Archive for May, 2012

THAT’S MY BOY MOVIE PREMIERE PASS GIVEAWAY

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MOVIE: THAT’S MY BOY

Date:Wed June 13, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: Palladium

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Movie Synopsis: While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down.

THE INTOUCHABLES MOVIE PREMIERE PASS GIVEAWAY

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MOVIE: THE INTOUCHABLES

Date:Wed May 30, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: Main Art Theater Royal Oak

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Movie Synopsis: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

BATTLESHIP

BATTLESHIP-DON’T SINK YOUR MONEY ON A FULL PRICE TICKET!

Now we know the answer to that age old question, Who Sank My Battleship? And the answer is…drum roll please…this movie!

Imagine mixing “Saving Private Ryan”, “Transformers”, “E.T”, and “Failure to Launch”. You can’t see how that will work together huh? Here’s a secret-it doesn’t! Battleship, written by Erich and John Hoeber (how much you want to bet Battleship was one of their favorite board games); and directed by Peter Berg- misses the mark. Staring in this 2 hour and 11 minute flick is Taylor Kitsch (Lieutenant Alex Hopper), Alexander Skarsgard (Commander Stone Hooper), Brooklyn Decker (Sam), Liam Neeson (Admiral Shane) and pop star Rihanna as Petty Officer Cora “Weps” Raikes.

The plot has been done so many times before-good vs. evil, aliens attacking earth, loser turned relevant; team work makes the dream work, we could go on with the cliches as this movie did, but we dare to be different! This movie had potential but the finished product was mediocre.

The movie starts off with the discovery of a planet believed to be capable of sustaining life. We are introduced to two brothers, the older one is building a solid career in the Navy and the younger one is on a fast track to nowhere. Fast forward a couple of years, the life form descends on earth and the younger brother seemingly has his life together. Add in some C+ battle scenes and there you have it-Battleship.

As you can tell this movie rubbed us the wrong way. There were too many disjointed pieces that just didn’t go over well. First, the writers left some pretty significant questions unanswered. And not in a “we’re going to answer this in a sequel” type of way. That would have required planning and thought. Let’s give them the benefit of doubt and assume they just forgot. Something else that was annoying was the acting. Individually the actors were ok, but as an ensemble, not so much. This movie played like a band missing a section of instruments. The plot was predictable, nothing remarkable, or even that memorable. There were some funny and feel good moments splattered throughout, but they were too few and far between.

This movie is a disappointment. If you’re feeling nostalgic…wait until this come on TV and watch it while you’re playing the board game Battleship.

16 May

Comedy

THE DICTATOR

THE DICTATOR – CONTROVERSIAL

We wouldn’t buy more than a matinee ticket for this film, but who are we to dictate what you should do.

When writer Sacha Baron Cohen wrote this film, I am sure he was aware of the controversy that it would stir and boy did he not hold back.

The Dictator starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is a film about a foreign dictator from Waadeya who enjoyed oppressing his beloved country. After traveling to America to reveal his latest scheme, he is tricked by his help and replaced by a body double with the intent to present a plan to finally turn Waadeya into a democratic country.  After being thrown into the New York population, he attempts to reclaim his place on the thrown, but eventually meets a love interest who changes his perspective forever.

If you have plans on seeing this film, your going to need thick skin and a keen sense of humor.  Why do we say this? Well lets see….. racial and religious stereo types are continously expounded on throughout the movie and the negative light placed on the Arab population is basically over the top.

It does have a few funny moments and there is even a eye opening moment in the film about our own country, but everyone won’t be so amused. If you can handle this type of humor, proceed with caution, but if you think you may be offended in the slightest way, steer clear of THE DICTATOR. This one isn’t for you.

We aren’t a dictator so we can’t tell you what to do, but we wouldn’t spend more than matinee money on this film.