CB Recommends: Movies In Theaters For The May 27th Weekend
What the hell happened? I just woke up from my bi-weekly Odinsleep, and apparently, the new crop of movies has already opened. Itís only Thursday. This Memorial Day weekend snuck up like a thief in the night, but I wonít complain since it allows me to take Monday off to grill burgers and re-watch Miracle On Ice highlights on Youtube. Thatís why we invented this holiday, right?
They say it takes thirteen times doing something consecutively to make a habit. This is only the 5th CB Recommends. On any other week, Iíd be very concerned you made horrible choices without my guiding hand, but to be perfectly honest, itís hard to miss this weekend. Word is Kung Fu Panda is really good, and Tree Of Life took home the top honor at Cannes. That just leaves The Hangover 2, which despite negative reviews, is still an acceptable option. Think of it like Sbarro. Sure, there are healthier, even better options at the food court, but no one can be blamed for giving in and buying a greasy slice of pepperoni.
Hereís what Cinema Blend recommends for the week of May 27th, 2011Ö
If you want to see the best movie, CB recommends... Ö brushing up on your ninja roundhouses with Kung Fu Panda 2. Despite trailers that made it look cheeky and too goofy for its own good, the original made serious bank and accrued an almost cult-like following. Cinema Blendís Head Honcho Josh Tyler is first among those ardent enthusiasts, and Iím sure heís pleased to hear the general consensus for Kung Fu Panda 2 has been as good, if not better than the first one. Our own Eric Eisenberg gave it four stars and privately raved to me about how wonderful the animation looked. Put on your foil and limber up alongside Po, the world might need your skills someday.
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Dear CB Recommends,Nice. I love the Ďol pretend like youíre about to put in a light-hearted comedy only to sucker punch the room with a fucked-up indie. Iíd go with Julien Donkey-Boy. This movie includes but is not limited to: incest, extended and uncomfortable musical numbers, murder, Werner Herzog, black albinos and kids being sprayed with hoses. I kind of like it, but every time Iíve tried to get other people on board, theyíve not been pleased.
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