Movie Friday [12/7]: What to See This Weekend



A stuffy oscar bait-y movie may not be up your ally but “Hyde Park on Hudson” has one of our favorite actors in the lead, Bill Murray. And you know he always brings something special to all his parts.  And he loves to have a good time and crash parties – nuff said, the man is just awesome. Go see it. But what about the movie you say? It’s about a pivotal relationship between the United States and Britian played out over a weekend spent between FDR (played by Murray) and King George VI. It also shows the special relationship the president had with his cousin. THR calls his performance “Keenly observed.” You hear that? Keenly. 

The rest of the pack:

If you’re more into romantic comedies, you might want to check out “Playing for Keeps“, which stars hunky (yeah, that’s right ‘hunky’) Gerard Butler, as an ex-soccer star who who wants to build a relationship with his son and ex-wife played by sexy Jessica Timberlake Biel.  So basically there’s enough eye candy for everyone. Can someone say date movie? (seriously, probably not, the reviews have not been kind. But you should judge for yourself. You’re an individual damn it.)




Screw it. Sometimes you just want a healthy dose of violence. “Deadfall” might be just what you need to fill the hole. The western-ish flick stars Eric Bana as violent bank robber on a quest to make it Canada with his sister (Olivia Wilde),who he might have lusty feeling for.  

Warning: art house movie ahead. Do you like Mad Men? Well, this isn’t like that. But, it does star a cast member from Mad Men. In “In Our Nature“, Silver fox, John Slattery plays a father who, due to a scheduling mistake, has to share a vacation home with a son he doesn’t get along with and their girlfriends, respectively. Ugh, sounds interesting. Maybe. If you’re into that kind of stuff. 









[Cited: THRImdb]

Movie Friday [12/7]: What to See This Weekend



A stuffy oscar bait-y movie may not be up your ally but “Hyde Park on Hudson” has one of our favorite actors in the lead, Bill Murray. And you know he always brings something special to all his parts.  And he loves to have a good time and crash parties – nuff said, the man is just awesome. Go see it. But what about the movie you say? It’s about a pivotal relationship between the United States and Britian played out over a weekend spent between FDR (played by Murray) and King George VI. It also shows the special relationship the president had with his cousin. THR calls his performance “Keenly observed.” You hear that? Keenly. 

The rest of the pack:

If you’re more into romantic comedies, you might want to check out “Playing for Keeps“, which stars hunky (yeah, that’s right ‘hunky’) Gerard Butler, as an ex-soccer star who who wants to build a relationship with his son and ex-wife played by sexy Jessica Timberlake Biel.  So basically there’s enough eye candy for everyone. Can someone say date movie? (seriously, probably not, the reviews have not been kind. But you should judge for yourself. You’re an individual damn it.)




Screw it. Sometimes you just want a healthy dose of violence. “Deadfall” might be just what you need to fill the hole. The western-ish flick stars Eric Bana as violent bank robber on a quest to make it Canada with his sister (Olivia Wilde),who he might have lusty feeling for.  

Warning: art house movie ahead. Do you like Mad Men? Well, this isn’t like that. But, it does star a cast member from Mad Men. In “In Our Nature“, Silver fox, John Slattery plays a father who, due to a scheduling mistake, has to share a vacation home with a son he doesn’t get along with and their girlfriends, respectively. Ugh, sounds interesting. Maybe. If you’re into that kind of stuff. 









[Cited: THRImdb]

Movie Friday 11/23: What to See This Weekend

Its Black Friday but you can still catch a movie in between the pushing and shoving for markdown prices. Here are some movies in the theaters this weekend.

Red Dawn

When a foreign country invades US territory and claims a piece for its own, the US government steps away. Its up to Thor Jed Eckhert an army vet that just came back home, played by Chris Hemsworth, and a group of kids to take back and defend their home. A foreign action invasion film for the ages based on the book of the same name. Chances are you are going to want to read the book. Is that Josh from nick’s Drake and Josh?

Silver Lings Playbook

A sleeper hit starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. A story about two broken people trying to get back to reality. A must see for a feel good authentic story.

Life of Pi

Pushing to be a visual masterpiece. Life of Pi will be one of those movies tossed around during Oscar season. Be sure to check it out so you aren’t left out of the discussion.

Rise of The Guardians

This is for the kids but the theme of most of the kids movies these days have some pretty adult jokes and Rise of Guardians is bound to have a bunch of them. A star studded cast helps make this movie a must see.

[photo: Digital Trend, Rotten Tomatoes]

Movie Friday 11/23: What to See This Weekend

Its Black Friday but you can still catch a movie in between the pushing and shoving for markdown prices. Here are some movies in the theaters this weekend.

Red Dawn

When a foreign country invades US territory and claims a piece for its own, the US government steps away. Its up to Thor Jed Eckhert an army vet that just came back home, played by Chris Hemsworth, and a group of kids to take back and defend their home. A foreign action invasion film for the ages based on the book of the same name. Chances are you are going to want to read the book. Is that Josh from nick’s Drake and Josh?

Silver Lings Playbook

A sleeper hit starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. A story about two broken people trying to get back to reality. A must see for a feel good authentic story.

Life of Pi

Pushing to be a visual masterpiece. Life of Pi will be one of those movies tossed around during Oscar season. Be sure to check it out so you aren’t left out of the discussion.

Rise of The Guardians

This is for the kids but the theme of most of the kids movies these days have some pretty adult jokes and Rise of Guardians is bound to have a bunch of them. A star studded cast helps make this movie a must see.

[photo: Digital Trend, Rotten Tomatoes]

Movie Friday: What To See This Weekend

Argo….you go..we all go!

With Argo, Ben Affleck really seems to be hitting his stride as a director-slash-actor.  He’s getting great reviews for the hostage drama and the people who spark buzz about Oscar Awards, and junk like that, are buzzing. The movie is being described as a “dense, multi-layered story,” but you shouldn’t let that scare you away. The fake movie-within-a-movie premise –it focuses on a CIA team smuggling diplomats out of Iran during the famous 1979 hostage crisis – gives Affleck a chance to balance a political thriller with touches of humor and excitement (at least that what we’re hearing). If that isn’t enough to get your butt in the seats this weekend, maybe the supporting cast will. Affleck gets some help from John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, and Kyle Chandler.

The rest of pack: 

If you were a Hollywood producer making a movie called Seven Psychopaths, who would you cast in it? Let’s say it together. 1..2..3.. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, and Woody Harrelson!  Hahaha. Good times. What were we talking about again? Oh, yeah. The movie is a comedy about a group of kooky characters who steal a dog. Don’t let that scare you away (do you sense a theme here?) Looking at the trailer it seems like the premise is just quirky enough to be enjoyable, like a Guy Richie movie meets a Cohen brothers yarn. So give it a chance, Okay?

It’s October and there’s no way you can escape scary movies. If you’re one of those people who do not like scary movies, SPOILER ALERT, Sinister is a scary movie (bet you didn’t see that one coming). The set-up is pretty boiler plate; crime-writer (Ethan Hawke) gets obsessed with a story of a missing girl and scary shit starts happening.

What the heck, we’re feeling generous, let’s throw in another scary movie up in heh!  This one’s a good one, and by “good one,” we mean it sounds completely ridiculous. Smiley is about an urban legend discovered on, wait for it, controversial social network, 4 chan. Stop laughing, there’s more.  The main character doesn’t know if the serial killer known as Smiley is real or part of her imagination. So yeah, there you have it.
Here Come The Boom stars our favorite on-screen overweight buffoon, Kevin James, who still has plenty of good will from “King of Queens.” He plays a high school teacher that tries to save a failing high school.  Now, with any Kevin James movie, there are a few things you can expect: prat falls, bodily humor, and sexy love interests that would never be interested in Kevin James, if Kevin James weren’t a rich actor. In “Boom” that job goes to Selma Heyak, who, we can all agree, is very capable of playing a sexy lady. 

[Cited: THR // Photos via Imdb]

Movie Friday: What To See This Weekend

Argo….you go..we all go!

With Argo, Ben Affleck really seems to be hitting his stride as a director-slash-actor.  He’s getting great reviews for the hostage drama and the people who spark buzz about Oscar Awards, and junk like that, are buzzing. The movie is being described as a “dense, multi-layered story,” but you shouldn’t let that scare you away. The fake movie-within-a-movie premise –it focuses on a CIA team smuggling diplomats out of Iran during the famous 1979 hostage crisis – gives Affleck a chance to balance a political thriller with touches of humor and excitement (at least that what we’re hearing). If that isn’t enough to get your butt in the seats this weekend, maybe the supporting cast will. Affleck gets some help from John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, and Kyle Chandler.

The rest of pack: 

If you were a Hollywood producer making a movie called Seven Psychopaths, who would you cast in it? Let’s say it together. 1..2..3.. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, and Woody Harrelson!  Hahaha. Good times. What were we talking about again? Oh, yeah. The movie is a comedy about a group of kooky characters who steal a dog. Don’t let that scare you away (do you sense a theme here?) Looking at the trailer it seems like the premise is just quirky enough to be enjoyable, like a Guy Richie movie meets a Cohen brothers yarn. So give it a chance, Okay?

It’s October and there’s no way you can escape scary movies. If you’re one of those people who do not like scary movies, SPOILER ALERT, Sinister is a scary movie (bet you didn’t see that one coming). The set-up is pretty boiler plate; crime-writer (Ethan Hawke) gets obsessed with a story of a missing girl and scary shit starts happening.

What the heck, we’re feeling generous, let’s throw in another scary movie up in heh!  This one’s a good one, and by “good one,” we mean it sounds completely ridiculous. Smiley is about an urban legend discovered on, wait for it, controversial social network, 4 chan. Stop laughing, there’s more.  The main character doesn’t know if the serial killer known as Smiley is real or part of her imagination. So yeah, there you have it.
Here Come The Boom stars our favorite on-screen overweight buffoon, Kevin James, who still has plenty of good will from “King of Queens.” He plays a high school teacher that tries to save a failing high school.  Now, with any Kevin James movie, there are a few things you can expect: prat falls, bodily humor, and sexy love interests that would never be interested in Kevin James, if Kevin James weren’t a rich actor. In “Boom” that job goes to Selma Heyak, who, we can all agree, is very capable of playing a sexy lady. 

[Cited: THR // Photos via Imdb]