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
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!