Would you look at that, we’ve got a full slate of movies this week. Apart from some kind of new animation for the kiddos (in which they still have Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ice Age, and Brave), we’ve got a new movie for just about everybody.
The Bourne Legacy
The headliner this weekend is a pretty big one, with the Bourne series moving away from the previous three and not starring Matt Damon for the first time. Damon’s character is still supposed to play a vital part in movie, but for the most part Jeremy Renner has taken the reigns to this franchise and from the reviews so far, he’s one of the things that makes the film work. Critics have been 50/50 on it, but it appears that the general population has enjoyed it more. I’m pretty interested in seeing where this franchise goes, and this seems like a movie that I will be checking out on opening day.
I don’t know what to think about this movie. I like Will Farrell, but at the same time, this looks like it could be one of those movies where he tries too hard. And Galifiniakis seems to be playing the same ol’ character yet again. When these guys are on, they’re on. But when they’re off, it’s a complete mess. I’ll probably end up watching it this weekend because it has all the potential in the world to be hilarious, but I’m keeping my expectations pretty low.
As much as I think Tommy Lee Jones has been mailing it in for the past decade or so, if you put Meryl Streep in a movie, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to watch it. Playing an old couple having some marital issues, the trailer promises/threatens an overabundance light-hearted fluff. Steve Carrell also looks like he was given the role simply because he’s Steve Carrell. I would’ve liked to have seen a more out of the box casting decision. But it all comes back to whether you enjoy Meryl Streep movies or not, and for that reason alone, this demands a screening.
2 Days in New York
Julie Delpy and Chris Rock…yes, that Chris Rock….are a couple that have to play host to Delpy’s family, who are visiting New York from across the pond. I wasn’t really a fan of 2 Days in Paris, as was confused as to why so many people like it. The reviews for this have been lukewarm, with most of the negative reviews claiming that it drags on and on. Not a very good sign for a movie that’s only 91 minutes long.
Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D
Honestly, I hadn’t even heard of this movie until two days ago. Where has all the advertising been? You would think that someone who spends as much time on sports as I do would have at seen some kind of advertising for this movie, but that didn’t happen until the midnight last night on ESPN. The reviews have been scathing, but I don’t think anyone was ever expecting the critics to fall in love with what Travis Pastrana and company made here. If you love motorcross sports and dangerous stunts, you’ll probably enjoy it. If you don’t like either of those things, I’m gonna go ahead and take a wild guess that it’s probably not for you.
Action, drama, art-fair, comedy, and extreme action. What’s your pick for this weekend?