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Friday, June 22, 2012

The Weekend Watch: 06/22/2012




Hello, Everyone.  I know it's been awhile since I have posted one of these articles, but to be honest, there just wasn't that much of interest last week worth writing about.  This week, however, has a few titles that I believe may be worth some of your money.



***Note*** As always, the following post is based solely on my reactions to the trailers.  I have not seen any of these movies yet.







Brave.




A young Scottish girl goes against the traditions in her family, so they assume she's a witch and have her burned at the stake.  I made that last part up, but having a girl who thinks for herself is not as groundbreaking as Disney would like you to believe it is.  After the abysmal effort that was "Cars 2", I'm glad to know that Pixar is back to making good movies with original stories.








Seeking A Friend For The End of The World.




After watching this preview, I can't wait for the end of mankind to happen.  Everyone in this seems to be having a really good time. You see people having tons of parties, drinking, doing drugs, having sex with multiple partners, and not having  to worry about a hangover or diseases the next day.  I'm sure the actual movie will show more dramatic moments that were not featured in this, but so far from what I have seen, I'm sold.







To Rome With Love.




Woody Allen's follow up to "Midnight in Paris" has a few interweaving plots about couples in love in Italy.  Ellen Page, Jessie Eisnberg, Alec Baldwin, and Penelope Cruz all co-star in this romantic comedy.  The trailer does not tell you what this story will be about, and that could be its downfall to attracting an audience, but I do still want to see it.  Even if it is bad I do enjoy watching Allen's movies and I am sure I'll be watching this one too.






Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.



This one has a really clever concept behind it.  Take a famous historical figure and mix in a genre element.  I just can't wait til we have "The Revenge Of F.D.R."  Gangsters took his legs, and now he's out for some payback.  How cool would that be.  The only thing I don't like about this movie is that they take this idea a little too seriously.  This could have been a fun, cheesy movie, but now it just looks cheesy.






The Invisible War.




From master documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick ("This Film Is Not Yet Rated"), comes one of the most important movies to see this week.  "The Invisible War" is about female soldiers who were raped by their male partners and the cover up by the government to hide these facts.  If justice can't be done in the army, of all places, then it's hard to believe it can be done anywhere else either.  This is one that should be required viewing for all, but sadly it won't be playing in all theatres.




The Last Ride.




Henry Thomas ("E.T." Yup, the same kid) stars as a famous country singer who goes on a cross-country trip to a gig, with a straight-laced young man (Jesse James).  Along the way, they meet girls and get into some wild adventures.  I would have liked this better if it was just a bio about Hank Williams, instead of this story that seems really familiar.  Replace both of these characters with the ones from "Scent Of A Woman" and you would basically have the same movie.





Grassroots.



Two unemployed men (Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore) decided to improve their city's monorail and go against the administration that wants to stop them.  This has potential to be a pretty good little movie that I will check out, but it's not something that needs to be seen.





Have a great weekend, and I'll see you again next time.
















6 comments:

  1. I am off to see Brave this weekend with my little man. What are you seeing this weekend?

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    1. I took my niece to see Brave today. Will be posting a review shortly. It was good, just not amazing.

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  2. I'm not too impressed by Brave but I know my daughter's going to drag me to see it anyway. I would rather be watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

    Oh, and the "Revenge of FDR" movie you kind of mention. That exists: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1811315/

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    1. I love this. FDR: American Badass looks like it could be a lot of fun and it comes out this year too

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    2. There's a redband trailer for it on YouTube. Check it out sometime.

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