Friday the 13th is a great day to go see a scary movie, and that makes the best film choice of the weekend The Cabin in the Woods. What could just be a standard horror film seems to be much more. And, in a way that no one will talk about. That is always a good sign when there is such a good twist that no one wants to ruin it, but it also means that you have to hope that it is good enough that it doesn't lead to disappointment. Speaking of disappointment, The Three Stooges is also out this weekend.
|1. The Cabin in the Woods|
I'm intrigued, but scary movies also give me nightmares, so it better be worth it!
|2. The Three Stooges|
It's The Three Stooges and the Farrelly brothers so it should be a no-brainer, right? And then you see the trailer and I fear it might be better to just go back and watch the original Larry, Curly and Mo. Critics seem to agree.
President's daughter gets trapped at a prison in space. Guy Pearce must rescue her. While I want this to be good and applaud the interesting premise the 29% Rotten Tomatoes it has received makes me worried. Very worried.
|4. Bad Ass|
Is it real or not real? There has been much speculation as to whether this film was actually based on true events, or was a Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse-esque hoax. Dany Trejo and YouTube (see AC Transit Bus Fight) reveal there was a real man and a real bus fight (although the skin-heads are fictional). Looks kind of cool indie style and with great actors in Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton and Ron Perlman, so color me interested. Side note: it is very limited release in theaters, but is also available Video on Demand.
"It's not the end of the world, it's just high school". This is an apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action-thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy with a slasher killer and a bunch of kids that are all really worried about missing prom. Other than hoping Dane Cook has an early demise, this looks like it could be kind of fun.
Bully is out in wide release this weekend, and I hope that it gets seen by as many people as possible because it is supposed to be a great documentary that brings a very sad and scary issue to the forefront of society.
|7. Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day|
This looks more like a it should be a Lifetime TV movie, but then again, maybe you like Lifetime TV movies and you should see it.
|8. Monsieur Lazhar|
One of this years Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Film it is a film about a substitute teacher in Montreal who is an immigrant from Algeria. He has a great influence in his students and their lives once he takes over the classroom. It looks charming and endearing and I think this might be the one I want to see most.
|9. The Lady|
Based on the true story of a woman and her husband who must navigate their lives through the revolution fighting for Burma's democracy. I feel like I should want to see this, but well, it just looks really boring.