It doesn't look like a particularly great film for movie-going. This Means War wasn't very good, Ghost Rider is flirting with a single-digit Rotten Tomatoes ranking, and Arrietty is pretty much the definition of an acquired taste. We'll have all three films reviewed by the end of the day.
In limited release, beyond the films listed below, here are a few entries that we don't have in our database, including the Chinese film Love, because holy mackeral, do you know how hard it is to search for a movie called Love? Also on the docket are Putin's Kiss, which I feel even mentioning might get me put on a kill list or something, something called Michael (again, difficult to search for), and the race-relations drama Deadline. Track 'em down! Or don't, no skin off my teeth.
|1. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance|
He pisses fire! Critical reaction to this is, predictably, pretty terrible, but here's hoping there are a few moments that might wind up entertaining an audience when this hits Blu-Ray in a few months. Because I doubt I'll be checking it out in theaters.
|2. The Secret World of Arrietty|
Charming and wonderfully-animated, but for a kid's movie, I can't help but think that this is going to bore the stuffing out of most children. Because children all have stuffing. Delicious stuffing. I'll explain my thoughts in a review later today.
|3. This Means War|
I cannot in good conscience recommend this film, although I know some of you would probably find it an entertaining diversion. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose; if you enjoy it, fine! Be that way.
Alamo Drafthouse is getting into the distribution game, it would appear, with this release of a Belgian crime drama. Apparently it's good.
|5. Thin Ice|
The curious case of Greg Kinnear's career continues. Anyone remember when he was the funniest guy on Talk Soup, way back in the day? That seems like forever ago.
The Oscar-nominated documentary comes to the big screen, if you're in the mood for some real-life Friday Night Lights action.