This Weekend in Cinema – 6/21/2013 – Stop! Zombie Time!

Posted: June 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Blockbuster Report

Brad Pitt is back in World War Z this weekend. This is one of those films where I’m glad I’ve never read the book it is based on, as I hear there were some pretty big changes, which I always detest. Nevertheless, World War Z remains my Film to Catch of the weekend because, as good as Monsters Inc. was, an animated film has to have something special (a la Wreck It Ralph) for me to go see it in theaters. Monsters University, a origin story for Mike, Sully, and the gang, may prove to be decent, but I’ll be waiting for DVD.

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Out in limited release are a couple films of note. First of all there is Maniac, starring Elijah Wood. It is a modern take on a Jack the Ripper type tale. Unfinished Song is also out this weekend, a Weinstein Company flick where the old (Terrence Stamp) meets the young (Gemma Arterton), and the young revitalize the old. So yeah, same old, same old, but if you like that kind of thing, and you want to see what an old, retired General Zod would look like, it is getting some good reviews so it may be worth your while. 

Where Do They Come From?

World War Z is an adaptation of the novel by Max Brooks. Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters Inc.

Original: 23

Adaptation: 18

Sequel/Prequel: 9

Remake: 2

Re-release: 2

Oscarwatch (Not including this weekend’s films)

1) Before Midnight

2) Mud

3) What Maisie Knew

4) Frances Ha

5) Much Ado About Nothing

6) Upstream Color

7) The Place Beyond the Pines

8) Star Trek Into Darkness

9) Iron Man 3

10) 42

New arrivals: none

Departures: none

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