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New in Theaters – 10/12/12

11 Oct

Argo

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. — (C) Warner Bros.

Scott’s Take

Argo is the one I’ve been waiting to see for months.  Anything Ben Affleck does now is a must see in my opinion.  He’s come a long way.  I will be seeing Argo this weekend and look for it to capture multiple nominations this Oscar season.

Steve’s Take

Check out my review here!

Sinister

Sinister is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. — (C) Summit

Scott’s Take

Could it be? Could we have a scary movie that is actually scary? I have high hopes for Sinister. It has one week to get under the skin of the Paranormal Activity audience that will flock to theaters next weekend.

Steve’s Take

I’ve been sold on this one by many people. If my wife is willing to go see Sinister then I am all in!

Seven Psychopaths

Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths”. Billy (Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Hans (Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie’s unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

Seven Psychopaths has a Snatch feel to it. Rule 48 in my nonexistent movie going handbook simply states that “thou shall see anything that involves Mr. Christopher Walken”. I’m all in.  This has the makings of a cult classic.

Steve’s Take

That’s 3 for 3! I’m ready to see this one also. I’m not going so far as to say that everything Mr. Walken is in is a must see, but I like the man.

Here Comes the Boom

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

While I will admit that Kevin James is a funny T.V. personality, I can’t say that I find him that engaging on the big screen.  Here Comes the Boom looks like a funny attempt at remaking Warrior.  No thank you.

Steve’s Take

This looks like utter trash. White Hot if you will.

Atlas Shrugged: Part 2

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis – found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead… there is no one left to decipher its secret… and, someone is watching. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good. Who is John Galt? — (C) Official

Scott’s Take

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 led to Scott’s Pissed: Part 1.  Pure. White. Hot. Garbage.  One of the WORST movies I have seen in recent memory.  Fool me once…

Steve’s Take

What is this nonsense??

Next Week

That’s all for this week.  Argo tops my list followed by Sinsister and Seven Psychopaths. I’m holding out on Here Comes the Boom and shrugging my shoulders at Atlas. Next week we have Paranormal Activity 500 and Tyler Perry in Madea’s Alex Cross.  I’m only kidding.  Madea stays home for this one.  Have a great weekend everyone!
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