Three new movies this weekend, one terrible looking romantic comedy and a couple of heavy hitting dramas.
No Strings Attached
Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Cary Elwes
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Plot: A pair of long time friends decide to become “friends with benefits” and try to keep it strictly sexual and not get dragged into a full blown relationship.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 46%
Critic Consensus: N/A
The Company Men
Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Kevin Cosnter
Directed by: John Wells
Plot: A trio of men lose their cushy corporate jobs due to the recesssion and must re-evaluate their lives.
RT Freshness: 72%
Critic Consensus: “It might be hard for most viewers to identify with The Company Men’s well-heeled protagonists, but writer/director John Wells uses their plight to make universally resonant points — and gets the most out of his excellent cast.”
The Way Back
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan
Directed by: Peter Weir
Plot: Four prisoners escape from a Soviet gulag and must make their way across thousands of miles of dangerous terrain.
RT Freshness: 78%
Critic Consensus: “It isn’t as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.