Weekend Release

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Sack in Movies

After two months of promotion, the latest Transformers finally comes out on dvd.  They label it as “THE GREATEST ACTION MOVIE OF ALL TIME”…I think JCVD in “Kickboxer” might have something to say about that.

If Transformers isn’t for you because you don’t like bad movies or Shia Labeouf(they really go hand in hand), then check our the WPB’s weekend release.

September 30, 2011

“50/50″

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick  

IMDB:  A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

WPB’s Take:  Seth Rogen stars in Funny People 2.  There were bound to be those comparisons but this movie takes a different approach.  Rogen co-wrote the movie, basing it on what he and his best friend went through when his friend found out he had cancer.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt will do his best to capture Rogen’s cancer stricken buddy.  They have been plugging the movie so much that I feel like I have seen every clip.  I have a feeling this one will come up just short on making you laugh out loud or completely shed a tear.  As far as dramedies go, this one has the cast and writing that could make it a hit.  I give it a 70/30 chance of being worth seeing.  You see what I did there with the whole title and percentage of seeing it thing?

“Dream House”

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

IMDB:  Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.

WPB’s Take:  Not being a horror film fan myself it takes a lot for me to really give a scary movie a chance .  This looks to be more psychological horror/thriller than the usual crap slasher, gruesome scary movies that come out each year.  Daniel Craig no doubt being the bad-ass that he is, along side the beauty of Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts give this movie a shot.  Mix in an old house that was filled with murders, creepy little kids saying creepy things, and you have the look and feel of “The Shining”.  This could be the perfect lead up to Halloween.

“Margaret”

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo

IMDB:  A young woman (Paquin) witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.

WPB’s Take:  From what I can tell this movie tries to make a real life possibility thriller, hoping you’ll get caught up in the “what if this happened to me?” I’m sure there will be big decisions and plot twists throughout.  A quick spoiler.  Anna Paquin won’t be naked having sex with vampires like usual.  There, you are no longer interested in this movie.  Let’s move on.

“Courageous”

Director: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes

IMDB: When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

WPB’s Take:  There will be some crying  and some uplifting shit will happen.  Sounds like their faith will power Jesus to beat up the bad guy and win in the end.

“What’s Your Number?”

Director: Mark Mylod
Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor

IMDB:  A woman looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

WPB’s Take:  A woman looks back at her past relationships and wonders how she became such a slut. This one is full of the optimism that any loose gal could use.  You might of slept your way through the entire Kappa Alpha frat but that doesn’t mean a guy like Chris Evans won’t be waiting there for you.  Thomas Lennon(reno 911), Aziz Ansari + Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec), Andy Samberg (SNL), and Joel McHale (Community) make appearances.  I’m sure their combined 5 minutes will be the highlight.

“Sarah Palin: You Betcha!”

Directors: Nick Broomfield | Joan Churchill
Stars: Sarah Palin

IMDB: Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics.

WPB’s Take:  You are pretty pathetic if you are an avid Sarah Palin supporter.  You are even more pathetic if you are such an avid Sarah Palin hater that you’d waste your time to make a movie just to put her down.  Love or hate, the coverage of her just needs to stop.  We at WPB try to stay out of politics and this is a dead subject anyway.  Ross Perot is finally going to win in 2012.

“Trucker & Dale vs. Evil”

Director: Eli Craig
Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden

IMDB: Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids.

WPB’s Take:  Wait, what?

Well there you have it…  football it is.  Ok, maybe save some of them to your queue.