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Thursday, August 11, 2011

In Theaters This Weekend

The Stepford Maids

"In Theaters This Weekend" is back! Of course, it really never left, but... there was time off and whatever. It's here, so we might as well get it started! 

Rolling into the cinemas tomorrow, four movies that will probably be fairly divided in numbers - The Help, Final Destination 5 (5nal Destination?), Glee 3D (Gl3 D?), and 30 Minutes or Less. I'm thinking that it's between 5nal Destination and 30 Minutes or Less for the top spot; probably the former. But, we'll have to wait and find out. We'll know Sunday for sure, probably by Friday night. 

Personally, I was getting a bit annoyed with the constant churning out of the Final Destination films. But, this one takes an interesting twist. The kids figure out that they can cheat death even further by putting other people in the way when Death comes for them. So, we get a lot of violent accidents and murders, AND murders caused by other people trying to avoid violent accidents. Could prove to be pretty interesting. Of course, they might completely mess it up. But, time will tell. 

Final Destination 5. R.

Ehhhhhh. This really could be awful. But, I'm siding with the people who think it might be kind of awesome. It very well could be! The idea behind it is kind of interesting, even if the series has gone straight down hill after the opening scene of Final Destination 2 (Final Des2nation?). Even with 4nal Destination (... ana... never mind.), there were interesting ideas at work. However, knowing that the series has become something of a "slasher/torture porn" saga, maybe this is the breath of fresh air the series needs. The tone is a bit more malicious now, more than "survivalist" bouncing between 'dead teenagers'. Still, there is a very real possibility that this could flat out suck. I'm going to try and be optimistic, though.

whatever. this might blow. 50/50. We'll find out tomorrow!

The Help. PG-13. 

If you've never seen the wonderful Corrina, Corrina with Ray Liotta and Whoopi Goldberg, do so immediately. Preferably before seeing this. Of course, The Help sets itself up to be as wonderful as it possibly could be, especially with that cast. Emma Stone's career has skyrocketed past where most of us thought it would be four years ago, and Easy A proved that she's a genuinely talented actress. She has a huge talent and I'm glad she's surrounded by proven actresses like Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard in this film - she's only going to get better the more she puts herself around talent of that caliber.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. PG. 

Honestly, it's Glee. That's really all I can say. I'm a total Gleek. Normally, I'm not one for concert films, and I'm sure this won't be the next Rattle & Hum, but... you know, it's Glee. I'm down.

30 Minutes or Less. R. 

I'm so glad Jesse Eisenberg has a substantial career. Yes, this is a huge departure from The Social Network, and, well... Rio. But, from the makers of Zombieland, he must be doing something right. And Danny McBride gets my money without question. Yes, Your Highness was horrendous and completely misguided, but McBride has a gift that can't really be denied. He's absolutely hysterical, and has the best comic timing in the business. Even in something as small as Fanboys, McBride steals the whole film. With only a couple of scenes, and only a few lines in them. Thank God David Gordon Green gave him a career. Otherwise, film would be losing a little bit of goodness. Still, this will probably be the top taker. Or the standard "number 1 comedy in the nation!" second place announcement. Hopefully not, but... we'll see.

That's it! Let me know what you guys will be seeing, and if you see one before I do, let me know what you think!