Admit One 10/17

Not too much exciting going on at the box office this weekend.  We have the bio-pic W. focusing on George W. Bush’s life, the video game turned movie Max Payne with Marky Mark, the sex comedy Sex Drive and the surprisingly not made by Tyler Perry, The Secret Life of Bees.  Also a mini Trailer Park.  Hop on and let’s go.

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W.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell

Rotten Tomatoes Fresh Rating: 58%

Critic Consensus: “A surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of the 43rd American president, W. is fascinating in spots, but merely rudimentary as a whole.”

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Max Payne

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis

Freshness:22%

Critc Consensus: N/A

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Sex Drive

Starring: Josh Zuckerman, James Marsden, Seth Green

Freshness: 44%

Consensus: “Sex Drive has some hilarious moments and is well made for a raunchy teen film, but will appeal to few beyond that demographic.”

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The Secret Life of Bees

Starring: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys

Freshness: 55%

Consensus: “The Secret Life of Bees has moments of charm, but is largely too maudlin and sticky-sweet.”

Trailer Park

JCVD:

Zach: After a long absence, Jean Claude Van Damme is attempting to make a comeback.  Unlike Seagal however, it looks like he is actually attempting something intelligent that requires actual acting instead of fighting killer, alien hookers with his jowls.  JCVD tells the story of Van Damme working on his latest action movie but he is having personal and financial problems.  He goes to the bank to get money and gets caught up in a bank robbery.  Could we be looking at possibly Van Damme, Oscar nominee?  If Three 6 Mafia can win an Oscar then Van Damme certainly can.

Brian: Hmm… a washed-up actor playing… a washed-up actor. Okay, I’ll bite. It’s different from the recent revivals of Sly Stallone and Bruce Willis’ action franchises for sure. Some critics are already saying that it’s Van Damme’s best performance yet. I still they should’ve made Hard Target 2: Harder Target.

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