My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
The Social Network – this was my favorite movie of 2010 which makes it an easy choice for the DVD/Blu-Ray of the week. Who would have thought a movie about the creation of Facebook could be so good? Oh yeah, I did. Because director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin are some of the best in the business right now. Jesse Eisenberg does a terrific job as Mark Zuckerberg and the movie is just incredibly interesting from beginning to end. Also great performances from Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake too. Plus if you’re around my age then you probably have been a part of Facebook as it has grown over the years and now you get the behind the scenes story. Its pretty amazing.
My Theater Pick
The Dilemma – I’ve been on a Vince Vaughn and Kevin James sour note lately. Paul Blart: Mall Cop stunk and James’ next movie is him working at a zoo with talking animals so that looks like garbage as well. And Vince Vaughn is always doing the same shtick and its not AS funny anymore. But I picked The Dilemma for one reason, director Ron Howard. He has been a part of some great movies over the years and it gives this movie a little credibility even though the trailers are mediocre at best. Its about Kevin James’ wife, Winona Ryder, cheating on him and Vaughn’s character finding out and not being able to tell him. Doesn’t sound great, huh? But there’s gotta some redeeming quality about it because why else would an acclaimed director like Ron Howard jump aboard?
Box Office Results
FINALLY!!! An awesome movie like True Grit takes over the #1 spot from the terrible Little Fockers, gathering up another $15 million. Actually I can’t be too negative about it because I didn’t go and see it. But it looked pretty bad. All the good buzz about True Grit is real, its awesome. Nicolas Cage‘s Season of the Witch didn’t do too well, coming in at #3 about $5 million behind the leader.
Also coming out in stores this week is Alpha & Omega, Piranha 3D, Raging Bull (30th Anniversary Edition) and Dances with Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition) among many more.
Also coming out in theaters is The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).