New in Theaters – 8/19/11

18 Aug

Conan the Barbarian

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. — (C) Lionsgate

Scott’s Take

Here is an 80’s remake that feels unnecessary.  To be fair, I’m sure a bunch of you out there haven’t seen the original Conan or it’s sequel.  It just doesn’t look that interesting.  It also doesn’t help that there is an unknown commodity in Jason Momoa trying to sell the product.  Oh well, I guess we will see.  We have been surprised before.

Steve’s Take

This has never been my kind of movie. I really don’t have much interest at all. I guess if this is up your alley you should feel free to waste, err I mean spend your own money.

Fright Night

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all-he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right-and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this revamp of the comedy-horror classic. — (C) DreamWorks

Scott’s Take

Another 80’s remake that has me a little more interested.  I absolutely loved the original starring Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell.  It look as if Colin Farrell took the part of Charlie’s fanged neighbor for the paycheck, but it’s a rough economy so I’ll let it slide.  Think Disturbia with the walking dead.

Steve’s Take

I hate living in the age of the vampire. Why are they so damn popular anyway? I don’t understand. That being said, this one looks good compared to the rest of them. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

One Day


After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself. — (C) Focus Features

Scott’s Take

Okay ladies, you didn’t think Hollywood would leave you empty handed?   Here is a tear jerker that follows the lives of two friends….blah blah blah.  All that was missing was some dramatic music. In truth, it doesn’t look that bad.

Steve’s Take

Have you all seen that Anne Hathaway rap about the papparazi? It is hysterical. Check it out on YouTube! This movie looks ok for the ladies and maybe even some of their dates. I could do without the British accents though. Will I be forced to watch this one as I have the other Rom-Com’s? The magic 8 ball says it is very likely.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all…married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn’t know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case – Marissa’s a retired secret agent. Marissa’s world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it. — (C) Weinstein

Scott’s Take

I’m over this series.

Steve’s Take

Can someone please tell Jessica Alba to stop it already. Any movie where she isn’t in a bikini is just not necessary.

Next Week – Thats all for this week.  Next week we have Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, Colombiana, and Our Idiot Brother.  See you at the movies.


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