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New in Theaters – 9/30/11

29 Sep

50/50

Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health – drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers. — (C) Summit Entertainment

Scott’s Take

50/50 looks excellent.  My only fear is that they are going to get sappy at the end.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with sappiness, I just don’t want saccharine in ANY Seth Rogen.

Steve’s Take

I agree with Scotty. I just don’t have a problem with a sappy ending. This is my choice for the week and I encourage everyone out there to go see it also!

Dream House

Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will’s dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next. — (C) Universal Pictures

Scott’s Take

Dream House looked as if it had the potential to be a solid, creepfest.  My one trepidation is that it hasn’t been screened for critics.  You all know what that means.  Movie studios tend to wait to the last-minute when they have a clunker to prevent word of mouth from sinking opening week grosses.  There is plenty of talent attached to this film, but we will all just have to wait and see.  If anyone has seen Dream House, give us the heads up.

Steve’s Take

I love the creepy factor of this movie. I’m not sure I will have the time to see this movie this weekend, but this seems like one that I would wait on anyway.

In Closing…

That’s all going wide this week, next week we have Hugh Jackman in Real Steel and George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March.  Have a great week!

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2 responses to “New in Theaters – 9/30/11

  1. fogsmoviereviews

    September 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Hadn’t been over to Rotten Tomatoes yet (I dont like to spoil my own impression of a movie)

    But that’s NOT a good sign Dream House isn’t being screened for critics.

    I can only hope it’s because there’s a massive spoiler they’re trying to keep a lid on….

     
  2. CineSportsTalk

    September 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    We hope so too. Only time will tell, but usually it isn’t a good sign.

     

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