The Hangover: Part II
In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. — (C) Warner Bros
Scott’s Take – 3 Stars
The Hangover 2 was bashed by critics nationwide. I’ll agree that it was more of the same just in a different locale. I will disagree with the majority here because I laughed just as much as I did in the first film. Buy it on Blu and prepare to laugh!
Cowboys and Aliens
1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. — (C) Official Site
Scott’s Take – 2 1/2 Stars
A slight disappointment from John Favreau after his Iron Man films. It isn’t necessarily a bad movie, I was just expecting a lot more. If you have no preconceived notions going into Cowboys and Aliens, you could do a whole lot worse.
The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny-three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. — (C) DreamWorks
Scott’s Take – Unreviewed
I didn’t get a chance to see The Help, but I plan on watching it this weekend with my wife. Can anyone out there tell me what they thought of the film? Prepare me please! I need help!
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life – until he inherits six penguins. Popper’s penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland – and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a contemporary adaptation of the classic book. — (C)Fox
The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. — (C) Focus
Scott’s Take – 3 1/2 Stars
The Debt is a fantastic little film that had a hard time connecting with an audience. I found myself with a rapidly increasing heart rate as the film progressed. Please don’t miss this one. Absolutely fantastic!
Scotty you are going to have to let me borrow this one on bluray before I buy it – I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theaters.
Whoa! What a big week of releases. Lots to choose from. Obviously people are going to flock to the big 3 (not the Miami Heat) The Hangover Part 2, The Help, and Cowboys and Aliens. If you like thrillers, take a look at The Debt. Next week we have Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Fright Night 3D. Enjoy your week!