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.
Iím running a little behind after my annual trek to the holy and sacred ground known as the Monmouth Race Track for our yearly Memorial Day extravaganza of beer and yelling at little men atop horses. But there are also the important things in life. We have some flicks to discuss donít we? It's not all about hops and gambling. This week weíve got Angelina and dying in the West.
Summer movie season is kicking into high gear. Every week weíve got a big opening with big budget blockbuster anticipation. Weíve also got a Sandler movie. So, win some, lose some. This time around itís X-Men heading back to the future while Sandler and Barrymore get blended.
Sneaking in one last Happy Motherís day to all those moms out there, in particular Mrs. Rotten Week, who keeps the parenting on lock down around here. She has to because Iím mostly just thinking about movies all the time. My brain can only do so many things at once. She really picks up the slack, which is great. Love you baby! This week weíve got Godzilla and one expensive arm.
With summer in the air we have some bigger and bigger movies hitting the silver screen. No better way to escape the sunshine, sweet call of birds and fresh air than to get over to your local cinema and spend a few hours in the climate controlled darkness. I love this time of year. This week weíve got bad neighbors, moms hitting the town and Dorothy returning to Oz.