When I first heard about Battleship, my feelings were mixed. My first thought was "is nothing sacred?!" My second thought was "how are they making a board game in to a movie?!" My third thought was "Huh, this could be kind of interesting if it is well written and they pull if off". And then...I saw the trailer and my fourth thought was "wait what, they made it in to an alien movie and one that looks really, really bad?" My biggest disappointment is that after John Carter it is yet another movie with Taylor Kitsch that is probably not going to do well at the box office. I love him and I loved his character of Tim Riggins, but he his not giving me much faith about his post-Friday Night Lights/the-dictator/16-204937//the-dictator/16-204937/ career.
The Dictator also comes out this weekend. I want to be excited about seeing it, I really do. The opening scene made me laugh but, I just can't shake the feeling that all I am going to do is miss the "man-on-the street (let's make fun of how dumb people can actually be) vibe." However, I think Sacha Baron Cohen has earned to chance to impress me, so I'll probably give in and see it.
I don't know if it was the idea of making a movie based on a board game, or the way this has turned out, but all I can say is "oh, Battleship, why do you look so awful?"
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|3. What to Expect When You're Expecting|
There are a lot of funny people in this movie (if you ignore the presence of J-Lo and that awkward guy from Love Actually) and I presume it could be funny for people who have kids. But then again, it could just be an awful mess that is not funny or good at all. I fear it is the latter.
|4. The Samaritan|
How many movies does Samuel L. Jackson make and why do we not hear about so many of them? In this one he plays a former grifter who has to stay clean to keep out of prison, but un-willingly gets pulled back in to the game. The 24% rotten rating makes me think this is another that should be skipped.
|5. Lovely Molly|
If you ever wondered what happened to the people that made The Blair Witch Project wonder no more…this is what they are doing. While it looks like it could be a good old-fashioned ghost story, that's about it. Molly returns to her childhood home and some sort of "force" begins to posses her and scariness ensues.
|6. Beyond the Black Rainbow|
I can't decide if this looks fascinating, original and interesting or just plain weird. I can't even tell what it is beyond a "Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons". However, there is something about the visuals in this that really makes me want to go on this ride.
Ummm…a movie about the creation of vibrators and "hysteria". That is all I will say…oh and don't watch this with your parents.
Just might beat out Chimpanzee as the cutest animal film out right now. Oh, the puppies. The touching story of Quill who is trained to be a guide dog, and and how he is able to win over a blind man who doesn't want his help, but can't resist him. Made in Japan in 2004, it finally gets released in the U.S. today. The movie doesn't look great, but the puppies sure are cute.
I don't know that I had ever before seen a 0% on Rottentomatoes before, but I have now. Mildly shocking from a movie with Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly (who looks terrible as a blonde) in it. This almost makes me want to see it and figure out why it is so bad. Then again, watching the trailer…no I don't.
I want this to be so good and so funny for so many reasons. The Morgan Spurlock documentary that takes a look at men and their grooming habits and how they have evolved (and sometimes become hilarious). However, it doesn't have great reviews, so I fear this is missing some of the Spurlock brilliance. At least you can see Michael and Gob Bluth back together again for a moment.