First of all, I would like to givea big shout out this week for organizing the Screened Box Office Winners League. I don't feel quite whole writing about the new theater releases this week without already starting to plot out and plan my box office predictions. However, look out on Wednesday September 5th for the beginning of the Winter season games. If you didn't get in on the action, do it, do it now….you won't be sorry.
On to the movies...
This week we have a battle between the action and the funny and I'm not yet sure who is going to, or who I even think should win the fight. I love the Bourne series and I think they are some of my favorite action films. I believe they have done a great job with the marketing campaign of the new installment and trying to convince us "There Was Never Just One", however, I still want that "one" back. I think Jeremy Renner is great and I liked him a lot as Hawkeye, but in my eyes he is no Matt Damon.
It's an election year, and who couldn't take a break to laugh at the ridiculousness of the whole process? I know I could. This week we also have Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis teaming up for their own battle in The Campaign.
In Theaters: August 10th
|1. The Bourne Legacy|
This is the moment we find out just how long the Bourne legacy will last.
|2. The Campaign|
It makes me sad that this movie could be as much of a documentary as a fictional telling of our democratic process.
|3. Hope Springs|
You can't go wrong with Meryl Streep, right? There is already Academy Awards buzz for her role as a housewife who wants to put the spark back in her marriage to Tommy Lee Jones and decides to go visit the marriage counselor played by Steve Carell. I wanted to be skeptical about this one, but actually it feels like it could be very good and very As Good As it Gets.
|4. 2 Days in New York|
Julie Delpy and Chris Rock live a comfortable life in their cozy New York apartment. That is until Marion's (Delpy's) family comes to visit from France for two days. It is a follow-up to Delpy's 2007 film 2 Days in Paris, and I only hope she once again captures some of the same charm.
|5. Nitro Circus: The Movie|
Fake–Jackass and I can't see why you wouldn't just watch that instead.
|6. Red Hook Summer|
Spike Lee's new foray in to drama, as he explores the life of a middle class boy who comes to live with his deeply religious grandfather in Red Hook. The young boys summer is much different than he planned, but I suspect he will learn some pretty important lessons about life.
|7. The Green Wave|
A powerful documentary that follows the populist protests in Iran following the suspicious victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 2009 elections. The filmmakers use blog posts, internet videos and Twitter messages to tell the story in a contemporary and interesting way. Sounds fascinating,
Looks so bad that I can't say anything about it, except watch the trailer to decide if you agree.