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Movie Info of the Week (May 2-6 2011)


My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Green Hornet

The Green Hornet – I never got around to seeing this movie and I heard mixed reactions. Maybe that’s why I never saw it, not enough positive feedback to persuade me. But it still seems like it could be fun. I’m a fan of Seth Rogen and director Michel Gondry has created some amazing projects, including one of my favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Christoph Waltz was amazing as the villain in Inglourious Basterds so I’d like to see him as a baddie yet again. It got caught up in the superhero genre even though its not really a superhero type movie. More like a vigilante story with comedy mixed in. Now that its coming out on video, I’ll definitely be checking it out.

My Theater Pick

Thor – I am finding it a little hard to get pumped up for the various comic book movies due out this year and in the coming years. Maybe its overkill? I don’t know but Thor isn’t really sparking much interest from me. I felt the same way about Iron Man and ended up really enjoying the hell out of that movie. In fact, it was one of my Top 10 movies of 2008. I’m hoping Thor surprises me too but the idea of a Thunder God coming down to Earth and trying to “fit in” with modern times while battling the other gods, just doesn’t get the hype train moving out of this station. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are fine actors and all, and Kenneth Branagh is a good director, but I guess the story just isn’t jumping out at me. I will still see it regardless.

Box Office Results
Fast Five

Holy Hell. Fast Five made over $80 million at the box office this past weekend, setting a record as biggest April opening ever. EVER! Fast Five now owns that month. Insane. Part 5 in the series has made more in the opening weekend than any of the others. For sure we will be seeing Part 6 and maybe even 7. The other new releases bombed big time because Fast Five stole everyone’s cash. Summer blockbuster season starts this Friday so we’ll see if Paul Walker and Vin Diesel can hold on to that coveted spot.

Also coming out in stores this week is The Dilemma, From Prada to Nada and The PJs Season 1.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Something Borrowed and Jumping The Broom.

Movie Info of the Week (Apr 25-29 2011)


My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
South Park

South Park: Season 14 – not a lot to choose from on the movie front this week so I’m picking one of my favorite TV comedies of all time. Yes, South Park is still hilarious after 14 seasons. One of the edgiest shows out there while keeping current with pop culture. Season 14 poked fun at Tiger Woods, Facebook, Tom Cruise (again), NASCAR, Jersey Shore and Inception. There’s an episode about medicinal marijuana, Coon & Friends return and a hilarious finale with the Shake Weight and an obsession with the Food Network. Season 15 starts this Wednesday, April 27th so there’s no better way to get in the mood than rewatching Season 14.

My Theater Pick
Fast Five

Fast Five – When the original The Fast & The Furious movie came out, I wouldn’t have imagined myself being intrigued by a fifth installment of the series. I wasn’t even the least bit interested in the second installment. But after the terrible 2 Fast 2 Furious and the even worse The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, the franchise brought back the stars and had a decent outing with Fast & Furious. Yes, these names are so annoying. Anyway, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin returns for Fast Five, bringing back the stars of the previous movies like Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, Tyrese and Jordana Brewster. This time adding in Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson as the cop on their tail during a big heist. Looks like it could be another fun action movie that is leading into summer blockbuster season.

Box Office Results

Rio is still kicking ass and taking names at the box office bringing in close to $27 million. It even beat a Tyler Perry movie this weekend. That’s really saying something since those movies always make some big cash. Madea’s Big Happy Family was right behind it with about $26 million. Lets see if Rio can hold on for yet another weekend.

Also coming out in stores this week is Growing Pains Season 2, Knockout with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dinoshark.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Dylan Dog: Dead of Night starring Brandon Routh as a vampire hunter, Prom starring a bunch of teens getting ready for prom and the animated sequel Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil.