The Green Lantern
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. — (C) Warner Bros
Scott’s Take – 1 Star
We had a great summer for comic book superhero’s at the movies. X-Men and Thor were fantastic, and even Captain America turned out to be solid. The same can’t be said about Ryan Reynolds’s critical and commercial dud The Green Lantern. Am I the only one that feels that Hollywood is trying to shove Reynold’s down our face as the next big movie star? I actually like Reynolds in the right roles, but I just didn’t see him as Hal Jordan. The Green Lantern was an incoherent mess. I’m going to watch the extended and uncut version on Blu-Ray to see if it gets any better. As it stands, stay away.
Horrible Bosses- For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers… permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. — (C) Warner Bros
The Tree of Life
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. — (C) Fox Searchlight
Scott’s Take – 4 Stars
The Tree of Life is definitely going to divide the house. I doubt there will be any middle ground. You will either find this movie to be a dazzling, visionary masterpiece, or you will find it a pretentious, numbing, tedious waste of time. I absolutely loved it. It’s a movie you can watch with no volume. I think that just scared away 87.4% of any potential viewer. Seriously, check this one out and come back and tell me how you liked it.
In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style. — (C) Sony Pictures Publicity
Just watch the scene with the man dressed in a terrible gorilla suit talking to the waitresses at Friday’s. NO. THANK. YOU.
I know that we advertise Blu-Ray movies on this site (please click on any movie art and make your purchase through Amazon.com), but please do yourself a favor and save your money! This movie looks horrendous and they tried to shove it down our throats during the NBA Playoffs. C’mon man!
That’s all for this week. Please check out The Tree of Life and Horrible Bosses. Green Lantern and Zookeeper are dead on arrival. Next week we have Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides, Bad Teacher, Batman:Year One, and Red State. Have a great week!