New in theaters/ on DVD 4-6-12

April 6th, 2012 at 8:59 am by under Entertainment

I was away on a mini-vacation, and now I’m back, this week we get 2 new wide release movies, but lots of selection in the new to rent options…..
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(I’ll add video version later from this week’s EightWest segment 4-6-12)
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(click here for video version from my last EightWest segment 3-9-12)
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New in theaters (Friday 4/6): “Titanic” (3D re-release, also available in 2D and IMAX), “American Reunion”
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“Titanic” (1997)(re-release in 2D or 3D or IMAX 3D) (Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language) (Adventure/Drama/History/Romance)
Plot: A boy and a girl from differing social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
(3 hours, 14 minutes)
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“American Reunion” (Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking) (Comedy)
Plot: Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.
Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein
(1 hour, 53 minutes)
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Moving to $4.00 Woodland Mall this week :
“Beauty and the Beast” (2D or 3D), “Contraband”, “Gone”
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Playing in limited release in Grand Rapids market:
n/a
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My Picks for watching in theaters or at home
In Theaters:  “The Hunger Games” (7.5/10)
Rentals: “Winter’s Bone” (7.5/10)
Click here for previous “My Picks”
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Next Week in theaters (Friday 4/13): “The Three Stooges”, “Cabin in the Woods”, “Lockout”, “Blue Like Jazz” (limited)
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In 2 Weeks in theaters (Friday 4/20): “Touchback” (filmed in West Michigan), “Bully” (documentary), “Chimpanzee” (documentary), “The Lucky One”, Think Like A Man”

New this week on DVD (Tuesday 4/3): “War Horse” (7.0/10), We Bought a Zoo, Angels Crest (limited), The Double Hour (limited), Being Elmo: A Pupeteer’s Journey (documentary), Chasing Madoff (documentary)
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Last week new on DVD (Tuesday 3/27): Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, A Dangerous Method, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Bending the Rules (limited), In the Land of Blood and Honey (limited), Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (documentary), Lion of Judah (straight to video), Soda Springs (straight to video)
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Next week on DVD (Tuesday 4/10): The Darkest Hour, The Iron Lady, The Conquest (limited), Sleeping Beauty (limited), Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man (straight to video), The Witches of Oz (TV movie), Into the Abyss (documentary)
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Coming to DVD in March, 2012: “Playback” (*filmed in West Michigan)
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RUNNING LIST OF MY MOVIE REVIEWS – PLAYING IN THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT/BUY:

Playing at West Michigan movie theaters:
“The Artist” (9.5/10)
“Moneyball” (9.0/10) – on DVD
“Drive” (9.0) – on DVD
“The Help” (8.9/10) – on DVD
“The Descendants” (8.5/10)
“50/50″ (8.5/10) – on DVD
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (8.5/10)
“Take Shelter” (8.5/10)
“The Ides of March” (8.5/10) – on DVD
“Puss in Boots” (8.0/10) – DVD 2/21/12
“Hugo” (8.0/10)
“John Carter” (8.0/10)
“Young Adult” (7.9/10) – on DVD 3/13
“Tree of Life” (*7.9*/10) – on DVD
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (7.0/10)
“The Muppets” (7.0/10)
“Chronicle” (7.0/10)
“The Grey” (7.0/10)
“War Horse” (7.0/10)
“21 Jump Street” (6.9/10)
“Real Steel” (6.5/10) – on DVD 1/24/12
“Man on a Ledge” (6.5/10)
“October Baby” (6.0/10)
“Arthur Christmas” (6.0/10)
“Red Tails” (6.0/10)
“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ (6.0/10) – on DVD 2/11/12
“Jack and Jill” (3.0/10)
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Coming soon to DVD:
“TUG” (6.0/10) ** (filmed in West Michigan) – no date yet

Available to rent or buy:
“Slumdog Millionaire” (9.5/ 10)
“500 Days of Summer” (9.5 / 10)
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (9.5 / 10)
“The Dark Knight” (9.5 / 10)
“Inception” (9.5 / 10)
“Changeling” (9.5 / 10)
“Like Dandelion Dust” (9.5 / 10)
“The King’s Speech” (9.0 /10)
“WALL-E” (9.0 / 10)
“District 9″ (9.0 / 10)
“Tom McPhee’s An American Opera” (9.0 / 10)
“Precious” (9.0/ 10)
“Pride and Glory” (9.0 / 10)
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“The Hurt Locker” (8.9/ 10)
“Avatar” (8.9 / 10)
“Captain America: The First Avenger” (8.9/10)
“Up In The Air” (8.9 / 10)
“Moon” (8.9/ 10)
“The Wrestler” (8.9 / 10)
“Righteous Kill” (8.9 / 10)
“Star Trek” (8.5 / 10)
“Shutter Island” (8.5 / 10)
“Midnight in Paris” (8.5/10)
“Super 8″ (8.5/10)
“Paranormal Activity” (8.5 / 10)
“Eagle Eye” (8.5 / 10)
“Burn After Reading” (8.5 / 10)
“The Answer Man” (8.5 / 10)
“X-Men: First Class” (8.5/10)
“Big Fan” (8.5/ 10)
“Iron Man” (8.0/10)
“Wanted” (8.0 / 10)
“The Hangover” (8.0 / 10)
“The Social Network” (8.0/ 10)
“The Town” (8.0/10)
“Kung Fu Panda 2″  (8.0/10)
“Contagion” (8.0/10)
“Lincoln Lawyer” (8.0/10)
“Girl with the Dragon Tatoo” (2009-Swedish) (8.0/10)
“Tron Legacy” (8.0/10)
“Defiance” (8.0 / 10)
“I Love You, Man” (8.0/ 10)
“The Proposal” (8.0 /10)
“Dinner for Schmucks” (8.0/10)
“City Island” (8.0 / 10)
“State of Play” (8.0 / 10)
“The Visitor” (8.0 / 10)
“A Christmas Carol” (8.0 / 10)
“The Men Who Stare At Goats” (8.0 / 10)
“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ (8.0/ 10)
(“Peter and Vandy” (WFF Alum))
“Everything Must Go” (8.0/10)
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(“Dare” (WFF Alum))
(“Women in Trouble” (WFF Alum))
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” (7.9/10)
“Thor” (7.9/10)
“Australia” (7.9 / 10)
“Frozen River” (7.9 / 10)
“Whip It” (7.9 / 10)
“Where The Wild Things Are” (7.9 / 10)
“Revolutionary Road” (7.9 / 10)
“New in Town” (7.9 / 10)
“Felon” (7.9 / 10)
“The Blind Side” (7.5 / 10)
“Rango” (7.5/10)
“Source Code” (7.5/10)
“Four Christmases” (7.5 / 10)
“Kick-Ass” (7.5 / 10)
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (7.5 / 10)
“Quantum of Solace” (7.5 / 10)
“Taken” (7.5 / 10)
“Killer Elite” (7.5/10) – coming to DVD 1/10/12
“Iron Man 2″ (7.5 / 10)
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (7.5 / 10)
“G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” (7.5 / 10)
“The Air I Breathe”
“Hancock”
“Fanboys” (8.5 for me, adjusted to 7.5 for most)
“30 Minutes or Less” (7.5/10) (**filmed in Grand Rapids)
“Traitor” (7.5 / 10)
“The Bank Job”
“He’s Just Not That Into You” (7.5/10)
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (7.5/10)
“Weather Girl” (7.5/10)
“Role Models” (7.5/10)
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (7.5/10)
“Marley & Me” (7.5/10)
“Bride Wars” (7.5/10)
“RED” (7.0/10)
“Law Abiding Citizen” (7.5/10)
“Couples Retreat” (7.5/10)
“The Women” (7.5/10)
“Layer Cake” (7.0/10)
“Rachel Getting Married” (7.0)
“Unknown” (7.0/10)
“Cowboys and Aliens” (7.0/10)
“Skateland” (7.0/10)
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” (7.0/10)
“Horrible Bosses” (7.0)
“Bridesmaids” (7.0/10)
“Hanna” (7.0/10)
“This Is It” (Michael Jackson)” (7.0 / 10)
“Caught in the Crossfire” (7.0) (**filmed in West Michigan)
“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”
“Setup” (7.0/10)** (filmed in West Michigan)
“Valentine’s Day” (7.0/ 10)
“Nights in Rodanthe” (7.0 / 10)
“Hotel for Dogs” (7.0 / 10)
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“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (6.9 / 10)
“The Book of Eli” (6.9 / 10)
“Appaloosa” (6.9 / 10)
“Everybody’s Fine” (6.9 / 10)
“Battle: Los Angeles” (6.9/10)
“Surveillance” (6.9 / 10)
“Extract” (6.5 /10)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“The Invasion”
“Just Go With It” (6.9/10)
“Twilight Saga: New Moon” (6.9 / 10)
“The Ugly Truth” (7.5* / 10 – I overrated this movie, should be 6.5)
“The Lovely Bones” (6.5 / 10)
“What Just Happened” (6.5 / 10)
“Hamlet 2″
“Lakeview Terrace” (6.5 / 10)
“What If…” (6.5/10)** (filmed in West Michigan)
“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”
“Imagine That” (6.5 / 10)
“Sorcerer’s Apprentice”  (6.5/10)
“Hellboy II: Golden Army” (6.5 / 10)
“Tropic Thunder” (6.5 /10)
“The Tourist” (6.0/10) - I knocked a full point off this review because of disappointment in marketing
“Gnomeo & Juliet” (6.5/10)
“Morning Glory” (6.5 / 10 )
“The Bounty Hunter” (6.5 /10)
“Fright Night” (2011) (6.0/10)
“Good Luck Chuck”
“Surrogates” (6.5 / 10)
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (6.5 / 10)
“Grown Ups” (6.5 / 10)
“The Green Hornet” (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)
“October Baby” (6.0/10)
“Zach and Miri Make a Porno” (6.0 / 10)
“Noise” (6.0 / 10)
“Green Lantern” (6.0/10)
“Love Happens” (7.0* review deferred to my wife)
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“Gun” (6.0 / 10) ** (filmed in Grand Rapids area)
“The Hangover Part II” (*revised to 5.9/10)
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (5.9/10 - I initially overrated this movie at 8.9)
“Our Idiot Brother” (5.5/10)
“Confessions of A Shopaholic” (5.5 / 10)
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (6.5/10) (*I overrated this movie, should be 5.5)
“Fragments” (5.5 / 10)
“My Life in Ruins” (5.5 / 10)
“Quarantine” (5.5 / 10)
“The Change-Up” (5.5/10)
“The Chaos Experiment” (5.5 / 10)** (filmed in West Michigan)
“All About Steve” (5.5 / 10)
“Charlie Wilson’s War”
“There Be Dragons” (5.0/10)
“Whiteout” (4.9 / 10)
“Mad Money”
“Bad Teacher” (4.0/10)
“Zookeeper” (4.0/10)
“Year One” (4.0 / 10)
“Furry Vengeance” (4.0 / 10)
“Dance Flick” (2.0 / 10)

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