New in Theaters – 8/24/12

23 Aug


Premium Rush

Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him. — (C) Sony

Scott’s Take

Not since Kevin Bacon kicked some mighty ass in the 80’s flick Quicksilver, have we seen a movie about a cycling delivery boy.  All kidding aside, Premium Rush has the potential to be a fairly entertaining popcorn flick.  I’m not 100% convinced, but I have my foot in the door.

Steve’s Take

Well, you know me. Put a story and drop it in New York City and I’m there. This one doesn’t look too bad and I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I will give this one a shot.

The Apparition

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. — (C) Warner Bros.

Scott’s Take

Yet another cheap horror flick hoping to grab your teen’s money.  It’s the end of the summer and there isn’t a wide selection of films for tweens to go check out.  My guess is that The Apparition makes a pretty good chunk of change on opening weekend and then will disappear for good.  Only to make more money on Blu-ray.  I think I will sit this one out.

Steve’s Take

This one looks like straight up trash! If we stop spending money on these crappy movies, maybe they will stop making them! Probably just wishful thinking, but still – stop spending your money on these!

Hit and Run

Hit and Run is a comedy about a young couple (Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard) that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past (Bradley Cooper), a federal marshal (Tom Arnold) and a band of misfits. — (C) Open Road

Scott’s Take

I have seen the Hit and Run trailer 3 times already and I am still waiting to laugh.  It looks BAD.  What is Bradley Cooper thinking doing a movie with Dax Shepard? Why is Dax Shepard in movies? Someone please answer me these questions.

Steve’s Take

Shame on you Bradley Cooper. I like you and for that reason I refuse to see this movie in hopes of teaching you a lesson.

Next Week

That’s all we have going wide this weekend.  Next week we have Tom Hardy in Lawless, The Possession, For a Good Time, Call.., and Jessica Biel (sigh) in The Tall Man.


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