The Blockbuster Report
So hopefully from here on out we’ll be able to catch at least one good film each weekend. My Film to See this time is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Normally animated sequels don’t cut it for me in theater, but I loved the first installment, and if the writers hold up their end of the bargain, this one should be loads of fun as well.
Rush and Don Jon look like they have good stories to tell, but the sexual content in both prevents me from recommending them. I’m tired of the “this could have been really good if not for that one scene” films.
On the Limited Release front, Baggage Claim looks to be downright dreadful, We Are What We Are is a nicely spun horror tale, albeit a gory one, As I Lay Dying, adapted from the Faulkner novel, isn’t blowing anyone away, and Metallica Through the Never will probably only interest fans of the band or their genre of music.
Where Do They Come From?
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a sequel (duh), Don Jon is an original, written by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Rush is also an original, written by Peter Morgan.
Oscarwatch (Not including this weekend’s films) – If the year ended today, these films would be most likely to be nominated for Best Picture.
1) Before Midnight
2) Fruitvale Station
4) Blue Jasmine
5) The Spectacular Now
6) What Maisie Knew
7) Much Ado About Nothing
8) Enough Said
9) The World’s End
New arrivals: Prisoners (#10)
Departures: Upstream Color (#9)