Here are my plans for the weekend: Watch Alien. Watch Aliens. Watch Alien 3, Go see Prometheus. Sounds great, right? Let's hope! There are two big movie releases this weekend, and really they couldn't be more different. Prometheus is Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi and the mythology of the Alien films and while it isn't a technical pre-quel, it will explore ideas and characters surrounding these films. A lot of people have been waiting for this for a long time, so let's just hope it is as awesome as we want it to be.
On the other side of the spectrum, the family film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted comes out this weekend. I don't have much to say about it, because after the third film in the franchise, you either know if you (and your kids) want to see it or you don't. My only fear is that the family friendly film is going to beat Prometheus at the box office, which is just going to make me sad.
Safety Not Guaranteed and Lola Versus are up against each other for the indie comedy audience, and I think Safety Not Guaranteed is the the clear top choice. But, really, more than those, you should just be going to see Prometheus.
In Theaters: June 8th
The trailers look epic, let's just hope it lives up to the hype. Fingers and toes crossed.
|2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted|
Is it wrong that I kind of love Alex the Lion? Yeah, that feels wrong. The wild animals make their way around Europe this time.
|3. Lola Versus|
Lola gets dumped 3 weeks before her wedding, and this is the story of the aftermath and how she picks up the pieces of a terrible break-up. We've all been there, but do we want to re-live it? Nothing about this movie makes me think I do...critics seem to agree.
|4. Safety Not Guaranteed|
|5. Dark Horse|
Todd Solondz captures awkward better than anyone and looks like this will be no exception. A thirty-something guy falls in love with a thirty-something girl and because they both act like 18 year olds, tragedy ensues
|6. Bel Ami|
Robert Pattinson does creepy con-man that likes to seduce women and it makes me long for the days he was only a vampire.
|7. A Fantastic Fear of Everything|
It's Simon Pegg, so how can it not be good and how can we not see it, but I feel a bit nervous as I still have zero idea what is happening in the trailer.
|8. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding|
Beyond the great cast (Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) the is nothing about this movie about a family that goes to vacation at a farmhouse that looks good, or even slightly bearable.