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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Weekend Watch: 08/31/2012.






Yes folks, I'm back, but I am sad to say that I won't be posting much stuff on this blog for the next month.  I am starting a new job in September and won't be able to write as often as I would like to.  Right now  I'm going to be crashing on people's sofas while I save up for a better place.  Thanks for reading and do continue to stop by at least a few times a week for some cool content.


Now, let's get on with it and see what great movies are in store for you this weekend..



Lawless.


Set in the depression era, this gangster tale focuses on a group of bootlegging brothers who go up against some crooked cops and become heroes.  The cast, including Tom HardyJessica Chastain, and Gary Oldman, looks incredible.  This is also the movie that could raise Shia Labouf's stature from being that guy in "Transformers", to being a serious actor.



The Possession.


A young girl finds a box at a garage sale and discovers that it is full of demons that want to possess her.  I don't know why people are so shocked this happened.  It says right on the box in fine print - Might cause demons to appear in any girl under the age of sixteen.  This movie is no different from the countless other possession movies we have seen.  It would be worth recommending if they did anything differently than these kind of flicks, but they don't.  All the creepy images in the world are not going to save this from being very schlocky.



For a Good Time Call.



Two unlikely roommates (Lauren Miller and Ari Graynor) start up a phone sex service in order to make some much needed cash.  With the advent of the internet, do people still use phone sex lines?  Unless this is set in the early '90's, I really don't see how they could be making that much money at all.  I'm sure in the sequel they end up starting a sex text line.



The Ambassador.



A reporter goes to Africa to investigate the blood diamond trade business, while posing as a Danish Ambassador.  This documentary is really quite brave and I hope it gets people to stop buying high end jewelry.  This is one movie that should be marketed more, but even if it is, not many people are going to see it.  General audiences don't want to believe that there is some seriously fucked up shit going on.  I hope to check this one out soon.


The Good Doctor.


A doctor (Orlando Bloom) has fallen in love with a patient (Riley Keough) and uses dangerous methods to make sure that she remains in his care.  This is a very creepy premise with Mr. Bloom as both the protagonist and the villain.  I love seeing bad people as the main characters, but am not so sure mainstream audiences will want to see a movie about a guy who is basically keeping a girl prisoner just so he can continue to treat her.



The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.



I know this is meant for really little kids, but this trailer kind of disturbed me.  These felt creatures who walk among us must have ulterior motives and they look just so damn creepy.  The movie features cameos from actors who were once big, but are not anymore (Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri).  In the trailer, they mention that Matthew Diamond is an Academy Award nominated director.  Yeah, but it was only for best documentary feature.  The man has only directed T.V. shows and movies since then.  I can't help but think of "The Garbage Pail Kids" movie when I watch this preview.  Very scary stuff.




Hit me up in the comments and let me know what movies you think look good, and what does not.  Have a great weekend.





7 comments:

  1. Anything but that Oogieloves movie. That does look creepy.

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  2. Tempted to hit play on that Oogieloves trailer but... I'm scared.

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  3. Thank you both for agreeing with me that the Oogieloves are damn twisted. I think they are spawns of Satan.

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