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Movie Info of the Week (Nov 15-19 2010)

My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick

The Last AirbenderM. Night Shyamalan was supposed to come back with a vengeance directing a big budget adaptation of a popular cartoon series. The fan base is pretty big and it would be a hard feat for the struggling director. But critics panned it on a consistent basis and the majority of the fans were disappointed (not including Phil).

My Theater Pick
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 – the long awaited conclusion to the Harry Potter series is finally upon us. But unfortunately for the impatient, it is broken up into 2 Parts with the second one coming out in Summer 2011. But fortunately for the lovers of the series, it will most likely be better put together with this much time concentrated on it. Since I never read the books and have no idea how it ends, I couldn’t be more excited.

Box Office Results

Megamind was the big winner yet again at the box office raking in another $30 Million to bring the total to just under $90 Million. I can’t help but think it was #1 again all because of the 3D price hike. Unstoppable did pretty well but couldn’t stop the 3D animation train for Dreamworks. Skyline apparently cost $10 Million to make and made close to $12 Million on opening weekend so its already a success. More directors might start trying low budget features focused all on special effects if they continue to be profitable.

Also coming out in stores this week is a really entertaining dysfunctional family dramedy called The Kids Are All Right, the Bow Wow crapfest called Lottery Ticket, the Robert Zemeckis motion capture holiday tale A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey and Avatar Extended Collection Edition to further fill James Cameron’s pockets.

Also hitting theaters this weekend is The Next Three Days which has the Crash director Paul Haggis getting Russell Crowe to break his wife Elizabeth Banks out of prison.

Theater Releases for September 17th


Devil – a group of people get trapped in an elevator and mysterious things start happening. They find out the Devil is among them. From producer M. Night Shyamalan, the first in his series of Night Chronicles where his ideas for stories are used by various directors. Directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine).

The Town

The TownBen Affleck plays a career thief who starts a relationship with a woman bank teller (Rebecca Hall) who was traumatized by his recent heist. She has no idea Affleck was the masked robber. Meanwhile an investigator (Jon Hamm) is about to unmask the crew. Written and Directed by Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone).

Easy A

Easy A – a high school girl (Emma Stone) decides to help a gay friend by pretending to have sex with him to improve his reputation. The story spreads around school and soon she is helping many of the loser kids and also advancing her social standing. She becomes a version of the character from The Scarlet Letter which they happen to be reading in class.

Alpha Omega

Alpha & Omega – two wild wolves (voiced by Justin Long & Hayden Panettiere) are taken by park rangers from their Canada forest and relocated to a park in Idaho. They decide to take the dangerous trip back across the border. Also voices by Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover, and others.

In limited release is Never Let Me Go starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield as former boarding school students who face the reality set out for them. Also Catfish, a documentary about a man who meets a woman on Facebook and discovers a shocking twist when he tries to track her down. Finally there’s Jack Goes Boating starring and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays a weird limo driver who sparks up a relationship with Amy Ryan.