My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
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 – Duncan 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
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.