009

4/24 Releases

This is a dull weekend for new releases.

Fighting - More fighting movies made for the teenage audience, throw in just a pinch of philosophy and the kids will be calling it the next Fight Club, like they did for the horrendous Never Back Down (in my home town kids did at least)

Obsessed - I think basically every year there is an unofficial remake of Fatal Attraction, this year it's called Obsessed. Save yourself the trouble and just rent F.A., I can guarantee it will be a lot better.

The Soloist - The fact that this movie continues to be pushed back in its release date tells me something, it probably isn't any good. While I wasn't impressed with the trailer when it said it was coming out in November, I REALLY wasn't impressed when I saw the same re-hashed trailer but with April at the end of it. Granted I like Jamie Foxx and RDJ, but this looks like a waste of time.

I would suggest that if you really want something to do this weekend, I'd go see Crank 2 or rent The Wrestler.

Monday, April 20, 2009

4/21 DVDs

It seems that as the month has gone on, it started strong with DVDs got very weak there in the middle and has picked itself back up here in the last stretch (though I'll warn you next week isn't looking so hot).

Frost/Nixon - A very good movie, phenomenal performances from the cast. If you haven't seen this movie its definitely worth the rental, and if you have seen it buy it to show your friends.

Notorious - I didn't see the film, but frankly I wanted to. I hope to get to see it soon, and if you already know you won't like it then don't bother talking about it.

The Wrestler - Buy This. Its awesome. It was my #3 pick for 2008, and that should hold some ground if you've been following this far.

Friday, April 17, 2009

4/17 Releases

17 Again - While I made the call several weeks ago that soon Zach Effron would make the leap into action films (and he will with the recently announced Johnny Quest movie), hopefully this will be the last of these types of movies we see him in.

CRANK High Voltage - Fans of the first shouldn't be disappointed with this installment, just go into the theater leaving your thoughts of reality at the door.
VERDICT: SEE IT, if you're a fan

State of Play - This is my pick of the week. If you can only see one movie this weekend, let it be this. Russel Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Jason Bateman star. Say what you want about Affleck but I like him.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

4/10 Theatrical Releases

We finally have what looks like a winner coming out in theaters, along with two more stinkers we can add to the list of "2009 isn't going so well".

Dragonball Evolution - We all (those of us that watched the show as children) got a little bit excited when we heard about this movie. Then we saw the trailer, and we got very upset. Then the movie leaked on the internet and anyone that wanted to see it saw it. This movie is going to tank hard at the box office, and it deserves it.

Hannah Montana The Movie : Never.

Observe and Report - Did Paul Blart look too family oriented for you? Not enough Seth Rogen in it? Fret not! This is the movie you've been looking for. Now we can see the darker side of the mall cop movie, with a humor style that will appeal more to our college sensabilites.