Thursday, November 4, 2010
Movie Openings: Week of November 5th, 2010
First up, we have Paramount's latest animation feature film, "Megamind," which features the talented voice acting cast of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt. Here's the synopsis:
"Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known... and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt has been a colossal failure, thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day?"
Reviews so far have been so-so for "Megamind," with an almost even split among critics (57% on Rotten Tomatoes). It should entertain the kids but I would just wait for the Blu-ray release early next year.
"A high-strung father-to-be is forced to hitch a ride with a college slacker on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time."
Last seen in "The Hangover," co-star Zach Galifianakis reprises his slacker role from that movie in "Due Date." I would be careful of typecasting there, pal. But hey, if it pays the bills.....
Anyway, this movie has not received favorable reviews, only a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, among critics. Maybe wait for it to come on HBO or something. Probably not worth your money.
92% on Rotten Tomatoes).
"Valerie Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq."
This political thriller has received favorable ratings from most critics, citing its well-penned story and great chemistry between Watts and Penn as reasons to watch. (81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes)
93% on Rotten Tomatoes). It opens in limited release.
"Based on Ntozake Shange's award-winning 1975 play, which consists of a series of poems performed through a cast of nameless women, known only by a color. It deals with such subjects as love, abandonment, rape, and abortion."
A pass for sure (22% on Rotten Tomatoes).