Thursday, November 10, 2011

"He does not fear danger. He fears only the failure to defend his freedom."

The big movies in theaters this weekend are: Immortals, Jack and Jill and J. Edgar.

J. Edgar Hoover was the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost fifty years. In public, he was feared and respected but in private, he had many secrets. This movie take a look at his private life and those secrets he so desperately tried to keep hidden. J.Edgar was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. It also contains a great supporting cast, including: Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick, Christian Clemenson, Geoff Stults, Armie Hammer, Jeffrey Donovan, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas, Stephen Root, Lea Thompson, Amanda Schull, Jessica Hecht, Jordan Bridges and Dame Judi Dench.

Jack and Jill stars Adam Sandler and....Adam Sandler as identical twins. Jack Sadelstein dreads one holiday more than any other and that is Thanksgiving. That is when his annoying sister, Jill, always comes to visit and his life quickly becomes chaotic. Aside from Sandler, this movie also stars Katie Holmes, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Tim Meadows, Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Geoff Pierson, Allen Covert and Al Pacino as himself.

Based on Greek Mythology, Immortals is the story of King Hyperion and his army who are destroying Greece to find the lost Bow of Epirius so that they can free the Titans from their prison at Tartarus. Humanity's only hope is a peasant named Theseus who has vowed to avenge the death of his mother after one of Hyperion's raids. Chosen by Zeus and with the help of the priestess Phaedra and a small band of followers, Thesues embraces his destiny in order to save his homelands and the Gods. This movie stars Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Joseph Morgan and Mickey Rourke.

My choice for this weekend is Immortals, and not just because I love Henry Cavill, but because the other two just do not interest me. From what I have read so far about J. Egar, DiCaprio's performance is stellar, but the rest of the film just falls short. I also do not know how Adam Sandler is still allowed to make movies because they just seem to get more and more stupid.

Also in limited release this weekend is: Melancholia, London Boulevard, Into the Abyss, Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro, and 11-11-11.