BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
There are a bunch of movies on the docket this week as we cycle out of the summer and into the fall season. There is some interesting stuff coming along, with teens running mazes, families sitting extended shiva, walking among tombstones and Kevin Smith doing some weird stuff.
The first week of NFL action means Iím a little late in getting started today. But the movies donít stop and we are ramping up into the fall movie season. Itís starting slow for sure, but weíve still got a couple of flicks to talk about. Itís dolphins and no good deeds!
Well, it looks like we've reached the worst movie weekend of the year. But thatís okay. It just means we get a little time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Or if not, maybe you just go see Guardians of the Galaxy again. Either way, what weíve got coming here is no bueno. Itís the identical. And thatís it.
And the summer is almost over. How can I tell? For one thing just take a look at the movies coming out. One can time the seasons by the cinematic strength of the box office. One look at this weekís slate of films and I know we are zeroing in on Labor Day. Itís a dude from November and people above and below.
Iím coming in a day later than usual, but Iím hoping my fans didnít get too crazy in the interim. The summer season in winding down. How can I tell? Itís feeling just a bit cooler in the air, the Back To School commercials are in full force, and the movies look a few degrees worse. Thatís last one is the real barometer. When the flicks start looking rough, fall is officially on its way. This week weíve got Sin City, teenagers deciding to stay and some high school football.
Iím a bit down in the dumps. Why? Iím now 36 hours removed from an ER visit after breaking my ankle while fighting crime (falling off a ladder). But I know something that can start the healing process! Talking about a few movies ought to do the trick. This week we get expendable, give, and become cops. And all the while I get to take my mind off a non-displaced fracture to the left fibula.
We have a big week of flicks coming. And by "big" I mean there are a lot of crappy-looking films hitting the big screen. Hollywood is taking a quantity over quality approach this Friday as we zero in on the end of the summer season. This time weíve got ninja turtles, French cuisine, tornadoes and dancing.
This could start to feel like the dregs of summer. It could. But it isn't. Do you know why? Because thereís something to get excited about, with an unexpectedly great comic book movie hitting the screen. Weíve got Guardians of the Galaxy coming at you with a little James Brown to keep the funk alive.
Man, what a rough week for movies. Thankfully the weather is great, the sun is out, the air is warm, and we can find a million excuses to stay away from the theaters. Thatís what happens when we get Hercules, Lucy and tired old stories posing as comedies hitting the big screen.
We're sort of getting into the dregs of the summer movie season with some bigger name flicks that look completely uninspiring hitting the big screen. It makes me wish I had just gone ahead and done a writeup about Boyhood (Predicted: Amazing, Actual: 100%) just for the sheer brilliance of the concept and execution. Alas, we are stuck with planes, sex tapes and purges.
After a one-week long, unexpected hiatus from This Rotten Week, I am back and better than ever. Did my reader(s) miss me? I promise I wonít do it again. There is only one movie on the docket this time around, and it's a sequel about the inevitable ape takeover of Earth. It should start any day now.
It's been a pretty slow week around The Rotten Office, which is good because most of my mental energy is being consumed focusing the U.S. game against Portugal. But movies persist and there is one on the docket today. The Transformers are back and hopefully not headed to extinction
Mrs. Rotten Week is away for a girlís weekend leaving me with Little RW for the last couple of days. Happy Fatherís Day, I guess. What did we do? Read the complete Encyclopedia of Superman cover-to-cover three times. What a great kid. So yeah, Happy Fatherís Day! There arenít any superhero movies on the docket this week but weíve got Jersey crooners and thinking like men again.
We have a couple of sequels coming out this week. Typically, the sequel culture dictates a pre-determined drop in quality from the original. But not this week. We have two sequels coming out that may each be better than the first. Tatum and Hill head to college and more dragons get trained.
Itís a beautiful day in this neighborhood. Which means Mrs. Rotten Week has a laundry list of outdoor jobs needing be done. Theyíll have to wait though. Weíve got a lot of business to take care of with movies coming out this week. Cruise goes Phil Connors and Shailene Woodley gets sick.