Thursday, September 8, 2011

"It's figuring us out faster than we're figuring it out."

The big movies that are coming out this weekend are Warrior, Contagion and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

Warrior is about two brothers competing in a mixed martial arts tournament with a huge prize. One brother is an ex-marine who turns to his alcoholic father, a former coach, for training. The other brother is a former fighter and current teacher with money and family problems. It stars Tom Hardy, Joel Edgarton, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Morrison. This is also my pick for the weekend. It is getting great reviews and looks like a compelling story.

Nick Swardson, from Reno 911, stars as Bucky Larson who learns that his parents had been porn stars in the 1970's and decides to leave his home in Iowa to follow in their footsteps. This movie also features Christina Ricci, Stephen Dorff and Don Johnson. It looks pretty stupid to me, but maybe this preview will appeal to you, in which case, you should probably stop reading my blog because we have very different tastes :o)

In Contagion, the Center for Disease control has to stop an airborn virus from spreading around the world, and deal with the panic that surrounds the epidemic. It has an all-star cast, including: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Lawrence Fishburne and many others. When I first saw the previews, it reminded me of 1995's Outbreak only on a larger scale. It has been getting good reviews, so I might have to check it out, but it is not on the top of my list.

Also in limited release this weekend are: The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, Main Street, Creature and Tanner Hall.