New Release Tuesday 12/11/12

10 Dec


Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since. — (C) Universal

Scott’s Take

I loved Ted.  What’s not to love about a foul mouthed, talking teddy bear woth a Boston accent?  Most of you have seen Seth MacFarlane’s take on a boy’s dream come true.  But have you seen the unrated version.  This one is a must own and is required repeated viewing.

The Bourne Legacy

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles. — (C) Universal

Scott’s Take

I hated,hated,hated The Bourne Legacy.  It started off strong, but gets absolutely ludicrous in the middle and has one of the worst endings to a movie I have ever seen.  I get it, they are setting up for a series of new Bourne films, but the last 25 minutes of this film is a train wreck.  What did you think?

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

Here is your typical “cash grab” franchise that ran out of steam a long time ago.  It’s made strictly to take your hard earn dollars.  Are you going to say no to your child when he/she asks to go see the newest Ice Age film? I didn’t think so.

Dick Tracy

Warren Beatty directed and starred in this big-budget action comedy featuring Chester Gould’s square-jawed, two-dimensional comic strip detective. Ruthless gangster Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino) touches off a gang war against underworld boss Lips Manlis (Paul Sorvino), with Big Boy and his minions rubbing out enough of Manlis’s goons (along with Manlis himself) to take over his nightclub, and a healthy percentage of the city’s criminal activities in the process. Caprice also gains proprietary rights to Manlis’s girlfriend, nightclub chanteuse Breathless Mahoney (Madonna). Big Boy’s next move to is unite the rest of the city’s crooks under his command; this wave of corruption attracts the attention of lawman Dick Tracy, who is determined to smash Caprice’s criminal network once and for all. As Tracy plots to put Big Boy behind bars where he belongs, Breathless uses her considerable charms in an attempt to sway Tracy from the path of righteousness; this causes no small amount of anxiety for Tracy’s long-suffering female companion, Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headly), and the street-smart kid (Charlie Korsmo) they’ve been keeping an eye on. The various bad guys, heavily made up to resemble Gould’s cartoon characters (though Beatty is not made up to resemble Tracy), include Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, R.G. Armstrong, and William Forsythe. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Scott’s Take

I was thinking the other day that it’s been 22 years since we’ve seen Dick Tracy on the silver screen. I’m shocked Mr. Tracy hasn’t got the customized Hollywood reboot. Surprisingly, I think it’s time.


Next Week

That’s all for this week. You probably noticed that Steve didn’t have a take this week.  It’s probably because he is being lazy and took his family to Orlando. Laziness.  For me, Ted is the only winner out of all the new releases.  Dick Tracy if you want to stroll down memory lane.  Next week we have Pitch Perfect,Total Recall, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.  Have a great week everyone!

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