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New in Theaters – 10/26/12

26 Oct

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

This one is going to be divisive.  Some will call it pretentious. Others will find it profound. I just want Cloud Atlas to be half as good as its trailer.  This is one of the movies I’ve been waiting to see.  I haven’t read the novel everyone raves about.  I have purposely stayed away from any and all reviews or videos that could possibly contain spoilers.  I’m going in to the theater with an open mind and I expect to be blown away.  Cross your fingers.

Steve’s Take

Here is another book turned movie. I haven’t read the book, but the trailer has sold me. It has everything you can think of – some laughter, it is full of emotion and it features Tom Hanks with a bad haircut. I say go for it.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever. — (C) Open Road

Scott’s Take

God I hated Silent Hill. I appreciate the visuals but the story just put me to sleep.  The only thing that looks different this time is that the filmmakers went out and snagged some of the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones.  No thanks.

Steve’s Take

Count me out. I didn’t like Silent Hill and this seems like more of the same. No need to waste my time or money.

Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

I think Gerard Butler is falling in to that category of actors that have one big hit and will take any and every role that falls on their lap. 300 was fun.  “This is Sparta” is fun to yell at random strangers at line in the grocery store.  But what has Gerard Butler done lately? White. Hot. Garbage. I hope chasing Mavericks turns out to be enjoyable, but it has a “I’ve seen this movie before” feel to it.  I’m going to wait for DVD on this one.  It shouldn’t be a long wait.

Steve’s Take

Not every true story should be made into a movie. Proof is in this movie (and the pudding).

Next Week

That’s all we have going wide for this week. I’m going to see Cloud Atlas and I suggest you do the same.  If not, don’t waste your hard-earned money on any of the other trash coming out this weekend.  Go see Argo if you haven’t already. Next weekend we have Wreck-it Ralph, Flight, The Man with the Iron Fists and Vamps with Alicia Silverstone. Yes,that Alicia Silverstone. Have a great weekend everyone.
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