Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Oh my God, you did. You Miyagi'd me!"

The three major movies coming to theaters this weekend are Cowboys & Aliens, The Smurfs and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Steve Carrell as a husband who has just learned that his wife, played by Julianne Moore, has cheated on him and wants a divorce. He tries to start dating again and ends up seeking the advice of the thirty-something "ladies man" at his local bar, played by Ryan Gosling. Gosling, in turn, needs Carrell's help when he finally finds the girl who can resist his charms. This movie also stars Kevin Bacon, Emma Stone and Marisa Tomei.

The mere fact that Ryan Gosling is in the movie means I will see it as soon as possible, but it also has actually been getting decent reviews and looks really funny.

After being chased out of their homes by Gargamel, The Smurfs escape through a portal into our world and end up in New York City. They must then find a way back into their world before Gargamel finds them. This movie stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara and the voices of Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, John Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, Paul Reubens and BJ Novak.

Cowboys & Aliens was directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Steven Speilberg and Ron Howard, and stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. It takes place in 1873 in Arizona and is about a criminal and a lawman who must join forces to save the town of Absolution from an attack from the sky.

From the reviews so far, The Smurfs seems to be better suited for children than adults. That, coupled with the fact that I was never really a big Smurfs fan to begin with, means I will probably not see this movie in theaters. I also am not as excited as everyone else that James Bond and Indiana Jones are in a movie together, so I will most likely skip Cowboys & Aliens as well.

Also in theaters this weekend is Attack the Block, and in limited release is: The Future, The Devil's Double, The Guard and Life in a Day.