This week we here in the United States celebrated our independence and what is more American than going to the theaters to see a movie? I would venture to say besides baseball and apple pie, not much. The Amazing Spider-Man proved that was probably true, as since its opening on Tuesday, July 3rd, it has already brought in $75.5 million. This weekend will be the true test as it will indicate if it's just the fan boys seeing it, or if it can spin its web around wider audiences as well. However, it might be a little difficult for The Amazing Spider-Man to capture any young girl audiences as it is likely they will be rocking out their fake pink hair extensions with Katy Perry in 3D.
Savages also comes out this weekend, and well, I just don't know what to think about it. I mean it's Oliver Stone, so I want to want to see it so much. However, there is nothing about it that has yet grabbed me and pulled me in and sparked a huge fire of desire in my soul. I know he at least deserves a shot, so perhaps I will give it some of my money, but we will see…yes, we will see.
In Theaters: July 6th
|1. The Amazing Spider-Man|
Spidey spins a new tale, but is it new enough or too soon for a re-boot of the franchise? This seems to be the question.
|3. Katy Perry: Part of Me|
She is one of the biggest female pop stars of our time and the film was produced by the same company that made Justin Bieber's recent entry into the genre. If I had to guess, I think this one is going to do just fine.
|4. The Pact|
Um, wow, that looks nice and creepy. Strange things begin to happen when two sisters return to the home of their childhood and they discover things about their mother (who has recently passed away) and they are probably not things they wanted to know.
|5. The Magic of Belle Isle|
I can't believe that anything starring Morgan Freeman could be anything less than stellar, but well, then there is this. This looks like it should be watched on Lifetime rather than in a theater, and I wish that was an exaggeration.
Yes, we get it, Lukas Haas - you need Crazy Eyes, but, you also look like you need a shower and a personality.
The Duplass brothers are at it again. This time they tackle the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics-type competition during a family reunion. Mark isn't starring in this one, which makes me a bit less excited, but the trailer looks funny and I'm well, kind of sold.
|8. China Heavyweight|
A Yung Chang's documentary about China and the changing economic climate, yet this time the story is told through the lens of the sport of boxing. It was an official selection at SXSW and looks like it could be pretty fascinating.