New in Theaters – 10/28/11

27 Oct

The Rum Diary

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down. — (C) FilmDistrict

Scott’s Take

Another film based on the work of the late,great Hunter S. Thompson.  Those of you who loved Mr. Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas will probably love The Rum Diary.  I have a strong feeling that this film is going to be extremely polarizing. I am in…I think!

In Time

When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money – literally – enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. — (C) 20th Century Fox

Scott’s Take

I don’t know if I’m ready to buy Justin Timberlake in an action movie.  I think he has a massive amount of talent, and I’ve liked everything he’s done up until this point but…I just can hear people groaning as he fights three people at once.  Color me not convinced!

Puss in Boots

the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true
story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend… The Boots. — (C) Dreamworks/Paramount

Scott’s Take

I think this film is going to be MASSIVE.  What kid didn’t love Puss in Boots in the Shrek films? What parent is going to deny their child when they beg to go to the movie this weekend? Hell, I’m probably going to beg my wife to go see this, and I’m 28 years old.  Okay, maybe I’m not 28, but that’s none of your freaking business!

In Closing

That’s all for this week.  Next week we have A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and Tower Heist.  Enjoy your weekend!


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