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Movie Info of the Week (Apr 11-15 2011)

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My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Harry Potter

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

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

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.

Theater Releases for October 8th

Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It – two single adults (Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel), who have dated before but it didn’t work out, become caregivers to a baby orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Also starring Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks and others.

Secretariat

Secretariat – the true life story of Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), whose racehorse, Secretariat, won the Triple Crown in 1973. A Disney production also starring John Malkovich, James Cromwell and others.

My Soul To Take

My Soul To Take – A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest. Directed by Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street).

In limited release is It’s Kind of a Funny Story about a teen who checks himself into a psych ward and meets a chick (Emma Roberts) and a weird guy (Zach Galifianakis). Also Tamara Drewe about a young woman (Gemma Arterton) who returns to her hometown and causes a buzz among the men. Also, Nowhere Boy which is a chronicle of the early life of John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) in 1950s Liverpool. And even more… Stone starring Edward Norton as a convicted arsonist who uses his wife (Milla Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (Robert Deniro). And finally I Spit On Your Grave, a remake of the controversial 1959 flick about a chick who is raped and left for dead and then exacts revenge on the people responsible.