New in theaters / on DVD 4-13-12

April 13th, 2012 at 11:13 am by under Entertainment

Happy Friday the 13th everyone….. this week’s options scare me a little….
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(version later from this week’s EightWest segment 4-13-12)
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(I’ll add video version later from this week’s EightWest segment 4-6-12)
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New in theaters (Friday 4/13): “The Three Stooges”, “Cabin in the Woods”, “Lockout”, “Blue Like Jazz” (limited), “The Raid:Redemption” (limited),
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“The Three Stooges” (Rated PG)(Comedy)
Plot: While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
Stars: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch
(1 hour, 32 minutes)
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“The Cabin in the Woods” (Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity)(Horror / Thriller)
Plot: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford
(1 hour 35 minutes)
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“Lockout” (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references)(Thriller / Action / Sci-Fi)
Plot: A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Stars: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan
(1 hour, 35 minutes)
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Moving to $4.00 Woodland Mall this week :
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2D or 3D), “A Thousand Words”, “Friends with Kids”
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Playing in limited release in Grand Rapids market:
“Blue Like Jazz” playing at Celebration! North, Celebration! Rivertown,
“The Raid: Redemption” playing at Celebration! South, Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace14 (Kalamazoo),
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” playing at Celebration! North, Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace14 (Kalamazoo),
“Chico & Rita” (Oscar Nominee for Best Animated Feature) playing at the UICA (Grand Rapids),
“October Baby” (6.0/10) playing at Celebration! Rivertown,
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My Picks for watching in theaters or at home
In Theaters:  “Chronicle” (7.0/10)
Rentals: “Unknown” (2006) (7.0/10)
Click here for previous “My Picks”
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Next Week in theaters (Friday 4/20): “Touchback” (filmed in West Michigan), “Bully” (documentary), “Chimpanzee” (documentary), “The Lucky One”, Think Like A Man”, “Bullhead” (limited-Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language  Feature)

New this 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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Next week on DVD (Tuesday 4/17): “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (7.0/10), Born to Be Wild (IMAX), Shame (limited), The Divide (limited), The Last Rites of Joe May (limited), 7 Below (straight-to-video)
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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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