New in Theaters – 1/11/13

10 Jan

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty-For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar-winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

Zero Dark Thirty is bound to score countless Oscar nominations this year.  By the time you read this Oscar nominations will already be announced.  Finally, after weeks of limited release, Zero Dark is going wide.  One of the best movies of the year and not to be missed.

Steve’s Take

What better way to spend your time than by watching how we got OBL and the hard work and effort that went into it. Zero Dark Thirty was brilliantly done from directing to acting. If you are heading to the movies this weekend, this is easily your pick!

Gangster Squad

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

Gangster Squad looks like a dumbed down L.A. Confidential.  We’ve seen this movie done bigger and better.  I don’t have high hopes for Gangster Squad.

Steve’s Take

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Scotty. I’m out.

A Haunted House

In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern-day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life. (c) Open Road Films

Scott’s Take

It is bad enough that we have to sit through the redundant Paranormal Activity franchise.  Now we get to watch a parody of it all. I was never a fan of the Scary Movie franchise, and A Haunted House will surely go down that same road.  Pass.

Steve’s Take

I’m sorry to say this, but this movie looks absolutely dreadful. How dare it embarrass itself by being released the same week as Zero Dark Thirty. Why would they even bother making this movie? Well, because there are some people who eat this stuff up – hopefully none of you that are reading this right now. I have better things to do with my time, like get a root canal or stick a screwdriver into my left eye. Don’t you dare go see this.

Next Week

That’s all we have this week. Get out there and go see Zero Dark Thirty.  Next week we have Guillermo Del Toro’s Mama, Broken City with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crow, and Arnold is back on the big screen with The Last Stand.  Have a great weekend everyone!


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2 responses to “New in Theaters – 1/11/13

  1. Rafael

    January 17, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Zero Dark Thirty could easily be the best movie of 2012. Last year may have been one of the best movie years over all in a very long time. Even with us having all of this information on how OBL was taken down it felt surreal. Making us all witnesses to how it all happened as well as the process that it took in order to remove this monster from existence. Chastain is starting to look like a heavy weight in the female actress circles. Every role that she plays displays great range and makes her that much more appealing and believable. I urge everybody to see this great film. If you liked the Hurt Locker you will love ZDT…

    I have been wanting to get this off my chest so I figured why not say it in a public forum where many opinions are shared. Zero Dark Thirty and Argo got screwed by the 80 year old white man committee known as the Academy. For Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck to get over looked for best director is completely insane. Can either Scott or Steve tell me wether or not they saw 2012’s supposed best movie “The Artist” at all? If you did please return your man card to the nearest man card agent or go buy yourself a new set of cojones lol. I understand that the best film field can hold more candidates then the best director field. Seriously, who is going to really watch “Amour” or “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”? The Academy likes to put all these art type movies and forget about movies that are watched by the people who are paying to go see them. What do you guys in Cinesportstalk have to say about this since you don’t know anything else lol?

    • CineSportsTalk

      January 17, 2013 at 12:08 am

      I’ve got to admit that I did not see The Artist. I don’t have the patience to see a silent film. I have to agree with you 100% sir.

      – Steve


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