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New Release Tuesday – 5/29/12

28 May

Man on a Ledge

An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks)tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. — (C) Summit Entertainment

Scott’s Take – 1 Star

Sam Worthington better get started on Avatar 2 because the shine is coming off of this star. With Clash of the Titans and Man on a Ledge, he has made two of the worst movies of the year. Stay away.

Steve’s Take

I definitely agree with Scott’s assessment – Avatar 2 is the only thing that can save him.

Gone

In the new suspense thriller Gone, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister. — (C) Summit

Scott’s Take – Not Reviewed

Have you heard of this movie? I haven’t either. Seriously, Gone was just that at the movies.

Steve’s Take

Huh?

Goon

Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother’s old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend (Jay Baruchel) quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against Ross “The Boss” Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now – all he needs is to learn how to skate. — (C) Magnolia

Scott’s Take – 3 Stars

I saw Goon on pay per view and I have to say it was the funniest hockey movie since Slap Shot. Definitely check this one out.

Steve’s Take

Haven’t seen this one, but if Scotty says to see it then I see no reason not to.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. — (C) Oscilloscope

Scott’s Take – 3 1/2 Stars

Prepare to be disturbed. I don’t think I want any kids. We Need to Talk About Kevin is devastating and one of the best movies no one saw.

Steve’s Take

I’ve heard enough – I’m in!

Next Week

That’s all for this week.  We Need to Talk about Kevin if you want to be punched in the stomach and Goon if you want to laugh at someone being punched in the stomach are the two to go get.  Next week we have John Carter, Act of Valor, and Denzel Washington in Safe House.

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