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New in Theaters – 11/11/11

10 Nov

J. Edgar

J. Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

Strong advanced word on J. Edgar combined with the pairing of Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio makes this one a must see.  Launched just in time for Oscar season, you can bet that J.Edgar will be landing some nominations.  I think we also said the same thing with Eastwood’s last bomb Hereafter.  Cross your fingers.

Steve’s Take

I’ve wanted to see this since I saw the preview for the first time. Looks like a real winner. I have really enjoyed DiCaprio’s movies lately and I hope that trend continues.

Immortals

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity. — (C) Relativity Media

Scott’s Take

Here we go with the 300 ripoffs.  I am interested in Immortals for one reason and one reason only.  I want to know if Henry Cavill has the goods to play Superman.  Man of Steel is currently being shot and Immortals will go a long way in building some momentum for my beloved Superman franchise.  Other than that, Immortals looks like DVD fodder.

Steve’s Take

I knew that Scotty would use this movie to plug Superman. Well, I guess that is all it will be good for.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack’s wife. — (C) Sony Pictures

Scott’s Take

Raise your hand if you are sick of Adam Sandler? When was the last time he made something that was actually funny? After Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Wedding Singer he has made absolute trash. Click,Bedtime Stories,You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Funny People, Grown Ups, Just Go With It.  Seriously, that is years and years of wasted celluloid and pure,hot garbage.  I have ZERO faith in any Adam Sandler film being watchable.  PASS.

Steve’s Take

My hand is RAISED! I’m tired of Sandler and his “comedy”. Can someone please tell me who is managing this man’s career? Whoever it is, they are doing an awful job and should be relieved of their duties. Enough. Stop stealing money from people.

Next Week

That’s all for this week.  Next week we have some hormonal vampires in Breaking Dawn Part 1, more dancing penguins in Happy Feet 2, and George Clooney goes to Hawaii in The Descendants.  Have a great week!

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