New Movies this week.

 

This week in the theater

“Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark: While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion’s period interiors, Alex’s young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate.  Where the hell has Guy Pearce been hiding?  The answer is movies I don’t watch (except the King’s Speech) anyhow, this was written by Guillermo Del Torro so this movie might be legit scary but I’m always skeptical about modern horror movies, ya see, they usually suck.  It stands at 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.  This might be a wait and see scenario.

“Our Idiot Brother” Every family has one: the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned (Paul Rudd), an erstwhile organic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. I Enjoy Paul Rudd but the trailer’s didn’t look like anything special.  also at 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.  If he dances in the movie, you might have a deal.

“Colombiana” In the action film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths.  This movie has not been screened for critics which usually means its really good and they wouldn’t want people bootlegging this Oscar winner that sounds like a rejected Jason Statham script.

Win, Win: Paul Giamatti headlines writer/director Tom McCarthy’s comedy drama centering on a beleaguered attorney and part-time wrestling coach who schemes to keep his practice from going under by acting as the legal caretaker of an elderly client. 94% on Rotten Tomatoes seems like a must, also Paul Giamatti is usually excellent so this could be a winner.

The Beaver: Jodie Foster directs Mel Gibson in what was supposed to be his comeback before those phone calls got leaked some time ago, which put that to a halt.  It’s a shame that all those stupid Charlie Sheen catch phrases had much longevity but “Just smile and blow me!” has gone by the wayside. This movie does feature some good young actors (Jenifer Laurence and Anton Yechin) but it is ultimately about Mel Gibson shoving his hand up a beaver’s ass so who knows 64% on Rotten Tomatoes.

DVD of the Week: Trollhunter: Shot in a vérité style, TrollHunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy…I’m sorry you had me at Trollhunter.  Also 79% on Rotten Tomatoes to boot!

Other: Emerson, Lake and Palmer 40th Reunion on Blu-Ray ! F-YES! (no bullshit!)

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~ by ATOM on August 24, 2011.

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