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Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Weekend Watch: 08/04/2012




Alright folks, it's time for another edition of The Weekend Watch - where I give you the latest info on all the movies being released in theaters.  But before I get into that, I want to take some time and feature some great articles from other great sites.  Just click on the title in red to read the full article.


French Toast Sunday: My 5 Soundtracks of 2011

Lindsey from The FTS crew writes her list of the best soundtracks of last year.  I am going to download at least two of them next week.


Man I love Films: The Gun on The Screen

Lauren writes a really good article about editing scenes from movies that remind people of recent tragedies.  The removal of the Twin Towers after 9/11 and, more recently, the removal of a scene in "Gangster Squad" that executives thought was too similar to the events in Auora, Colorado.


And Seen: The Dark Knight Rises 

This is a website that features great reviews with two very funny women, Julie and Traci.  A lot of their reviews are really good, but I recommend the one they did on Batman's latest adventure.  Also, they both look great in their cos-play outfits.



Now, let's get on to the flicks...






Total Recall.






I will admit that this remake had me interested because they were going for a completely different take on the original movie.  That is, until I saw that this was going to be rated PG-13.  In the trailer, they show a scene featuring the alien girl with 3 boobs, knowing full well that they can't actually show you anything.  I'm not saying that a movie has to have nudity to be good, but what's the point of even mentioning it in the trailer if you're not going to show it in the movie?  I know studios want to get the highest dollar amount out there, but look at movies like "Prometheus", "Magic Mike" and "Ted".  They have all shown us that rated R movies can do well at the box office.  This one will do alright, but it could have done better.






Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.





I have never seen any of these movies and I flat-out refuse to, based solely on these trailers.  I get that these movies are trying to do the same gross-out comedy that movies like "The Hangover" and any Adam Sandler movie do, but it just looks as unfunny as they do.  I love fart jokes and all, but this one just smells bad.  It's not right for me to say that your kids are stupid for wanting to see this, but taking them to movies like this will make them that way.






Celeste and Jesse Forever.





Why this isn't getting a wider release, I will never know.  Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg turn in a marvelous performance and that's only based on what I see in this trailer.  The story is about a couple who want to remain friends while getting a divorce and is very original.  It's been a long time since I have seen characters in a romantic comedy that I actually liked, instead of hoping they both get a terminal disease.  Miss Jones also co-wrote the screenplay and I predict some awards will come her way.






360.





Hmmm, ummm, yeah, I have seen this trailer a lot and I still can't come up with a single way to describe the plot.  It does have a lot of characters and those characters are having problems with relationships and things they have done, but I'm not really sure.  It is directed by the guy who did "The Constant Gardener" and it has a great cast including Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins.  It's just something I would rather watch at home, which is good because it is also available On Demand or online.






The Babymakers.





Tommy (Paul Schinder) can't get his girlfriend Audrey (Oliiva Munn) pregnant.  So, his best friends come up with an idea to steal his sperm from a bank he once made a deposit in.  What a shame it must be for this guy to be married to a beautiful woman like Miss Munn and not be able to perform.  This is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, who has directed some great things like "Super Troopers" and episodes of "Community".  He also directed bad things like "The Dukes of Hazard", so it's hard to say what the result of this will be.



Have a great weekend everyone.  I will be back next week with a look back at what the best superhero movie was this summer: "The Avengers", "The Amazing Spiderman" or "The Dark Knight Rises".






2 comments:

  1. Ah, nothing to see this weekend, especially Total Recall - that looks so bad! I think I'll go see TDKR again.

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    1. I agree with you on Total Recall. Ruby Sparks just opened in my city. I'm thinking of checking that one one on Sunday

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