Here to take a look at the films coming out in wide and limited release this coming weekend. I’ll give you my thoughts to help you decide what’s worth checking out.
- If you really miss Toy Story but also wish Toy Story had more Legos:
The Lego Movie – This could be really cute and funny. The voice cast is pretty awesome and Will Arnett has an amazing Batman voice. At the same time I am little bewildered by what the hell this movie even is. I just remember normal ass Legos so I thought this was going to involve building shit with little interlocking pieces. When this was presented as a superhero story, it makes sense but it also just seems like it could be an animated kids superhero movie. No matter how good this movie is, Lego is set to make a ton of money so good for them.
- If you’re not tired of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and True Blood:
Vampire Academy - Is there any blood left in vampire movies? I just winked so hard. Is it bad that I kind of want this to be like Jennifer’s Body/maybe Clueless with vampires or something? Like maybe if it was super tongue in cheek or weird this could be kind of fun. As it seems, I don’t think we’re getting something quite that good. It looks to be a bit too serious to be anything worth seeing.
- If you want to see Saving Private Art Collections:
The Monuments Men - Damn, I love that joke. I’ve been pulling that one out all the time over the last month as people pose the question “Is The Monuments Men going to be any good?”. Well I’m not feeling optimistic. It was already a bad sign when it got pushed back to 2014, but then the trailer just looked a bit odd. The tone was different than I expected, kind of melodramatic. The cast though is great so I’m still hope this is worth a watch even if it’s not in theaters.
- If you’re like me and need to know the story behind this poster:
A Fantastic Fear of Everything - I’d watch Simon Pegg in anything and this looks like it could be great fun. I’m not letting the mediocre reviews color my impression of the film. I thought the trailer was fascinating and I really relate to the story. Pegg plays an author who becomes freaked out and obsessive over serial killers while researching his new book. When I was in forensics science class in high school I became a paranoid wreck during the serial killer unit. I didn’t go crazy like Pegg but I can empathize. This looks a bit wacky, maybe surreal and I’m totally interested.
Available on Video On Demand and see where it’s playing in select theaters here.