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Movie Info of the Week (Jan 24-28 2011)

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My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
RED

RED – this is an action comedy that I actually had a few early screenings for but was unable to make it every time. It was getting some decent reviews that said the comedy and action mixed well together so I was kind of interested. Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich are retired secret agents who get back together after their lives are threatened. Sounded kinda fun and Malkovich looked over the top as usual. I’ll probably check it out eventually.

My Theater Pick
The Mechanic

The Mechanic – I’m a fan of Jason Statham. He’s been in some good flicks like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Transporter, The Expendables and even the remake of Death Race was a fun movie. So he continues his action film ways as a hitman who is training a new guy, Ben Foster, who is a bit of a loose cannon. Its from the director of Con Air and the first Tomb Raider movie so you might want to expect some cheesiness to go along with your action. But I’m up for it. Its a remake of a 1972 Charles Bronson movie.

Box Office Results
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached took the #1 spot this weekend and since it was the only new wide release to hit theaters, its not much of a surprise. I kinda thought maybe The Green Hornet would continue its surprising ways but Nope! Natalie and Ashton reigned supreme. It made a cool $20 million to top the list.

Also coming out in stores this week is Saw 3D, Secretariat, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and much more.

Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Anthony Hopkins in the demon possession movie The Rite.

Movie Info of the Week (Jan 17-21 2011)

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My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Buried

Buried – this is one I was dying to see when it came out in theaters but it was only a limited release and wasn’t playing anywhere near me. So I look forward to finally being able to check it out now that its on DVD and Blu Ray. Its about Ryan Reynolds getting buried alive with a lighter and a cell phone. A call comes in and says he has 90 minutes to escape. Not sure of any details besides that. But I heard a lot of good things which is surprising since Reynolds pretty much has to carry the whole movie on his own. Plus its not a comedy like he usually stars in so its something of an odd choice casting-wise. I look forward to watching this.

My Theater Pick
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached – sorry its another one of those weeks where nothing else comes out. Sometimes I’ll choose a limited release but its not really fair since it might not be showing in your area. This is the only wide release flick coming out this Friday. It has a couple things going for it. Its R rated. Natalie Portman is hot. And the director of Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman, is doing it. But, the negatives are its a romantic comedy with Ashton Kutcher starring alongside Natalie. And Reitman hasn’t really been on a hot streak lately. He hasn’t even directed anything in the last 5 years. So I really have no hope for this one but I picked it anyway.

Box Office Results
The Green Hornet

Wow, The Green Hornet really tore shit up over the weekend, making about $35 Million. I didn’t know that character was even popular. I guess Seth Rogen has enough star power to attract a big crowd. Or maybe people really enjoyed the trailers. I didn’t.

Also coming out in stores this week is Takers, Stone, Jack Goes Boating, Animal Kingdom and The Virginity Hit.