New in theaters/on DVD this week (10/16)

October 15th, 2009 at 12:52 pm by under Entertainment

This is one of those weekends where most of the new offerings would be a good choice… BUT LET ME WARN YOU, from what I’ve heard while “Where The Wild Things Are” is based on a children’s book, the movie may be scary for young children.

New at Theaters (Friday): “Where The Wild Things Are”, “The Stepfather”, “Law Abiding Citizen”, “Paranormal Activity” (limited), “Opa!” (limited)

Limited Release in Grand Rapids market: 
“Paranormal Activity” (Celebration Rivertown),
“Opa!” (Celebration! North, Celebration RivertownCelebration Crossroads)
“Seraphine” (UICA in Grand Rapids opens 10/16)
“Adam” (The Harbor Theater in Muskegon 10/16 – 10/22)
“In The Loop” (The Harbor Theater in Muskegon 10/16 – 10/22)

Moving to Woodland Mall this week ($4.00 shows): “District 9″, “All About Steve”, “Paper Heart”, “Monsters Vs. Aliens”

Best Bet(s): “Paranormal Activity” plays at one theater this weekend and is on the verge of becoming a cult classic horror (about the movie) like 1999′s “Blair Witch Project” it will be expanding to more theaters next Friday… “Where The Wild Things Are” is a movie thats been in the works for years to perfect and is getting good reviews but this isn’t a movie for young kids as some kids at screenings have found the film scary… ”Law Abiding Citizen” is a good-looking thriller, “The Stepfather” is a remake of a 1987 horror/thriller, and “Opa!” is a romantic comedy.

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New on DVD (Tuesday): “Adoration”, “American Violet”, “Drag Me To Hell”, “Land of the Lost”, “The Proposal”

Best Bet(s): One of the best romantic comedies of the year “The Proposal”… now may be the time to see “Land of the Lost”… and if you’re into horror: Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell”… and while I haven’t seen them either: “Adoration” and “American Violet” may be worth checking out.

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Next Week at Theaters: “Amelia”, “Astro Boy”, “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”, “Paranormal Activity” (expansion),  ”Saw VI”, “Good Hair” (limited), “Bright Star” (The Harbor Theater in Muskegon)

November 6th: “A Serious Man” (limited), “More Than A Game” (limited)

Next Week on DVD: “Blood: The Last Vampire”, “Cheri”, “Love N’ Dancing”, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead”

MY REVIEWS OF OTHER MOVIES CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT/BUY: 


Playing at West Michigan movie theaters:
“500 Days of Summer” (9.5 / 10)
“District 9″ (9.0 / 10)
“Star Trek” (8.5 / 10)
“The Hurt Locker” (8.9/ 10)
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”  (8.9 / 10) – on DVD 10/23
“Angels & Demons” (8.5 / 10) – on DVD 11/24
“The Hangover” (8.0 / 10)
“The Answer Man” (8.5 / 10)
“Whip It” (7.9 / 10)
“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ (8.0/ 10)
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (7.5 / 10)
“G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” (7.5 / 10)
“The Ugly Truth” (7.5 / 10)
“Weather Girl” (7.5 / 10)
“Four Christmases”  (7.5 / 10) – on DVD 11/24
“Extract” (6.5 /10)
“Love Happens” (7.0* review deferred to my wife)
“All About Steve” (5.5 / 10)

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Available to rent or buy:
“Slumdog Millionaire” (9.5/ 10)
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (9.5 / 10)
“The Dark Knight” (9.5 / 10)
“Changeling”  (9.5 / 10)
“WALL-E” (9.0)
“Pride and Glory” (9.0 / 10)
“The Wrestler” (8.9 / 10)
“Righteous Kill” (8.9 / 10)
“Eagle Eye” (8.5 / 10)
“Burn After Reading” (8.5 / 10)
“Wanted” (8.0 / 10)
“Defiance” (8.0 / 10)
“I Love You, Man” (8.0/ 10)
“The Proposal” (8.0 /10)
“State of Play” (8.0 / 10)
“The Visitor” (8.0 / 10)
“Australia”  (7.9 / 10)
“Frozen River” (7.9 / 10)
“Revolutionary Road” (7.9 / 10)
“New in Town” (7.9 / 10)
“Felon” (7.9 / 10)
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (7.5 / 10)
“Quantum of Solace”  (7.5 / 10)
“Taken” (7.5 / 10)
“The Air I Breathe” 
“Hancock” 
“Fanboys” (8.5 for me, adjusted to 7.5 for most)
“Traitor” (7.5 / 10)
“The Bank Job” 
“He’s Just Not That Into You” (7.5 / 10)
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
“Role Models” (7.5 / 10)
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (7.5 / 10 )
“Marley & Me” (7.5 / 10)
“Bride Wars” (7.5 / 10)
“The Women” (7.5 / 10)
“Rachel Getting Married” (7.0)
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (7.0 / 10)
“Get Smart” (7.0 / 10)
“The Happening” 
“Bedtime Stories” (7.0 / 10)
“Twilight”  (7.0 / 10)
“Knowing” (7.0 / 10)
“Watchmen” (7.0 / 10)
“Funny Games” 
“Nights in Rodanthe” (7.0 / 10)
“Hotel for Dogs” (7.0 / 10)
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (6.9 / 10)
“Appaloosa” (6.9 / 10)
“Surveillance” (6.9 / 10)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” 
“The Invasion” 
“What Just Happened” (6.5 / 10)
“Hamlet 2″ 
“Lakeview Terrace” (6.5 / 10)
“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”
“Imagine That” (6.5 / 10)
“Hellboy II: Golden Army” (6.5 / 10)
“Tropic Thunder” (6.5 /10)
“Good Luck Chuck”
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (6.5 / 10)
“Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (6.0 / 10)
“Journey to the Center of the Earth” 
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (6.0 / 10)
“Body of Lies” (6.0)
“Monsters Vs. Aliens” (6.0 / 10)
“Zach and Miri Make a Porno” (6.0 / 10)
“Noise” (6.0 / 10)
“The Chaos Experiment” (6.0 / 10)**
“Fragments” (5.5 / 10)
“Confessions of A Shopaholic” (5.5 / 10)
“My Life in Ruins” (5.5 / 10)
“Quarantine” (5.5 / 10)
“Charlie Wilson’s War” 
“Mad Money” 
“Year One” (4.0 / 10)
“Dance Flick” (2.0 / 10)

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