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This Rotten Week: Predicting Chappie, Unfinished Business and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews
Suffering from a little Oscar hangover? Getting through the movie awards season have you tired? Too bad! The movies just keep on coming, and this week is no different. And in a few days we’ll be meeting Chappie, visit an exotic hotel and take care of some unfinished business.
The Academy Awards are on tonight. In honor of this great Sunday we bring you two movies that have absolutely no chance of ever being mentioned in the same sentence as the Oscars. It’s time to get in focus with The Lazarus Effect.
There are three movies on the docket this week, with some old friends returning for another trip with a hot tub, a girl getting a makeover, and a group of runners, um, running.
There are only two movies coming out in wide release this week, but there is most definitely plenty to talk about here. A certain subset of our culture is getting Harry Potter/Star Wars fanboy/girl-style prepare to see Julian Gray get his freak on, and others will be recruited to join a Secret Service.
There are three new movies set to make their way to cinemas this week, and all three look very dumb - though only two did that unintentionally.
Another week of very uninspiring major releases. This has been a dull winter. Nothing on this docket suggests we are pulling out of the cinematic doldrums with time travel, lofts and Kevin Costner hitting the screen.
This week we have a busy one when it comes to new releases, but it appears a quantity-over-quality type of slate. Let’s see what we’ve got going with boys next door, strange magic and a dude named Mortdecai.
The winter movie season is picking up pace with three films hitting U.S. screens this week. We’ve got hackers, best men for hire and stranded bears.
The year 2015 is certainly starting off slow, as we only have one movie on the docket this week. But if projected death counts for a flick is your metric for cinematic success, then, my friend, you are in luck. A certain agent is back to find someone and kill everyone in his path on the way. Some poor scrub is getting Taken again.
The movie studios are content to kind of just sleep this week off, having gone all out leading into the Christmas week. We’ve only got one flick on the docket and it in involves the words "Angel" and "Death" so you know it’s going to be good.
It’s beginning to look a lot like the Christmas movie season. See what I did there? I took a classic song lyric and used if for my own purposes. Genius. As is often the case with this time of year, studios have a couple of bigger flicks hitting the screens for when people are off of work. We’ve got unbreakable dudes, gamblers and treks into the woods.
This Rotten Week: Predicting Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Reviews
Getting a bit of a late jump on the week as I usually like to have this out on Sunday. But these films required so much dissection and analysis that I simply couldn’t give them short shrift (or believe whatever you want about the delay). This time around we’ve got hobbits, orphans and nights at the museum.
Getting into the holiday movie season typically means a plethora of flicks to choose from. Big budget films, pet projects, star turns and everything in between. This is a solid time of year to hit theaters. Not that everything coming out is great (see below), but the variety is there. This week we’ve got Moses and Chris Rock.
The biggest news out of the movie world this week has nothing to do with any movie coming out. But hey, that’s what happens when Star Wars reenters the collective conscious, even if it is only 90 seconds at a time.
Some weeks a ton of movies come out and they all stink. And then some weeks only one gigantic flick hits the big screen, and that’s all we need. This week falls into the latter category. We are headed back to the world of Panem where Katniss leads a revolution.
When the history of film is finally written (by me), I’ll create a special and exclusive section for best on-screen duos. These on screen pairs captured our hearts because we saw in their relationships the friendship and thick-and-thin companion we’ve always wanted for ourselves. Butch and Sundance. Bill and Ted. Thelma and Louise. Buzz and Woody. And of course Lloyd and Harry.
I feel like we’ve been waiting forever for this week’s big released. And though there’s technically a Marvel product hitting the screens this week, that’s not what I’m talking about and you know it. We got Chris Nolan taking us to space and a new group of superheroes.
We are getting into that time of year when studios are releasing movies people actually want to watch. It’s refreshing. This week we’ve got Jake G. heading out into the night with his camera, and Nicole Kidman waking up each day with a new lease on life.
I keep waiting for the week when I can get truly excited about what’s coming out. We are getting closer to that feeling, be we aren’t quite there yet. This week we’ve got John Wick, messing with ouija boards and a blind kid playing football. It’s all over the place.
The weather’s turning brisk. Leaves are changing colors. People are enamored with apples and pumpkins. And the fall movie season is sputtering into gear. We’ve got some flicks to talk about this week with a little fury, Nicholas Sparks, and books about life.
I do This Rotten Week every Sunday, and most times can’t wait to sink my teeth into what’s about to hit screens. But man, this week took some effort. It wasn’t that the films look all bad (some do), but rather just boring. Four flicks hit the screen, but it looks like there is very little to get too excited for. We’ve got bad days, addictions, bloodsuckers and judges.
With the fall season having finally arrived, Hollywood is picking up the pace and three new flicks hitting the screen this weekend - including another much-anticipated David Fincher-directed adaptation of a best-seller. This week we’ve got girls going gone, dolls getting crazy and people being left behind.
Oscar season is set to begin very soon, but for now we’re still stuck in the middling weeks of September. That’s not to say that the movies coming out this week look bad, but there’s just not a ton to get excited about. This time around we’ve got trolls living in boxes and Denzel serving his revenge cold.
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 I’m a little late in getting started today. But the movies don’t stop and we are ramping up into the fall movie season. It’s starting slow for sure, but we’ve still got a couple of flicks to talk about. It’s dolphins and no good deeds!