My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
The King’s Speech – based on the true story of King George VI, played by Colin Firth. He is forced into the role of King but has a speech impediment that blows his confidence. Oscar winning and nominated performances by Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Best Director in Tom Hooper and also Best Screenplay. What else? Oh yeah, Best Picture. Lots of awards and praise for this film. Definitely worth a watch due to that alone.
My Theater Pick
Water for Elephants – picking a Robert Pattinson movie for my Theater Pick of the week may seem like an odd choice but honestly I don’t hate the guy. Good for him for cashing in on the tweens by taking the Twilight role. But lets see if this kid can really act. This movie is based on a best selling novel and deals with a love story between people working at a circus. Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz complete the love triangle with Pattinson that causes the tension. Looks like its beautifully shot and might have some really dramatic performances. Its not a definite winner but it has potential.
Box Office Results
Rio rocked the box office, bringing in $40 million. Animated movies just DESTROY! Hop tore shit up the last 2 weekends and now Rio probably will for a couple weeks. I guess there’s nothing better than taking your kid to the movies and hoping he/she zones out for a couple hours. Scream 4 may have taken second place but it didn’t even crack the $20 million mark. Surprisingly a limited release called The Conspirator from actor/director Robert Redford made the Top 10, pretty much ensuring it will get a wide release.
Also coming out in stores this week is Gulliver’s Travels, Somewhere, The Way Back, Rabbit Hole, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 6 and American Dad Volume 6.
Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Madea’s Big Happy Family and Disney Nature’s African Cats.