Film Gudie Friday
On a Friday
After the Week off leater, it time for a fresh look from review on what new in theater in the Detroit Tri-COunty area. and to make up for the lost weekend last weekend a brife thumenail of last week films and last week Box Office
First the New Films
"World Trade Center" (released on Wednesday)
Nicolas Cage stars in this true story of a Port Authority police officer who was trapped with his partner under the rubble of Ground Zero.
This is the second movie this year about 9-11 the first was "Undite 93"
it direct by Oliver Stone, and 10% of proceed will go to the 9-11 memoral.
and a lot of reviewer like it.
Detroit News:(A) 'World Trade Center:' A movie about hope
Director Stone finds triumph in tragedy
Detroit Free Press: (3 out of 4) 9/11 film about more than 2 men in rubble
It celebrates way U.S. came together
the Average Grade on yaho.com was a B
Hollywood Reporter: A-
"A heartfelt tribute to those who lived and died at the twin towers."
"World Trade Center is Stone's most potent motion picture since Platoon, and may be the most accessible across-the-board since Wall Street."
New York Times: B+
"Mr. Stone has taken a public tragedy and turned it into something at once genuinely stirring and terribly sad."
San Francisco Chronicle: C
"...it's all just a little too small and a little too Hollywood."
(Ed Note - it did well on it first day grossing $4.4 Millions in it first weekend)
Now the Movie that opened Today
"Little Miss Sunshine,"
a road movie about a dysfunctional family trying to get their daughter to a beauty pageant before registration closes.
It Star Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell.
Both Paper Like it
Free Press: (3 out of 4)
Triumph of the loser
An odd family takes a satisfying road trip
Dark comedy 'Little Miss Sunshine' is one twisted family trip
The Yahoo.com Average Grade: B+
Chicago Sun-Times: A-
"You just won't see a better acted, and better cast, movie..."
Hollywood Reporter: A
"...this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore."
Rolling Stone: B
"...a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it."
USA Today: A
"It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie."
Entertainment Weekly: C
"...these are not organic characters..."
a musical drama about a Baltimore street dancer (Channing Tatum) who finds inspiration and love with a budding ballerina.
The News: C
Only the moves can move in 'Step Up'
The dancing's a treat, but the story is a rerun you've seen in other films that did it better.
Free Press: 2 out of 4
Fun musical 'Step Up' has all the right moves
Yahoo.com Average Grade: C
Boston Globe: B
"Alive with infectious rhythm, likable characters, and slick dance moves, Step Up gives clichés a good name."
Entertainment Weekly: B
"...the pair is fused by the film's pulsing energy, which is both sincere and irresistible."
Hollywood Reporter: C-
"A wannabe Fame for the current generation."
New York Post: C-
"...so predictable, with every scene loudly announcing what the next one is going to show, that teens in the audience will take lots of breaks to text each other on their phones."
New York Times: C+
"Though most of the cast appears to be on its ninth repeat of 12th grade, Step Up is a likable product that's refreshingly free of vulgarity."
San Francisco Chronicle: D
"...it has almost nothing fresh to add."
There is two more films out today you seen there ads but belived it or not for the first time since i did this blog the film is out today but it was not screen for reviews so there was not reviews in today news or free Press or review on yahoo.com, and that is very bad as you know if it not review by Cirets that mean one thing: It a bad Movie by the worst of all both movie stars native Detroitors
a comedy starring Tim Allen (rasie in Detroit) as a superhero who comes out of retirement to coach a new generation of world-savers.
a thriller where today's technology becomes the pathway for evil to invade.
and it star Veronica Mars lovely Kristen Bell (who was born in Detroit)
Now Here is the Full List of films that is playing at the Village Movie theater of the Dame(AKA Cinemark Movies 16 at Unaversial Mall in Warren, MI)
New this week:
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
Now this is a very good movie it base off of the NPR show
THE LAKE HOUSE
Also Playing are
AKEELAH AND THE BEE
GARFIELD'S TAIL OF TWO KITTIES
OVER THE HEDGE
SEE NO EVIL
THE DA VINCI CODE
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 3: TOKYO DRIFT
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
And Just to be fair to last week Films
Here is a tumb nails Gread from Last weeks Films
A practical joke-loving cow named Otis (voiced by Kevin James) must find the courage and confidence to be a leader.
Free Press: 1 out of 4
Yahoo.com Avg.: C+
Six female friends gather for their annual spelunking adventure and are attacked by monstrous underground predators.
Free Press: 3 out of 4
Yahoo.com avg: B+
The Night Listener
Robin Williams plays a radio host looking for the truth behind the story of a terminally ill child and his mother (Toni Collette).
Free Press: 2 out of 4
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a win-at-all-cost NASCAR champ who must race a snooty French driver (Sacha Baron Cohen).
Free Press: 2 out of 4
Yahoo.com Avg: B
and Last week Box office
1. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - $47,042,215
2. Barnyard: The Original Party Animals - $15,820,864
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - $11,001,686,
4. Miami Vice - $10,227,880
5. The Descent - $8,911,330
6. John Tucker Must Die - $6,150,596
7. Monster House - $6,058,649
8. The Ant Bully - $3,892,443
9. You, Me and Dupree -$3,643,430
10. The Night Listener -$3,554,134
Next week in Screen in Detroit
Justin Long plays a guy rejected from every college he applied to, so he and his friends start their own fake university.
i thingk it at the Main
Trust the Man
Two New York couples have romantic troubles. Starring Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Billy Crudup
Hilary and Haylie Duff play heiress sisters whose family cosmetics company folds after a scandal and leaves them penniless.
In 1900's Vienna, a magician (Edward Norton) uses his illusions to win the heart of a woman (Jessica Biel) engaged to the prince.
But Nothing will be more fun then M@^?$&-F!*k%@ Snake on a M@^?$&-F!*k%@ Plane
The most talk about film before it ever got the once over and was hype up on the interNet is out Next week.
Here a Tariler before you get the bejeuse scare out of you