Well, we’re into September but it’s still kind of summer at the box office as there is a big action movie and a big comedy in the multiplexes this weekend along with Sandra Bullock acting like an insane stalker.
Starring: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, JK Simmons, Ben Affleck
Directed by: Mike Judge
Plot: Joel, manager of a vanilla extract factory, grows bored with his life and seeks advice from his bartending/pot smoking best friend.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 57%
Critic Consensus: “Extract has some very funny moments and several fine performances, but the film feels slighter and more uneven than Mike Judge’s previous work.”
Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris, Kyra Sedgwick
Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Plot: In the future, the newest form of entertainment is the game “Slayers” where players control other humans in live combat. The star of the game is Kable, but he must find a way to break free and save his family.
RT Freshness: 29%
Critic Consensus: N/A
All About Steve
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong
Directed by: Phil Traill
Plot: After one blind date, Mary Horowitz is convinced that TV news cameraman Steve is her soul mate and chases him across the country.
RT Freshness: 0%
Critic Consensus: “All About Steve is an oddly creepy, sour film, featuring a heroine so desperate and peculiar that audiences may be more likely to pity than root for her.”