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Movie Info of the Week (Mar 28-Apr 1 2011)

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My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Black Swan

Black Swan – this is actually a hot topic in Hollywood right now because there’s a dispute over how much of the ballet Natalie Portman actually did and how much was really a stunt double. But regardless, she won the Oscar for her acting, not her dancing. This movie is creeptacular. Filmed like The Wrestler but more of a mind trip like The Fountain. Both of those movies were done by Darren Aronofsky so its no surprise that he merged some styles here. Guys, don’t worry. This is not a chick flick ballet movie. Its dark and weird. Oh and if you aren’t sold yet then just remember you get a couple of scenes of hot Mila Kunis on Natalie action. Boneriffic.

My Theater Pick
Source Code

Source CodeDuncan Jones may always be associated with his father, musician David Bowie, but he’s actually a really talented filmmaker. His first feature film MOON was one of my favorites of 2009. Now he comes back with another little mindtripper about a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who has a mission to find the bomber of a train. The catch is the bombing already happened and through a new military experiment he can be constantly transferred into the body of a man on that train in the final 8 minutes of his life. He has to find the bomber before another one happens. Sounds oddly interesting.

Box Office Results
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2

Sucker Punch got DESTROYED by critics and fans alike, so it really suffered the consequences at the box office. It only took home $19 million, while the #1 movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 took home almost $25 million. That is downright embarrassing. Zack Snyder had a vision to make a really unique movie and maybe it was a little too out there for everyone. Maybe its not that great, but its gotta be one of a kind. And that’s still something to be proud of. Right? Right?!

Also coming out in stores this week is Tangled, Fair Game, Mad Men Season 4 and Treme Season 1.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Insidious from the director of Saw and the animated rabbit film Hop with the voice of Russell Brand and live action James Marsden.

Movie Info of the Week (Nov 29 – Dec 3 2010)

My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Knight & Day

Knight & Day – there really wasn’t anything great to pick this week for DVD and Blu-Ray. I chose this one because it was a pleasant surprise when I saw it over the summer. I had no desire to see it at all but on a boring, rainy day down the shore it was the only thing playing at a decent time. I actually laughed a lot more than I thought I would. Tom Cruise was pretty damn good in it. Its an action comedy so you get all the car chases and shoot outs but with some laughs. Its not a great movie by any means but it was enjoyable as a summer popcorn action flick.

My Theater Pick
Black Swan

Black Swan – this is only going to be a limited release this Friday but its the movie I am most looking forward to out of anything else hitting the theater this weekend. Darren Aronofsky made films like Pi, The Fountain and The Wrestler. But his movie that is one of my favorites of all time is Requiem For A Dream. He’s a very unique director and always taking on projects to challenge himself. He actually just signed on to direct the next Wolverine movie which is a very odd choice for him. But I instantly got excited about that movie after he became a part of it. Anyway, Black Swan is a trippy, weird looking movie about battling ballet stars played by Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. That might sound like garbage but go watch the trailer. Its a total creepfest. And I’d be lying if I said the hardcore make out scene between the 2 chicks didn’t get me excited too.

Box Office Results
Harry Potter

I guess I’m not really surprised that Deathly Hallows took the #1 spot again. I am surprised that Tangled nearly beat it. Disney is still a money making machine. Since nothing really huge comes out this weekend, I guess it will be another battle between Harry and Tangled. I wonder if all the people who saw Harry this past weekend will go see Tangled now instead? They don’t really have the same demographic but we’ll see.

Also coming out in stores this week is Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the vampire spoof film Vampires Suck.

Also hitting theaters this Friday is the fantasy action film The Warrior’s Way starring South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun along with Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston and many more.