Here’s a very quick to the point review of the 3 major releases this week; no drawn out review just what you need to make up your mind if you are going to see any of these films after the initial weeke end rush.
What To Expect When You Are Expecting
Five couples find their intertwined lives turned upside down by impending parenthood. Whether it’s the celebrity power couple, an author who doles out militant mommy advice, or a photographer willing to travel the world to adopt, none of them are prepared for what lies ahead.
Based on the #1 bestselling pregnancy book of the same name by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel.
If you are expecting or about to be, go see this movie, otherwise pass, it’s not particularly funny if you’re not preganant or experiencing morning sickness.
Milton Bradley’s enduringly popular strategic board game makes the leap to the big screen in Hancock director Peter Berg’s epic sci-fi adventure pitting an international naval fleet against an army of invading aliens. When the two forces find themselves evenly matched, each must rely on strategy and cunning in order to emerge the victor. Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard head-up a cast also featuring Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano
If you’re a 17 year old boy, go see it! Otherwise stay away. The dialogue is terrible, it’s so noisy you can go deaf and the special effects as good as they are have been seen before so nothing special. And, oh yes, Rihanna can’t act even though she tries really hard. What did they pay Liam Neeson to do this?
They copy Transformers, Terminator and Predator, and it’s sad.
Comic Sacha Baron Cohen re-teams with director Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) for this satirical tale of an oppressive, democracy-hating dictator and a goatherd (both played by Cohen) whose misadventures in America lead to a series of outrageous culture clashes. Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove co-star
Borat was a milestone in comic cinema, Bruno not so much; this one has Sacha reverting more to his initial character Ali G. Written by Larry Charles’ Seinfeld buddies together with Cohen, this movie works well if you loved his other films. If you’re not a fan of outrageous piss taking, don’t go see it, if you are, rush over for a good laugh!