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New in Theaters – 9/14/12

13 Sep

Finding Nemo 3D

“Finding Nemo” follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin and his son Nemo — who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory, a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son — who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

Scott’s Take

Releasing Finding Nemo in 3D is a brilliant move by Disney.  On one hand you have scores of kids who haven’t yet seen Nemo and on the other, you have the Pixar fans like myself who would love to see it up on the big screen in 3D.  This one is going to make a lot of money.

Steve’s Take

I love Finding Nemo. Disney/Pixar always seem to push the right buttons at the right time. Think about it – with there being scary movies being released in the months leading up to Halloween, why not re-release a massive hit with the kids in 3D. Genius.

Resident Evil: Retribution

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. — (C) Sony

Scott’s Take

I hate these movies.  They are absolutely ridiculous and never-ending.  I cringe every single time a new Resident Evil comes out.  It’s going to make another 20 million this weekend on its way to a 30 million domestic take.  Against a budget of 5-10 million, these movies just keep on churning in the cash.  How long until we see another? Probably right after we see another Paranormal Activity and Final Destination.

Steve’s Take

I think I saw the first one and that was it. Enough is enough sometimes. I really enjoyed the video games though. The key is to play them in the dark so when a dog jumps out at you it feels as though it is actually happening. Stick to the games my friends.

The Master

A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). — (C) Weinstein

Scott’s Take

Paul Thomas Anderson makes great movies.  The Master looks no different.  The subject matter touches on something resembling Scientology. So be prepared for The Master to be at the very least a tad bit divisive.  I only hope it is as great as There Will Be Blood.

Steve’s Take

This one looks good. I’m a big Joaquin Phoenix fan. When it comes to Philip Seymour Hoffman, I really can never forget the basketball scene from Along Came Polly. I know he has had plenty of good serious roles, but what can I say. Go for it on this one.

10 Years

In this ensemble comedy, 10 Years follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven’t quite grown up. Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose-until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in years. Jake’s friend Cully (Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Ari Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty (Justin Long) and A.J (Max Minghella) spend the night picking up right where they left off, vying to impress the hottest girl in class (Lynn Collins). The famous one of the group, Reeves (Oscar Isaac) is now a rock star, but is still too shy to talk to his high school crush (Kate Mara.)

Scott’s Take

Surprisingly, 10 years looks like it has a chance to be a solid movie.  Channing Tatum has become a star. His last two films, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike have garnered huge box office and  critical acclaim. I expect 10 years to be no different.

Steve’s Take

I’m really liking what I’m seeing recently from Tatum and no I’m not talking about Magic Mike. After Dear John I was afraid that he would be doomed for a really crappy career full of bad love stories. Thankfully, he has changed that. The two main women in this movie are hot – which is a plus because you’d like to see some eye candy of your own if you’re a guy seeing this one. Oh and did you realize that Tatum’s wife in the movie is actually his real life wife. You learn something new everyday – you’re welcome!

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