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.”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.