We quickly review the latest movies, so you don’t have to!
The Dark Knight Rises
Of course Christopher Nolan’s last movie in the franchise is going to rock the house. Just based on his doing MEMENTO alone, you have to see this movie. The 3rd installment in Nolan’s rebooting of the Batman franchise, pulls no punches and ends with a bang (LITERALLY!). This time around, Catwoman (sexily played by Ann Hathaway) and Bane (played by Warrior’s Tom Hardy) join the fun, as does Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young cop who.. but that would be telling. If you can stand the epic length 2 hr 45 minute running time, you’re in for some fun!
Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D
Like every other Ice Age movie, it is what it is and probably won’t appeal to you if you’re over the age of 10. That being said, your kids will probably enjoy it quite a bit.
A neighborhood watch has a run-in with aliens invading their neighborhood, posing as locals, and they must fight to save the world – and their neighborhood from extermination. Sound like a dumb film? You’d be right! An ensemble cast of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade (some English guy I hadn’t heard of either) stars. Like EVERY other film Vince Vaughn has made since Swingers, this should be avoided like the plague.
Step Up Revolution
Like every other STEP UP film that’s come out, I’m avoiding this. If it follows the other film in the franchise, it involves some new to school or town, who arrives with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Some loose plot is hung over what’s essentially a bunch of over-choreographed dance scenes. They win the competition somehow and get the guy/girl. Everybody dances. End credits. Someone must watch this stuff!
A dark comedy directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection, To Live & Die in LA) about a hit-man played by Matthew McConaughey who has the manners of a Southern gentleman, who’s hired by a down on his luck drug dealer to kill his universally hated mother in order to collect on her insurance plan. Supposedly has one of the best performances of McConaughey’s career and has a Tarantino-esque vibe to it. Supposed to be extremely enjoyable!
A strange romantic comedy, about a writer who is amazed to find that his favorite “creation” has come to life and sitting on the couch in his living room, he can’t help but fall in love with her. All of a sudden it gets weird. Because he can, he can’t help but change her. It’s a quirky examination of what love and relationships are, sounds more like an indy film. If you like quirky, this may be your thing.