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New in Theaters – 11/2/12

01 Nov

Wreck-it Ralph

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late? — (C) Disney

Scott’s Take

Wreck-it Ralph is going to be a MONSTER hit. What little kid doesn’t want to see this? More importantly, what adult doesn’t want to get all nostalgic with some of their old video game heroes. I can’t wait.

Steve’s Take

I’m all in on Wreck-it Ralph. This is going to be a big one because it hits home for both the little kids and the big kids. Go see this one and enjoy!

Flight

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane? — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

The trailer for Flight looks underwhelming but I’m interested to see what tricks Robert Zemeckis has up his sleeve for Denzel Washington.  It seems as if much like Spielberg with Lincoln, Zemeckis has toned it down a notch with the special effects and let Denzel run the show.  Nevertheless, look for Flight to become a contender come Oscar time.

Steve’s Take

I love anything that Denzel does. Piggy backing off of what Scott had to say – sometimes it is a good thing when a trailer is underwhelming. How many times have you fallen in love with a trailer only to be disappointed by the actual movie? I will be seeing Flight and hopefully my boy Denzel doesn’t let me down!

The Bay

Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told – until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

Yes I am tired of the found footage genre.  If you ask me it wore out it’s welcome on the 16th Paranormal Activity. That being said, I want to see what Barry Levinson (Rain Man) can do with the source material. The Bay looks like Contagion meets Paranormal Activity. If we are going to over saturate the found footage market, at the very least, show us what some great directors can do.

Steve’s Take

The Bay is going to freak some people out. It freaked me out the first time I saw the trailer. Not in a creepy kinda way, but a wow what if that actually happened kinda way. Not sure I will make it out to see this one, but I will get to it when it comes to DVD.

Vamps

Goody (Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are addicted to the night life, clubbing, hooking up and always looking for the next thrill, all the while keeping a big a secret-they happen to be modern-day vampires. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier. With their destinies at stake, the girls are faced with a difficult choice; give up their eternal youth for a chance at love, or continue to live their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

My wife made me watch this last weekend On Demand.  White. Hot. Garbage.

Steve’s Take

Scott your wife OWES you one. Pure trash here.

The Details

After ten years of marriage, Jeff and Nealy Lang (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) have an idyllic suburban home… and a relationship on the skids. But, when a family of hungry raccoons ransacks their perfectly manicured backyard, Jeff becomes single-mindedly obsessed with eradicating the pests by any means necessary. Soon the relentless rodents aren’t merely uprooting the lawn, but also overturning the Langs’ entire bourgeois existence, as the man-versus-beast battle leads into an absurd mess of infidelity, extortion, organ donation and other assorted mayhem. — (C) Radius TWC

Scott’s Take

Take a moment and read the description for The Details one more time.  I’m just trying to make sure no one dropped PCP in my Aquafina.

Steve’s Take

If it were April I would think this was an April Fools joke. Honestly is this a real movie? We have had more listeners to our PODCAST than viewers that will see this movie. Cheap plug…I know.

Next Week

A lot of movies to choose from this week.  For me it’s Wreck-it Ralph, Flight and The Bay. Next week Daniel Craig’s 007 is back in Skyfall and Stephen Spielberg gives us Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln.  Have a great weekend everyone.
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