My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – I think there were some mixed reactions to the first part in the Harry Potter finale. Some think the need for a 2 part finale was unnecessary because movie adaptations need to make cuts from the book material. Others think there was just too much to cut and 2 parts was a MUST. I’m in the crowd where I don’t give a shit about the book and thought the movie was really good. Sure, it wasn’t action packed from beginning to end but it was like a big anticipation-building movie. And it just made me even more pumped for the finale. The REAL finale. The movie just concentrated on the tension between the group and they go on the run. It showed some serious acting skills from them also. I was very much enjoying it and will definitely rewatch it before the last movie this summer.
My Theater Pick
Scream 4 – yes, I know, the trailers for this movie do not look great. But, I’ve been along for the ride through 3 movies and I’ll see it to the end. I’m a big horror fan and Scream kind of rejuvenated the genre back in 1996. Now, 15 years later, Wes Craven is bringing it back. Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox return along with newcomers like Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere. I doubt a Part 4 can do what the original did but I’m curious to see if they have anything new up their sleeves.
Box Office Results
Hop and Arthur are the #1 and #2 movies this weekend. It just so happens that Russell Brand is the lead in both of those movies. In Hop as the voice of the animated bunny and in Arthur as… Arthur. Now, Arthur didn’t really make a lot of money, a little over $12 million, but it was still #2. And not many actors can say they were in the top 2 movies in one weekend. Pretty impressive. Especially since Hop pulled in another $22 million. Your Highness was the disappointment of the weekend, with all that advertising and only a #6 spot.
Also coming out in stores this week is Country Strong.
Also coming out in theaters this weekend is the Fox animated parrot flick Rio.