Well, it’s January and that usually means two things in the movie world; crap that studios dump out to die and the award forerunners get released wider. Gran Torino is everywhere today and then there’s these.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross
Plot: Hanna Schmitz is on trial for being a Nazi and her former lover Michael flashes back to their relationship and has a secret that could free her.
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Critic Consensus: “Despite Kate Winslet’s superb portrayal, The Reader suggests an emotionally distant, Oscar-baiting historical drama.”
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson
Plot: Best friends Liv and Emma get into a heated battle when their weddings are on the same day at the Plaza Hotel.
Directed by: Gary Winick
RT Freshness: 12%
Daily Telegraph: “The movie makes a ridiculous ass of itself, but as a run-for-the-hills endurance test for straight men everywhere, it’s almost fascinating.”
Not Easily Broken
Starring: Morris Chestnut, Taraji Henson, Kevin Hart, Eddie Cibrian
Plot: Relationship drama about a failing marriage
Directed by: Bill Duke (yes that Bill Duke)
RT Freshness: 20%
Metromix.com: “It’s one thing to have your heart in the right place and another to lunge at the audience until they’re effectively devouring your chest.”
Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman
Plot: A young woman must fight an evil spirit that is trying to inhabit a new body and fulfill a curse.
Directed by: David Goyer
RT Freshness: 14%
Newsday: “If the use of Nazi atrocities as a MacGuffin for cheap thrills offends you, The Unborn isn’t your movie. If, however, you appreciate the sight of a half-naked beauty being terrorized by potato bugs, look no further.”
Crank 2: High Voltage
Zach: I only have two words after watching that trailer, fucking ridiculous (in a good way).
Brian: Before I watched this trailer, I knew that it was going to be over-the-top ridiculous. I just never knew how much. It’s kind of off-putting, and a little bit of a turn-off but I’m still excited to see this film. The cuts between dialogue is great.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.