This Week in Cinema: July 13th

FINALLY!!! Finally a week where I want to go to the theatre. So here’s a week of sweet:

Horrible Bosses

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Written by: Michael Markowitz & John Francis Daley

Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston & Jamie Foxx

Synopsis: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

My Thought: It looks funny. I’ve been reading a few mixed reviews though and I’m not sure whether I should be banking it on how much I love Charlie Day. I mean I’m also looking forward to Colin Farrell as what seems like a truly horrible boss, but the truth of the matter is that I feel that this may turn out to be the Hall Pass of the summer.

Might be worth a Saturday afternoon, but it’ll all be dependent on my mood on the day and such.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II

Directed by: David Yates

Written by: Steve Kloves & J.K. Rowling

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint

Synopsis: The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

My Thoughts? Why am I thinking? This is a must see film. While I wanted to get to see the movie in 3D I doubt that’s going to happen. I’ve invested a decade of fandom into this franchise, finally I’m going to get the proverbial “money shot” with the final battle between Voldermort and Harry. I can’t wait to hear all the “the books are better” bitchings after the final movie is out. I haven’t read the books, but I feel like this will be the final straw for a lot of the die hard bookworms out there.

What’re you seeing this week?

This Week in Cinema: July 6th

So it’s another week which means finally a chance for me to hope for something good to come to my theatre, however that hope is just there to be immediately shot down by today’s releases. Check out what’s new below:

Zookeeper

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Written by: Nick Bakay & Rock Reuben

Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson & Leslie Bibb

Synopsis: A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper (Kevin James) find love — without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious. woman

My Thoughts: These movies were not made for me, and regardless of what I think the box office will remain the same. Those of you actually reading this don’t care about this movie either and share my disdain for these brand of children films with talking animals and a star actor just being stupidly ridiculous for the sake of making all the six-year-olds in the room laughing, which isn’t a bad thing but it definitely just has it’s place and it’s not in my peripheral vision.

Monte Carlo

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

Written by: Thomas Bezucha & April Blair

Starring: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester & Katie Cassidy

Synopsis: A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead.

My Thoughts: Did you enjoy The Parent Trap? Guess what, here it is again just set in Monte Carlo. Another new Disney actress is “breaking out” as it would be with a non Disney film that’s made for the Disney pre-teen audience. It’ll be cute, they’ll mention how hot one thing looks, they’ll see the real side of Paris and then not like it, then get to be in the rich side of Paris and love it. Then eventually learn that it wasn’t what they hoped for, and just want to be by themselves on their own in the real Paris that they ran away from. Blah Blah Blah. It’s boring and like Zookeeper doesn’t need my help in getting an audience.

What’re you seeing this week?

This Week in Cinema: June 29th

It’s a week of movies that a lot people want to see. Check it out below:

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon 3D

Directed by: Michael Bay

Written by: Ehren Kruger

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Tyrese Gibson

Synopsis: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets

My Thoughts: The first movie was not bad when I saw it at first. The second movie was atrocious, and was so bad that it sullied the first in my eyes completely. What has this movie done to change this? Oh they added 3D and fired Megan Fox. So they added goodness (i.e. no more Fox) and added badness (i.e. in 3D for cheap gimmick). I think I’m going to pass. The movie will probably not make any sense anyways and I just can’t be bothered to let my brain hurt that much as I hear everyone cheering at every dumb explosion on screen.

I’ll watch it when it hits DVD and just laugh at it in the privacy of my home and hope somehow – by the powers of grayskull – the movie can surprise me then.

Bad Teacher

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Written by: Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel & Justin Timberlake

Synopsis: A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

My Thoughts: Diaz looks bad in this movie. She just looks like she forcing herself to be funny like this. She can be funny, but she’s usually the “dumb blonde” funny where she does something and we all laugh going “ohh you silly girl!!!” here it just looks wrong. While I think Timberlake and Segel look great, I just can’t see myself paying full fee for this movie.

What’re you watching this week?

This Week in Cinema: June 22nd

It’s a day late, but with all the best intentions, check out what’s in theatres this week:

Green Lantern (3D)

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Written by: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively & Peter Sarsgaard

Synopsis: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

My Thoughts: This movie barely made my Fifteen Most Anticipated Films of the Summer list and now that I look back and am seeing some reviews for certain films I’m disappointed that this movie is even in the list. While I’m not against silly action movies I just feel that this movie may just not deliver at all and I think I’m going to just wait for this movie to hit Blu Ray and give it a rental when I can. Unemployment makes me very selective with my theatre choices.

Cars 2 (3D)

Directed by: John Lasseter & Brad Lewis

Written by: Ben Queen & John Lasseter

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy & Michael Caine

Synopsis: Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

My Thoughts: So the worst Pixar movie ever made is now going to be a spy movie spoof. “I’m sure that’s a great idea!” This movie looks ridiculously worse than the first, and that’s saying something. I’m one of the biggest Pixar enthusiasts that you’ll find, but when it comes to this property I honestly can’t understand why they would ever want to make a sequel, and even worse when I hear that they’re looking to do a spinoff (pun probably intended) film callled Planes, this is just the road that I hoped Pixar would never travel and I’m sad to see. Let’s just hope that Monsters Inc. 2 turns out great whenever that’s released. Dreamworks this is your year to grab the Ocsar, don’t waste it.

So What’re You Seeing This Week?

This Week In Cinema: June 15th

It’s another week so another chance to run into the cool confines of the air conditioned cinema to hide from the heat outside. Here’s what you have to subject yourself to in order for that privilege:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Directed by: Mark Waters

Written by: Sean Anders & John Morris

Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino & Angela Lansbury

Synopsis: The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

My Thoughts: It looks just like a lot of Carrey projects that he does every few years to keep himself liquid. He pull out all his usual facial gags and doing everything including sleeping with penguins. It’s made for little children and I’m sure they’ll find it funny, since when I was that age I found that kind of stuff funny, which is what it’s there for and no reason in making it look or sound like anything else.

Go For It

Directed by: Carmen Marron

Written by: Carmen Marron

Starring: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero &  Jossaro Jinaro

Synopsis: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be ‘somebody’ but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen’s professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina’s place only to find out Gina’s been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen’s boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt?

My Thoughts: Is this why I don’t have any Green Lantern this week? DAMMIT! The way I see this is if you like So You Think I Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars, then you probably are the target audience for this movie and I don’t really talk to you that much. So go, enjoy and then let me know if the Green Lantern trailer is finally coming out next week.

What are you seeing this week?