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Movie Info of the Week (Feb 21-25 2011)

Hall Pass

My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Memento

Memento – its the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan‘s mindf*ck askewed time thriller Memento. In fact it was on TV over the weekend and I watched almost the whole thing. I forgot how truly great it was. Definitely one of my all time favorite movies. This was back when nobody knew who Nolan was. There was no Batman claim to fame. Actually there wasn’t much in his filmography except a movie called Following that barely anyone saw. His greatness shined through even back then though. If you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance to own it on Blu Ray. Guy Pearce has short term memory loss after his wife is killed and he has his head smashed in which causes brain damage. So he dedicates his life to tracking down the killer, tattooing information on his body and carrying around notes so he doesn’t forget. Then its all summed up with a twist at the end. Genius flick.

My Theater Pick
Hall Pass

Hall Pass – the Farrelly Brothers are legends in the world of comedy movies. Breaking onto the scene with Dumb & Dumber in 1994, a favorite on a lot of people’s lists of all time best comedies. They also directed a big hit in There’s Something About Mary. But they’ve also had a lot of mixed reviews with material like Stuck On You, Shallow Hal, The Heartbreak Kid among other things. I’ve always enjoyed their movies, pretty much all of them. Their new flick Hall Pass looks like a return to greatness. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis star as sex-obsessed married men who are given a week off of marriage to do whatever they want. Lots of supporting characters and cameos that should make for a laugh riot. I’m on the hype train, actually going to an early screening tomorrow. Could be a contender for best comedy of 2011.

Box Office Results
Unknown

Liam Neeson kicked ass in Taken and now he’s kicking more ass in Unknown, scoring over $20 million at the box office this past weekend. DJ Caruso‘s latest I Am Number Four was right behind it with $19.5 million, while the third Big Momma movie rounded out the Top 5.

Also coming out in stores this week is Due Date, Get Low, Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Nurse Jackie Season 2.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Nicolas Cage‘s latest disaster called Drive Angry, which was shot in 3D and also stars the hot ass Amber Heard.

Movie Info of the Week (Feb 14-18 2011)

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My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Unstoppable

UnstoppableTony Scott has been around the movie business for a long time. He directed Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Man On Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 among many others. He is a frequent collaborator with Denzel Washington. So once again they team up on this surprisingly awesome action thriller. Denzel is the old veteran train conductor who starts working with the new cocky recruit, Chris Pine. A train mistakingly gets set to auto and is flying down the tracks carrying dangerous chemicals. Denzel and Chris Pine have to stop it. Its ACTION PACKED! Making an inanimate object, like a train, the bad guy just puts it in a category of its own. There’s no evil Russian plotting to blow up a city. Its just a screw up that goes horribly wrong. It keeps you on the edge of your seat while building a relationship between two unlikely friends. I definitely recommend it.

My Theater Pick
Unknown

Unknown – in 2008’s Taken, Liam Neeson showed us he was a bad mofo who could kick some serious ass. It was a surprise hit which scored him some more badass type roles. In this flick, Neeson is involved in a car accident and when he wakes up he finds out someone has assumed his identity. His wife doesnt recognize him and he starts thinking he’s crazy. Thats right up until some men are sent to kill him. Thats when he realizes there is some sort of conspiracy going on against him and he must kick ass on his way to some answers. It looks like a good guessing game mixed with elements that made Taken so enjoyable.

Box Office Results
Just Go With It

Just Go With It narrowly edged out the Justin Bieber movie to take the #1 spot with $31 Million. Since it was Valentine’s Day weekend, the romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston got the boost it needed to rule the box office. On any other weekend I’m sure Bieber fever would have won. The other new releases followed in the #3 and #4 spots. Gnomeo & Juliet took a nice chunk of change home while The Eagle did not fare so well at all.

Also coming out in stores this week is Waiting for Superman and You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is I Am Number Four and Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son.